What can I do?
- You can try to postpone surrendering your cat until the shelter will have more space and resources available.
- If your cat is a stray, you can post flyers around your neighborhood, scan for a microchip at a vet or at the shelter, fill out a found report online, or wait until more space and resources are available.
- If you have a litter of kittens, you can foster them in your home until they are old enough for adoption (2.5 lbs or 8-10 weeks) prior to a surrender appointment.
- If you’re unable to wait for an appointment at a later date, you can attempt to rehome your cat through your network of friends or family, or through a personal ad online or in the newspaper.
- If your cat is in good health, friendly, and social, or if you’re otherwise unable to wait or rehome your cat through other means, please contact us for a surrender consultation by calling 503-585-5900.
What are some common issues that may affect my cat’s adoptability during kitten season?
- History of bites.
- Problems using a litterbox.
- Runny nose or eyes. Sneezing.
- Missing patches of hair or other skin issues.
- Fearful, shy, or aggressive behavior at home.
- Social problems with other animals.
- Social problems with people.