will the humane society take cats

Rehome Community Pet Listings

  • Place signs in your neighborhood, preferably within a five-block radius.
  • Place a sign in the veterinary clinics in the area
  • To report a found animal, call Houston Humane Society and all other animal organizations.
  • Thank you for understanding that the Houston Humane Society cannot accept an unlimited number of animals. By accepting only the number of animals we can properly provide care for, our animals will have a better chance of adoption and rate of euthanasia is reduced.


There are no stray animals accepted for surrender by the Houston Humane Society. Anyone who finds a stray animal will be referred to the animal control organization that is closest to the location of the animal in an attempt to maximize the chances of the animal being reunited with its owner.

Every dog that is surrendered will undergo a behavioral and health assessment. This gives shelter employees the ability to assess a dog’s likelihood of being adopted. The temperament exhibited by a cat during the intake procedures and the health evaluation will be used to evaluate the behavior of the cat.

The person who brought the animal in is given the following options if it is determined that it cannot be adopted at the time of its evaluation: either release the animal as the owner has requested, or take it to a **** veterinarian for treatment; or keep it and/or seek placement at a nearby animal shelter or other agency. If the Houston Humane Society agrees, the owner may choose to have the animal put to death. The $35. If the owner decides to proceed with the requested euthanasia, the $00 evaluation fee will pay for it.

****If the owner agrees to keep the pet and see the treatment through to the end, the Houston Humane Society may be able to help with the cost of treatment if the pet has a treatable health condition.

Unless an animal develops a contagious, incurable illness or changes in behavior that makes it unsuitable for adoption, all healthy, adoptable animals will remain in the shelter until they are adopted. The duration of an animal’s stay at the Houston Humane Society shelter has never been restricted. They will remain at the Houston Humane Society while they wait for homes, provided they remain content and healthy.

Intake Wait List Program- Surrendering a pet to the Houston Humane Society The Houston Humane Society (HHS) is unable to accept an unlimited number of animals, therefore HHS is a managed intake shelter. To provide the best possible care for the animals, we accept pets from the public as space permits. We do not euthanize healthy/adoptable animals for lack of space, and do not place time limits on animals waiting for adoption. Completing the

By filling out this form, I certify that, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I am the animal(s)’ legitimate owner or agent. To the best of my ability, I have responded to each question below. I am aware that as soon as I turn in my animal(s) to the Houston Humane Society, I give up all legal claims to that animal and to any information about it.

surrendered and their disposition.

I also understand that there is no assurance as to when or where the animal(s) will be placed after being surrendered, and that the Houston Humane Society will evaluate the animal(s) and decide how to best dispose of them.

For every animal older than six months, fill out a separate form; for litters younger than six months, use a single form; all fields must be filled in. A photo of the animal or animals needs to be downloaded and sent in.

A picture of the entire litter can be submitted.

Surrender appointment wait times are longer than usual

AHS, like many other organizations nowadays, is dealing with serious staffing issues that affect our ability to deliver services and put extra strain on our current teams. Based on our current staffing capacity, we are also temporarily modifying our appointment schedules as we work to fill open roles. The anticipated wait times for non-emergency appointments at each site as of March 12 are:

  • Coon Rapids: 20-22 days
  • Golden Valley: 28-30 days
  • Woodbury: 24-26 days

As we work to overcome these obstacles and assist our teams, we sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience.

Every year, the Animal Humane Society finds loving homes for thousands of dogs, cats, and other animals in need. Every animal that is turned in to us is accepted, regardless of its condition, age, breed, or behavior. Over the course of the previous year, over 2093 percent of the animals under our care were either placed in homes, reunited with their owners, or released to other animal welfare organizations.

We are committed to working with you to find the best possible solution because we know that parting ways with an animal can be particularly difficult.


Where can I put my cat if I don’t want it anymore?

Get help from shelters and rescue groups. As a last resort, you may be able to surrender your pet to a local shelter or rescue organization. Each agency will have a different process for surrendering a pet to their care; learn more by visiting their website or by calling ahead.

What does the Houston Humane Society do?

The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those brought to us for care. We have dogs, cats, horses, and an assortment of other animals ready to be adopted into their new forever homes!

What if I adopt a cat and I don’t want it anymore?

The best course of action may involve returning the pet to the animal shelter or rescue organization that you adopted from (some adoption contracts stipulate that you return the pet if things aren’t going well). If this isn’t the case or isn’t possible, rehoming the pet yourself may be the best choice.