Contact your local animal services shelter and follow procedures for reporting a found cat.
Take the cat to a local veterinarian or shelter to be scanned for a microchip.
Post the cat to available online sources for found pets: Facebook has a Lost & Found Pets of Savannah page as well as other county pages and some smaller community pages.
You may place ads on Craigslist and in area newspapers for free.
Posting signs in the area in which the cat was found is also helpful.
Orphaned kittens must also be reported as found to your local animal services shelter but MAY not have to be surrendered. Some other guidelines to follow:
- Be sure the kittens are orphans. Often the mom may be away from her litter hunting food or perhaps even moving the kittens to a safer location. Give her an hour or two to surface before taking the kittens.
- If possible, take the kittens to a vet to determine age, health status, medical and nutrition needs. Some kittens may require bottle feeding and others may be old enough to eat on their own.
- Be prepared to help. It is always ‘kitten season’ in Savannah and local rescues are constantly overwhelmed with requests to take in cats. Most rescues can assist in coaching you through bottle feeding and perhaps even provide supplies if you are willing to do the work of raising orphaned kittens.
- Let a rescue or shelter help place the kittens when they are old enough for adoption. While it could take several weeks for a ‘surrender’ appointment with a shelter or foster-based rescue, allowing an organization to help find adopters for the kittens ensures that they are properly vetted and altered prior to placement, further helping to curb the overpopulation problem.
While we actively encourage TNR for community cats, we do not provide training, traps or schedule surgeries. Please contact Islands Feral Cat Project at islandsferalcatproject.org or Pet Fix Savannah for assistance with TNR.
Adding a new member to the family is a fun and exciting time! We ask that all applicants complete an adoption application online (or in person at an event) and we will help you find the best fit for your family. Please see full adoption details here.
To the greatest extent possible, we ask that all family members meet the cat prior to completing an adoption. We may also be able to arrange a trial visit before adoption. You’ll be able to consult with an adoption coordinator about your specific concerns and how we can help make the transition go smoothly for everyone, including the pets.
Much love and care goes into each cat in our rescue. They are fully vetted with age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, Fiv/Felv test and microchip prior to adoption. The adoption fee for adult cats is $55 and for kittens up to a year is $85. Interested in adopting a pair? Ask us about a special rate when adopting a bonded pair of cats.
While we strive to make each adoptive placement a good one, sometimes things just don’t work out. We will try to work with you to resolve any behavioral or medical problems that may arise, but will always take a cat back into our care if it is clear that the cat needs a new home. Details of return procedure are in the Adoption Agreement.
We understand that life circumstances change and people sometimes need assistance with a pet that they never expected to need. Please contact us with as much information as possible and we’ll see what we can do to help.
Please understand that our number one goal is to keep pets with their families when that is a healthy and safe choice. We are a small, foster-home based rescue and often have a waiting list for intakes as do many local cat shelters. The more notice you are able to provide when surrender is the only option, the more likely we will be able to assist.