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.
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.