Surrendering Your Cat


Surrendering Your Cat

UPDATE: January 26, 2024

FuRRR Feline Rescue understands that surrendering a cat can be a difficult decision to make.  We are currently reviewing each surrender request on a case-by-case basis.  Due to the limited resources of our rescue, we are not able to grant all surrender requests, placement in our rescue.  FuRRR is accepting any cats or kittens that were previously adopted from FuRRR (read below for more details). 

We cannot accept surrenders from outside our local area, Gonic/Rochester, NH.  Alternatively, we recommend contacting your local registered animal shelter and/or other rescues in NH for possible placement.  (A list can be found below). 

If your cat was adopted through another shelter/rescue/adoption agency, you MUST contact that organization to return the animal to them as stated in the adoption contract. 

SURRENDERING A CAT ADOPTED FROM FuRRR: As stated in our adoption contract, if you can no longer keep a cat adopted from FuRRR, the cat must be returned to FuRRR.  “Once a FuRRR cat, always a FuRRR cat”. Please email our intake coordinator at  We will arrange the return of the cat to the rescue.  

ADDITIONAL SURRENDER INFORMATION: Our rescue is a cage free, open-concept rescue, where cats are housed together in common rooms.  Our cats are adopted to indoor-only homes. Feral cats that need an outdoor living situation, may do better in a barn environment. Please consider contacting the SPCA about their “Working Cat” program.

REHOMING YOUR CAT: Should you wish to rehome your cat on your own, this is a good option. or  It is always a good idea to do as much as you can to find your cat a new home on your own and avoid the shelter system.

RESOURCE FOR SPAY/NEUTER (Owned & Stray/Feral): Spay and Neuter are the most important thing to do for your cat or any stray/feral you may be feeding.  If you feed it, fix it!  There is a wonderful organization in New Hampshire, they are a low-cost clinic and FuRRR uses them too!  Please contact

NH/ Rescues & Shelters 

If you are from York County, ME, we recommend contacting the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, ME.

This list is not meant to be comprehensive. Please note that FuRRR is not affiliated with, nor do we endorse, any of these groups.

If you need to surrender, it is your responsibility to determine whether the group you choose is a no-kill shelter or a rescue. Note that many no-kill rescues (like FuRRR) often have a waiting list — please call first to inquire about each group’s surrender policies.

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