North Halton Kitten Rescue

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 


Q: How much does it cost to adopt a kitten from you?
A: The fee to adopt one of our kittens is $160.00. At this time we are only able to accept cash.


Q: How much do you get paid for doing this?
A: We don't.  We are a non-profit organization and our staff is made up entirely of volunteers.  Any money that we receive through fundraisers, donations or adoption fees is used to purchase food, litter, medication and pay our veterinary bills.


Q: If you don't get paid, why do you do this?
A: Because we care about the animals.


Q: How can I help?
A: We are always in need of donations, new foster homes, help with fundraising and other odd jobs.  Contact us for additional information.


Q: By donations, you mean money right?
A: Money is always helpful, but anything that will aide us in caring for the kittens until they find their forever home such as litter, treats, carrying cages and medicine are always welcome. Maybe you own or manage a store and wouldn't mind letting us set up in a small corner for a few hours to show (and hopefully adopt out) our kittens.


Q: Why should I adopt a kitten from you instead of a pet store?
A: Pet stores often use female cats to breed for the sole purpose of having kittens to sell so that they can make a profit. Once the mother cats are no longer capable of breeding, they are disposed of and replaced with a new breedable female. Many of our kittens were unwanted or abandoned. Sometimes a cat owner who has not spayed their female cat will find themselves with a litter of kittens they don't want or can't care for and will surrender the kittens to us. The alternative for some of these kittens, is something that none of us wants to think about. We take them in, place them with a foster family and care for them until they are ready to be adopted. All of our kittens are microchipped, their shots are up-to-date, they have been de-flead, de-wormed, spayed or neutered and socialized.


Q: What does socialized mean?
A: Socialized means that our kittens have not spent their lives in a cage. Until they find their forever home, our kittens live in our foster families homes as part of their family. We play with them, expose them to common household noises, activities, and depending on the foster home, other animals (kittens, cats, dogs, etc...) as well as adults and children.


Q: They're all so cute, how do I know which one I should adopt?
A: Do you want a kitten who will quietly cuddle with you or one that is the life of the party? Maybe you want one to keep your dog company, or one that will be alone most of the day while you are at work. Perhaps you want two to that get along with each other. Much like people, kittens have their own unique personalities, so it depends on what you are looking for in a pet. Since our kittens live with our foster families, we have a pretty good idea of each of our kittens personalities and we can help you decide which of them best suits your lifestyle and preferences.