Surrender a Savannah Cat

If you are having problems with your Savannah Cat, the Savannah Rescue will is here to try and help you work through and correct the problems to prevent you having to give up your Savannah.  Our rescue volunteers have experience raising and training Savannahs, so they have encountered most of the problems you might be having with these active, smart cats, and they are more than willing to work with you to fix the problems.  Please contact us as soon as possible.

We prefer spending time to offer advice and help you resolve issues that having to surrender your cat. Please consider working on the issue before you reach a point of no return. Our contact page includes an “advice” option for this purpose.

However, if you have no choice but to turn your Savannah over to our Rescue, we will need the following:

  • Photograph of the Savannah
  • Cat’s name, generation, age, and sex (please indicate if spayed/neutered)
  • Breeder’s name and the sire and dam’s registered names (if known)
  • Your city and state
  • Vet and vaccination records
  • How quickly you must relocate the cat
  • Why you need to give the cat up
  • What behavioral problems the cat may have
  • Special needs the cat may have
  • Whether the cat is friendly with other cats, dogs, children, etc

Additionally, we have a form that if you could save and fill out to return to us, this will greatly help us evaluate your cat to find it a new home, click here for that form. Since Savannah Cat Rescue is run solely by volunteers, and funded by donations, please consider making a donation towards helping us rehabilitate and rehome your cat.  Any donation is greatly appreciated.  It may be the cost of flying the cat to one of our foster homes, or some other amount as you are able.  However, we will not turn down any Savannah if you are financially unable to make a donation.

For Breeders that need to surrender all or some of their cats, be aware that we will additionally require a signed agreement that you will cease breeding for a period of time. If a breeder needs to surrender cats to Rescue this indicates a need to halt their program and reevaluate before continuing to produce more cats.

To contact Savannah Rescue, please visit our Contact page.  Savannah Rescue is a volunteer organization and we apologize if it takes us a few days to respond.