Why Are Cats Given Up

The Top 10 Reasons Given for Cats Surrendered to a Shelter 

1. Too many in house (not the cat’s fault)

2. Allergies (not the cat’s fault)

3. Moving (not the cat’s fault)

4. Cost of pet maintenance (not the cat’s fault

5. Landlord issues (not the cat’s fault)

6. No homes for littermates (not the cat’s fault)

7. House soiling (often due to illness or stress)

8. Personal problems (not the cat’s fault)

9. Inadequate facilities (not the cat’s fault)

10. Doesn’t get along with other pets (often means they got a new pet and don’t want the older cat any longer)

For more information visit the Nation Council on Pet Population Study and Policy site: