What To Do With A Cat You Can’t Keep?

Report cases of abandoned cats or dogs to your local council or the RSPCA.

As discussed above, the preferred course of action if you can no longer keep your cat is to find a new home for him/her, such as with family or friends.

The next best option is to surrender your cat to a pound, shelter or rescue organisation.

What to do with a cat you can’t keep?

If you can’t keep your cat, and you can’t find him a home on your own, than you will need to face the fact that the only humane decision you can make is to take him to a shelter. Many people with good intentions will place friendly cats outside thinking they will fend for themselves.

What to do with a pet you can’t keep?

What To Do If You Can’t Care For a Pet

  • Ask family members for assistance. Family members are often happy to dive in and help you care for your animals at home.
  • Call a pet sitting service.
  • Seek the services of a caregiver.
  • Consider putting your pet up for adoption.

How much does it cost to surrender a cat to the Rspca?

Each pet that is surrendered to the RSPCA costs about $25/day to care for and the surrender portal have saved the RSPCA an estimated $800,000 in animal care costs.

Is it OK to abandon a cat?

It is illegal to abandon a dog or cat unless you legally transfer the dog or cat to another home or animal shelter. If you do abandon your dog or cat you will be guilty of a simple misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum jail term not to exceed 30 days and a mandatory fine of at least $50 but not more than $500.

Will my dog miss me when I give him away?

Your dog will most likely miss you for a bit if you give him away. But, if you’re sending your dog to a new, equally loving home, his love is sure to grow and include the members of his new family.

Will my cat Miss Me When I give him away?

Having direct experience with animals daily, I believe strongly based on my own observation and experience that yes, cats do miss their people when the people give them away, abandon them or die. They absolutely do.

How do I surrender my pet?

Call 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738) to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet.

Surrendering a pet

  1. A driver’s license or other government issued ID.
  2. Your pet’s surrender form.
  3. Your pet’s veterinary records.
  4. Your pet’s surrender fee, listed below.

Where can I give up my cat?

Surrendering your pet to a shelter

If you are not able to find a home on your own, surrendering your pet to a humane society, animal rescue, or municipal animal shelter is a viable option. Consider each organization’s surrender and adoption policies before you give up your dog or cat.

Do cats get sad when rehomed?

Cats are creatures of habit and routine. Deviating from the norm will not be welcomed. It can take a cat a long time to adapt to being rehomed. Until the cat adjusts to a new home, it will be stressed and possibly depressed.

How do you get rid of an unwanted cat?

The most effective way to get rid of cats long-term is to first trap them so you can take them to be neutered or spayed. Buy a humane plastic or metal cat box trap with a door, and bait it with tuna, sardines, or cat food. Place the box trap near where the cats regularly feed and cover it with a blanket.

How do I give away my cat?

Your local animal shelters or rescue groups may offer low-cost veterinary care or training services or be able to refer you to other organizations that offer these services. Find your local shelters and rescues by visiting The Shelter Pet Project and entering your zip code. Need help with your cat’s behavior?

Does Rspca kill cats?

Most cats that end up at the RSPCA are killed – 37,177 out of 64,617. Many of these animals are healthy and the figures do not include euthanasia at vets or other shelters. “Animals may be unsuitable for adoption due to health, behavioural or legislative reasons.