ADOPTION PROCESS

INTERESTED IN ADOPTING FROM US?
 
  • Check out our adoptable cats and kittens! 
  • Once you know what cat or kitten/s you are interested in email allie@feralchange.org or info@feralchange.org and let us know what cat you would like to adopt, and tell us a bit about yourself.
  • We will email you an adoption application for you to fill out and email back to us. The faster you submit the application the faster we can review! We review most applications on a first come first serve basis.
  • When we have lots of applications in for one cat or kitten or a pair of kittens we review and work to find the best possible home fit for that cat or kitten. We will review all the applications and choose the adopters we think will be the best fit for that cat or kitten's specific needs, energy level, and personality. If you are not selected to adopt a specific cat or kitten it may be there is another cat or kitten/s that may be a better fit!
  • Once we have your submitted application and we have reviewed and approved your written application, we can plan a meet and greet with the cat or kitten in their foster home. The foster parent will contact you to arrange a visit. After the visit if you think the cat or kitten is a good fit for your home and family we can proceed with approving your application, and planning a home visit. Our foster parents will let us know how the meet and greet went, we take their advice on who to adopt to as they know the cats and kittens they are fostering best. Our fosters may ask you some questions about your cat experience and other pertinent info so they can get an idea of the type of home the cat or kitten may be going to. If your meet and greet goes well and you think the cat or kitten is the right fit for you, and our foster thinks you are a good fit for the cat or kitten we can move to the next step - the home visit! Due to Covid19 we are now doing video chat visits!
  • Home visit - before we finalize any adoption we will schedule a home visit to make sure your home is safe and cat ready! Make sure that you have prepped your home for your new cat or kitten, no windows they can escape from, move any toxic house plants out of reach or in a room the cat cannot access. Plan what room your cat will start out in, and where the food and water will be, where the litter box will be, etc. Our volunteer can give advice, answer questions, and give tips on how to make your home cat or kitten ready. Due to Covid19 we are now accepting video tours!
  • If your home seems ready and safe for the cat or kitten/s you are interested in, your written application has been approved, and your meet and greet was approved, we can finalize the adoption! You can then pay the adoption fee via PayPal, check, or cash.
  • After you are approved and the adoption fee has been paid we can plan for you to pick up your cat or kitten to bring them home! 
  • You can pay the adoption fee via our PayPal: info@feralchange.org 
Adoption fees:
  • 1 kitten $125.00 
  • 2 kittens/bonded pair: $200.00
  • 1 adult cat: $75.00
  • 2 adult cats/adult bonded pair: $100.00
  • Senior cat: $25.00 (we may waive all fees for senior and special needs cats in some situations)
  • Garden Cat / Barn Cat: FREE to approved home
The adoption fee includes their spay/neuter, FVRCP vaccinations, microchip, de-worming, and flea treatment.
For kittens over 12-14 weeks and adult cats this also includes their rabies vaccination. Kittens cannot get their rabies vaccine until they are at least three months old so kittens under 12 weeks will not yet have their rabies vaccination. 
For adult cats and kittens over 6 months of age the adoption fee will also include FIV/FeLV testing. 
Adoption fees are non-refundable, but can be transferred to a donation if for any reason you need to return your cat/s or kitten/s, and we will send you an email donation receipt. 
Need tips on what to expect when you bring home a new cat? Here are some good resources:
https://www.meowfoundation.com/resources/new-cat/
https://www.petfinder.com/cats/bringing-a-cat-home/tips-for-first-30-days-cat/
https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/behavior/how-introduce-dog-and-cat
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