Adoption Policies

Easy Steps to Ensure the Perfect Match

Before adopting a rescued cat or kitten, please read our following adoption policies and complete the

Adoption Application

Adoption Fee
When you choose to adopt one of OCARC’s animals, the adoption donation is $165. Each of our cats and kittens has been:

•  Spayed or neutered
•  Tested for FeLV (Feline Leukemia)
•  Tested for FIV (Feline Aids)
•  De-flead (topical Revolution or Advantage)
•  De-wormed (tape and round worms)
•  Given their first FVRCP vaccination – We keep all our kitties current on their FVRCP vaccines so depending on the age of the kitty when you adopt him or her and how long we’ve had the kitty, the vaccine series may be complete. If not, you as the adopter will be responsible for any further vaccinations in the series.
•  Rabies Vaccination when age appropriate

These services would usually cost more than $500. Of course, an adoption donation of more than $165 is always welcome, since we often provide additional medical care such as x-rays, blood panels, treatment for ears, eyes, upper respiratory infections and viruses.

Remember: Once you adopt a new cat into your family, all veterinary care is your responsibility for the life of your pet.

Pre-screening Process
To ensure that we place our cats and kittens in loving, responsible and committed homes, there is a pre-screening process conducted before anyone can adopt a pet from OCARC. Our first responsibility is to the cat or kitten and to ensuring a permanent, lifelong match. For this reason, we reserve the right to decline any adoption.

Return Policy
We never want our cats or kittens to end up on the streets or at a shelter again. If, for any reason, you want to return a cat or kitten you’ve adopted from us, you can do so within 72 hours for a full refund of the adoption donation. After that, if you need to give up your OCARC cat or kitten, and you are unable to find a suitable home, you may return him/her to OCARC, pending board approval. We won’t be able to refund the adoption fee, but we will place him/her in a new home. All cats/kittens must be re-tested for FeLV and FIV before a return will be authorized, and proof of testing and good health from the veterinarian will be necessary. Vaccinations must be current including Rabies.