How To Adopt
How to Meet Our Adoptable Pets: Since we don’t have a shelter, all our cats are fostered in private homes. Please contact us at (204)721-3237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which cat you're interested in.
Age of Adopter: You must be at least 21 to adopt.
Adoption Application and Contract: All adopters are required to fill out an adoption application and sign a legally-binding contract.
This is an example of the contract:
Indoor Cat/Kitten Adoption Contract
1. I will keep my cat indoors at all times unless an exception is made by the rescue.
2. I will give my cat proper housing, food, water, exercise and humane treatment.
3. I will provide my cat with veterinary treatment when necessary. If not already done, I will have him or her spayed/neutered when six months old. This is included in the adoption fee.
4. Signing this contract obliges me to contact and return the pet to Cats TNR & Rescue if I cannot keep it.
5. I will NOT sell, give away, rehome, neglect, abandon or euthanize my pet.
6. I understand declawing in NOT permitted by the rescue. Please contact Cats TNR for alternative solutions.
I accept the cat "as is" and understand that adopted pets may have pre-existing health conditions.
If a kitten is adopted before it has been spayed/neutered, adopters will receive a certificate that entitles them to have the procedure done at no extra cost when the cat is 6-8 months of age. This certificate will cover the spay/neuter, and idenitification tattoo. Extras such as iv fluids , blood work etc. will not be covered.
Kittens will not be adopted before 12 weeks of age.
It is the responsibility of the adopter to have pets records transferred from the rescues vet to their own vet in order to maintain booster reminders and health records.
Spay/Neuter: In order to help prevent unwanted litters, having your pet spayed or neutered is a mandatory condition of adoption if it hasn't already been done. We will follow up with adopters to ensure compliance.
Settling In: After you pick up your new kitty, we encourage you to maintain contact with us or your veterinarian in case you have questions about integrating the pet into your home. The settling-in process can take a few hours or several weeks, depending on the circumstances. We ask you to be patient with your new family member, give them at least one week to settle in, and don’t hesitate to call us for assistance.
Declawing: We do not permit declawing of our rescue cats. Many veterinarians are joining the trend and not declawing. There are many better, cheaper, safe and less painful ways to protect your belongings. If you are having issues with an adopted cat scratching please contact us to discuss alternative options.
Spay or Neuter($150-300 value) Identification Tattoo(priceless) Health check and current vaccines up to date of adoption. If vaccines are not completed at adoption adopter is responsible for remaining shots and boosters . Two worm treatments and if necessary treatment for earmites and FIV/Felv testing when considered a high risk case.
*Please note that the adoption fee may ALSO include (for no additional fee to the adopter) a surgery or treatment that is mandatory for the cats health prior to adoption ex. dental.*
Adoption forms are NOT downloadable from our website and you must request them for a specific cat. This is to prevent mix-ups with duplicate applications being sent out on the same cat. They can be sent to you via email or fax. Applications should be returned promptly if you are interested in adopting, as we will not hold the cats until an application has been received.
Please be advised we select the best possible home for each and every cat that comes through our rescue. In some cases, we have two great homes who are interested in a cat, so the rescue will select the home which best matches the cat in question. Please be advised that we do reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason.
Where Do I Download An Adoption Form?
All cats must be returned to Cats TNR & Rescue if the adoptive family is no longer able to keep the cat. Up to and until 60 days the full adoption fee will be returned regardless of the reason. After 60 days 50% of the adoption fee will be returned.