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How Do I Surrender My Cat?

You can surrender your cat by bring him to an open admissions shelter or rescue organization. If ensuring your cat ends up adopted into a loving home is important to you, there is another option that will help your cat be seen by millions of potential adopters.

Why Should I Think Twice About Surrendering My Cat To A Shelter or Rescue?  

Shelters can be very stressful environments for pets. When a cat is used to living in a home they know and are comfortable in, moving to a shelter or rescue with other pets and people they don't know may be a big adjustment. It's also possible that a shelter or rescue will have limited space, causing additional stress for your cat.

To give your cat the best possible chance you can at finding to a new home, it's best to try to find them a home yourself. If your cat can stay in your home during the search for a new family, they will be less stressed and most likely have an easier adjustment to their new home.

How Do I Find A New Home For My Cat? 

Start with your friends and family. Does someone you already know want to adopt your cat? You never know unless you ask.

If your friends and family aren't able to take your cat, you can make a profile on Rehome. Rehome is a free program that allows you to post your pet on Adopt-a-Pet.com for millions of adopters to see.

Signing up for Rehome is easy and free. All you need to get started are photos of your cat, some basic health and behavior information, and a bio that describes your cat's personality and temperament. Once you've entered all this information in your cat's profile, you can post your cat and will soon begin to get applications from potential new families.  

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