Adoption Policy and Fees

ADOPTION POLICY:

RENTERS: It is the policy of Friends of Animal Life that we do not adopt cats/kittens to renters. This policy in no way reflects on any person or family’s ability to be a great pet owner! This policy was instituted due to the fact that many animals come to us from pet owners who move to new rental properties that will not allow pets, therefore, the animal is either surrendered to rescue, taken to the cat pound or abandoned. We do verify home ownership.

VETERINARY CHECK: Friends of Animal Life does call your current veterinarian to verify your pet care history. Please notify your veterinary office that we will be calling and give your permission to provide us with this information.

HEALTH GUARANTEE: We cannot guarantee the future health of any animal. We do not know the past medical history of cats rescued from the cat pounds. We take pride in trying to make sure that each and every animal is in the best health and condition before any adoption. All medical procedures performed while in our care is disclosed before any adoption takes place

TRIAL PERIOD: Friends of Animal Life is happy to do a short trial period for adult cats, typically 3 to 7 days, to make certain that the cat will adjust to its new family and environment. We do not do trial periods for kittens under 6 months. This trial period is not intended for sampling of pets, but is a safety net for the cat and the family. If you request a trial period, the process is that you will complete all the necessary paperwork and pay the adoption fee which will be refunded if the cat is returned before the trial period ends. If for any reason the cat is returned after the trial period ends, your adoption fee is non-refundable.

Adoption Fees:

Our base adoption fee is $85.00 for all cats and kittens.
Some purebred adoption fees may be slightly higher.
We have been asked why our adoption fee is so high!
Please take into consideration the time, care and vetting that goes into each rescue animal that we have for adoption. Many of our animals are rescued from the cat pounds and we do not get them for free, we are required to pay a fee to the pound to rescue them. There are times when animals come to us with health issues that must be addressed immediately such as; dentals which can cost up to $125.00, skin issues that need to be treated before a cat can be cleared for adoption and numerous other issues that need medical care. There are many times when we have invested well over the adoption fee of $85.00 in an animal before it is adopted. We provide excellent healthcare for our animals, none of which is free to us i.e., spay/neuter, vaccines, deworming medication, rabies vaccines (in adult cats), bordetella, flea treatment monthly, food while in rescue, and microchip.

Our adoption fee includes:

Adult cats:
Spay/Neuter, up-to-date vaccines, deworming, flea treatment, heartworm testing and preventative, veterinary exam, rabies vaccine, Leukemia testing, and microchip.

Kittens
Spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccines, deworming, flea treatment, bordetella in some cases, veterinary exam and microchip.

Some kittens may be too young to spay/neuter before adoption but the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Also, in some cases your kitten may require a third DAPP2 and rabies vaccine, these vaccines will be at your expense. Spay/Neuter is mandatory and it will be up to you, the new adoptive family, to transport your kitten to one of our approved vets for the surgery. FOAL will schedule the appointment for you and we are more than willing to work with your schedule.

Hopefully this information has addressed some of your concerns. Please scroll back up to the top and click on Our Animals to see our beautiful pets. Thank you!

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