You must agree to these adoption policies before your application for adoption will be considered.
It is the goal of the Pat Brody Shelter to find good, permanent homes for as many cats as possible.
The calls the shelter receives to take in cats are far greater than the calls received from prospective adopters. See our list of other shelters that may be able to take your cat in.
After arriving at the shelter the cats and kittens are examined, vaccinated, wormed, spayed or neutered, and blood is drawn for routine tests. This process, while ruling out common problems, cannot guarantee the health of the animals.
Although the shelter does everything possible to minimize the spreading of germs and viruses, it is an difficult task. The stress these animals are under is overwhelming, and one of the effects is that they will sometimes develop upper respiratory infections (colds). Symptoms are sneezing, runny eyes and nose, and coughing. (There is no need to become upset, a cold will not kill a cat and in most cases, if left untreated, will pass in a week or two.)