Rescue and Adoption

Since MEOW's inception in 2000, we have rescued and found homes for more than 14,000 cats. Due to our no-kill status and limited Adoption Centre and foster home space, we adhere to the following intake guidelines and procedures:

Intake Procedures

We operate by appointment only. Intake Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. To make an appointment, contact our Rescue and Intake department.


Looking to adopt? See how our adoption process works.


Found a Cat or Kitten?

Prior to calling MEOW for assistance, please follow the steps outlined on our Found Cats resource. If you're unable to reunite the found cat with its owner or need assistance, contact our Rescue and Intake department.

If you have an emergency situation such as a badly injured cat, transport the cat to the nearest 24-hour emergency vet clinic.

Lost a Cat?

Prior to calling MEOW for assistance, please follow the steps outlined on our Lost Cats resource. If you’ve lost your cat, contact our Rescue and Intake department with a description of your cat and your contact information and we’ll file a lost report in case they are brought to us.

MEOW rents out humane traps for a maximum of one week to trap indoor cats who have escaped. There is a $150 deposit fee, with $100 refunded to you upon the return of the trap. Please contact our Rescue and Intake department for more information.

Feral or Wild Cats

MEOW does not admit feral cats into our adoption program, but they are eligible for our Trap Neuter Return (TNR) Program. For more information, please contact our Trap Neuter Return department.

Close up shot of veterinarian making a checkup of a cute beautiful cat

Veterinary Financial Assistance

MEOW Foundation does not offer financial assistance for vet care for owned pets. We do offer assistance with costs of spaying or neutering cats for low income Calgarians as part of our Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)