Please read the below before contacting us about a kitten or cat you’d like us to take.
- Nashville Cat Rescue does not have a staff or shelter location, so we rely on fosters to take care of the cats. Our availability to take in new cats hinges on foster home availability, so we cannot guarantee placement.
- We are not veterinarians and cannot provide emergency services. If the cat is in need of urgent medical attention, please take it to a veterinarian.
- If you’ve found a stray cat, take steps to ensure it’s not a missing pet before moving forward with rescue placement:
- Scan for a microchip. Almost all vets will do this for free.
- Post cat as “found” on social media. There are lost & found groups on Facebook (Skippy Lou’s is the biggest Nashville one), and Nextdoor is another great resource for reuniting pets with owners.
- Post “found” flyers in the area the cat was found and ask your neighbors if they know the cat.
- Here are more tips on found pets.
- We are not equipped to handle ferals. If the cat is afraid of humans and does not let you handle it, it’s likely feral. However, Nashville is lucky to have an amazing resource for feral cats: Pet Community Center. They loan out traps, provide low cost spay / neuter services, and offer tips for TNR (Trap neuter release).
We do NOT accept owner surrenders, as we focus our resources on saving homeless cats.
Once in the care of Nashville Cat Rescue, all cats will be placed for adoption once healthy and fully vetted. Finders/rescuers/partners acknowledge that NCR has the sole authority to approve adoption applications and cat placement.