firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or through messenger, Facebook or Instagram @CattyshackHSV; or leave a voice mail at 256-203-4284 (we will respond via text).
NEED NEUTER ASSISTANCE?
We would much rather help you get your pet fixed over re-homing a litter of kittens any day! So let’s be proactive and get your pets, strays and barn cats taken care of. Please email email@example.com if you would like to get information about how we can help. Generally, we will set up an appointment for you, on our account, at the North Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic or at Flint River Animal Hospital.
We are a shelter-only rescue. That means your pet does not take priority over a cat or kitten in the shelter that will be euthanized at the end of the week. However, we will consider helping you re-home your pet if you are able to foster it until it is adopted. Your vet must provide paperwork showing it is FeLV/FIV negative, up to date on FVRCP and rabies, and is spayed/neutered. You will also be required to sign an Owner Surrender Form and donate $100 per cat.
FOUND A STRAY?
First and foremost, you have to make sure that animal does not have an owner desperately trying to find it! Take it to a vet or shelter to scan for a microchip. Post on lost and found sites, NextDoor, PetFBI.org, and neighborhood Facebook pages. Let your local shelter know you’ve found the animal and where it’s located (see No Kill Huntsville’s website). If after 3 days, nobody has claimed it, and you can foster it, then please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We may be able to help.
**Please note, that if you have been feeding and caring for a stray cat for several weeks, months, or years, and are just now seeking assistance, it will be considered a pet.
If you cannot foster, or we do not have room to assist, we have no choice but to refer you to your local shelter. There it will be vetted, fed, safe from the elements, and hopefully pulled by another rescue or adopted. Our foster homes are dedicated to shelter animals that do not have an advocate, are not safe, and who will be euthanized. Thank you for understanding.
Here are additional resources if fostering is not an option:
The website No-Kill Huntsville has amazing community resources including information about pet-friendly housing options in the area, what to do if you find a stray, and other advice on how to safely re-home your pet.
Please do not EVER post an animal “free to a good home”, and always ask for a vet reference. You want to make sure the new owners are good pet owners and understand the importance of vaccinations, indoor life, and know that they will not declaw the cat.
Good luck and thank you for trying to keep from over-loading our shelters! Your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated!