Found a Cat?
|Help us Help Abandoned Cats in Need
Abbey Cat Adoptions would love to help each and every cat in need, but we are a small group of volunteers with very limited resources. We ask the public to do what they themselves can as a first resort.
Ask everyone you know if they want a cat and ask them to ask everyone they know. If the cat is reasonably healthy and sociable, be sure to include this information in your description.
If the cat does have behaviour or health problems, be honest about it. There are many people out there who are more than willing to help cats with special needs.
Put up posters in your neighbourhood, at work, at pet stores and at veterinary offices. Describe where the cat was found. Describe the cat on the poster, including estimated age, personality and if possible include a photograph.
There are websites where you can post photos of lost or found pets such as Flealess Markets Lost Pets International.
If possible and especially if the condition of the cat is a concern, take her to the vet so she will get any necessary care and treatment in preparation for her new home.
Vets and shelters can check for microchips or tattoos which can help reunited a lost cat with its owner.
Community newspapers are a good place to either check ads for lost pets or place your own ad.
There may be a vet clinic in your area that offers reduced rates for spay/neuters of stray cats. If you can help to get one cat fixed before it is returned to the outdoors, it will mean this cat won't be contributing to overpopulation in the future.
Check for shelters and rescue organizations in your area. There may be some space available and perhaps more resources to help you find the cat a home.
If you can't find a permanent home, try to get a temporary "foster" home with someone who has a spare room that could be used. Both you and the foster parent can continue to actively search for a permanent home or wait until a place opens up at a shelter or rescue organization.