Looking back on 2020, we can take some comfort in knowing we're still here, we're still saving lives. Though it wasn't our biggest, "most saves" year, the fact that we're in operation at all says a lot.
Due to the pandemic, we have made changes to how we do our adoptions.
We are open for business and are doing adoptions. Because our foster cats are located in foster homes, not in a shelter, we cannot invite anyone to meet our cats in person due to health-safety issues related to the pandemic. We realize that everyone who wants to adopt a companion animal should be able to meet them first, so this is how we're going to handle that:
Adoptions will be "Foster to Adopt."
• Home visits will be done via FaceTime
• During virtual home visit you will also be able to see and interact with your cat since we will base our communications from our foster room
• Applications need to be approved, as always
• You will be asked to fill out an "Adoption Terms" form via email and pay the adoption fee (we will hold the fee until the adoption is completed)
• Once approved we will set up a time to pick up your cat/s
The cat will be considered a Kitten Associates foster cat for the period of one week. This will give you and your family time to get to know your new family member. During that time we will provide food and vet care should the cat become ill.
At the end of the foster period (or any time before) we can finalize the adoption or take the cat back if it's not a good fit. We work very hard to make a good match, so we're hoping it will be unlikely you will need to return your foster cat. If so, we will take the cat back, no questions asked, no judging. This should be a simple process.
We have also changed our feeding guidelines. All foster cats are on a fresh diet and our adopters will be expected to continue feeding fresh in their homes. After 15 years of feeding fresh, we have seen a dramatic improvement in the health of all of our cats and kittens. This is not a great change from our feeding guidelines in the past. We will always be a No-Kibble Rescue and are now a 100% Fresh-fed rescue.
It's been a rough road, but we wouldn't be here without all of you. We wish you health, happiness and prosperity in 2021 and look forward to another year of saving lives and helping people live better with their cats.
©2020 Kitten Associates. Catshew from her perch in the KA Foster Room.