This aspect of Return to Field Programs should not be underestimated. It can be time-consuming and expensive for shelters to dispatch staff to return cats to their original locations. Shelters have a variety of ways they get cats to back where they belong, including using enforcement staff, paid program staff, and volunteers.
One shelter uses a Facebook page and daily emails to recruit volunteer drivers, and another uses a shared Google document to coordinate the rides. The volunteers sign up on the Google doc to pick up the cats based on when and where the cats need to go.