Surrender Fee of $30 per Chinchilla: Due to the large influx of people contacting us to take in their chinchilla(s), we now ask for a surrender fee of $30 per chinchilla. This helps us to take care of each and every surrender we take in, while also allowing us to continue running our rescue.
If you would like to surrender your chinchilla(s) please contact me with a brief history of the chin (age, color, breeder/petstore, health issues if any) and when you are looking to surrender.
Unfortunately, with the high volume of surrender emails we get on a daily basis we do have to set a fee in place to help with the care of these animals.
At no point would we consider taking on an animal if we did not have the means to care for them. Thus, the surrender fee ensures their initial cost of care is covered. The fee guarantees that a spot will be opened up for them to arrive into our care so that we may start the process of finding them their forever home. This fee can help to cover food, water, supplies, and the cost of travel if we are meeting to pick up the animal. This also helps keep our rescue operating so that we can continue taking in any chins in need.
Another reason we do ask for a fee is to discourage those who may adopt a chinchilla on a whim and then decide to rehome them soon after. This fee helps any owner who is considering surrender as option to stop and consider if it is right for them before making this serious decision.
If you are considering surrender, take your time and weigh your options. If you feel you do need to find your chinchilla another home and would like to contact us, please feel free.