We know that sometimes life happens and people find themselves unable to properly care for their cat. Our greatest fear is that someone will feel so desperate that they consider giving or selling their cat to a stranger. Without the required references and home checks performed by rescue groups, cats run the risk of being placed into unhealthy and abusive homes. We want to ensure your loved one gets the home they deserve.
Before you make the decision to surrender, give away, or sell your cat, we may be able to help you find solutions that will allow you to keep your cat as a member of the family. While we can't guarantee miracles, we do have extensive experience dealing with a multitude of issues and can certainly offer suggestions and alternatives to giving up your cat.
We understand that sometimes despite best efforts it is necessary to surrender your cat. In this case, we feel the best solution is for Whiskers TNR of Warren County to take the cat and find them a new, loving home.
Based on urgency and foster home space availability, Whiskers TNR of Warren County does take in cats surrendered by their owners. Please understand that because we have very limited resources, it's necessary for us to prioritize the cats we take into rescue. Shelter cats in danger of being euthanized are given first and top priority. Next are cats in need of immediate health care that their owners cannot provide. Then, owner surrenders are considered. Please be patient with us and we will do our best to work with you to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your cat.
At the time of surrender please bring anything that belongs to the cat, such as a collar, crate, bowl, bedding, and a favorite toy. Before the surrender, please ensure your cat is up to date on vaccinations. You may be asked to complete a surrender questionnaire, which will provide us with basic information on your cat. This will help ease the cat's transition into foster care. Gather any of the cat's medical records to give to Whiskers TNR of Warren County. Vaccination paperwork is very helpful because it will avoid unnecessary duplicate vaccinations.
Whiskers TNR of Warren County knows that surrendering your cat is a very difficult decision, but sometimes - it is the only one to make. If you choose to surrender your cat, you'll be asked to complete a surrender contract. Your signature on this contract represents a permanent decision on your part. This legally binding contract gives full ownership of the cat to Whiskers TNR of Warren County. This allows us to provide veterinary care and down the road, legally adopt out the cat to a carefully pre-screened 'forever' home.