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!
Roy, Bruce, & Grace ***ADOPTED***
Roy, Bruce and Grace were rescued as wee babes together with their two littermates and feral mama from a barn in a rural area on the South Shore. One of our volunteers happened to stumble across them when she was there to buy hay for her rabbit. We're now in hot pursuit of a fabulous home for the kittens where they can enjoy being pampered and loved.
The boys are gorgeous short-hair brown tabbies, with Bruce's coat is a little lighter on the back than Roy's. Their splendiferous sister, Grace, is not to be overlooked in the beauty department, being a short-hair ginger tabby (let’s face it, a “blonde”). Each one of the kittens is polydactyl, meaning multiple toes on their big ol’ paws. Why we haven’t caved and named one of them Ernest/Ernestina/Hemingway (for the author Hemingway, who had polydactyl cats at his home in Key West, where their many-toed descendants still live) is something to be pondered.
Their foster mom tells us the kittens are all incredibly affectionate and loving. Playful and energetic, they rampage around after bells and balls, even having a gay old time with something simple like a paper towel or toilet paper roll. They are particularly fond of that enclosed round whirly thing with a ball inside. Like most cats, they love a good routine with lots of naps. A wet breakfast is whenever the person who knows how to open a can gets out of bed; supper is usually at 6pm. Kibble is available to them at all times to be sure they're never go so hungry as to go for the toes (the human kind). They understand the word SNACK and will come full throttle when the word is uttered. They are sweethearts! When bedtime is in the offing, they’re right on board, purring like outboard motors.
Because of their multiple toes, the adopter will need to be well versed in cutting cat toenails. The big paws are adorable but the toenails need tending on a regular basis. We want to be sure that they don’t become ingrown, which can present a host of problems.
Roy, Bruce and Grace are fully vetted, meaning they have been neutered, tested for disease, vaccinated and treated for parasites. They have also been microchipped.
We ask that you please complete our online application in detail, with the link to the application provided below. We ask for a minimum donation of $200 per kitten, for which you will be issued a tax receipt.
Please note that we expect the kittens to be adopted either in pairs or to a home with another young cat or kitten. We consider their social skills a key aspect of their development.
Please see the link for the adoption application below
Gigli (pronounced "Gee-Lee") is a wee mite looking for a home with another young kitty for companionship. She is an all-black short-hair girlie who will give as good as she gets when wrestling with the other cats in her foster home. Mind you, she doesn't hesitate to let out a holler if she feels she's losing the battle; which is often. She is approximately 6 months old and fully vetted, meaning she has been tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed. She's busting out in a good health and ready to roll.
Gigli came into our care through another rescuer who picked her up from a family who didn't actually intend to adopt her. A youngster in the family had reached out to someone on the internet, and she was quite literally "dropped off" to the home through the window of a car, much to the chagrin of the parents. The initial rescuer acted as a broker, and asked HCRS if we would accept Gigli into our foster care. Given that Gigli was still so very young at the time, we thought it a good idea to continue her socialization with other cats. Her vetting was delayed by the difficulty in getting an appointment at our vet clinic, which is just as well, as she's such a tiny little thing.
Gigli will likely present as shy, at least initially, and our preference is a home environment that is quiet and subdued. She would definitely do best in the company of another kitty who will help her settle.
We ask that you please complete our online application in detail, with the link to the application provided below. We ask for a minimum donation of $200 per kitten, for which you will be issued a tax receipt
Please see the link for the adoption application below
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