Surrender Form Kitty Devore Rescue does not have a facility. We are a foster-based rescue group comprised of like-minded individuals and families all over Southern California with a singular goal: To save the cats of Devore Shelter in San Bernardino, California. We rescue cats from this shelter or cats who are at risk of being surrendered to this shelter, give them a safe place to stay in our homes, rehabilitate them, vet them in accordance with specific vetting standards and then find new adoptive homes for them with wonderful families who will love them for the rest of their lifetime. Hundreds of thousands of animals are abandoned at shelters all around Southern California every year. Devore Shelter alone sees approximately 26,000 animals admitted annually. We are successful at what we do because we keep our focus exclusively on rescuing cats from this one singular shelter. While we wish we had the ability to help all cats in need everywhere, we do not have the manpower, the resources or the funding to be able to do so. Sadly, there are always more animals in need than there are people willing to help them. We do the very best we can with what we have. Depending on the time of year, we receive a minimum of 5 to 10 pleas via email, website, our public Facebook page and by phone every week from people who are seeking alternatives to surrendering their cat or cats to a shelter. We know those who contact us are aware that most governmentally run shelters like Devore are kill shelters where cats only have a limited time to be rescued or adopted before they are euthanized. Logically, a rescue group that doesn’t euthanize would be a better option. Unfortunately, a rescue group like ours doesn’t have the unlimited capacity to house, feed, medicate and vet cats as the shelter does, even for the limited amount of time they do. Even if we do agree to consider your cat for placement, we cannot make any guarantees we can secure them a placement. The best we can do is try - but please know it is never an instantaneous process. It can take up to several weeks and sometimes longer depending on the time of year. Our foster families are often full and their ability to take a new kitty into foster care is contingent on one of their other foster kitties being adopted and whether or not the cat being surrendered is a good match for their foster home situation. You can actually be a cat’s best advocate by utilizing social media to find him or her a great new home rather than surrender him or her to a shelter or request possible placement by a rescue group like ours. A great bio and some nice photos posted to your own Facebook page or flyer can do wonders to secure a home you’ll feel great about - and it will minimize or even eliminate the trauma your cat will experience at being surrendered. Another option is Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com and The Petco Foundation. Rehome is designed to help pets go from their current home directly to their new adopter without ever entering a shelter, placing additional burden on a rescue or ending up in dangerous hands via a classified site like Craigslist. Placement isn't instantaneous or guaranteed - but this can help you in your effort to find a new home for your kitty. This option would enable your cat to be seen by potential adopters on Adopt-a-Pet.com. To utilize this option, visit: http://rehome.adoptapet.com Please be aware, we are not Animal Control. We are unable to come out to properties to trap or round up stray cats. Provided we have an available foster home, we can consider your cat for Kitty Devore Rescue foster care if the cat is healthy and has tested negative for FeLV. By law, we can only consider cats who are not microchipped or, if microchipped, are being surrendered by the person the microchip is registered to. The only exception to this stipulation would be a family member acting on behalf of a deceased owner. If you do not know if the cat you're seeking to surrender is microchipped, we urge you to take him or her to your local vet to be scanned for a microchip first before filling out this form. Again, while we wish we had the ability to help all cats in need everywhere, we do not have the manpower, the resources or the funding to be able to do so. Our rescue focus is exclusively on the cats admitted to Devore Shelter or those at risk of being surrendered there because their owners live within or they, themselves, have been found within Devore Shelter's jurisdiction. Devore Animal Shelter's area of oversight includes the following communities: • Arrowhead Farms • Bloomington • Colton, County areas (non-County is overseen by Riverside Shelter) • Devore • Fontana, County areas (non-County is overseen by Fontana Shelter) • Forest Falls • Highland • Lytle Creek • Mentone • Mountain Home Village • Muscoy • Oak Glen • Reche Canyon, County areas (non-County is overseen by Riverside Shelter) • Redlands, County areas (non-County is overseen by Redlands Shelter) • Rialto (Field Service by Rialto Animal Control) • San Bernardino, County areas (non-County is overseen by San Bernardino City Shelter) • Yucaipa If being an advocate for your kitty isn't something you have the time or inclination to do and doing the legwork yourself to find your cat a new forever home is not an option for you, in order to determine whether or not we are able to consider your cat or cats for possible placement, please answer the following: Are you a resident of San Bernardino County?