Rehoming your cat
Please note! The Philly Kitty is a newly formed rescue based out of foster homes and we run entirely on donations. Due to limited space, we are unable at this time to accept or rehome owner surrenders or feral cats that need placement. Please check out our guide to rehoming a cat and feral cat resources below.
TPK’s suggested steps to rehoming your cat(s)
• Make sure your cat is up-to-date on vaccinations including rabies, has been tested for FIV/FeLV, is spayed or neutered, and has a medical records for potential adopters to review.
• Talk to friends, family, co-workers and see if anyone might be interested in your cat.
• Remember that animal shelters are often full and local city shelters with a high intake likely have a high euthanasia rate. During high intake season, the Philadelphia intake shelters euthanizes about 70% of surrendered cats and kittens, including pets surrendered by former owners.
• Post your cat on Craiglist, Petfinder, and social media sites, like Facebook. A few words of advice from TPK:
• Have a small suggested rehoming fee, do not offer your cat for free
• Take good, clear picture of your cat – if he or she is good with kids, other cats, or dogs, showcase this quality
• Describe your cat’s personality, likes/dislikes, energy type, plus any medical or behavioral issues an adopter would want to know about
• Once an adopter contacts you, ask for a vet reference, personal/professional reference, and screen the adopter
The Philly Kitty Rescue Surrender Form