Adoptions 

Adopt A Rescued Cat

All of our rescued cats have been spayed or neutered, treated for parasites such as fleas and worms, and tested for feline diseases like FIV and Feline Leukaemia. Any health issues or injuries at the time of rescue or during fostering are also addressed to ensure our rescues are happy, healthy and ready for adoption.  All of our adoptees have been microchipped

Today seems like the best day to  meet your new best furry friend!

Levy & Moby-Dee     

Levy (male) and Moby-Dee (female) are kittens with umpteen toes.  They are now about 1o months old, where we now more accurately refer to them as "twittens".  They were rescued from a dairy barn on the South Shore where one of our volunteers had gone to purchase some straw. The kittens were a little older upon capture, which required a fairly lengthy interval to get them properly socialized, but thankfully their foster parents are old hands at this.  What self-resecting cat can resist the allure of yummy food served up daily and other creature comforts associated with indoor living? 

 

Levy is considered the "sweetheart" out of the litter of kittens that were rescued. Initially fearful of humans, he progressed in leaps and bounds to become the resident sook, seeking the company and cuddle-time with his foster folks, all the while purring like an outboard motor. He has developed this endearing habit of nibbling very gently on their fingers, perhaps a vestigial behaviour associated with nursing as a kitten. Moby-Dee, on the other hand, was trapped a few weeks after her brothers, and she has naturally taken longer to come 'round.  She still presents as timid in her behaviours, where her most active time is in the evening and overnight hours. This means you might hear the tinkling of toys and some galloping noises in the night. But we expect that she will continue to grow her confidence in time, in the right environment, especially with her big bro, Levy, along for the ride.

 

HCRS is seeking a forever foster home for these gorgeous kitties because they tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV.  Not to be confused with feline leukemia, cats with FIV typically live a long life with no more expected health issues than any other cat. And that has been our experience with the many FIV-positive cats in our circle of care.  Out of an abundance of caution, vets say to keep FIV positive cats indoors and isolated from other cats. Have a look at the following link for more information:

 

https://vcacanada.com/know-your-pet/feline-immunodeficiency-virus-infection

In keeping with our veterinary protocols, both Levy and Moby-Dee have been vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and treated for parasites. As per our forever foster agreement, HCRS will provide any necessary vet care for the cats going forward.

 

If you are interested in offering these deserving kitties a fur-ever home, please complete our online forever foster application: 

 

Forever Foster Information and Application

Adoption Application : The first step

Adoption applications are submitted to the adoption committee of Halifax Cat Rescue Society for approval. After approval of your application, a meeting will be set up between you, the foster home and an HCRS representative according to everyone's convenience. 

Although this application may seem lengthy, we ask that you take time to answer all the questions as best as possible. Thank you for considering adoption, we'll be in touch within a few days. Sometimes, we take a bit longer and this is because we are such a small group of volunteers. Please take this into consideration before you fill out the application. The process is not as fast as with the SPCA or other shelters who have an actual shelter and many more workers.


IT IS HCRS POLICY THAT OUR KITTENS BE ADOPTED EITHER AS PAIRS OR TO A FAMILY WITH A CAT(S) ALREADY IN THE HOME. THIS IS TO ENSURE FURTHER SOCIALIZATION OF  NEWLY RESCUED KITTENS. THIS POLICY IS ENFORCED WITH ALL OF OUR KITTEN ADOPTIONS.

ADOPTION DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO HCRSFUNDRAISING@OUTLOOK.COM ONCE YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED