THINK ADOPTING A FOREVER FURRY FRIEND MIGHT BE IN YOUR FUTURE???
Providing a loving, forever home to a rescued cat makes you a true hero. All of our cats are spayed/neutered, tested for FeLV/FIV, up to date on vaccines, micro-chipped, and ready for their forever home.
There is a contract involved and you will be agreeing to certain things, like providing a safe forever home and proper medical care. Adoption is not a spur of the moment decision. Please take time to consider that the cat you are adopting will be completely dependent on you for up to 20 years.
Adult cats can be adopted for $50
Kittens can be adopted for $75 or 2/$100
Exotic cats/kittens adoption fee varies
Deciding between a cat and a kitten?
Many teenage and adult cats have been abandoned, neglected, abused, or dumped at a shelter to find themselves in a terrifying, lonely new world. They have often withstood hunger, pain, illness and fear to overcome the odds and survive. They are supremely deserving–and appreciative–of a forever home. More often than not, these cats have been dumped because they were no longer convenient for their owners, or their owners decided to move into a new home which will not accept animals. Very seldom are these animals discarded due to personality problems or bad behavior.
If you have been planning to adopt a kitten, ask yourself what’s important to you or your family in a new pet.
On behalf of all adult cats we ask you to keep the following things in mind:
If you want a cat with a certain kind of personality, you’re better off adopting an adult. We have all grown into our personalities, which we’ll have forever, but with a kitten who may be cute now, he or she may mature into a totally different kind of cat! Many people feel that by adopting a kitten, they will be able to “mold” it into certain behavior or that he/she will be more affectionate.
For instance, lots of adopters want a kitten because they have a dog, and want to “raise” the kitten to be best friends with it. The truth is, some kittens are destined to be cats who don’t like dogs–or possibly even other cats. Just like people, cats are born with certain personality traits that are unavoidable regardless of a kitten’s environment during formative months. However, many of our adult cats have lived successfully with dogs in their previous or foster homes. The dog-buddy scenario is just an example…but you get the idea!
Don’t forget: All those tiny kittens will, in less than a year, be just as big as the adults. In the meantime, they’ll go through destructive, awkward teenage months. Kittens are a lot like children, and need to be watched very carefully so they stay out of trouble. Kittens can easily gets stuck behind washers or stoves, they like to chew on electrical cords and test out their claws on your nice furniture, carpets, and lovely drapes. Most adult cats no longer have any major behavioral problems, and are much quicker learners (unlike those bratty rebels) when it comes to the house rules.
If you have children under the age of 7, it is far safer for them to adopt an adult cat. Kittens are easily frightened and do not always know what’s appropriate, and can bite or scratch on instinct without meaning to hurt a child. Also, kittens raised by children often become skittish and less affectionate. Again, to be sure that you’re bringing home a good-natured, outgoing, friendly cat to be your child’s companion for the next 15 to 20 years, your better bet is an adult!
If you already have an adult cat and are looking for a companion for it, keep in mind that many older cats get annoyed and overwhelmed by a kitten’s high energy level. A cat that is around the same age–or a little older–usually makes for a much happier match.
And that’s pitch for adopting an adult kitty. Adopting a rescued kitty makes you a hero. Adopting a rescued ADULT cat makes you a superhero!!!
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