Surrendering a cat to New Beginnings for Cats

OWNER SURRENDER AGREEMENT

New Beginnings for Cats will accept the surrender cats by appointment only. Availability for intake is dependent upon space. To be considered an owner/guardian, the animal needs to be in your care for two weeks. Filling out this form as honestly and completely as you can, will help us determine the best type of home for your pet. Submit this form as well as veterinary records and a recent picture to the contact information below. Please note: All pictures should be emailed or mailed, not faxed. Once received, we will contact you to let you know if a behavior and medical evaluation will be scheduled.

An appointment for evaluation does not guarantee that New Beginnings will accept your cat.

New Beginnings will make every attempt to take your cat in if possible. We have limited space and financial means available to us, we are not funded by state or any other government entities, our funding comes strictly from donors like you. Although we take as many as we can, we must be able to take care of those already at the shelter.

Please consider finding your cat another home instead of surrendering him to a shelter because it will be less stressful for your animal. It also allows you to play a part in uniting him or her with a new family and makes additional space available for pets whose lives are at risk.

WHAT TO BRING WITH AT THE TIME OF YOUR SCHEDULED EVALUATION:

Your photo ID

Your pet’s medications (if any)

Special food or treats that your pet needs

Your pet’s bed, toys, leash and other belongings from home Your pet’s crate or carrier

For everyone’s safety, all cats must be in a carrier.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE SHELTER?

Our Animal Behavior Manager will evaluate the behavior of your pet Our Veterinarian will assess the health of your pet.

Once your pet has been evaluated, and New Beginnings decides to accept your pet, a $50 surrender fee per pet will be collected. We only accept cash for owner surrenders.

Please fill out the form below and email to NewBeginningsForCats@gmail.com or mail to  
7701 E. 3500 N. Road
Bourbonnais Il, 60914