Re-Homing Your Pet?
At Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, we understand that there are situations in which people may wonder if
keeping their cat is the best option for them or the cat. We are here to help; our mission is to make every pet a healthy and wanted pet.
Before you decide to re-home or relinquish your cat, please view our alternatives to surrender.
If you are seeking information about re-homing a cat or kitten you ADOPTED from Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, please
call the shelter at (970) 484-8516. We always take back any cats adopted from us, but if we can help you keep the cat, we would love to
assist you in that way as well.
Finding Pet-Friendly Housing
Finding pet-friendly housing is easier than ever! There are several resources available online. Please check out these websites to help
you find housing for you and your pets:
If you need to find temporary housing or boarding for your pet, the following resources may help you:
Found a Stray or Feral Cat?
If you have found a stray cat in your neighborhood, the best thing to do first is to contact the humane society or animal control provider
for your county. When you file a found-animal report, your local humane society can help you determine if the cat is owned.
Stray Kittens or Cat with Kittens:
When you come across outdoor kittens, you may feel the need to immediately pick them up and bring them home with you, but that might not
be the best thing for the kittens - or for you. For more information regarding stray kittens, please check out this article by
Alley Cat Allies.
For Trap-Neuter-Return resources and additional help, you can also contact Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals
or Colorado Kitty Coalition.
*FCCRSNC is a limited-admission shelter and receives animals by appointment only. We cannot accept cats on a walk-in basis. If you have found
a stray cat and cannot keep it in your home, please see FCCRSNC's Intake Process.*
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Microchips
- Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic: Our veterinary clinic offers low-cost spaying, neutering, vaccinations,
microchipping, and more. Please call us at (970) 484-1861 for more information or to set up an appointment. See our Calendar of Events for vaccination clinic dates and locations.
- Denver Dumb Friends League: A fully subsidized (no-cost) cat spay/neuter clinic for Colorado cats.
- Elder Pet Care: A nonprofit clinic
that provides low-cost services to clients age 55 and older. Cost reduction ranges of 10%-75% with proof of overall income.
Assistance for Low-Income Pet Owners
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic offers the following programs for struggling pet owners, to help prevent families from having
to surrender their cats or dogs to a shelter due to an inability to afford spay/neuter or pet food.
- Humane Society of the United States: Are you having trouble affording your pet? Check their list of national and state resources for pet owners in need.
- Pets Forever:
A program of the Colorado State University Foundation to help low-income elderly and disabled Larimer County residents maintain ownership of
their pets for as long as possible.
If your pet is showing any undesirable behaviors, you should contact your veterinarian first to rule out any medical conditions that may
be the cause. If medical issues are ruled out, please see these resources for behavior advice:
Still need to find a new home for your pet?
If you decide it is necessary to give up your pet, the following are resources that could help.
- FCCRSNC Intake Process
*FCCRSNC is a limited-admission shelter and receives animals by appointment only. We cannot accept cats on a walk-in basis.
- Other Rescues and Shelters in Colorado
- Re-Homing a Pet on Your Own: Since many pet owners obtain their furry family members from sources outside a shelter, chances are good that you can find a new home
for your pet through various forms of advertisement including social media and Craigslist.
We advise that you are careful when re-homing your pet to someone you don't know and that ask for a valid form of identification. It is
recommended to charge a fee and ask plenty of questions. Good homes and families inquiring about your pet will not be deterred by these
safeguards. You want to make sure that your pet goes to the best possible home, and they will respect that. It also helps to have your pet
spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and to have cats tested for feline leukemia (FeLV). Please be aware that kittens should not
be re-homed until they are at least 8 weeks of age or older.
See this guide to help you determine a kitten's age.