April is the beginning of kitten season and that is when we have a lot of kittens here at RESQCATS. If you are thinking of adopting a kitten, please give me a call at 805-563-9424 or send me an email.

Visit us on FaceBook.com -- we have great pictures of kitties that are available for adoption.

We'll start the adoption process with a phone interview in which I will tell you a bit more about RESQCATS and then ask you a few probing questions pertaining to the welfare, safety, medical care and family environment provided for the kitten. In addition to this pre-screening telephone interview, an adoption application has to be filled out and certain agreements established. Adopting a kitten is a lifetime commitment.

Everyone wants and loves kittens, but it is important for people to understand that kittens grow into adults cats and that the average life span of an indoor cat is 13 years. But this commitment is more than worth the rewards and unconditional love one receives in return. Once an individual is determined eligible to adopt from RESQCATS, the person is then invited to meet the kitten(s). If a "purrfect" match is made between human and feline(s), an adoption form is completed and a promissory agreement is signed indicating that the kitten(s) will be an indoor cat "100%" of the time, that vet care will be provided for a lifetime and that the kitten(s) will NEVER be declawed! It is important to understand that adopting a kitten is a big commitment!

The medical protocol and adoption requirements at RESQCATS assure both a healthy kitten and a happy home. Each arriving kitten receives a full examination by the vet, a leukemia test, vaccinations, worming medication and spay or neuter surgery before he or she begins the search for a new home.

The new companion and kitty leave with a health record, sterility certificate, a 4 pound bag of their current diet, samples of their canned food, a brand new toy and of course a big hug goodbye!

All kittens need time to adjust to a new home. However, if you feel it's not working out, RESQCATS will always, within the initial adjustment period, take the kitten(s) back to find another home.

Last year we found homes for many kittens and we feel confident that we will reach our adoption goals this year. Several litters of kittens were malnourished and grossly underweight for their ages and their moms could barely take care of them. Others were sick and required antibiotics, subcutaneous fluids, X-rays, and overnight stays at the vet before follow-up care could be given at RESQCATS. Some kitties also require longer stays at RESQCATS in order to recover and be adopted as healthy cats. We strive to let only recovered and healthy kittens leave RESQCATS for their new homes. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


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