Cat Tales Rescue

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Click here to see our Cat Happy Tails! These kitties found their forever home! Cat Tales is a 501(c)(3 )Non profit. We are not a shelter, and most of our cats are in foster care. We are a devoted group of independent trappers, rescuers and fosters working to improve the lives of community cats in need. The cats that come to us have been rescued or given up by their families. Cat Tales volunteers have made a commitment to reduce the number of unaltered animals and create a better life for homeless cats. Cat Tales Rescue is a member of the Community Cat Coalition.
We are looking for lifetime homes for cats and kittens. Many of our cats and kittens are indoor-only, but some of our adult cats need outdoor access or positions as "working cats" in barns or garages. For all adopted cats, we are happy to provide information on safe, outdoor experiences with cat fencing or cat enclosures. Cat fences cost considerably less than one vet visit after a mishap with a raccoon, car or coyote, and are simple to install. At Cat Tales, we have an unconditional return policy with no time limit. If the animal is returned in two weeks, we refund your money. After that time, refunds will be given based on the circumstances of their surrender. Because we are a small operation we get to know our cats very well and can tell you about personalities, likes and dislikes. Our policy is that we don't adopt cats under one year of age to families with children under the age of 6 years old. We feel that an older, calmer cat will do better in these circumstances. After years of having a high number of single kittens returned with behavior problems, we generally don't adopt kittens into homes without another cat or kitten playmate. (The kitten can be from another shelter and doesn't need to be a littermate in most cases.) Consider adopting a pair of kittens or choosing a teenager or adult cat if you can only have one. We also have a variety of semi-feral cats who would like to live in your garage, shed or barn. Great mousers, they also need your commitment to a lifetime of care and food. Please email and ask about our "Mouser Program".

The Cats listed on this Website are at several different locations so please call the phone numbers listed for each cat and make an appt with the foster mother to meet the cat or kitten. Be sure to call the foster home before visiting to confirm that the cat or kitten is still available for adoption. We can't hold kittens, so if someone is approved to adopt and visits before you, they will have first pick of the kittens. If you have an approved application and have visited the kitten, most foster parents will hold the kitten until the kitten is ready to go to your home. Be sure to fill out the application completely. Incomplete applications will delay the adoption. If possible, fill out the application before visiting the cat or kitten. That will increase your chances of being able to take home the kitty on the same day. Once an application is approved you can make an appointment to meet and adopt a kitten. We do check references and may do a home visit, so same day adoptions are not always possible. All foster homes are independent, so check with the foster home. Also, ask her about which cats are available in our "seniors for seniors" program.

Unless otherwise posted, the adoption fee varies from $75-$100 for adult cats and $100-$125 for kittens. Email the foster home for adoption fees on other animals. This includes spay and neutering, first vaccines, worming, flea treatment and age appropriate viral testing. Adult cats are combo tested for FeLV/FIV, while kittens are screened for feline leukemia. Adoption fees cover the vet services provided for the cat or kitten you adopt. Since we also provide veterinary services for stray and feral cats for whom an adoption fee is never collected, your adoption fee may also help cover the costs to spay, neuter and vaccinate these less fortunate cats. If you are unable to adopt at this time but would like to support our efforts consider becoming a foster family. program.

Many of our foster homes accept email or printed adoption questionnaires. It is best to email these ahead of time before setting up a meeting. You can copy and paste the questionnaire into your email and send it to the foster home. **For a fast response, please be sure to email the questionnaire to the foster home listed in the post. Questionnaires sent directly to Cat Tales will take longer because they will have to look up the location of the cat and forward your email to the appropriate foster home.
**Please contact the foster home directly. Email addresses and/or phone numbers are listed at the end of the write-ups for each individual cat.
Cat Tales Adoption Questionnaire
Cat Tales is a small organization and most of our cats are in foster care. Since all of our adoption counselors work full time, it is not always possible to get same day approval.
Name or description of cat(s) applying for:
Applicant Name/s
Address (inc. zip):
Home Phone :
Work Phone:
Employer & Occupation:
How long? Name/s & Age's of other household residents.
Any smokers in your household? _________ 1. Where do you live? ___house ___townhouse /condo ___apartment ___mobile home
2. Do you own or rent your residence? ____own ____rent
a. if rent, name of landlord and phone number?
b. are pets allowed? ____yes ____no ____not sure
c. is there an additional charge for pets? ____yes ____no ____not sure
3. Describe those pets you still own:
Sex (spay/neuter?)
Indoor-Only ______yes or Indoor & Outdoor _____ yes 4. Describe those pets you no longer own:
Sex (spay/neuter?)
Indoor-Only or Indoor & Outdoor
Where are they now?
Date & age at death/giveaway
5. Have you ever adopted an animal from a rescue/animal control agency? yes no If yes, which organization?
List name & phone number of each vet where your animal(s) received care over the last 5 years:
* Clinic name(s) & Number
* Doctor(s):
* Phone number (inc. area code) for each:
* What owner name(s) are records listed under:
* Date of last vet visit:
6. What kind of food do you plan to give your cat?
Do you have a favorite brand?
7. Where do you plan to put the litterbox?
8. Have you owned a declawed cat in the past? _____ yes ____ no
Are you planning on declawing? ____ yes ____ no ____ not sure
9. On average, how much time will the cat spend outdoors each day?
Do you have a cat/dog door?
10. How many hours will the cat be left unattended?
When no one is home, where will the cat be kept?
11. When you are home, where will the cat be kept?
Where will the cat sleep?
12. If you move, what will you do with the cat?
13. What kind of behavior issues do you expect may come with a new cat/kitten and how will you deal with them?
14. Please list what kind of routine veterinary care you plan to provide for your cat (including flea control, shots, etc., if known)
I pledge that the above information is true and complete. Further, I give permission to Cat Tales to contact my landlord and my veterinarian (as appropriate). I agree to return the cat to Cat Tales if I am unable to keep him/her.


Cat Tales Rescue

Bothell, WA 98021

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