Relinquish a Cat

Relinquish or Surrender a Cat

If you must relinquish a cat, please call us at 303-744-6076

When you call, we will ask you questions about the cat and circumstances of the surrender to make sure it is a good fit for our shelter. If we have the ability to receive your animal, a medical exam will be scheduled. No intake is final until after our medical staff has conducted a thorough physical exam of the animal and all intake is dependent on shelter space availability.

There is no required fee to surrender an animal, but we do ask you to consider leaving a donation to support the continued care of your cat.

Resources to help you keep your cat:​

Pet Friendly Apartments:

Find pet friendly apartments on or on Apartment List. You can also reference Apartment List's Ultimate Guide to Apartment Living With a Pet.

Litter box issues:

Please always seek the advice of a veterinarian to rule out medical issues. You may also read this article by the ASPCA for additional tips:

Destructive scratching tips:

If you need any other cat behavioral tips the staff at RMFR would love to help you! Please call us at 303-744-6076