We encourage you to care for the cat/kitten if you are at all able to do so and try to find a home using any number of resources, such as networking on social media, making up flyers and posting at local businesses, handing out to friends, family and coworkers. Always remember to check for a microchip! Most vets will do this at no charge, or can be done at the local shelter.
There is a free site available to the public to list pets for adoption and rehoming called RescueMe.org. There are additional rehoming sites listed below, such as Home-Home.org and rehoming by Adopt-a-Pet.com.
Please be sure to have the cat spayed or neutered before adoption – there are many organizations which do so for little or even no cost. Resources permitting, CatPAWS can help with spay/neuter cost. We also recommend charging a nominal ‘rehoming’ fee of $25-50 to ensure a committed and caring adopter.
In order to help with screening and interviewing potential adopters, you may use a ‘generic’ adoption application, which can be downloaded from this page. This document is a suggestion only, provided as a guide on questions to ask to help find a good home.
he or she will need immediate and monitored care in order to have a chance of survival. Please see Guide on kitten care which can be used as a reference.
Thank you for taking on the responsibility of caring for these abandoned cats and kittens. It is difficult and sometimes heartbreaking but rewarding, too. No matter what the outcome you will know you were part of the solution and made a difference in the life of an animal that needed help.