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Adoptable Cats and Kittens




We have many cats and kittens who need loving, permanent homes! Please browse the Galleries to meet the cats and kittens available for adoption. More photos and information are available for each cat and kitten.

All cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and have received all needed veterinary care. Information about our adoption policies and adoption fees (which go toward but do not cover veterinary expenses) are listed below. You will also find an Adoption Application to download and return by email or fax.

We follow veterinary best practices regarding vaccinations and FIV/Felv testing. Due to rarity, we use a test sampling method to detect the presence of Felv in families of kittens under six months of age and full testing for all other cats and kittens.

Microchipping Policy

Feline Rescue no longer microchips cats and kittens prior to adoption. We believe that leaving the issue of microchipping to the adopter is the best policy. Some adopters do not want their cats microchipped because of the health issues associated with microchipping (in particular, sarcomas at the injection site and the chip possibly "traveling" to other parts of the cat's body). Other adopters choose to microchip, believing the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Of those, a minority actually complete registration of the chips.

For those who choose to chip, the Sonoma County County Shelter and the Marin Humane Society both offer affordable microchipping services for $15-$20. Neighboring counties undoubtedly have similar programs. Microchipping also can be done at a veterinarian's office or by a mobile vaccination clinic.





Adoptable Cat Galleries


The following link will take you to our gallery of adoptable cats and kittens.


Adoptable Cats and Kittens





Adoption Application


If you are interested in applying to adopt, please click on the following link to download our Adoption Application.


Adoption Application





Adoption Process


Feline Rescue will review each adoption application and will interview each applicant, by phone or in person. If the prospective adopter seems like a likely fit for a particular cat, we will arrange a visit to meet the cat at his/her foster home. Our foster parents are central in this process because they know the foster cat very well and can advise about the best placement. Our goal is to place each cat and kitten with the adopter who is the best fit. At times, we have more than one qualified applicant interested in adopting a particular cat or kitten. To determine the best placement, we consider a number of factors, including, but not limited to the following:

  • The amount of time the cat or kitten will be alone each day
  • Whether a kitten will be adopted with another kitten or alone
  • Other pets in the household
  • Whether the cat or kitten will be "indoor only"
  • Special needs of the particular cat or kitten
  • Experience of the adopter
If, after meeting the cat, the prospective adopter wants to proceed, our foster coordinator and the foster parents will consult to determine next steps.





General Fee Scale


Our adoption fees range from $50 to $125. The following fee scale applies to most cats and kittens. However, there are exceptions for special breeds or breed mixes (higher fee) or for special needs cats (may have lower fee).

  • Young kittens (2-4 Mo.) $100
  • Older kitten to adult (4 Mo. to 5 Yrs.) $85
  • Mature adult (Over 5 Yrs. $50
Discounts: Adopting two or more animals will receive a 20% discount. So, two young kittens will be $160. Two older kittens or adults will be $136. Two mature adults will be $80. Under special circumstances, we may subsidize or waive a fee. All fees are applied to the charitable purposes of rescuing, caring for and placing cats and kittens.

Feline Rescue is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We gratefully accept donations from adopters and others.

NOTE: Information for each cat and kitten is "to the best of our knowledge." Most cats and kittens are "mixed breed." Age, in many cases, is approximate. Information about suggested placement is based on what we have observed while the cat has been in foster care, limited to the children and other pets in that household. We have not conducted tests to see how the cat will do in other situations.





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