CARE-Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts Inc.

P. O. Box 2934
Henrico, VA 23228

Our Mission

Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, care and adoption of cats and kittens rescued from euthanizing animal shelters in Richmond, VA and surrounding areas. And, accepts on a limited basis, animals from alternative sources. We are committed to the highest principles of humane care and obtain professional medical treatment for all animals in our systems.

Adoption Policy

Our adoption process is simple but thorough. You select a feline who touches your heart and fill out a preliminary adoption form at care-cats.org/application. Filling out the application is the quickest way to start the adoption process and is required of all adoptions. After review and your approval by our volunteers, you will be contacted by an adoption consultant to discuss the adoption. Please allow a few days for this process, as CARE is an all volunteer rescue – each of us is giving our own personal time and we appreciate your patience. A legal adoption contract is then signed with an adoption donation attached (this donation helps defray the medical costs incurred); and you receive a free vet office visit at a participating vet within the first week.

Prior to adoption, every CARE cat/kitten has received a thorough exam from a veterinarian, has tested negative for FIV/Felv (except as otherwise noted), been spayed/neutered, dewormed, given flea preventative, and been inoculated against distemper. Rabies vaccine is given if the feline is over 4 months. Any other desirable medical attention has also been provided.

Each cat/kitten has spent its rescued time in a private home in foster care being loved and assessed for temperament and personality, needs, likes and dislikes. Our adoption counselors will help you to adopt a feline that will fit well and become a permanent member of your family.

See Cats Available for more information on everything you receive with a C.A.R.E. adoption. Your new cat/kitten is now a new member of YOUR family!

Adoption fees (fees contribute to only a portion of the cost of each cat’s medical and living expenses)

Please check with an adoption specialist for fees. Occasionally we offer specials on adoption fees.

As Part of the Adoption Fee Your NEW Family Member Has Received/Has Been:
* A Full Health Check up by a Veterinarian
* Treated, if needed, for any Problems with Ear/Eyes/Teeth
* Treated for Worms, Fleas and Ticks
* Tested for FIV and FELV and found Negative
* Treated for any Medical or Surgical Problems as Needed

As Part of the Adoption Fee Your NEW Family Member Has Received/Has Been:
* A Series of Distemper Immunizations (additional distemper booster shots may be required for kittens)
* A Rabies Vaccination
* Spay or Neuter (if the kitten is too young, a spay-neuter certificate will be given to the adopter).

As Part of the Adoption Fee, You Receive:
* A Post Adoption Well Pet Veterinary Office Visit
* A List of Vets Who Accept Our Spay/Neuter Certificate
* A Bag of Science Diet Food
* Temporary Carrier to Take Your New Feline Home

Our goal is to place all rescued felines in a permanent, appropriate, safe and loving home. Please note that CARE reserves the right to deny applications without a stated reason.

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