How do I surrender my cat?

Golden Oldies Cat Rescue focuses on Monterey County, and cats 6 years of age and older. If you are outside of Monterey County but still want to list your cat on our website, we offer Courtesy Listings in addition to our regular listing of available cats.

Because we are a new organization, there are some medical conditions we are unable to handle — including but not limited to diabetes, thyroid disease, cancer and any terminal illness. If a medical exam shows a cat has one of these we unfortunately cannot take the kitty as a Golden Oldies cat, but we could offer you a Courtesy listing.

For us to take your cat, the cat must:

– Have a complete medical exam within the last 60 days

– Have a Senior blood panel within the last 6 months

– Have an FIV/FELV test (needs to be negative)

– Be current on FVRCP & Rabies vaccines

– Be scanned for a microchip or given one if necessary. Please record the number and microchip manufacturer!

– Be spayed/neutered

– Have its teeth checked & graded for dental disease

Please note: Dr. Marcus at Purrfurably Cats [481 Cortes St., Monterey, CA 93940], or Animal Hospital at Mid Valley [ 312 Mid Valley Ctr, Carmel, CA 93923all Prospective Golden Oldies Cats will receive 50% off their exam, and 25% off Services. To make an appointment at Purrfurably Cats call (831) 655-2287. To make an appointment with Dr. Karl Anderson at Animal Hospital of Mid Valley call (831) 624-8509.

All exam notes and test results can be emailed to us at or you can give your vet authorization to release them to Golden Oldies Cat Rescue and we will call the vet and get the records.

There is a $100 intake fee for a guardian surrender — and we gladly welcome donations above and beyond that.

Finally, before intake, your cat needs to pass an evaluation by a Golden Oldies representative.

In the event we do not have an available foster, we will put your cat on our courtesy listing on our website while you continue to care for the animal. All the regular requirements will still need to be met, and we’ll need some good pictures and a short bio on the animal.

To get started please click on the link below and fill out the form that opens in a separate tab. Once completed simply email the completed form to Please submit one form for each animal you need help with.