Surrender a Cat

If you previously adopted this cat from The Cat House on the Kings, you may return the cat at no charge. Just contact us to arrange the time and place for the return. You do not need to complete this form.

You must contact Lynea by phone at (559) 638-8696 (6am-11am / 1pm-4pm Pacific) to obtain approval before submitting a surrender form.

Do not print this web page to fill out by hand!

You must submit this form online for each cat you wish to surrender. You will receive instructions afterwards for printing the paperwork to bring with the cat when you deliver him/her. If you need a copy of this form for someone else who does not have Internet access, please use the printer friendly version.

Please note:

  • We require evidence from a veterinarian that your cat has been tested for FeLV and FIV and which test was used so that we can provide proper care. This test must be repeated if your cat has either been outside or exposed to other cats who are FeLV+ or FIV+ since this test was done.
  • We require every surrendered cat to be microchipped. A $10 fee will be added to the deposit if the cat needs to be microchipped on arrival.
  • We require every surrendered cat to be treated for fleas and worms no more than one week before arrival. A $20 fee will be added to the deposit if the cat needs to be treated for fleas or worms on arrival.
  • Not all cats will do well in the sanctuary environment.
  • The transition into the sanctuary is especially stressful for older, extremely timid and/or obese cats, to the extent that they may suffer significant health issues. We cannot guarantee their continued well-being. Therefore, the sanctuary should be the very last resort for these cats. We will gladly work with you to find an alternative which may be better for the cat.

I am
an individual representing a rescue group

For individuals the total charge to surrender a cat is $5000. As a courtesy and only if you live in California, we will accept monthly payments toward this total, provided that you have first paid a non-refundable deposit of $500 (for cats under 8 years old) and $1000 for senior cats (8 years and older). The minimum monthly payment for non-senior cats is $60 per month until the entire balance is paid (up to 83 months) and $75 per month for senior cats (up to 67 months). If the cat is unvaccinated or unaltered, there is an $80 fee in addition to the deposit.

Note: The full surrender fee is due and payable to The Cat House on the Kings even if the cat dies before full payment has been made. If the cat is adopted before all payments have been made, The Cat House on the Kings will consider the remaining debt to be paid in full and no further payments will be required.

Payment in full discount: If you pay the entire surrender fee at the time the cat is surrendered, the surrender fee will be discounted 10%. e.g. For a non-senior cat the discounted fee would then be $4500.

The surrender fee is NOT tax-deductible because we are providing the service of lifetime care for the surrendered cat in exchange for the fee.

Are you willing to pay the surrender fee?
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First name: 
  Last name:    E-mail:  Verify e-mail: 
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Nearest Relative/Friend NOT LIVING WITH YOU #1:  Phone:
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Nearest Relative/Friend NOT LIVING WITH YOU #2:  Phone:
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Nearest Relative/Friend NOT LIVING WITH YOU #3:  Phone:
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Nearest Relative/Friend NOT LIVING WITH YOU #4:  Phone:
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Is this cat
Your pet? Stray? Other?
Why can't you keep this cat?
If not your pet, where did this cat come from?
Did you try to find the cat's owner?
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Name of cat:
 Date of birth (est.)  (Click icon) Microchip ID:
Male Female
Veterinarian (if your pet):
Yes No Don't know
All cats entering the sanctuary must be tested for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). This is usually done with a single combination test.
Has this cat been tested for FeLV/FIV?
Yes No
Current on vaccinations?
4 in 1 (FVRCP & C):
Yes No Don't know
(All surrenders should have a 4 in 1 booster within 9 months of surrender if possible.)
Yes No Don't know
Yes No Don't know

Please tell us as much as you can about this cat:

We require at least one and you may provide up to four relatively recent digital photos of the cat to be surrendered. The photos should clearly show any distinguishing marks or characteristics to help us identify the cat in the future. A clear photo of the face and another showing any distinguishing body markings would be ideal. This cat may not be accepted if the photos provided do not clearly identify this cat. The photos must be in JPEG (".jpg"), GIF, PNG or BMP format and the photo file must not be larger than 8Mb. Just click the Browse button to select the photo file.
Photo #1:
Photo #2:
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Photo #4:
I agree to these conditions and understand that I must sign a printed copy of this agreement when the cat is surrendered.
I understand and agree that upon surrender I relinquish all rights and claims to this cat.
I confirm that I have contacted Lynea to obtain approval.
I understand that the surrender fee is not tax-deductible.
I understand that the deposit is non-refundable.
I understand and accept that not all cats will do well in the sanctuary environment.
I understand that given the number of cats and the size of the property, The Cat House on the Kings staff are not able to provide photos or updates on the condition of any surrendered cat on demand. However, I understand that I can schedule a visit to find the cat and check on him/her myself after his/her 30 day quarantine period.
I understand that The Cat House on the Kings may not accept this cat if the name and photo(s) I have provided are insufficient to distinguish this cat from similar cats.
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