Surrendering a Cat
If you adopted the cat from Cat Guardians, we will always accept it if you cannot keep it for any reason. Please call or e-mail Cat Guardians if you need to surrender a cat adopted from Cat Guardians.
Feral cats are “wild”, not domesticated. Generally, you cannot pet or pick up a feral cat. If there is a feral cat, or a colony of feral cats, that you are concerned about, please contact one of the following organizations, which specialize in Trap/Neuter/Release programs:
- Feral Fixers: feralfixers.org or (630) 881-3977
- PACT: CORE program info or (630) 375-7017
- Or, click here for more resources.
Per policy, Cat Guardians will always accept the return of our own adoptions
Because Cat Guardians’ focus is on “Street Cats” (strays and ferals), and due to being at full legal capacity, we are not able to accept any owner give-ups at this time. The following places are currently accepting domesticated cats:
- West Suburban Humane Society: www.wshs-dg.org or (630) 960-9600
- Naperville Humane Society: www.napervillehumanesociety.org or (630) 420-8989
- Hinsdale Humane Society: www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org or (630) 323-5630
General Surrendering Information
- Other shelters in the area may be able to help
- Temporary Foster Solutions
- For more general help, click here.
You can also contact your local Petsmart and ask about their in-store cat shelter. Posting online ads on PetFinder.com can also help.
If you would like to e-mail Cat Guardians the cat’s information to us, along with your contact info, and we will gladly put it on display in our shelter and on our Non-Cat Guardians Cats page, where potential adopters may find out about your cat.
We also suggest that you ask your veterinarian if you can display the cat’s picture and story in his or her office.
If you adopted the cat from another shelter, please check with them to find out if they take back cats adopted from them.