There are many reasons people need to surrender an owned cat but we ask you first to consider all your options:
If you have no option but to surrender your cat, your options include:
Please note as a no kill shelter Cat Protection only has a very limited number of surrender spaces and we cannot guarantee when these spaces will become available.
Surrenders are by appointment ONLY – please phone our office between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday on 9519 7201.
If you've made an appointment to bring your cat to Cat Protection, please bring with you any health records, microchip forms and relevant paperwork belonging to your cat (eg desexing certificate). There is a fee of $100 to surrender your cat ($30 for kittens) and the cat's legal owner (as listed on the microchip & registration forms) needs to sign the surrender form. Appointments for surrenders are restricted to Monday to Wednesday between 9am and 12noon. We cannot accept cats with infectious diseases that will threaten the health and welfare of the cats in our care.
If your cat has an unplanned litter of kittens
We can assist with discount desexing for your cat and when the kittens are big enough to leave their mother they can be surrendered to us for rehoming. Please do not offer kittens 'free to good home' – by law, even if you give away a cat or kitten they must be microchipped.
If the kittens are surrendered to us we will ensure they are microchipped, vaccinated and desexed before being placed in loving and responsible homes. Phone us as soon as you can so that the kittens' admission can be planned, and we can also advise you on mother and kitten care.