Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Return A Cat To A Rescue

No one wants to return a rescued cat if it can be avoided. After all, we adopt our furry friends with the intention of giving them a lifelong home. However, sometimes a situation comes up that we can't avoid. Your new cat may not be compatible with existing pets. It may not adjust to its physical surroundings correctly. You may even discover that your or a family member are severely allergic to your cat. In these cases, returning your cat may be the only option.


1. Get in touch with the rescue you originally adopted your cat from. Discuss the problem with them and ask if they have any suggestions that may help you avoid returning the cat. Attempt to resolve all problems before you actually return a pet. You may not have to bring your cat back if a change in routine, a vet visit or separate space can fix the problem.

2. Examine the forms and paperwork that accompanied your rescued cat. These will tell you the specific rules for returning a pet that can't be a part of your household. Every rescue will have a slightly different procedure for relinquishing a pet.

3. Contact the rescue to let them know that your cat isn't working out and that all other methods have been tried. Arrange a date and time to bring your cat in. If your rescue is unable to take the cat back, they will help you decide re-home it.

4. Place your cat in its carrier and bring it back to the rescue. Ask if there is any paperwork you need to fill out. If you are eligible for a refund of the adoption fee, find out how the refund will be made. Don't just drop your cat off and leave.

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