Sorry that you feel the need to rehome your cat.
Unfortunately, like every Rescue, we are always full and operate a waiting list for cats to come into care. We are inundated every day with requests to take in unwanted/abandoned cats so please don’t be offended when we can’t take in ‘on-the-day’ and you will be asked to wait. Requests are assessed on an individual basis so its always difficult to give an exact length of waiting time.
In the meantime please call as many Rescues as possible and log your cats details on as many waiting lists as you possible can. As already stated, every Rescue is always full and operate waiting lists. Rehoming is always unpredictable and depends on cats being adopted before another can be brought into care.
Please be realistic as to the urgency of your requests. Your cat stands a better chance if being taken into care when we can plan ahead.
Call as many Rescues as possible. Phone numbers can be found via the Internet on catchat.org or ‘google’ cat rescue.
Remember that legally your cat is your responsibility until a suitable home or a rescue space can be secured.
DO NOT advertise on Facebook/Gumtree and certainly not free to a good home.
There are some very unscrupulous people who trawl these sites looking for such unwanted pets for wicked purposes!
NEVER be tempted to abandon your cat and expect it to be able to fend for itself or leave it in the care of friends/neighbours who invariably lose enthusiasm after a short time and kitty is abandoned..
Your cat has relied on you to provide food and shelter. It doesn’t understand your new circumstances and no longer stay in the home that it feels secure in.
Domestic cats DO NOT have the skills required to survive without human help. They may catch birds/mice for fun but they don’t have the skills required to hunt efficiently enough to survive alone. If abandoned such cats will unfortunately starve.
If you have found a stray, please feed it. It is probably one of the above mentioned cats that have strayed/been abandoned. Ask friends/neighbours if they recognise the cat. Ask for several streets around (ideally at least a one mile radius)as kitty may belong to a loving family but has just wandered too far and got disorientated.
Take the cat to your local vets and ask them to scan it for a microchip. This will be done free of charge. Hopefully the cat will be microchipped, the owners can be traced and reunited with their treasured pet.
Put up posters with a brief description in your local area so that owners can get in touch.
Quite often your ‘stray’ is an owned cat who has wandered too far and just needs a little assistance to get home again.
Please contact us on 01302 711330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.