Re-homing your cat

Cats come into our shelter to be re-homed for all sorts of reasons. We understand that circumstances change and it’s not always possible to keep your cat (or cats).  If you’re in this position and considering giving your cat over to our care, there are a few things you need to know.

Waiting list

The cats in our shelter stay for as long as it takes to find them the right new home. As this can take time and there's a limit on the number of cats we can house, admission to the shelter is managed by a waiting list.

The length of the waiting list varies and is sometimes up to 2-3 months.  This wait is dependent on re-homing our existing cats.  Contact us for our current waiting time.

Contact us ASAP

If you’re considering surrendering your cat to us, get in touch sooner rather than later to put your cat on the waiting list.  At any time, you can change your mind. 

If we can’t take your cat into our shelter before your deadline, we suggest you try to find a temporary home until we have a place available.

  • Are you able to board your cat?
  • Do you have friends, family or workmates who, while they may not want to adopt the cat themselves, would be prepared to take care of your cat temporarily?

On the waiting list

While on the waiting list, please don’t stop your efforts to re-home your cat yourself.  It may well result in getting a new home before we can. 

  • Ask friends, family and workmates.
  • Put up flyers at work, your local vet, libraries – anywhere with a community notice board.
  • Online advertising:

Our shelter

If you’re not sure about putting your cat into a shelter environment, please come and visit us.  One of our re-homing representatives will show you around our shelter and answer any questions you have.