Cat Surrender Inquiry Form

Animal Aid accepts owner-surrendered cats on a case-by-case basis, depending on space available at our shelter. Depending on why you are considering rehoming your animal, you may find some of the resources in our Rehoming Packet or Veterinary and Financial Services Packet helpful, as these outline alternatives to rehoming and assistance available within the community.

We understand that giving up a beloved animal companion may become the only option, and when our capacity allows us to do so, we would like to assist the community in providing a smooth rehoming process for you and your cat(s) during this emotional decision. In order to do so, our surrender inquiry process can take a little bit longer.

Step 1: Fill out the Surrender Inquiry Form

Animal Aid wants to set each and every cat up for success from the first day at our shelter, and as much information as you can provide on the form below helps us to do just that.

Please note:Animal Aid cannot currently take in FIV+ cats, Felv+ cats, or bottle-feeding kittens. We will require a cat to test negative for FIV and Felv before we are able to complete the intake process.

Step 2: We will reach back out *if* we can help

Once we have your application, we will review it as soon as possible. The information you provide is key to helping us understand if we are able to assist you and your cat(s). Due to the high number of requests we receive, please note that we will reply to you only if we believe we may be able to help. We encourage you to continue contacting other rescues and shelters in the meantime. You can find a selection of local rescues and shelters in our Rehoming Resources packet linked above.

If we think we can help, we’ll reach out to you with any additional questions and for a more detailed conversation.

Please note: This form is an inquiry only and the surrender process is not complete until all of the criteria above has been discussed with an Animal Aid representative and the animal has been legally signed into Animal Aid’s care.

*If you encounter any issue filling out this form, or if you are reaching out to us about a cat you adopted through Animal Aid, please email

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