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If you have to give up your pet, please do the right thing.


DON’T drop your pet off in the woods or countryside, assuming that it can take care of itself. Pets lack the skills to survive on their own and may die of starvation or injury.


DON’T abandon your pet in a house or apartment you are moving out of, thinking that someone will eventually find it or care for it. Banking on other people's compassion rarely works out.


DON’T give your pet away to a stranger. You don’t know if that person is a responsible owner or even honest. Pets that end up in the wrong hands may be abused or sold to research laboratories. 


DO try to place your pet with a trusted family member or friend, one who you are confident will love and care for your pet properly and will keep you informed of its welfare. Social networking can be very helpful in this regard. Be sure the friend or relative understands the commitment of time and resources your pet requires and that the pet is comaptible for their family, home & lifestyle. Shelters receive many pets from people who knew the previous owners and wanted to help them by taking in a pet, but who did so without realizing the efforts involved in keeping the animal.


DO call your local animal shelter or humane society for advice.


If you are considering surrendering your pet for health or behavioral issues please get a veteranarian's advice first, often times certain health or behavioral problems can be resolved with professional treatment.



When we are unable to take a cat into our program, we can sometimes offer what is called Courtesy Assistance for Independent Rescuers. Courtesy assistance includes financial help with basic vetting and adoption facilitation.

Mission Meow IS NOT responsible for any housing/placement of cat at any time, for any reason and does not guarantee adoption success.

The medical vetting & adoption process could take a few days- a few months or longer.

Click the document to view the terms of the agreement. If you are willing to comply, please contact us via EMAIL

Courtesy Assistance for Independent Rescuers Terms & Agreement
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