CASPCA has adopted a judgment free approach to surrender, returns, and adoptions as outlined in HSUS’s Adopter’s Welcome. It’s crucial to emphasize that we refrain from criticizing or shaming individuals for prioritizing the safety of their pets, themselves, and their loved ones over the life of a shelter pet. CASPCA wants what’s best for the animal and the people involved and recognizes the inherent difficulty in such decisions. We do this knowing full well there are some members of the community that do not extend us the same courtesy, and in fact condemns us when we prioritize the public, our staff, and our volunteers’ safety. Staff are entitled to a physically and psychologically safe workplace, and the management team will continue to work hard to minimize risk as much as possible.