*YesNoWe are sorry but we are not able to take your kitty.Do you reside in Devore shelter’s jurisdiction?*YesNoWe are sorry but we are not able to take your kitty.Are you the legal owner of the cat you are seeking to surrender?*YesNoPlease provide the name, address, phone number and email address of the legal owner of the cat(s).*Is the cat you are requesting placement for your own adopted cat or a stray (outside and homeless)?*personal catstray cat (outside and homeless)Is the cat you are requesting placement for friendly and adoptable, semi-feral (unfriendly and not inclined toward interaction with people) or feral (wild, untamed and adverse to interaction with people)?*friendly and adoptablesemi-feral (unfriendly and not inclined toward interaction with people)feral (wild, untamed and adverse to interaction with people)We are sorry but we are not able to take your kitty.Your Name:* First Last Your Email:* Your Phone Number:*Your Address:* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Is the cat located at this address?*YesNoAddress where cat is located:* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Is the cat you’re seeking placement for male or female?*MaleFemaleDon't KnowDoes the cat you are seeking placement for have a name?*YesNoDon't KnowCat's Name:*Is the cat you’re seeking placement for spayed or neutered?*YesNoDon't KnowHow old are the cat(s) you are seeking to surrender?*Do you have veterinary documentation to confirm the cat has been sterilized?*YesNoIs the cat you are seeking placement for pregnant or has kittens with her?*PregnantKittensHow many kittens?*Please enter a value between 1 and 20.What is the approximate age of the kittens?*What standard vetting procedures has this cat undergone?FIV/FeLV Testing*YesNoFVRCP Vaccine*YesNoRabies Vaccine*YesNoDeworming*YesNoFlea Medication*YesNoEar Mite Treatment*YesNoMicrochipped*YesNoDon't KnowDoes this cat have any medical or health issues that you are aware of?*YesNoPlease describe the medical or health issues:*Why are you unable to care for or find an alternate home this cat and feel surrendering him or her is your only option?*If you are seeking to surrender more than one cat, please state the total number of cats you are seeking to surrender and list each of their names, color, hair length (shorthair, mediumhair, longhair), genders and ages. Please also cite any vetting procedures you have documented proof they have undergone (spay/neuter, FeLV/FIV testing, vaccines, microchipping, etc.). If seeking to surrender only one cat, please type "Only one cat." below.*How many cats? List name, age, color, hair length, gender and vetting procedures for each cat.If we are able to place your cat in our rescue foster care program, are you able to make a financial contribution toward their vetting and medical expenses at the time we take custody of the cat?*YesNoPlease cite the amount you can contribute:*Please upload up to 3 photos of the cat(s) you are seeking placement for.* Drop files here or Please upload proof of vetting procedures if you have them. Drop files here or If Kitty Devore Rescue is able to secure a placement for my cat(s), I agree to relinquish all rights of custody and ownership of the cat(s) to Kitty Devore Rescue or one of their members or rescue partner rescue groups at the time of pick-up or delivery of the cat(s) into their care. I agree to do so without expectation of reimbursement of any veterinary expenses I may have invested in the cat(s). I also agree that once I have surrendered my rights of custody and ownership of the cat(s) to Kitty Devore Rescue, I am not entitled to information or updates about his/her/their care while in our foster care program or to have any input into their subsequent care after surrender. I agree that I am also not entitled to any information, updates or input regarding his/her/their new owner when they are adopted into a new home. I also agree that I am not entitled to any portion of the adoption fee. I understand that should I change my mind after I have officially surrendered my cat(s), I will be required to undergo Kitty Devore Rescue’s adoption process or the adoption process of one of our members or rescue partner rescue groups. This will entail completing and submitting an adoption application and, if approved, undergoing a home check. The adoption process will also include the payment of the adoption fee in full. If the cat you are requesting placement for meets our criteria, we will be in contact within 24 hours to discuss your cat’s situation further. However, even if he or she does meet our criteria, we still cannot guarantee we can secure a placement for him or her. We will do our best but, as previously mentioned, placements are seldom instantaneous and are contingent on either one of our foster parents or rescue partners having an opening to take them.