Texas Exotic Cat Rescue

Texas Exotic Cat Rescue


Our Adoptable Pet List

ADOPT-A-PET SPECIALS

Email us to find out what specials we will have at our next adoption event..

WHAT IS AN ADOPTION FEE?

An adoption fee is a fee paid for the act of adopting. It is not a sale price, nor is it a price at all, as we do not sell animals. If you return an animal, this fee is not refundable, however you will not be charged a drop off fee for the return if you adopted the animal from us.

Who We Are

We are a private NO KILL rescue and are privately funded. We do not receive grants from government or corporate sources. If you wish to help with fostering or assisting in other ways, please contact us.  We do not give refunds for any reason, so please do not adopt a cat with the intention of trying it out and then returning it for a refund.

Our cats and kittens are turned over to us by individuals. We do not rescue off the street, nor do we take animals from kill shleters, nor do we trap feral cats.

Please understand that all our staff are unpaid volunteers who hold other jobs. We do our best to answer questions, make appointments to meet, and answer communications by phone or email.

BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Behavioral assistance is available through our group. Please consider this before giving up on your kitty.

Our cats and kittens are fostered in private homes. It is important to us that no foster is over-burdened and that no cat feels overcrowded, so the number of animals we keep is limited. Our fosters are not contacts for our group nor do they participate in an adoption process. Some of our cats or kittens may be on display at local stores or veterinary offices. Although they may be visited during regular business hours, please do not expect the business employees to be able to answer questions about the cat or open locked cages for you.


THE DECLAWING ISSUE

We do not condone or allow declawing of any of our cats. We also will not allow laser surgery which cuts the tendon to the claw so the cat cannot extend the claw. This causes the cat to be unable to shed the claws when they become too long and clipping is nearly impossible because the claw can no longer be 'popped' out for a clip. Claws of these cats will grow into the pad of the foot. For more information see http://www.declawing.com/

Adopting a friend

Texas Exotic Cat Rescue specializes in cats who appear to have some wild heritage, such as Bengals and Savannahs, including derived breeds and mixes of those, and some others such as the Pixie Bobs who just look like a wild cat. Often these cats need slightly different care than other cats, perhaps requiring more personal territory than the average house cat, so we may not have as many cats in our rescue than other shelters.


GIVING UP A CAT OR KITTENS TO OUR RESCUE

We can take cats or kittens on a space-available basis. Call us at (972)842-2392 to discuss arrangements. We do not take in sick cats. If your animal is sick we will do all we can to work with you until he or she is well enough to be transferred into our care. There may be a drop off fee, depending on the time of year, age, and type of cat or kitten you wish to give us. If you are interested in giving up a cat or kittens, you must show proof that they do not carry feline leukemia or feline aides. For a litter of kittens, either the mother or one of the kittens may be tested. We do not have foster homes for positive cats and cannot keep them.

ADOPTING A SMALL KITTEN UNDER 12 WEEKS OF AGE: Small kittens, like human babies, require supervision and constant companionship. Applicants interested in taking home two kittens will take precedence over someone wanting only one. We make every effort to ensure the happiness and well-being of the kitten. Most kittens under three pounds will go to homes without small children.

SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT

We do not ship cats, nor will we provide transport, nor will we allow cats to be transported on multi-animal or multi-leg transports. The adopter must come and pick up the cat and accompany it home.

ADOPTION DONATIONS

Are as stated in the kitty's write-up or on special as advertised. Out-of-state adoption fees are a flat $100 per cat or kitten.


*** SENIOR FOR SENIORS SPECIAL***

We are allowing fully vetted senior cats (ten years or older) to be adopted into homes with owners over 50 years of age for only $50. These kitties are pleasant and loving and even playful, so do consider one of these wonderful cats. Offer may not extend to pure-bred cats.


To Visit a Cat

All of our cats are in foster homes. You may meet a particular cat once you have filled out an application and have been approved for adoption. This does not mean you are required to adopt the animal. Some foster homes welcome a visitor and some do not and we try to respect the privacy of our fosters. We reserve the right to deny an adoption at any time in the adoption process.

If you are approved for adoption and you wish to wait to come pick up your kitten or cat, be sure to call first.   WE DO NOT HOLD CATS.


