If I surrender my cat, will it be put to sleep?

Sadly, the most likely answer is “yes.” Because of the high numbers of cats and the low numbers of adopters, approximately 85% and higher of the cats surrendered to our shelter are put to sleep. In the spring and summer months, several litters of kittens are surrendered per day, making even cute little kittens likely to be euthanized. In 2010, 2,073 cats were brought into our shelter and only 255 were adopted or rescued. A total of 1,818 cats were put to sleep. Cats that are already spayed / neutered and have current vaccinations may have a better chance of rescue or adoption. Unweaned kittens, pregnant cats, cats / kittens with URI or other health and temperament problems are generally not offered for adoption.

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1. If I surrender my cat, will it be put to sleep?
2. If I surrender my dog, will it get a new home?