How to Surrender

Private individuals surrendering their Bengal cat, please read below. Shelters and/or rescues with a Bengal that would best be suited for Bengal Rescue, please contact us for further assistance.

For Individuals

Before GLBR takes in your Bengal, we ask that you follow a few steps.

First, we suggest contacting your breeder to ask for assistance. Most breeders will take back their own cats and would rather do that than see them in rescue.

Complete the Surrender Contract. After filling out the form, you should contact us regarding where and how to send it.

Your Bengal should be current on all vaccinations, FELV/FIV tested, and spayed/neutered if over one year of age. All vaccination and any vet records you have should accompany the cat.

Contact us if you cannot find an affordable place to bring your cat up to date on their shots.

You will be responsible for transporting the cat to the assigned foster home.


Is there a surrender fee? - No, but we appreciate any donations. Most Bengal rescues cost more than the adoption fee received. If you can not afford a monetary donation, things like carriers, food and beds are other suggested donations. We do not, under any circumstances, pay people for their surrendered Bengal.

Will my cat be caged? - This depends on a variety of things, such as your cat's temperament, its ability to get along with other animals and kids, the foster's location, how full we are at the time, your cat's current and past health, and results from the vet. If circumstances require the cat to be caged, fosters have good sized runs, with plenty of room; most cages are 4 x 5 x 4 or larger. The rescued cat will be given at least 3 hours or more per day out of the cage. A cat that is not up to date on rabies/vaccines, not FELV/FIV checked and not altered will be isolated and caged until brought up to date.

Is GLBR no-kill? -We do not put down Bengals unless there is a medical reason to do so, such as a terminal illness, or the cat has severe behavioral problems such as unprovoked, aggressive biting.

My cat has a terminal illness, will you take it? - No. No one wishes to adopt a cat that is about to die. If you cannot keep your terminally ill cat, it would be best to euthanize.