Do you have a place in your heart and home for one (or two!) of our fabulous cats or kittens?
Research shows that young kittens thrive in an environment where they have a partner to explore, learn and love. Consider adopting two kittens to make the transition easier for everyone!
Click HERE for an electronic version of our adoption application. If you would like to visit PetSmart in Poughkeepsie to visit some of our kitties you can pick up a paper version to fill out on the spot!
The adoption process is as follows:
- Submit a completed application (any application that is not complete will NOT be reviewed)
- Upon application approval, a home visit will be scheduled
- Once the home visit is successfully completed, final approval can be made and the adoption can move forward
Please check out our Petfinder page below for up to date pictures and information on all of our adoptable animals! Or, click on our Stray H.E.L.P. Facebook Adoption Page!
What If My New Kitty Escapes?!?!?
Aside from worrying pet parents sick, we understand how risky it is for cats to be outside. Here is a list of things you can do to help bring Cat back home safely:
1. If Cat is microchipped (highly recommended) notify the chip company immediately. They will send notice to folks who have requested such information in your area.
2. Make a flyer with at least one picture of Cat and include: your name and contact info, date and area missing. Post ALL over your neighborhood and surrounding neighborhood (place flyer inside a clear plastic protector to shelter from the rain). Leave in mailboxes and on community boards. Drop off at surrounding vet clinics and offices, including the emergency clinics in your area.
3. Post on your FB page, the FB page of local rescues, and ask them to share (so it lands on their FB wall), post on local lost pets pages; ie: Lost Pets of The Hudson Valley
1. Call Cat from your house only and at varying times of the day – do not walk around the neighborhood calling as this will confuse Cat. Looking around the neighborhood is great, but don’t call out. A typical house cat won’t even know your name if it gets out and is scared. Don’t be hurt, they have an incredible instinct to protect themselves and they are feeling threatened outside.
2. Shake dry food bowl and tap on wet food can. Leave a small bowl of food only during the day or very early morning (to avoid bringing in potential rivals for the food.
3. Place waste from Cat’s litter pan near the house – it will help Cat recognize where he is.
4. If you have a trail camera available to you, set it up. House cats can get very confused when out of their element, and may not even respond to their parents. A trail camera can help you get a better idea of what’s going on when you’re not present.
5. DO NOT lose faith that Cat will come home. There is power in positive thinking! Cat’s have been recovered in cities, new neighborhoods, long distances, after days, weeks, or even months. Most likely Cat will not go far in the first several days it has gotten outside.