Cat Surrender

Every day, FCS is contacted about a cat that needs rehoming. Sometimes it’s because their human passed away, or a family move or a severe allergy. We want to help all of these animals and families in need. We don’t judge, we just want the best outcome for the people that reach out to us and the cats in need.

If you need to rehome your cat, please keep in mind that we are not always in a position to immediately find a foster or adopter. We also require that the cat being surrendered is examined by our vet and all necessary vaccines are updated prior to being rehomed. As of 2016, we microchip all cats in our care.

This veterinary care comes at a cost to us. We are a 501(c)(3) charity that operates on tax-deductible donations. We do not receive government funding. Our community supports the work that we do with every $10 donation that is made at CatfĂ© Lounge and every calendar and coffee mug purchased. That’s why it is imperative that a donation accompany every surrender. The amount of the donation is negotiable and based on the condition of the cat surrendered and the means of the person surrendering.

For example, updating vaccinations, microchipping, obtaining bloodwork, this can all cost between $25 and $150. As a boutique rescue, we cannot absorb this cost without compromising the cats that are already in our care.

If you are in need of surrendering a cat, please contact deanne@ferndalecatshelter.org. In your email please tell us why the cat needs to be surrendered, how much time you have to keep the cat in your care, any medical needs the cat may have, documentation of the most recent veterinary care the cat has received and very clear photos of the cat. Please also include a personality profile and age and where you acquired the cat. This will help in determining how we can help you.