Found a cat or kittens?


IF YOU HAVE LOST A CAT – Please post on our Facebook Page or email admin@halfwayhomepetrescue.org or call 207 999 1075. This is the quickest way to get the word out. Also check with the Central Aroostook Humane Shelter and your local animal control officer or police.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A CAT:  Please contact your local police department, animal control officer, or the animal shelter in your area.  You may also post on our Facebook Page or email admin@halfwayhomepetrescue.org or call 207 999 1075. DO NOT DROP OFF THE CAT OR KITTENS TO OUR ADOPTION CENTER OR OUR THRIFT STORE. THERE WILL NOT BE ANYONE THERE WHO CAN ACCEPT THEM. SURRENDERS MUST BE BY APPOINTMENT.

IF HHPR IS ACCEPTING NEW ADMISSIONS: We must charge a $40 surrender fee to cover the cost of tests and parasite treatment upon entry. HHPR tests for FeLV/FIV.  If you are not able to pay the surrender fee, please discuss this with HHPR.


If you have found a cat or kittens there are some things you should know.

Observation is the most important thing you can do to help. We advise not approaching the cat – even if there are kittens – unless they are in obvious danger or distress. Be cautious with an injured cat as they may strike out – and you could suffer an unpleasant wound.  A truly feral cat will not allow you to approach and will strike out.

Mother with kittens: Very young kittens need their mother’s milk for their immune system. If a kitten is very young (would fit in your hand, eyes closed) please DO NOT attempt to take it away from the mother. Provide food at a safe distance and observe the situation. Call your local animal control person, police or the shelter contracted by your town. It is best to arrange for the capture of the mother with kittens together. If the mother is frightened by humans, she will move the babies. If she smells human on her babies, she may abandon it.

If the kittens are older – they’re walking and playing – they will need to be captured before they become old enough to start mating. Provide food at a safe distance and contact the authorities.

If the authorities cannot provide help, then you may call HHPR at 999-1075. Be sure to leave a number where you can be reached. A volunteer will get back to you within 24 hours. We will work with you to trap the cat and/or kittens and get them the help they need.

If you would like to report a lost or found cat through this website, you may complete this form. Be aware this is not the most immediate method of contact. You may use this form to send a photo of the cat.

For more extensive information about what to do if you find kittens and how to care for them, visit Alley Cat Allies.

 

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