Submit a Cat Intake Request

Please complete as much of the questionnaire as possible. This will give us the best idea about the behavior and needs of your cat. Filling out this form does not guarantee intake. We will review your request as soon as possible and be in touch to provide an estimated intake date if we are able to take.


We do give preference for helping people and animals within our local community, typically defined as Norwalk and towns within a 15 mile radius such as Bridgeport and Stamford. View our list of other local shelters and rescues. Learn more about rehoming your cat or dog at

PAWS is a no-kill shelter so when we are full, there is no more room to take new cats until some are adopted. Thank you for being a responsible pet owner and choosing to find a new home for your pet! Please note  there is a $100 owner surrender donation up to 10,  requested for adult cats (up to age 10) and $250 for senior cats (aged 11 and up).

PAWS has been helping animals in need since 1962. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide shelter, medical attention, and love to the dogs and cats in our care. We work hard to find the right pet for your home and the right home for every pet. Challenge accepted! We rescued and placed for more than 900 cats and dogs last year!

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