Finding a new home for your cat

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There are many circumstances as to why people need to rehome their cat – moving house, moving interstate or overseas, or due to financial reasons. There are several options available to an owner, however ensuring this is the right decision first is very important.

Here are some of the common reasons to surrender a cat, and some solutions to the common problem.

1.  Moving house

Make sure to perform an extensive search which includes cat friendly accommodation. It is common now to arrange a ‘CV’ for your pet to present to your real estate agent. This provides a summary of your pet’s medical history, vaccinations and is a sign of commitment to the landlord to accept responsibility for the pet. It’s also a good idea to include references who can vouch for your cat and their behaviour. Often, rental properties are not advertised as ‘pet friendly’, but by directly calling the landlord you may find they are open to negotiation.


2. My cat has a behaviour problem

If your cat has a behaviour problem it is likely to reduce the chances of being rehomed. Training is essential to address this problem and there are many veterinary behaviourists and qualified trainers that are available to help. Most problems can be overcome or successfully managed, so with a little time and effort, you may be able to avoid re-homing altogether.


3. A new baby

Welcoming a new baby to the family is an exciting time for parents, but not always for cats…. to continue reading this article from Purina, click here.

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