firstname.lastname@example.org or through messenger, Facebook or Instagram @CattyshackHSV; or leave a voice mail at 256-203-4284.
REHOMING YOUR PET?
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 (which could be up to a year, especially for adult cats), provide paperwork from your vet showing it is FeLV/FIV negative, up to date on distemper (FVRCP) and rabies, and 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 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 we can help! However, if you cannot foster, 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 and donating are 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.
Or you can try posting on these Facebook groups:
– Responsible Pet Owners and Rescuers of North AL
– Rehoming Pets Responsibly in North Alabama
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 your poor baby.
Good luck and thank you for trying to keep from over-loading our shelters! Your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated!