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2/22/2020 1:35 PM
 

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Adoption Policy 

Applying for adoption does NOT necessarily guarantee that you will be approved.

Please allow 2-5 business days for your application to be thoroughly processed by one of our Foster Moms. Most of Our Foster Moms work in addition to helping with PAWS. The application process will proceed more quickly if you give us a valid email address.We prefer email, as we find it more efficient and appropriate --- it allows us to provide informational websites, additional information, and it accommodates our Foster Mother’s work schedules.

 

The adoption of a cat or kitten is not a trivial matter. We take our work very seriously, and we want to be certain our animals are placed in a loving, caring, appropriate environment. While we cannot guarantee the future health of our animals, they have received medical attention from a licensed veterinarian. All our felines are spayed or neutered before adoption (this is Brevard County law). They are vaccinated according to age (young kittens cannot receive a Rabies Vaccine). All are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS (FIV). They are also wormed and treated for fleas, and some are even micro-chipped.

Our animals have been cared for in a home environment and are therefore socialized and used to being in a home and around people. A typical shelter animal, which has been living in a cage or kennel, may be stressed and/or become sick from their environment, and may lack socialization and possibly interaction skills. We take care of these animals as though they were our own. Some of them have lived with us for quite some time. Some, especially small, motherless kittens, we have hand-raised, bottle fed and some we have literally saved from near death illness or life-threatening situations.

  Email it to the main office at  paws50@bellsouth.net.

We have requirements that all prospective "parents" must meet:

  • A valid drivers license number. 
  •  Residency: do you own your home or do
    you rent it? If you own your home, in most cases we are able to verify this online with the county Property Appraiser’s Office; however, if you have recently purchased your home you may need to provide a copy of your settlement statement or your mortgage coupon since recent purchases do not show up instantly in public records.
  • If you are not the owner of the property, then we need to verify with the owners of the property that the animal(s) will be allowed.
  • If you live in an apartment, we need to see a copy of your lease stating that you are allowed to have pets, and/or speak with the landlord or property manager. Providing the name and number of the landlord or manager allows us to more quickly verify that the animal(s) will be allowed.
  • What other animals are currently living in the household, and what is their disposition? We need to be sure that the animal you are adopting will get along with the other "members" of your household. We strive to make a good match, and age, activity level, and disposition are all good indicators for us to look at in order to determine if we believe the match is a good one.
  • We need your veterinarian’s name and contact information of not only your current animal(s) but your previous animals as wellso we can obtain a reference. Are your existing animals up to date on vaccines and have they been spayed and neutered? We cannot consider you as prospective adopters if your existing animals do not meet these standards-PLUS it's a good idea for the health and well-being of your own animals as well.

Once approved and once you've adopted an animal from us, we reserve the right to do a post-adoption home visitation to check on the well-being of the animal.