Cat management facilities

Cat management facilities are a key community resource to manage unwanted and stray cats

What services do cat management facilities offer?

  • Surrender of unwanted or stray cats

  • Assistance with the return of microchipped cats to their owners

  • Adoption or re-homing of cats and kittens

  • Desexing, microchipping, and veterinary services for adopted cats 

  • Cat management facilities may also receive surrendered cats from people controlling cats on their private land.

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Surrendering a pet cat

Surrendering a beloved pet is one of the hardest things to do. Nobody likes to have to part company with their cat, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

If you have tried everything and you still can't keep your cat, you should try to find them another home. The best solution for your cat will be to find them a home with friends or family and allow your cat to keep all their own
toys, bedding and scratching post. The familiar smells and objects will make it easier for your cat to successfully transition into their new home.

If you are unable to rehome your cat with friends or family, you should take your cat to a cat management facility. If they have the capacity, they will provide your cat with the best possible care and try to find them another loving home. Contact the cat management facility before you surrender your cat so they can inform you about the procedure and whether they have capacity to take in your cat. 

You can find more information in our brochure Surrendering a Pet Cat.

Cat management facilities are run by not-for-profit organisations and operate on public donations and other fundraising activities. It costs the facilities a lot of money to care for your cat until they can find it a new home. Please check with them what fees may apply or whether a donation may be requested to assist with the care of your cat.

There are three registered cat management facilities in Tasmania

© Tasmanian Cat Management Project 2019

TassieCat is a state-wide initiative to promote and facilitate responsible cat ownership and management in Tasmania. The project is supported by Cradle Coast Authority NRM, Kingborough Council, and NRM North through funding from the Tasmanian Government.