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How Do I Adopt?
What is the process to adopt?
After you decide which animal you wish to make a member of your family, you will be required to complete an adoption application form (see below), which will be reviewed by a volunteer who will interview you. If all is in order, you will sign an adoption contract where you promise to meet certain criteria for care of the animal. You will also receive a copy of the medical form which contains information such as tests, vaccines, etc. that have already been done for the cat.
How much does it cost to adopt a cat/kitten?
There is an $125.00 CASH donation required.
What does this fee cover?
The $125.00 adoption donation covers veterinary care that we have already done up to the date of adoption, including the spay or neuter of the animal. Every kitten, cat, puppy or dog will altered before the animal is adopted. The minimum veterinary care for the $125.00 fee is a feline leukemia/FIV test, 2 distemper vaccines, a rabies vaccine, 2 dewormings, and the spay/neuter. You may need to continue the vaccine process with your veterinarian.
I live outside of Montgomery County, MD; can I still adopt from your group?
YES, living outside the county doesn't prevent you from adopting from us. We do like to know if you move, because we now have cats living world-wide that have been adopted from us.
What happens if I adopt a cat or kitten and it just doesn't work out?
We require that the animals be returned to us. We will work with you to find one that is a better match, if you desire. Also, if you can no longer keep a cat after X number of years, please contact us. We will make every effort to bring the cat back into the FMCA adoption system and find it another home; however, this decision depends upon current health and/or behavioral issues the cat may have developed. It also depends on the availability of foster care.
Can my adopted cat be an indoor/outdoor cat?
Can I de-claw my adopted cat?
No. Cats that are adopted from FMCA must live indoors. The exception to this is a cat that comes to the group as an indoor/outdoor cat, and we are sure it will not adapt to an indoors-only lifestyle. In that case, we try to place the cat in as safe a neighborhood as possible.
NO! If you must have a declawed cat, we will be glad to show you what we have available that has already been declawed by a previous owner. FMCA is greatly opposed to declawing. We will show you how to trim nails and give you information on training the cat to scratch in appropriate places.
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Please download and submit the adoption application to email@example.com.
Online Adoption Application (Downloadable PDF)
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