Kitty Village

Kitty Village has helped individuals and rescue groups find homes for cats in the greater Atlanta area since 1999.

I found a cat. What should I do?

Search for the Owner

If the cat or kitten seems to be friendly (not feral) and not neglected, in most cases you should make an effort to find the owner. Pet FBI's Found Pet Action Plan offers great advice for returning a lost pet to its home.

Get the Cat Vetted

If you rescued the cat or looked for the owner to no avail, it's best to have the cat checked by a vet, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered before placing it in a new home. Many low-cost spay/neuter clinics are available, and many humane societies and for-profit services offer low-cost vaccine clinics in convenient locations.

Reach Out to Shelters and Rescue Groups

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has a searchable list of licensed shelters and rescue groups. You can also download a summarized list as of March 1, 2024 in Microsoft Excel format.

Spread the Word

In a polite and appropriate way, tell as many people as you can that you're looking for a good home for a cat or kitten. Friends, neighbors, coworkers, members of your (or your kids') club or team, and members of your house of worship (if you have one) are good candidates. Posting on social media sites like Facebook and Nextdoor are good ways to reach a lot of people. And don't be afraid to post on craigslist. I've adopted cats myself and placed cats into great homes through craigslist. Be sure to post in the Community / Pets category.

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