Interested in bringing a new Cat or Kitten to your home? Read below for more information on what to expect when adopting your new best friend from the Fort Collins Cat Rescue!
What do your cats come with?
|All of the cats and kittens from our shelter come with the following:
Additional items with adult cats may include some of the following:
What are your adoption fees?
|Our regular adoption fees are as follows:
Why do you have variable adoption fees?
Younger, purebred and other high demand cats have a higher adoption fee to help offset the costs of cats and kittens who may have higher medical or social needs. On average every cat or kitten we care for will cost $280 during their time with us.
We also have on-going special adoption fees:
We prefer cash for adoptions. If you would like to pay with a debt or credit card, please consider making an additional donation to help cover merchant fees. We expect over $2,000 in merchant fees for 2013 and your donation will help us to care for more cats and kittens. We do not accept checks for adoptions fees.
What things should I consider before
bringing a new cat or kitten into my home?
Did you know that cats can live to be over 20? That is a long time to spend with your new best friend.
We suggest thinking about where your kitty would go if something happened to you or what would you do
if you had to move. Food, litter and basic care for your cats typically costs about $600 - $1,000 a year.
This can increase if your cat gets sick and needs additional care or emergency care. If you are concerned
about emergency costs, you might want to consider pet insurance.
We do not allow our cats or kittens to be declawed. For more information on this and alternatives to declawing, please visit www.declaw.org/. Soft Claws are available for purchase at the shelter and we can place them on your cat for a minimal fee. If you have made up your mind on getting a declawed cat, we do occasionally get cats that are already declawed. Call the shelter for more information on these cats.
FCCRSNC adopts our cats as indoor only cats. You can take your adopted kitty outside if you are present and we encourage adopters to consider harness training their cats or building cat enclosures. If you are looking for a barn cat please call the shelter as we sometimes come across cats who are better suited as "barn cats".
It is your responsibility to follow local laws on animal ownership. This includes licensing and vaccinating your animal. Please visit your local county's animal control website for more information.
Cats and kittens are required to leave our shelter in a carrier designed to carry cats Laundry baskets, totes and cardboard boxes are not acceptable. The shelter has plastic carriers for $20 and cardboard cat carriers for $5.
What is your adoption process?
|The first step to adopting a cat or kitten from the Fort Collins Cat Rescue is
to fill out an adoption questionnaire. You can do this
online or in the shelter.
The next step is to pick out a kitty! Check out Petfinder for pictures and short descriptions of adoptable cats or come into the shelter to see them in person. Check out our Kitten List updated weekly to track available kittens for adoption.
Once you are ready to adopt you will fill out an adoption contract.
*Please note that we will make a copy of the adopters' State ID card or passport at the time of adoption.
Is there anything else I should know?
Our staff will call you one week after you adopt your new cat or kitten to see
how everything is going. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please call
the shelter at 970-484-8516. There will also be an e-mail survey 2 - 3 months
after adopting following up on your new life together.
Please remember that the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic Staff and volunteers are here for you and your new cat/kitten. If something does not work out or seems off, we are here to help you.
We are the safety net for your cat or kitten and will take your kitty back into the shelter if something unavoidable happens and you must give up your friend. Do not feel afraid or embarrassed to call, we want to help you and your kitty.
Everyone who wants to adopt a cat must fill out an Adoption Questionnaire. This
questionnaire has information about you and your history with other animals.
Click here to fill out an Adoption Questionnaire on-line.
Click here to download an Adoption Questionnaire (pdf).
Click here to download an Adoption Questionnaire (doc).
If you'd like to email a questionnaire to the shelter you can download the doc version and send it in. That way you can be approved even before you visit!
Please take the time to read through our adoption contract before considering an adoption. We do require that our kitties not be declawed. This is for the safety and well-being of the cat. If you have any questions about declawing please click here. We also require that all adopted kitties be indoor cats (they may go outside if highly supervised). This is again for their safety - And it's the law in Fort Collins. If you have questions as to why we have these requirements we will be glad to talk with you about them.
The kitties hope to see you soon!