Texas Exotic Cat Rescue
Dallas, TX 75229
Please email us!

Email: txecr11@gmail.com.

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter




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Our Adoption Application

To send an application, please copy and paste this application to an email and fill it in. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IT AS AN ATTACHMENT. We will not open attachments. MAKE CERTAIN YOU ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS AND DO NOT DELETE ANY. Incomplete applications will be filed but not processed until all the information is sent. Applications that have questions deleted will not be approved. Please be certain that the email address you provide or are using is set to receive a reply to this application. It will be the only reply you will get regarding it. By applying you are indicating that you are in agreement to the terms of the adoption contract directly below the application on this webpage.

Have you ever adopted from a shelter or rescue before?

If so, which one?

Which cat or kitten were you interested in?

Your Name

Occupation

Number of hours you work or are away from home per week?

Number of hours this pet will be without human supervision per day.

Marrital status

Spouse's name

Spouse's occupation

Age

Will this pet be for you or someone else?

Someone else, give your relationship with the person and their age.

Your Address

City, State, zip

phone

alternate phone

email address

place of work

Are you a citizen of the United States?

If not, which country are you a citizen?

Are you or your spouse in the military?

Do you attend school? If so which one?

Full time?

Part time?

If you are a student and live temporarily away from home, give your "home" address, ie, your parents names, address and contact information.

Do you rent, own, or live with someone else?

Length of time at present address

If less than six months, give previous address

If a student, are you in a dorm or university apartments?

Landlord's name and phone number:

Number of persons in your home and ages.

Is anyone in your home allergic to cats or otherwise immune compromised?

Is everyone in your family on board with getting this cat/kitten?

Is there anyone in your home who does not like cats?

Is there any feline behaviours that you find unacceptable?

If this cat is found to have any unacceptable behaviours, how do you plan on dealing with them?

Have you ever owned a cat before?

If so, do you still have this cat?

If not, what happened to it?

Do you have other pets or are there other pets in your home?

What kind?

Please list by name and give the kind of animal they are and if they are indoor or out door and whether the animal has previously been around a cat or kitten and how they react. Please also state whether each animal you currently have is spayed or neutered.

If you currently have a cat, is he or she declawed? Was your previous cat declawed?

Are there any cats that this cat may come into contact with that may have FIV or FeLV? (Feline Aides or Feline Leukemia)

Are you looking for an indoor cat or an out door cat?

Does your home have a pet door?

If outdoor or in/out, how do you plan on keeping this cat from wandering off?

Will you declaw?

If this cat scratches your furniture, how will you fix the problem?

Give three references, one of which must be a licensed, practising veterinarian. Do not give personal references such as friends or relatives, but rather give persons who can vouch for your level of responsibility, such as a professor, a boss, co-worker or clergyman, etc..

Email this to txecr11@gmail.com.

Return of this email complete with three references gives Texas Exotic Cat Rescue permission to contact your references about how you care for animals. It further gives your veterinarian permission to release to TxECR any vet work he/she has done for your animals. TXECR reserves the right to refuse an adoption to anyone at any time during the adoption process.


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TXECR ADOPTION CONTRACT

ADOPTER AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING:


1.Under no circumstances will this animal be sold, leased or given away to any pet shop, pound, research laboratory or similar facility. If the animal must be given up, TXECR must be notified and have first refusal. Any cat adopted from this rescue will be taken the back, however there will be no refund given for the animal as the adoption 'fee' is a donation to a charity.

2. This cat/kitten will be kept indoors, on a leash, or in a cat-safe enclosure and will not be exposed to extreme temperatures or weather. This animal will not be allowed to roam freely outside.

3.This cat/kitten is being adopted as a pet and will be owned by the person named in the approved application.

4.All adopted pets not yet spayed/neutered must be altered (castrate or spay) before the age of 6 months and proof of this must be sent to the address given within this time limit. Adopter further agrees that this animal will not be used for stud or breeding. I further understand that this animal may or may not be of any specific breed or mix of such breeds.

5.I understand that although this animal has been in a protected environment, there is the possibility of unrecognized illness appearing after an adoption is finalized, especially because of the stress the animal may experience during the first few days at its new home. The rescuer advises adopters of the animalís known history and provide its medical records, but frequently we know only what the animal chooses to tell us. We cannot make any guarantee regarding the long-term health of any animal and therefore we are not responsible for any vet costs incurred after this animal leaves our care.

