All about adopting.
Adopting a cat or kitten should be a wonderful experience and an exciting time for you and your family. CAAA foster families put so much time and love into their fosters to help socialise them and give them the best start at a new life with their new families.
Below we provide some important information to understand/be aware of when getting ready to make the commitment to adopting from CAAA.
Here are a couple of points that are general, but important to understand before attempting to start the adoption process.
- CAAA foster parents have adult cats as well as kittens. Please consider adopting an adult as kittens find homes easily and we may not always have kittens available. Adults make wonderful family members!
- When completing an adoption form, it does not guarantee you will be successful with your application. CAAA reserves the right to approve or deny adoptions based on the information you provide. This is less of a reflection on you but more with our determining the future well-being of the potential kitty being adopted.
The process is as follows:
- Once you have viewed/found a cat you'd like to adopt, you will complete an Adoption Form.
- You will pay a R 250 deposit for us to book your choice.
- We will perform a home check to see if your home is a safe and suitable environment for your choice.
- Should you be approved, and the kitten is 9 weeks or older, you can collect your kitten and pay the balance of the adoption fee of R 250 (Total is R 500). If you have children under the age of 7, we strongly recommend collecting your kitten when they are 12 weeks or older.
What is included in the adoption fee?
- Testing for serious illnesses like Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS.
- First vaccinations.
- Treatment for parasites.
- Treatment for fleas.
- Instant Tag.
- Sterilisation at the age of 6 months.
OPTIONAL - Micro-chipping can be done for R 100.
You will need to also:
- Disclose if you have any other pets in your home, as well as whether they are sterilised or not.
- If you are renting, or live within a complex and are subject to body corporate rules, you will need to produce permission from your landlord or body corporate that you are allowed to have a pet in your home.
Everyone loves a cuddly kitten, but they are a big responsibility - perhaps more so than an adult/older cat. Remember, a kitten is essentially an infant, and much like a human baby, kittens have specific nutritional needs as well as being less independent and able to take care of themselves as an adult would.
Kittens also do eventually grow up - so when you consider adopting a kitten, remember that you are adopting for life.