Here are the basic steps to adopt:
- Complete this adoption questionaire.
- Have permission from landlord if renting.
- If you have already chosen a cat or kitten from those available you may move on to the adoption; if not, arrange to meet as many cats or kittens in their foster homes as you need to in order to make your best match!
- Pay the deposit fee if 100% certain on a feline
- Find out what food and litter the cat is currently using; where possible, continue with the same food and only gradually switch to a new food, to minimize the chance of stomach discomfort or diarrhea in your new cat.
- Have a safe carrier in which to transport the cat home. (These can be picked up from KMART for as little as $22.)
- Plan for ongoing vet care for your cat, not just for regular vaccinations but also periodic needs such as dental work and unexpected health concerns. (ie/ insurance)
- Keeping your cat indoor only is one of the major things you can do to decrease not just tragic losses from car accidents and other dangers but to also significantly decrease the lifetime veterinary costs from accidental ingestion, parasites, injuries and other common results of outdoor life.
Studies have proven that having an animal companion can not only increase your health by lowering stress and blood pressure, but can actually increase your life expectancy. We want you and your feline companion to be together for a very long time.
We sincerely hope that you and your feline companion will have a long and healthy, happy life together, but as we all know things happen. The more prepared you are for any occasion, the easier it is on you, your family and your animal companions. It can be difficult on them when changed from a family they know to unknown circumstances, so please contact us if you require any advice to deal with health or behavioural issues that might affect your cat during it’s lifetime.
Our many foster homes and hundreds of happy adopters will tell you that an indoor only life can be a full and satisfying one. The secret is stimulation; whether it’s another companion animal, toys, cat trees that allow visual access to the outdoors, as well as your loving attention, all contribute to creating a happy home for your new pet. There are a ton of ideas on how to keep your cat happy, and many of them are a lot of fun for their owners as well. Have fun, and enjoy what can be a very satisfying relationship. Our foster homes love to get updates, so make sure to remember to send us some of the many cat pictures you are bound to take of your new family member over the years!