6.The rescue agrees that if this animal should die or must be euthanized within 48 hours of adoption, the animal will be replaced only if the rest of this contract has been adhered to. A veterinary statement must accompany any such request including cause of death. Accidental deaths are not covered by this guarantee and this includes drowning, crushing, attack by another animal or human, death due to fire or smoke, freezing, suffocating, and poisoning or other act of cruelty. Death from flea products or other products not specifically designed for kittens will be considered poisoning. If this animal is found to be mistreated or declawed after adoption, adopter agrees to surrender said animal to the above named rescue unconditionally.  There are no refunds.

7.If another animal is adopted by the same party at a later date, or if the above animal is replaced for any reason, the name of the new animal will be added to this contract and no further contract will be necessary as this one will remain binding for all animals owned by the person stated above and signed below and adopted from this rescue.

8.It is advised that the adopter has said animal examined by a qualified veterinarian and the adopter is encouraged to sign up for the Shelter Care insurance plan available with this pet at Petfinder.com. The adoption agency is not responsible for medical conditions.

9.My current cats have had and are up-to-date on their yearly (fvcrpc & rabies) vaccinations.

10.The adopter agrees not to hold the adoption agency/rescue responsible for any illness, disease or charges for treatment of the animal nor for any damages for which the animal may do to any person or property. The rescue named above will not be responsible for any debts or charges incurred for veterinary services or private veterinarians for the adopted animal.


FOSTER HOME APPLICATION


Thank you for applying to become a cat foster parent. We do not have a shelter so we can't rescue cats in need without foster homes. You don't need prior experience with cats or fostering to become a foster parent, although experienced cat volunteers are welcome! We match the foster cat with your level of experience and your home environment (e.g., other pets, children, work and travel schedules). Once you submit your application, we will contact you to discuss our fostering program and our adoption policies and procedures in greater detail. In becoming a foster parent, you are agreeing to abide by our foster care and adoption policies and procedures.

Fostering responsibilities include:

Providing a safe and loving temporary home.

Providing basic supplies such as food and litter. We can loan carriers, litter boxes, and other supplies, if needed.

Monitoring the cat's health, seeking authorization from TXECR for follow-up medical care, taking the cat to authorized vet appointments, and maintaining all medical records.

Monitoring the cat's behavior and seeking advice from TXECR, when needed.

Following our recommendations on socializing and integrating the cat (or isolating the cat) within your household, as appropriate.

Abiding by our adoption policies and facilitating the cat's adoption (e.g., bringing the cat to adoption locations per appointments).

This form needs to be copied and pasted into an email and sent to txecr11@gmail.com

Contact Information:

Your Name

Occupation

Number of hours you work or are away from home per week?

Number of hours this pet will be without human supervision per day.

Marrital status

Spouse's name

Spouse's occupation

Who will be responsible for care of foster cats?

Your Address

City, State, zip

phone

alternate phone

email address

Type of Residence:House Apt Condo ?

Do you rent or own?

If renting, does your lease allow pets?

†††††††††††††† Please provide landlord name and phone number

Do you have a separate room (such as an extra bedroom or den) where you could temporarily isolate or slowly introduce a foster cat to your home?

Do you currently have pets? If yes, please identify the type and breed of pet(s), age(s) and name(s), spayed or neutered, kept indoors or outdoors, current on vaccinations, and whether the pet has been around cats before and how they react.

Have your cat(s) been tested negative for feline AIDS/leukemia? Are any positive?

Do any pets have health issues that could affect a foster cat?

If you don't currently have pets, have you had them in the past?

What kind? Cats, Dogs, Other

Were they family pets you grew up with or pets you've had as an adult you were responsible for?

Please state type of pets, how long you had them, and what happened to them. If deceased, please state cause of death

Fostering:

Do you have past experience fostering cats or other pets?

If so, identify the name of the organization.

Do you prefer fostering an adult cat(s) or kittens?††(Note that kittens require a lot of time and special care).

Which member of the household will feed the cat and keep the litter box clean?

If you have any questions, please include them here.