Surrender A Cat

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT TAKING IN SURRENDERED CATS AT PRESENT DUE TO OUR SHELTER BEING FULL TO CAPACITY. 

SADLY, OUR WAITING LIST WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

At Avid’s Angels Cat Rescue we believe that every cat deserves a chance at a happy and healthy life.

 

We acknowledge that sometimes people may experience changes in their life circumstances that make it difficult or impossible for them to continue caring for their cat.

 

Opting to take action by reaching out to an animal rehoming organisation is a responsible choice to make. We would kindly ask that you do not consider advertising your cat for sale of for free on social media as, sometimes, pets can fall into the wrong hands. Rescue organisations such as ours are experienced in finding new, loving homes with a rehoming procedure that includes a thorough home check and rescue back up should the adoption placement not work out as expected.

 

Please be reassured that we are not here to judge your reasons for surrendering a cat; we aim to provide a supportive service with the best interests of your cat in mind. We appreciate that surrendering a pet can be a difficult personal decision and always try to make the process as stress-free as possible for both the cat and the owner.

 

We hope that by reaching out to us that this will provide peace of mind in knowing that the cat will be well-cared for and given the best opportunity to live a happy and healthy life.

The Surrender Process

  • If you need to rehome your cat, please fill out the Cat Surrender Form below. The form will ask for information about the cat you wish to surrender – please be honest with your answers so we can adapt our services to best suit your cat’s needs.
  • Once you have submitted the form, one of our friendly team members will review it and be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.
  • It is important to note that, along with most other rescues, we often operate at full capacity and may have a waiting list for surrenders. Also, we are often unable to give a timeframe as to how quickly we can help. Where we cannot physically help with bringing your pet into the rescue, we will offer the best advice we can to help your situation or provide details of other rescues that may be able to help.
  • Please make it clear on the Surrender Form if you are NOT able to transport your pet to us and we will endeavour to enlist the help of a transport volunteer to collect, though this is not always possible depending on their availability.
  • There is no fee for surrendering your cat, but donations are always appreciated to help cover the costs of caring for the cat whilst in rescue.

What happens next

  • We understand that saying goodbye to a beloved pet can be an emotional and difficult experience for many pet owners. Our compassionate volunteers will offer support and allow you plenty of time to say goodbye.
  • There will be a small amount of paperwork to complete; this is usually done online.
  • We are happy to provide you with updates about the cat’s progress whilst in our care, however please be aware that we will be unable to put you in contact with the foster family or new owner due to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).