All of our cats and kittens are in foster homes. They are spayed/neutered, vaccinated age appropriately, microchipped and treated for fleas and intestinal parasites.
Cats have personalities shaped by past experiences. Some cats are confident while others are shy. Our foster parents write careful descriptions for their foster cats and kittens to help you find one that matches you and home. Check out their profiles below!
Are you looking to adopt a working cat? We have many semi-tame, outdoor requiring, hard working cats needing homes too! Submit an adoption application indicating 'Working Cats' and we'll reach out with the cats available. *The cats on Petfinder are slackers better suited for pet life. Our working cats aren't listed.*
1) Fill out the adoption application
2) Meet with the cat in their foster home
3) If you and the cat are a match then we will set a take home date 1-7 days after the meeting depending on schedules.
We are not able to hold cats for a particular family longer than about 7 days, unless the cat is available for pre-adoption which will be noted on their profile. Please wait to apply until you are ready to take a cat home.
Our adoption fees vary depending on the cat. Typically adoption fees range between $85 and $150. We love kittens adopted in pairs and that lowers the adoption fee. We really love mother cats being adopted with a kitten. Check each cat's Petfinder listing for their adoption fee.
First, you will need to fill out an adoption application. We will reach out to via email within 24-48 hours. If you don't hear from us, check your spam folder.
Next we'll schedule a meeting between you and the cat your interested in. The meetings always take place in a foster home because that's where the cats feel most comfortable and because we're 100% foster based.
If the meeting goes well then we'll schedule your take home day within 1-7 days. We can't hold cats longer than 7 days for you and you usually need to wait at least 1 day before take home.
At take home, you will need a secure cat carrier and your adoption fee as cash or Venmo. We will go over the adoption paperwork and health records with you. We scan the documents and send the originals with you. Within about a week we'll check in to make sure you're thrilled with you new cat.
Usually, no. You will need to schedule a take home day 1-7 days after the meeting. Adoptions are mutual decision between the family and the fosterer.
We can hold a cat for a maximum of 7 days after the meeting. This is for a variety of reasons, the top most being that we need to place each cat as soon as possible so that we have space to save another life.
No. But there is always a place at Friends of Felines for a cat previously adopted through us.
If you're not sure if you're ready to adopt then you could foster a cat through us. If you fall in love with the foster cat, then you would have the option to adopt them. Check our Facebook for cats needing a foster or submit a Foster Application. Cats already on Petfinder are not eligible for fostering as they already have a foster home and are ready for adoption. Keep in mind that foster cats belong to the rescue until you go through the adoption process, that we don't know much about cats that have just entered the rescue, and that fostering usually involves giving medications and transporting the cat to vet appointments. You may encounter dirt, fleas and worms.
Kittens can be adopted as young as 8 weeks old. They must be weaned (eating kibble and wet food and no longer nursing) and spayed/neutered before adoption. We do not adopt kittens younger than 8 weeks old. If you'd like to experience tiny kittens then consider fostering with us.
No. It is against the law in New Hanover county for rescues to adopt out dogs and cats that are not spayed or neutered. We firmly support this law because spaying/neutering is the only way to end pet overpopulation.
Most of our cats come in as strays or from the shelter. We assign potential breed they might be by their appearance and behavior. If we can't tell at all then they are listed as Domestic Shorthair.
Keep in mind that no breed of cat is hypoallergenic. That is a marketing scheme told by cat breeders to sell more kittens. All cats produce allergen, though individual cats may vary in how much allergen they produce. A cat listed as Russian Blue isn't guaranteed to be any more hypoallergenic than the Domestic Shorthair.
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