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Sometimes situations arise where you feel you cannot take care of your companion animal. An important question is: is rehoming the best option, or are there other potential solutions that will help you and your cat(s) remain together? There is as much variety in the answer to this question as there are reason why cats are desired to be rehomed.
Although our mission is not aimed at taking owner surrenders directly from the public (expcetion: ForeverMeow adopters always welcome), we are happy to support you with our volunteer time (availablilty permitting) and expertise to do the following: help you solve your challenges, advise you how to rehome your cat(s), or refer you to organizations that can potentially shleter and rehome your cat.
Because we have worked with many people dealing with a variety of issues, sometimes we can share with you creative solutions you might not have thought of that will work for you. We also provide cat behavior counseling (as certified by the Humane Society of the United States) to solve extreme behavior problems. The 2 most common problems we regulary solve are: innappropriate elimination (going outside the box) and inappropriate scratching (people or furniture).
If rehoming is truly the best option for you, we recommed that you foster your cat during the rehoming process. The free Adopt-A-Pet rehoming online service has helped many people rehome their cat(s) successfully:
For some additoinal suggestions on promoting a cat for adoption, check out the Best Friends Animal Society guide on this topic:
Please note that whatever the issues or challenges you are dealing with, your participation and time is essential. It usually requires some time to solve an issue or rehome a cat (especially a senior cat).
If the cat(s) in question have been abandoned (or left destitute by a deceased owner) and there is no one who can take on the project of rehoming the cat, then contact the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, Coachella Valley Animal Campus:
PLEASE NOTE: do not pick up unknown cat(s) off the street and assume they need a home. Many people allow their cats outside, and we've helped many devasted owners find their cats in the shelter becase someone picked them up and dropped them off there. Some of these cats were microchipped. If in doubt, make sure to have a cat scanned for a microchip or ask around the neighborhood as to where the cat belongs. If the cat is healthy and not in distress, please do not take the cat!
If you would like our personalized assistance with your situation, please contact us for a consultation at: 760-335-6767.