FAQs

Our Adoption Procedure**Intake/release form on bottom of page

  1. Contact us

  2. We will set up a meet and greet appointment with you at our Sanctuary in Covington, WA. This time is to help you get to know and ask any questions about your future feline friend. At the appointment, you will fill out our application. Our application helps us better determine which cat would be the purrfect fit for your family. We will also go over any details about the cat's personality, favorite toys, routine, etc. We will also disclose all medical information and history that we are aware of.

  3. We do require a 24 hour waiting period after the meet and greet appointment. We do not do same day adoptions!

  4. After the 24 hour waiting period we will deliver your new pet to your home and sign the adoption contract. Adoption fee of $100 and any additional donations will be accepted upon delivery of your pet.

 

All of our cats come spayed or neutered, are fully up to date on vaccinations, have had a recent wellness check, and are micro-chipped.

 

Please note we have a strict indoor and no declaw policy for our rescues. 

Why do we have a strict indoor policy for our rescues?

Beyond their impact on the ecosystem, strictly outdoor cats and partially indoor/outdoor cats face a lot of danger. The number one killer of cats that have free roam outside is cars. They also have a much larger risk of contracting kitty leukemia or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), a disease that's comparable to HIV in humans. All it takes is a bad encounter with a cat bully who has it to get infected if your cat isn't up on its vaccinations. Cats that are allowed outside also risk running into larger animals that are their predators, like coyotes and dogs. For more information on why we have a strict indoor policy please visit the following sites.

Why do we have a no declaw policy for our rescues?

Too often, people think that declawing is a simple surgery that removes a cat's nails—the equivalent of having your fingernails trimmed. Sadly, this is far from the truth. Declawing involves the amputation of the last bone of each toe. If performed on a human being, it would be like cutting off each finger at the last knuckle. It is an unnecessary surgery that provides no medical benefit to the cat. For more information on why we have a no declaw policy please visit the following sites.

Why should I adopt a cat from a rescue instead of buying one?

There is an overabundance of unwanted cats currently in all shelters and rescues. With limited resources, many of these cats are euthanized due to no fault of their own. Sadly, there is not enough space or adequate funding to house and care for the homeless cat population. Buying cats allow kitten mills to continue the inhumane caging and unsanitary living conditions. Often times “breeding cats” do not receive medical care and many are ill. The cages are so small cats cannot stand, move, and they have to lay in their own urine and fecal matter. Adopt, don't shop.

A cat showed up at my door, now what?

If the cat looks taken care they could be missing and their owner is most likely looking for them. If possible care for the cat until the owner is found. If you have cats of your own keep them separated. If the cat is friendly, take them to the local vet they will scan the cat, for free, for a microchip. If it's difficult to take them to the vet or they don't have a microchip, take pictures and post them on neighborhood social media channels and/or make flyers and post them in your neighborhood, vets offices, pet stores, and local businesses. If the owner is not found contact us and see if we have space to take the cat in.

My cat is missing, where do I start?

Not all missing cats are lost or want to be found. Cats are notorious for hiding in impossible places. Before you assume your cat is missing, make a thorough search indoors, around the porch, garage and yards armed with a flashlight and the tastiest, smelliest treats. For more tips on finding lost cats please visit the following sites.

My cat had kittens. At what age do I find them a home? Can I surrender them to your sanctuary?

Kittens need to be with their mothers for at least the first eight weeks of their lives. Once they reach two pounds they can be spay or neutered. They can then be adopted out once they are completed weaned from their mother.

 

We will not take a litter of kittens unless the mom has been spayed. Proof of spay certificate must be provided to us.

Can I surrender my cat to your sanctuary?

We will take in cats from the public on a case by case basis. We will not turn away a cat for a pre-existing medical condition, age, or behavior problems provided that proper space and resources are available. We have limited foster home space and operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

If you are wanting to surrender your cat to us please fill out our Intake and Release contract. This will need to be submitted along with a veterinary release to us. Your cat will then be placed on our waiting list. Please note that with the overabundance of unwanted cats our waitlist can take up to six months. Once there is an opening we will contact you. The Intake and Release contract will be signed at the time of surrender. 

 

We do require that all surrendered cats are spayed or neutered, are up-to-date on vaccinations, have been tested for FIV/FeLUK and have had a wellness check in the last three months. Surrendered cats must not have any contagious disease, parasite, upper respiratory infection, or virus at the time of surrender. 

 

We will not take a litter of kittens unless the mom has been spayed. Proof of spay certificate must be provided to us.

 

TO GET INTAKE/RELEASE CONTRACT CLICK ON BUTTON BELOW, THEN PRINT PDF FORM THAT SHOWS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

Another Chance Cat Adoption (ACCA) is a 501(c)3 organization.

P.O. Box 13244, Des Moines, WA 98198

(253) 856-1771

anotherchancecats2007@gmail.com

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