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Here’s how you and your family can adopt an adorable kitten from QAS (when we have them!)
- When a kitten comes into QAS, they are checked out by our medical team who, depending upon the kitten’s age, may give them a deworming medication, a flea preventative and an initial FVRCP vaccination. The kittens will then go into a foster home to be socialized and nurtured. At approximately 10-12 weeks of age the kittens are given a routine physical examination by a licensed veterinarian and are scheduled to be spayed/neutered and micro-chipped.
- All kittens are kept in QAS approved foster homes. This allows our kittens to be safe and learn what it is like to live in a home and learn important socialization skills from either their own mom or from their human foster care mom. Keeping kittens out of the Shelter also protects them from catching airborne illnesses that might not affect an older cat but could be life threatening to a young kitten.
- Although it varies each year, starting around May/June our adoption team begins accepting applications to adopt a kitten. You can apply online and submit your application electronically to our Kitten Coordinator or Adoption Manager, mail in your application, or apply in person. Please be patient; you may not hear from anyone immediately as we tend to process a lot of applications at once. You will be contacted by an Adoption Representative and once approved, you are added to our pre-approved kitten adoption list. As kittens become available to be adopted, pre-approved adopters are invited to QAS to meet kittens based on the date they submitted their application (vs. when it was approved).
- The adoption fee is $250.00 per kitten. When your kitten is ready to come home, he or she will be altered, microchipped, and have had at least their first FVRCP vaccine. In some circumstances you may need to take the kitten to your own veterinarian to complete the required vaccinations at your expense. This information will be covered with you when you meet your kitten.
- Two kittens are better than one! We strongly suggest that adopters consider adopting two kittens at once if they have no other pets and are away from home for several hours each day. However twice the fun means twice the vet bills (especially when they become seniors), food and litter so please keep that in mind when deciding!
- Pet ownership can be expensive. Anyone thinking about adopting a pet should seriously consider all aspects of pet ownership. A kitten is only a kitten for a few months. Cats can live for 15 to 20 years. Food, litter and vet care costs are typically low costs, but accidents and illnesses can occur and will cost money.
- Because kittens are adopted so quickly, their photos are not shown on our website.