All animals are evaluated before acceptance, and by appointment only. When you bring your pet to RBARI, we hope you have exhausted all other options before surrendering your pet (training, family, finding a residence that allows pets). Please understand that your decision to surrender is final and that you will be transferring ownership to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc., and you will not be able to take your pet back. Because we are a non-profit organization run on donations, you will be asked to leave a contribution when you surrender your animal, to help with their care, but please feel free to give us a call at the shelter if this is a concern. Because of limited facilities, we can only accept animals as space becomes available.