Most of the small animals in SARI are brought in from local area shelters. These animals receive priority admission because shelters are generally already full with cats and dogs. Most small animals in shelters are at a high risk of euthanasia because of the shelter’s limited resources and sometimes lack of specialized experience with the more exotic smaller animal.
Since October 2003, Small Angels has rescued over 4,000 animals or about 47 a month. We adopt out about 40 a month. Due to the high number of requests we receive from the public asking us to take their pets—far more than we’re able to assist—it’s rare that we’re able to take in animals from the public.
Please keep in mind that Small Angels is run entirely by volunteers, often with other full-time commitments. This means we’re often not able to offer people the immediate help that they desire. If you wish to surrender an animal, please think carefully through your decision and the true reason you are looking to give up an animal, and please remember that we’re a volunteer rescue with space for only a limited number of animals. We’re happy to work with you—as long as you’re willing to work with us.
For tips on rehoming an animal and more information about the rehoming assistance Small Angels provides, view our rehoming guide: small_angels_rescue_rehoming-surrender guide