Surrendering a Cat

Cat Tales provides shelter and care for a cat surrendered to our organization until a suitable home is found. The only time an animal is euthanized is when a veterinarian deems it medically necessary. We try to help as many homeless cats as possible, but we do have limited space.

Generally, we require a $100 surrender donation per cat in order to provide ongoing medical and maintenance care while the cat is awaiting adoption. Some cats are adopted within a week while others stay with us for months until the perfect home can be found. This fee assists us in caring for ALL of our cats

Call the Cat Tales voicemail hotline at 215-933-6900 or email us at
IF we have capacity, a Cat Tales volunteer will return your call or email as soon as possible depending on the volume of requests. In the meantime, please do continue to search for other rescue organizations to help.

Owner Surrenders
Once you have exhausted all options to rehome your cat, please contact us for help.
Your cat must be:
• Current on vaccinations (Rabies and FVRCP) within three months of being due
• Spayed/neutered if over 6 months of age
• Tested negative for FeLV/FIV
• Senior blood tested if over 7 years of age to test for organ function (i.e. kidney, thyroid etc.)

Stray Surrenders (pet cat that has been lost or abandoned)
Cat Tales will accept a friendly, stray cat provided there is foster space available. Please contact us and provide as much information as you can about the stray cat.

Feral Cats
Feral cats are defined as cats that have returned to the wild or are descendents of such an animal. Usually feral cats are unapproachable and do not seek out human companionship. Cat Tales is not a sanctuary so we do not have the resources to work with this cat population. Please investigate other groups in the area for help.