PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.ibokrescue.org OR EMAIL US AT email@example.com FOR CURRENT ADOPTION FAIR DATES. DURING KITTEN SEASON, OUR SCHEDULE IS: SECOND AND FOURTH SATURDAYS AT:Pet Food Express
3910 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-856-6666 FIRST AND THIRD SATURDAYS AT:Pet Food Express
1152 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95118 KITTENS ARE ALSO SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT IN THEIR FOSTER HOMES.
Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue holds adoption fairs every weekend throughout kitten season at the Palo Alto and Blossom Hill Pet Food Express stores. Please contact us for information on the next adoption fair. We usually have a wide selection of kittens and cats available for adoption. Please come by to see our beautiful kittens and meet us!
All of our kittens and cats are tested for FELV/FIV, microchipped, spayed or neutered and up-to-date on their vaccinations prior to adoption.
Adoption policy: We will be accepting applications to adopt at the fair and our adoptions committee will review the applications after the fair. to determine the best match. Cats do not go home directly from the fair but are delivered to your home to help with the transition.
Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue shows their kitties in their foster homes by appointment only. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site at www.ibokrescue.org.
Who We Are
Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue was founded on the belief that no animal should have to go hungry, be homeless or live in fear or pain. We believe that all animals deserve to be treated with dignity, kindness, and respect and provided with care that increases their opportunity for a safe life.
Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue is a nonprofit corporation. The organization is "no kill" and is staffed entirely by volunteers who are deeply dedicated to the care and well being of special needs animals. All funding comes through your donations. We do not have a facility so all of our kittens and cats live comfortably in foster homes and not in cages.
Our mission is to offer neonatal care to kittens born to feral cats and a peaceful living environment for these kittens. Our goal is to provide these "special needs" kitties temporary shelter where they can be given love, medical care, socialization, and attention that will ultimately lead to a successful adoption. If necessary, we will provide a lifetime refuge for these animals.
We also work closely with Peninsula Fix Our Ferals in an effort to reduce the growing population of feral cats in Silicon Valley through TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return), returning them to a natural and safe environment).
Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue's goal is for there to be no more homeless cats in the South Bay. Currently, we are seeking to connect with individuals that are interested in investing in the vision and mission of our organization.
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Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue
Cat/Kitten Adoption Policy
Please be aware that there is a screening process involved in adopting a pet from IBOK Rescue to help ensure that we place our cats in loving, responsible, and committed homes, we reserve the right to turn down potential adopters as we deem necessary. A home delivery or visit may be made a required part of the adoption procedure. We have a policy not to adopt single kittens younger than six months to homes without other cats. We prefer to adopt them in pairs.
To be considered for adoption, you must be at least 21 years old and have legal identification showing your present address. If you are a renter, we must see a copy of your lease stating that you are allowed to have pets or be provided with a telephone number to contact your landlord. Kittens are not available until at least nine weeks old and two pounds in weight. A minimum tax-deductible donation of $125.00 (to help defray the medical costs incurred) is required for each cat or kitten.
We provide the following services to each animal under our care.
* Complete health exam
* All vaccinations appropriate for cat's age
* Spay or Neuter
* Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) testing
* Feline Leukemia (FeLv) testing
* Microchip Identification
* Flea and mite protection, if appropriate
* Collar and temporary ID tag
* Any other necessary medical care.
In many cases, if the cat is old enough, we take care of these services before putting him or her up for adoption. Which means you can bring your new addition home the same day the adoption process is completed! With kittens that have just recently come of adoption age, these services are performed after the adoption is completed. We will bring the kitten to the vet one or two days after you adopt it. All monies donated are used to pay the medical bills of the animals that come into our care. As we are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and receive no government funding, we would be unable to offer services without your donation.
IBOK Rescue makes a concerted effort to match each kitty with a suitable new home. Each animal is different, with different needs and idiosyncrasies. This is why we screen potential adoptive homes so carefully. Sometimes, as wonderful a home as you may have, a particular animal may just not be suitable for your situation. An animal that has had bad experiences with small children is not a good choice as a family pet. One who is afraid of loud noises, would not do well in a home with a busy family. Just the opposite, an active animal that thrives on activity and action would be miserable in a home with someone who works 40+ hours a week and gives no other stimulation.
If for any reason you wish or need to return a cat you've adopted from us, you can do so within 72 hours for a full refund of the adoption donation. After that, be it months or years later, if you need to give up the animal, please contact us. We won't be able to take the cat back, but we will work with you to place it in a new home. If the adoption does not work out, or the new owner's circumstances change, we do not want the animal to be placed in an unsuitable home, be abandoned, or taken to an animal shelter where it may be euthanized. In fact, our written contract requires that the adopter contact us first if they can no longer care for him or her.
IBOK Rescue does not take owner-surrendered animals except in very unusual circumstances. We strive to help every family to cherish the companion animal they have, and not think of it as "disposable." There are FAR too many animals in the world today without a home or a person to love them. Because of this, we cannot condone irresponsible animal "ownership.?
By adopting a cat from IBOK Rescue, you're making a commitment to provide love, care, and medical treatment for the life of the cat, which can be up to 20 years or more. Adopting an animal is a serious decision, but one that is rarely regretted! We hope your furry companion brings you unlimited joy.
We interview all potential parents to ensure the well-being of the animal to be adopted. After a successful interview an adoption agreement is signed. The agreement covers the following qualifications for adoption:
* That you will provide the animal with a loving home, nutritional food, medical care (including immunizations) as required to maintain good health and never to physically abuse or otherwise harm him or her. You will notify IBOK Rescue immediately if this animal is lost.
* That you understand and agree that our kittens or cats are NOT to be declawed, must remain INDOORS ONLY, and are NOT to wear flea collars.
* That in the event that you are unable to keep this animal or properly care for her or him for any reason, you will immediately notify one of the IBOK Rescue representatives, and you will cooperate in placing this animal in a new home. You further understand that should you return this animal to IBOK Rescue, your donation will not be refunded, except by prior agreement with a IBOK Rescue representative.
* That under no circumstances will you ever place this animal with another family without notifying IBOK Rescue and receiving their permission. You further agree that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will you ever place this animal with any Humane Society or Animal Shelter because you can no longer keep it.
* That you will not have this animal euthanized unless a veterinarian has determined that it is terminally ill, AND a IBOK Rescue representative is notified and agrees to the euthanasia.
* That IBOK Rescue will provide medical care if this animal becomes ill within five days of adoption, and if you contact one of the IBOK Rescue representatives and receive authorization to take the kitten or cat to a IBOK Rescue approved veterinarian. IBOK Rescue will not be responsible for costs incurred at any veterinarian without prior approval from one of our representatives. IBOK Rescue will not pay for care resulting from an accident or neglect.
* That you understand and agree that IBOK Rescue has the right to remove this animal from your home if you have misrepresented yourself or your position in any way; if this animal is not receiving adequate care; or if there has been any violation of this agreement. You understand that IBOK Rescue may request to visit at any time to see how the animal is doing in your care.
* That all animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
* That every pet is delivered to its new home to help with the transition.
* That kittens are not adopted to homes with toddlers (for the safety of the child and the kitten).
* That kittens are adopted in pairs if there is no other cat in the adopter's home.
* That an adoption donation is required.