On almost a daily basis, we are contacted about cats in the metro Detroit area that need to be re-homed due to allergies, the death of an owner, or changes to an owner’s living situation. While we want to help all of these animals and families in need, often the volume of surrender requests is simply too great for our small, no-kill shelter to bear.
If you need to rehome your cat, please keep in mind that our shelter capacity is limited and our foster volunteers’ homes are often full. Therefore, priority is given to those who can continue to foster their cat(s) while we search for a perfect new home.
Cats surrendered to us must be examined by one of our veterinarians and updated on any age-appropriate vaccines. This veterinary care comes at a cost to us – as a 501(c)(3) charity that depends entirely on tax-deductible donations, we do not receive government funding. This is why it is imperative that a donation accompany every cat surrender. The amount of the donation is negotiable, and can be based on the condition of the cat surrendered and the means of the person surrendering.
For example: vaccinations, microchipping, and basic bloodwork can cost between $25 and $150 total per cat. We cannot absorb this cost without compromising the care of our existing cat population.