Rehoming Your Pet

In order to best serve our community, Butte Humane Society wants to give you a way to safely rehome your pet in times of need.

We understand that rehoming your pet is never an easy decision. Butte Humane Society is here to help you make the right choice for you and your pet, and to provide help within our capacity to do so. We strive to accept all adoptable pets while maintaining a high standard of care.

Please note: at this time, Butte Humane Society is only accepting surrendered cats.  Stray animal services and questions will be directed to the City of Chico Animal Services at (530) 894-5630.

Butte Humane Society is able to provide rehoming services according to current resources available. It is possible that some animals may not meet our adoption program requirements or may have needs that are beyond what our current resources can provide for. The animal must go through both behavior and medical evaluations to determine if they are a good fit for our adoption program.

It is advised that applications are submitted ASAP when you become aware of a change that may require rehoming.  This service cannot currently be provided on a same-day-as-application basis, and in some cases animals may be required to wait an extended period of time until resources become available to Butte Humane Society to help with your animal.

If you have an adoptable cat that you wish to rehome, please follow these steps:

  1. Take a moment to make sure your decision to rehome your cat is the right one.
  2. Fill out our rehoming application.
  3. Butte Humane Society staff will contact you within two to three business days.
  4. Please keep in mind we ask for a $25 rehoming fee.


If you have any questions or need more information, please email us or call 530.343.7917 x164