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A no-kill sanctuary and adoption center for cats



Surrendering Your Cat

At Pet Pride, we know that making the decision to relinquish a pet can be very difficult. Sometimes, surrender is unavoidable. Perhaps the pet’s owner has become incapacitated or has passed away without leaving a plan of care. But many of the problems that lead people to consider surrendering a cat have simple solutions. Whether it’s human allergies or undesirable cat behaviors such as spraying or scratching, there are corrective measures you can take that may allow you to keep your beloved pet in your home.

If your cat is engaging in unwanted behaviors, you can speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members by calling (585) 742-1630, or check out the helpful resources on our Caring for Your Cat pages. Of course, we urge you to have a conversation with your veterinarian for suggestions and to be certain there is no underlying physical problem.

If you’ve determined that you are unable to keep your cat, ask family members, neighbors, co-workers and friends if they might be able to provide a new home. Try listing your pet on Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet. It’s a free service that enables you to put your cat’s profile online where it can be viewed by thousands of prospective adopters. You can review applications and respond to inquiries online before arranging a meet-and-greet with successful candidates.

If you would like to proceed with Pet Pride’s surrender application process, you’ll find our Admissions Checklist and Feline Surrender Profile here. Please download the documents, complete and return the Feline Surrender Profile, and arrange to have your cat’s veterinary records submitted to us. We're committed to working with you to try and bring about the best possible outcome for you and your cat.

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