can i take my cat to a shelter

If you need to surrender your cat or dog, we take admissions by appointment only. An appointment does not guarantee SPCA Florida will take your cat or dog.

How Do I Find A New Home For My Cat?

Start with your friends and family. You never know unless you ask: does someone you already know want to adopt your cat?

Create a profile on Rehome if your friends and family are unable to take your cat. Adopt-a-Pet offers a free program called Rehome that lets you list your pet. com for millions of adopters to see.

Signing up for Rehome is easy and free. To begin, all you need is a bio that explains your cat’s personality and temperament, some basic health and behavior information, and some pictures of your cat. After adding all of this information to your cat’s profile, you can post your pet and soon after start receiving applications from prospective adoptive families.

Why Should I Think Twice About Surrendering My Cat To A Shelter or Rescue?

Shelters can be very stressful environments for pets. Moving to a shelter or rescue with other pets and strangers can be quite an adjustment for a cat who is used to living in a familiar and comfortable home. Additionally, a shelter or rescue may not have enough room, which would stress out your cat even more.

It’s best to try to find your cat a new home yourself in order to give them the best chance of finding one. Your cat will be less anxious and probably have an easier time adjusting to their new home if they are allowed to remain in your house while you look for a new family.

Trouble affording your pet’s care?

Anyone can experience an unexpected financial crisis. Don’t panic: A plethora of national, state, and local organizations offer help with low-cost or free spay/neuter and other veterinary care, behavioral counseling and training, pet food and other necessities, and more. Another excellent source for free or inexpensive pet assistance is your neighborhood animal shelters or rescue organizations.

You can keep your growing family safe, happy and together. Take a look at our easy suggestions for protecting your unborn child from toxoplasmosis and for getting your pet ready for a new addition.

FAQ

What do you do with a cat you can’t keep?

In this case you must find an appropriate new home for the cat. This could be with family or friends, or if you purchased the cat from a breeder, they may be willing to take your cat back. The next best option is to surrender your cat to the local council, an animal shelter or rescue organisation.

Can you give your cat to a cat shelter?

If you do need to give up your cat, speak to your local Cats Protection branch. We’ll make sure they’re taken care of and placed in the right home.

Will my cat be okay in a shelter?

Say a cat is brought to a shelter environment: The cat isn’t going to understand why they are suddenly in a new place, potentially with a whole bunch of other cats or unknown humans. They may not get as much attention as they need and be confined to a small space all day. It’s a lot for them to go through.

Where can I surrender my cat for free NYC?

If you can no longer keep a pet, you can bring it to the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC). ACC does not pick up unwanted pets from the homes of pet owners. If the pet cannot be adopted or placed with a New Hope Partner, it may be humanely euthanized. It is free to surrender a pet if you make an appointment.