(Every month, the RAPS Cat Sanctuary receives hundreds of requests for cats to be surrendered. As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, we have limited space and resources to provide for the cats in our care. We prioritize the cats we take in on the basis of need.
Second priority is always feral and stray cats who have no home and no access to regular food and medical care. This is how the Sanctuary started and is still very much our primary purpose.
As one of the few rescues that are set up to welcome cats with FIV and FeLV, we assist anyone who finds themselves in a position where they have to find a home for these cats, whether veterinarians, other rescue organizations or individuals.
RAPS are able to accept owner surrenders only IF and WHEN we have the space to do so. Please be aware that there is a wait list of approximately three to six months for owner surrenders.
As well, surrendered cats must be up-to-date on their vaccinations, dewormed, defleaed and given a SNAP test for FIV+ and FeLV. Only when these steps are taken will we consider them for surrender.
Please be aware that the RAPS Cat Sanctuary maintains a waiting list for surrenders.
Adoption centre cats photos (above) by Sara Dane Photography