Thank you for your interest in adopting a cat from Friday’s Rescue Foundation!
Friday’s Rescue Foundation takes great care in selecting the best cat for your family and needs. Our cats and kittens are kept in foster homes until they are old enough to have vaccinations. While with their foster family, cats are not available to meet. Kittens cannot leave our care until they are at least 9 weeks old because they cannot have their first vaccination until at least 9 weeks old.
Things we will take into consideration in selecting the right cat for you:
- You must be at least 25 years old to adopt from our foundation.
- Do you have other pets? (cats, dogs, farm animals, etc.)
- Do you have children (What are their ages?)
- What type of home environment do you have? (apartment/house? Etc.)
- What is the activity level of your household? (Active, low key, outdoorsy, etc.)
- Do you have any animal restrictions either for species or number of pets?
If you are interested in adopting a cat, please fill out our adoption application and email it back to us at FridaysRescueFoundation@gmail.com. Please be sure to fill out the application carefully and completely. We require you to list both a veterinary reference as well as two non-family personal references. If you are renting and have a landlord, please be sure to list their contact information as well. Please save your application with your last name as the file name.
Once an application is received, it will be reviewed by our adoption committee in detail to determine if you meet our adoption requirements and criteria. We will continue to take up to 3 applications on any of our cats until they are placed in their forever home. We do not adopt out on a first come, first served basis. We base our decisions on the best interest of the cat.
Our application process is as follows:
- Complete an adoption application.
- Your references will be checked. We check the veterinary reference first. If the vet reference is not complete, your application will be placed on hold. Once the vet reference is completed and satisfactory, your two personal references will be checked.
- A home visit will be conducted. We do this to see where our rescued cats will be living and to ensure a safe, loving, home environment.
- Once the reference checks and home visits are complete, your application is presented to the adoption committee as a whole where it will be discussed and approved or declined.
- If approved, you will be called to pick your new cat and schedule a time for pick up. If you are declined, you will be notified.
As an animal shelter, we require that all your pets, including indoor cats, are up-to-date on routine medical care including vaccinations, spaying/neutering, etc. If there are special circumstances where this is not possible, please indicate this on your application as well as have a note placed in your veterinary file. We will call your veterinarian to confirm all medical history information for current pets, so please notify your vet that we will be calling so they can release medical records and information to our foundation.
All adoption decisions are made as a committee. We place our cats into homes that we feel is the best option for each cat specifically. Our adoption committee has the right to decline any application for any reason, including the following:
- If your current pets (of age) are not spayed or neutered, your application will be declined.
- If your current pets are not properly vaccinated, your application may be declined.
- We understand that sometimes you forget an appointment, but we will require you to bring your pet to the vet and be updated on all routine vaccines prior to sending your new cat home.
- If your references come back negative, your application will be declined.
- If your home visit report is negative, your application may be declined.
- Sometimes we will make suggestions as to changes to be made prior to the cat coming home and a second home visit will be required.
- If the adoption committee has any reservations about the cats safety, well-being, or health, your application will be declined.
When it comes time to pick up your cat, if approved, please be aware of the following:
- Friday’s Rescue Foundation accepts personal checks only. The personal check must be in the name of the applicant for the cat. We do not accept credit cards.
- We will take a copy of your driver’s license when you come to pick up your cat.
- We will provide you with a full medical history for your new cat.
- All cats adopted through Friday’s Rescue come spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, and on flea/tick medication.
- If your cat is less than 9 weeks old at date of adoption, you will be responsible for starting the distemper series with your vet. We will let you know the date of spay or neuter, and at that time, the rabies vaccination will be given, unless you decide to have your vet give it. Please provide all paperwork from any vet visit’s when you bring the cat back to be spayed or neutered. You will be responsible for finishing any further boosters.
- If your cat is over 9 weeks at adoption, then we will have started the distemper series and will continue to do so until completion while the cat is in our care. You will be responsible for any booster needed after adoption as well as annual boosters.
- The adoption contract must be signed by the initial applicant. You will be provided with a copy of this as well via email.
Adoption fees for the cats will vary depending on the cost associated with the specific rescue. Call 860-446-9016 for adoption fee inquiries. Adoption fees are considered a NON-REFUNDABLE donation to Friday’s Rescue Foundation. However, as we are a 501c3 charity, your donation is tax deductible.
If the adopter can no longer keep their adopted cat, the cat must be returned to Friday’s Rescue Foundation. There is no refund of adoption fee regardless of how long you had the cat. However, if the committee agrees the cat was not a good fit, your previously paid adoption fee can be applied to a newly selected cat.