A Paw in the Door Cat Rescue
Surrender Policy for Owners & Stray Rescuers
A Paw in the Door is a small, locally-run non-profit alliance of people who love cats. We work with cats in the Midcoast area and place them in homes in the Midcoast area. Once a cat is surrendered to Paw, we get to know the cat and work on finding him or her the best home possible. We take the responsibility of the future of each cat seriously and are very careful about placements. Being such a small organization means that we can take the time each cat needs to find a great home.
Once a cat is surrendered, the cat is the responsibility of A Paw in the Door and A Paw in the Door will have sole discretion as to his/her future medical care and placement. The program will provide treatment for medical conditions deemed treatable by its veterinarian. Should the veterinarian find that the cat has an untreatable illness that renders the cat unadoptable the cat will be euthanized.
We understand that giving up one’s cats is a difficult and emotional thing to do. However, we must ask that owners remember that everyone involved in A Paw in the Door is a volunteer, with limited time, and that time is best spent on tasks involving the cats. Paw is mindful of owners’ concerns and will keep them informed if any problems arise, but inquiries after a cat is surrendered are not permitted and will be unanswered. Once a cat has been adopted, the adoption is permanent.
Steps for surrendering a cat to A Paw in the Door
1. Call our surrender line at 751-4131 and talk to our intake counselor to check availability.
- Fill out the surrender application
- Provide proof that cats are spayed or neutered, in good health, and up to date on vaccinations
- Provide a detailed description of any special medical needs
- Send application (only after speaking to the paw representative), vet records, and a check for $35 per cat to: