Available Kittens and Cats

While SAM was originally formed as a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program, we have always taken in friendly or pregnant strays captured in the process, and as we have expanded we have begun to accept owner surrenders and transfers from other animal organizations. 

All cats we take in are scanned for a microchip, and if no owner is found, they are placed in a foster home and then provided the following vet care before they are considered "adoptable":

  • Standard vet exam
  • Spay/neuter once 2lbs or over
  • Microchip
  • Dewormer
  • Earmite/flea treatment
  • FeLV/FIV testing (if born into care, the mother is tested)
  • Age-appropriate Combo/Rabies/FVRCP vaccinations

​We do occasionally allow foster-to-adopt situations for cats who have not completed their vetting as long as you complete both the Fostering and Adoption applications and ensure that all required vetting is completed in a timely manner. Stray Animals Matter still covers the cost and scheduling for foster-to-adopt cat vet appointments, unless otherwise agreed upon with the adopter for a reduced adoption fee. All cats must be spayed/neutered and provided a rabies vaccine. The adoption fee is still required for foster families who choose to keep their foster cat.

FOSTERING

We provide most of the supplies you need to foster, and you provide your loving foster skills and time to cats and kittens that really need you. If fosters homes are not available, we cannot accept cats in need!

If you are interested, fill out our foster application. If you are approved to foster, we will contact you with a fostering contract which ensures that both you and SAM are on the same page when it comes to expectations of a fostering situation. If you have any questions or concerns about the contract, let us know and we are happy to answer any questions.

Basic overview of fostering requirements:

  • No convictions for animal abuse on record
  • Reliable transportation and a nearby (within 30 minutes) veterinarian for care in case of an emergency
  • Reliable phone access
  • A designated room or LARGE/XL dog-sized crate you can keep the foster cat for two weeks' quarantine. If a crate is used, it must be large enough to fit a litter box, small cat bed, water, and food comfortably. 
  • Vet records for any cats currently living in your home which show that they are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on standard vaccines
  • A recent NEGATIVE FeLV test for ALL cats in-home; new test required if your cat or the foster kitty gets outside and leaves your sight; if you have an FeLV+ kitty and wish to be a foster for FeLV+ cats only, let us know!
  • A recent FIV test for ALL cats in-home; a positive test does NOT mean you cannot foster. New test required if your cat or the foster kitty gets outside and leaves your sight
  • You must agree to keep the cat indoors at ALL TIMES. If the cat proves to be a door-runner, you must keep them in a room away from external access, or keep them crated when people are entering/exiting the building. You must report if the cat gets outside and leaves your sight, as the cat will need to be re-tested for FIV/FeLV before it can be adopted.
  • You must be willing to bring your foster cat to adoption events at least once per month when requested so that they can have proper exposure to the public.
  • Additional requirements will be covered in the contract

ADOPTING

To see available cats and kittens, visit us on Facebook and look at our photo albums. If you don't see one you're interested in, be sure to send us a message -- we usually have around 60 cats in the rescue at once, and won't usually list ones which aren't done with their vetting yet or have special considerations. If you are looking for a cat of a specific breed/color or personality which we don't currently have available, let us know and we are happy to give you a call if one comes up.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out our adoption application and let us know. If we do not get back to you within the week, please contact us again to make sure that the application went through correctly.

All adoption fees are $100 unless otherwise noted. This covers most of the costs of the vet care they recieve, as well as going towards the costs it takes to house and feed them. We do occasionally have adoption specials for cats which are sponsored or if we recieve a grant which covers the costs of their care. We do not make any profit from our adoption fees, so if we save money, you do, too!

Adoption requirements:

  • Adoption fee to ensure you aren't looking to flip the animal for a profit or use them for nefarious purposes, as well as to allow SAM to continue helping stray cats
  • A cat-proof and appropriately sized carrier to take them home in and use for emergency/veterinary transport
  • Landlord approval/home ownership
  • Reliable transportation and a vet within 30 minutes
  • Proof of up-to-date vaccinations of other pets in the home
  • Agreement to keep cats indoors-only (unless they are specifically listed and adopted out as a barn cat)
  • Agreement to keep them up-to-date for standard vaccinations and vet care
  • Agreement to return them to SAM if the adoption doesn't work out. No refunds on adoption fees. If you adopt one cat and within one month recognize that they aren't a good fit for a specific reason (for example, they don't get along with your child or other pet), we will NOT charge you an additional adoption fee if you want to test out a different cat available through our rescue. We want our cats to be in forever homes where they (and you!) are happy!

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