No, CC4C does not have a shelter and cannot accept surrendered cats that have been pets. CC4C’s mission is to help homeless and abandoned cats, which are fostered in our homes, and space is always limited. CC4C strongly recommends that you do everything possible to keep your cat, e.g., work through behavior problems, take the cat for a physical checkup, find an apartment that does take pets, find a boarding kennel that accepts pets, etc., because re-homing is challenging and may not provide a better or safer home than your cat already has with you.
We always recommend that you surrender your pet to a shelter ONLY as your last option. And under no conditions abandon your cat by leaving it outside, thinking it will survive on its own. Abandoned cats typically do not survive outside, and die of starvation, disease, dehydration, accidents, being attacked by a wild animal, suffer injuries, and are helpless.
If you are considering surrender due to behavioral problem, please visit our Behavior Modification page.
Notify friends, family members, neighbors, and coworkers that you need to re-home your cat. This type of networking can have a positive result. If you choose to advertise on Craigslist, be careful of giving your cat away for free. Always charge at least a $50 adoption fee. Unfortunately, there are people that comb the “free” cat/dog ads for selling them to laboratories for testing purposes where the cat/dog incurs great suffering; cats used as “bait” for dog fighting and training; and used for snake food.
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