Rehoming Your Cat

If you're thinking of rehoming your own cat, the following resources may help you:

Behavioral Advice

If you're considering giving up your cat because of a behavioral issue you may want to consult with Cats International first. Cats International has trained behavioral specialists who will answer your questions and provide advice for free! They also have an online library of articles on common behavioral issues and recommended solutions. You can reach the Cats International behavior hotline at (262) 375-8852.

How To Guide

Best Friends has published an excellent guide on How to Find Homes for Homeless Pets. The guide contains information on how to market your cat, including writing a compelling classified ad for your cat and screening potential adopters.

Submit an Admission Request to the Cat's Meow

Please keep in mind that we receive more requests than we can possibly respond to. The Cat's Meow is a limited admissions shelter. Because we keep each cat until they find a loving home, we are only able to admit a new cat when we have space available.

Remember that you are your cat's best option to find a new home. You know your cat and are the best person to help your cat happily transition to a new home.

Check with Other Shelters

There are several other shelters and rescue groups in the area that may be able to help you find another home for your cat.

Friends for Life
Friends for Life is an all-volunteer network of foster homes in Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish Counties. You can speak with a Friends for Life volunteer in person at Petco in Mount Vernon every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Email: fflar@friendsforliferescue.org 
Phone: (360) 588-5777

Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT)
SPOT is an all-volunteer network of foster homes in the Skagit Valley and surrounding areas. You can speak with SPOT volunteers in person at Petco in Mount Vernon every saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Email: spot@savingpetsoneatatime.org
Phone: (360) 336-5388

Humane Society of Skagit Valley
The Humane Society is located in Burlington.
Email: humane@sos.net
Phone: (360) 757-0445

Purrfect Pals
Purrfect Pals is a shelter located in Arlington.
Email: reception@purrfectpals.org
Phone: (360) 652-9611 

Finding a home for your cat can take time, so start early if you have a deadline. Please do not abandon your cat. Cats cannot fend for themselves. An abandoned cat will likely fall prey to a predator or slowly starve to death.

 

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