We are a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of all dogs and cats in the communities we serve.
Adopting a Cat - Protectors of Animals, Inc. has many felines available for adoption. Most of our cats live at the shelter location in East Hartford. Kittens live with foster families during the week and are at the shelter location on Saturdays. The shelter is open to the public Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 4 PM and the 1st Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Please have an adoption application on file with us before you arrive. Contact us at (860) 569-0722 or email, [email protected] Why do we ask so many questions? Well, at Protectors of Animals we reserve the right to choose the adopter that is the best match for our cat or kitten, so we need to get to know you. No one factor or answer is determinative, and a potential adopter who is not the best match for one cat may be the perfect fit for a different cat. Among the things we may consider are: the temperament and confidence level of the animal; the experience level of the potential adopter; the existence and ages of any children or infants in the home; the existence, ages, and compatibility of any other pets in the home; the number of hours that the animal will be left alone; the number of people in the home; the age, behavior and health of the animal; any allergy, health or mobility issues of the potential adopter; the age of any potential adopter; any unusual dangers or risks in the home; and the social and financial resources that the potential adopter may have. So yes we do ask a lot of questions- because our goal is both to find you the perfect companion and to find a permanent loving home for each of the animals in our care. Please Note: If you are choosing to surrender your cat, we do not accept walk-in drop-offs on Saturdays. If you can no longer care for your cat, please contact us by phone or email so we can explain options outside of adoption hours. How much does it cost to adopt a feline and what is included? Protectors of Animals, Inc. collects a tax deductible donation of - $200 for a kitten (6 months or younger) ; $300 for 2 kittens adopted together; $150 for an adult cat (older than 6 months) ; $250 for 2 cats adopted together; $75 for senior cats (older than 7 years) & FIV + cats. Our cats and kittens are neutered/spayed, treated for external and internal parasites and are vaccinated (age appropriately). They are also tested for FIV and FeLV. We are here to offer and provide advice and support after the adoption date. The first step is to browse the cats and kittens listed on this website. Protectors of Animals, Inc. works hard to provide an accurate and up-to-date listing of our available felines. The second step is to fill out our easy cat adoption form. Our easy, two-page cat adoption application form is available at this link. Once it is received, it will be reviewed by one of our adoption counselors. Adoption Process and Requirements: After your application is approved, our adoption counselors will help you find the right match for your household. You must present a valid driver's license or government issued photo ID with your current address and a copy of your lease (if you rent). Please ensure you bring this paperwork along to the adoption. We do not authorize giving pets as gifts. The person who will be the owner of the new pet must be present and complete the adoption process. You need to have a sturdy pet carrier at the time of picking up your pet. You will be explained the medical history and will receive all the original medical paperwork of your new pet. Please allow approximately one hour to complete an adoption. This will include meeting the animals and filling out appropriate paperwork. Adopting a Dog - At Protectors of Animals, we take a very personal approach to our dog adoption process. We believe that the key to making a perfect and permanent dog-to-home match is to get to know both the dog and the prospective adopters as best we can. We work closely with our dogs to get a sense for the best home environments for them, and we engage prospective adopters in a personal conversation about your situation and what type of dog you're looking for. Each dog has an adoption counselor, who gets to know the dog very well, and who can consult with prospective adopters individually to address your needs as well as those of the dog. Perhaps you have questions about the dog that you'd like to ask before meeting them. Perhaps you have special needs - like someone who is allergic, or you have cats or another dog. Or perhaps you are simply diligent and rightfully particular about which dog you wish to spend the next 8 to 15 years of your life with. We like diligence! It leads to successful and permanent placements. You'll want to meet the dog, of course, before making your choice. You should expect, and we will require, for you to come meet the dog as part of the process. But since we are all volunteers with Protectors of Animals, we keep our available dogs in local, private kennels around the Hartford area, where the dogs are housed and fed. The dogs are viewable by appointment only, following a consultation with the adoption counselor, and pending a completed application. We work hard to find the best match for our dogs and feel an important part of that is allowing you and the dog to meet each other before making the decision. We generally avoid doing same-day adoptions so that both parties have time to consider this significant commitment. We are always here to offer advice and provide support after the adoption day. How much does it cost to adopt a dog and what is included? Protectors of Animals, Inc. collects a tax deductible donation of: $325 for an Adult dog, $375 for Puppies (11 months and younger), $500 for a Bonded Pair. Special needs dogs and senior dogs may have a reduced suggested donation. This is evaluated on a case by case basis and if applicable will be noted in the dog's description. All our dogs are neutered/spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations, parasite preventative, and flea & tick treatment. Our easy, online dog adoption application form is available at this link. Please fill this out and note which dog you are interested in on the application. This will go out to the adoption counselor and they will get back to you as quickly as possible. We are all volunteers and depending on the volume of applications it may take about a week to hear back.
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