If you've fallen in love with a photo of one of
our kittens or adult cats and you have a space in your home for another fur kid,
you might want to adopt. Before you make any decisions about adopting, there are
a few things we'd like you to know about how we work.
When we rescue a kitten, a litter, or an adult cat, we immediately treat them
for fleas and worm them if not too young. At the right age, we then arrange for
our vet to microchip and vaccinate. If the pet is old enough, we also have them
desexed. This vet work is done at our own expense and is partially recovered
from the adoption fees.
This basically means when you pay your adoption fee, you're paying a very
reduced rate for all the vetwork and the kitty comes for free. Your own vet
might charge you close to $400 for all this work (girls are more expensive than
boys) but the most you'll pay for an adoption fee is $180 for a kitten ($220 for
a pure breed) or $150 for an adult.
What a bargain price for your new best friend!!
We'd like you to be able to take your kitten home as young as possible, because
we ALL love a tiny little kitten. So we do have them ready for adoption at 8
weeks of age. This may mean they won't have been desexed yet, so to ensure we
don't put entire kittens back out into the world with the potential to create
even more unwanted kittens for rescue groups to save, we let you take your
kitten home with the desex voucher.
How does this work? When you pay your $180 adoption fee, we also ask for
a bond of $50.00. We retain that bond until you have used our desex voucher and
provide us with proof of desexing. As soon as we receive that desex certificate
from the vet, we immediately return your $50.00 bond.
Every one of our kitty's is precious to us. We sometimes move
mountains to rescue them and often the adoption fee doesn't
cover the vet work. Our carers get very attached to their
charges and our Vets invest time and effort into them for us. So
we require our babies' new families to commit to keeping them
indoors only, where they'll be safe from the dangers they might
Outdoor enclosures for basking in the sun are
acceptable, provided they're attached to the house so that kitty
can still be part of the family. Cats are vulnerable in the
great outdoors and indoor cats are known to live longer. It's a
win for the kitty and a win for the family who adopt.
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