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Whether you plan to adopt an adult cat, senior cat, or kitten, it is essential to keep in mind that you are making a 10 to 20 year commitment to that animal.

Since most of the cats available for adoption have already had one or more homes, it is essential that they be placed in a new, loving, and permanent home. 

Kittens need to go in pairs unless there is another animal in the house. Any dogs in the household need to be cat friendly.

We do have an age requirement of 21 to adopt.  Exceptions may be considered for special circumstances. We do not adopt animals out as gifts.

Where Do I Begin?

  • Start here! Read through the rest of this page and our Adoption Packet.
  • Browse through our available cats and kittens. Please note, we do not hold animals as we have learned that sometimes people change their mind and we lose valuable time in placing the animal/animals.
  • Complete an online adoption application.  
  • Completed applications are then reviewed by our organization. Please allow five days for application review, which may include verification of the information provided. 
  • If your adoption application is approved, it is mandatory to download and read our online contract and it is assumed that contract is accepted by the adopter. A copy of the contract may be printed out for adopter’s records.  Adoption of an animal means acceptance of the contracts terms. The contract form may be downloaded and viewed HERE.
  • One of our volunteers will be in touch once your application is approved. They will coordinate a time during scheduled adoption hours for you to meet the applicable cats/kittens.

How Much Does it Cost?

Adoption Fees

Individual adult or juvenile cats (6 months and older) are available for $100 (unless marked otherwise); kittens under 6 months are $125 (unless marked otherwise).   There may be higher rates set for certain animals depending on the breed.

Adoption fees reimburse our not-for-profit organization for the extensive veterinary care the animals receive prior to adoption.  Included in the adoption fee are:

  • Vaccination against Panleukopenia (Distemper), Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus 
  • Vaccination against Rabies (if animal is over 4 months of age)
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Initial de-worming, flea, and ear mite treatment
  • nail clipping and ear cleaning
  • Sterilization of the animal prior to adoption; no exceptions
  • Micro-chipping as mandated by state law
  • There are various area vets that offer a free wellness check to adopted rescue animals. Please mention this when you contact your vet for your new cat’s first appointment.  

Additional Costs

  • A new cat will need all of the essentials like:
    • food and water dishes
    • a carrier
    • a litter box and scoop
    • litter
    • food
    • toys
    • scratching posts
    • beds
    • furniture
    • Be sure you have all of the essentials with this new cat checklist.
  • Kittens require a series of inoculations, so adopters will need to take the kitten to their vet and ensure they are kept up to date on all vaccinations.
  • Cats often need follow-up parasitic treatment to ensure 100% removal.
  • These animals are rescue cats/kittens. They may have a UTI or URI that has been treated by us but may reoccur. They may have had ringworm, ear mites or other ailments. All that we are aware of we do fully disclose, however, not all are noticeable on placement. CATsNAP is not responsible for these situations. Potential adopters should be prepared to cover additional costs of keeping a new furry family member healthy.
  • There are various area vets that offer a free wellness check to adopted rescue animals. Please mention this when you contact your vet for your new cat’s first appointment.  
  • We do not adopt to applicants that are going to de-claw.  In our viewpoint as a group, we believe it to be inhumane. We also do not adopt to applicants who use harnesses. We have had far to many instances where an adopted cat is taken out on a harness and escapes or is injured. We do not believe it is worth risking the safety of the cats.

What if the Adoption Doesn’t Work Out?

Please understand that you are not purchasing an animal from us; you are adopting a lifelong companion. If you are not sure that your new companion will “work out” for any reason, please do not adopt from us until you are certain.

The adoption fee covers our costs associated with the adoption, including sterilization, vaccinations, and boarding. We are unable to return your adoption fee in the event that you change your mind about an animal.  In certain circumstances, we are willing to apply the paid adoption fee toward another animal at our discretion.

We will always take an animal back that was adopted from us.