Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find the right cat for our family?
Indoor cats can live 15-20 years. If you adopt a cat, you're making a long-term commitment. Each cat or kitten has its own unique personality and some will suit you better than others. Research cat breeds and ask questions about a cat's temperament before adopting. Feline Friends discloses everything we know about a cat so you can make an informed decision.
Why adopt a cat or kitten from Feline Friends?
Feline Friends does everything possible to ensure our rescue cats are healthy. Female cats are spayed and male cats are neutered. They're all tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids and they're given at least the first set of vaccinations. When necessary, the cats are also treated for parasites, such as: roundworms, tapeworms, ear mites, and fleas.
Should I adopt a kitten or adult cat?
Both options are rewarding.
Kittens are quite possibly the cutest things in the world. They're also very active and require both physical and mental stimulation to keep them occupied. Adopting a kitten means you're responsible for ensuring it becomes a social and secure adult cat. You must spend time playing with a kitten, petting and grooming a kitten, and teaching it basic manners.
Adult cats are just as social and loving as kittens but much less demanding. Adults still need your daily attention but not your constant supervision.
Consider your life and determine how much time and effort you have to invest in a relationship with a new pet before you choose.
What is the adoption fee and what does the fee include?
Our adoption fees offset the veterinary costs incurred ensuring rescue cats are healthy. This allows us to meet the medical needs of the next cat entering our program.
- The kitten adoption fee is $75.00. This fee covers Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids testing, Spay or Neuter, first vaccinations, and parasite treatment if needed (fleas, ear mites, worms).
- The cat adoption fee is $65.00 and covers the same treatment as kittens.
Are there "Free" cats or kitten?
There's no such thing as a " Free" cat or kitten. Responsible pet ownership involves providing for your cat's long term care needs which include:
- Spaying or neutering.
- Good nutrition (quality food and fresh water).
- A safe, warm, dry, clean shelter.
- Social stimulation (petting/grooming and playtime).
- Providing basic medical needs (testing for Feline Leukemia & Aids, vaccinating, treating for parasites).
What does Feline Friends do with newborn kittens that don't have a mother?
Orphan kittens require extensive care including: making sure the kittens are safe, warm, dry, fed, burped, and pottied. We don't have many foster homes capable of providing this round-the-clock care but we help as many kittens as our limited resources allow.
How can I find a home for my cat or kitten?
Making the decision to give up a loved family pet is difficult. Thank you for considering Feline Friends as a resource in this important search.
If you adopted your cat from Feline Friends, within the last 6 months please contact us by phone or email immediately. If you return a cat after adoption, the adoption fee won't be refunded.
If you adopted a cat from us more than 6 months ago, Feline Friends will take the cat if we have space available. The adoption fee won't be refunded and you will pay a surrender fee.
Feline Friends is a cat and kitten rescue group. Most of our resources are exhausted providing for stray, abandoned, and abused cats and kittens. If there is space available in a foster home to intake a privately owned cat, you must provide the following:
- Verification your cat is spayed or neutered.
- Proof your cat does not have Feline Leukemia or Aids (the cat must have been tested recently).
- Vaccination records.
- A monetary donation to offset the costs of fostering your cat until a new home is found.
We're very well aware of the challenges of finding responsible homes for cats. It takes time and work. The Humane Society is an excellent resource for tips on finding a new home for your pet. You can also place a classified add on Petfinder. May your diligent efforts result in you finding a caring, permanent home for your cat.
I contacted Feline Friends and have not heard back. When will I be contacted?
Thank you for your patience. Feline Friends receives numerous calls and emails daily. Our volunteers work full-time jobs and unselfishly give their personal time to help the cats. While connecting with you during reasonable hours can be challenging, your inquiry is important to us. Please provide as much information as you can when contacting Feline Friends. And, use email whenever possible because it is our most flexible communication tool.
How long before you can help me with a stray cat/kitten?
Unfortunately, the supply of cats needing homes greatly exceeds the demand of people wanting to adopt them. Our goal is to find the right home for our rescues, not the first home. As a result, it's difficult to determine how quickly one of our rescues will find a "forever home" and make space available for another stray cat.
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