Adoption Fee & What it Covers
The Give Hope Cat Rescue adoption fee is 200 for a kitten or cat up to two years old, or $350 if you adopt a pair. Cats between two and 6 years old have a fee reduction of 50%, and we will waive the adoption fee for any cat over 6 years old.
All of our cats have already been:
Spayed or neutered
Vaccinated – with at least one FVRCP vaccination
Treated for fleas
Tested for FeLV (Feline Leukemia) and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
If you adopt a kitten, depending on the kitten’s age, the FVRCP vaccine series may or may not be complete (as kitten vaccines are given 3–4 weeks apart up until the age of 14 weeks). If the vaccine series is not yet complete at the time of adoption, it will be the adopter’s responsibility to complete the series.
Our adoption fees do not cover the average cost of our rescues. We always provide any necessary medical care for the cats and kittens we take in, such as surgery for injuries or congenital problems, x-rays, blood panels, fecal tests, and treatment for upper respiratory infections and viruses. Donations above and beyond the adoption fee are greatly appreciated and help us continue to rescue the cats and kittens most in need.
Once you’ve adopted a new pet into your family, all veterinary expenses are your responsibility for the life of your pet.
Our Adoption Process
To help ensure that we place our cats in loving, responsible, committed homes, we have a screening process before you can adopt a pet from Give Hope Cat Rescue. We reserve the right to turn down potential adopters as we deem necessary.
First, we ask that you complete our Adoption Questionnaire — our Cat Adoption Form. You can complete the form online or you may stop by a weekly adoption event to complete form in person.
Second, a home visit or a home delivery of the cat or kitten is also required as part of our adoption process.
Our Refund Policy
If for any reason you wish or need to return a cat you’ve adopted from us, you can do so but there are no refunds of the adoption fee.
Be it months or years later — if you need to give up your cat or kitten for any reason, we require that you must return him or her to Give Hope Cat Rescue or a Rescue approved by us. We won’t be able to refund the adoption fee, but we will place him/her in a new home. This policy is in place because we don’t ever want our kitties to end up on the streets or at a city shelter ever again.
A Lifetime Commitment
Animals are for life. When you adopt an animal, it is a commitment you make to the animal, for the lifetime of that animal. We’re always here to answer questions and help solve problems. By adopting a cat from Give Hope Cat Rescue, you’re making a commitment to provide love, care, and medical treatment for the life of the animal, which can be up to 20 years. Adopting a cat is a serious commitment, but one that is incredibly rewarding.
If you are unable to make such a long-term commitment, we would be happy to have you become a foster parent instead. It’s a great way to make a difference in an animal’s life without taking on such a long-term commitment.