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!

Duffy

This dear fellow is looking for a final and fur-ever home after being passed around in his life to date.  Because Duffy is a timid fellow, we are really hoping to find him a quiet, stable home with only one or two adults at most.  We're ever hopeful there's a place for him out there.

 

Duffy's most recent foster mom has provided a really good description of him and his preferences/behaviours below. Read on!

 

"Duffy likes his routine:

  • Morning breakfast and dinner (9am\6pm) of soft food; he likes Whiskas best – I give him chicken, beef or turkey pate.  I have a non-grain kibble down as an on-demand food, but he doesn’t eat much of it.

  • He likes Temptation treats.  I throw them around the room and he likes chasing them down, or sniffing them out if he misses one.  He’s quite the hunter and will chase down any blue-bottle flies that come in my house within 2 minutes of spotting one.

 

His litter habits are mostly nocturnal, and I clean his litter once a day.  He’s a very clean cat and likes to keep groomed, you can actually hear him licking.  He is the least allergic cat I’ve ever met;  I can rub my eyes after petting him and they don’t get red or itchy.  Duffy has a thick grey undercoat and he likes being brushed.

 

Duffy is an odd duck.  When he’s comfortable, he wants to be with you.  Right now he’s sleeping by my chair as I type.  When I sit on the couch, he comes up and demands to be petted.  He has a churp that means “pet me”, and will butt your hand or arm to make it go over his head.  His favourite spot is near his tail, so he’s always presenting his butt up in the air.  When he’s had enough petting, he’ll flop over and push his weight so hard against you, you think he’s trying to get you to move.   He likes to fall asleep that way.  Duffy also sleeps with me at night, in a corner of the bed where I won’t roll on him.  Sometimes he’ll climb on me in the mornings to lay on my chest and purr.

 

Duffy is still a scared and timid cat in many respects, even though he has a big personality.  He’s learned to watch feet to know where someone is going.  If he’s calm and he’s a loaf on the floor, you can walk on by him.  If you’re walking back and forth and he’s feeling chased, he will hiss and head for his safe spot where he can watch the room. He also feels safe on the other side of the coffee table and will sprawl out and sleep there.  When I have treats in my hand or it’s near treat time, he forgets all about my being a tall human and will walk right beside me to where I’m going to sit."

 

Duffy is estimated to be 7 years old and he's neutered, vaccinated, tested for disease (negative), and treated for parasites.  Duffy has been in homes with other cats in the past, and he tended to be submissive to the more dominant cats.  He also does well as a singleton.

If you think you might have the right kind of home environment for Duffy, please complete our online adoption application.  We ask for a donation of $200 for which you would receive a charitable tax receipt.

 

https://www.catsinhalifax.ca/adoption-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