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!
Scruffy *** Adoption Pending ***
Lookit this cute, cuddly fella! Scruffy has come a long way since he was captured over a year ago.
From what we know, this now 9-year-old cat was first trapped as a youngster. Because he had a feline friend out there, he was returned outdoors as a TNR to live out his life, with food and shelter provided by the people at the property where he was trapped. Cut to last year, where someone in the neighbourhood noticed how terribly matted his fur had become. We picked him up, not knowing that he had already been neutered, but after he showed some signs of being friendly, we elected to keep him in. Not only did we learn that Scruffy was a TNR from years ago, we also came to learn that his friend had vanished from the community; there was no longer any reason to leave him out.
And lucky thing we did. Just look at him now!
After many months living indoors with a lot of patience and careful cosseting from his foster mom, Scruffy has become a full-on lap cat. He loves nothing than to be in her company, working his way into her arms whether she is on her computer, relaxing on the sofa, or sleeping in bed. He will even find ways to work his way around the cranky female cat who is not so happy to share him with her human. Scruffy would love to be her friend, but she will have none of it.
While we knew that Scruffy was already neutered, we took him to the vet for a work up to assess his health condition. This resulted in him getting a dentistry, but otherwise he was in really good condition. Because he has such long, feather-fine fur, he easily mattes, so he received a full body shave at that time, which was repeated again earlier this summer as he is a little leery of being brushed in sensitive places. Scruffy was also tested again for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (negative, thankfully) and treated for parasites. Shined up and ready to roll.
It is now time to find a fur-ever home for Scruffy. We think he might regress a little initially in a new home, but give him enough time and attention and he will flower. To best achieve this, we think he needs a stable, quiet home with only one or two adults (no children) and perhaps another cat in the mix.
If you think you might offer the right kind of home for Scruffy, please complete our online application form (link provided below). We ask for a donation of $250 for our rescued cats, for which you will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Dolly & Johnny
Dolly and Johnny came to us as bottle babies, rejected by their mama. Not a great beginning but that just makes us all the more resolved that they will have a fabulous life together forevermore. It also means that they are super-socialized to their human caregivers, making them a wonderful choice for someone looking for loving and friendly kitties as companion-mates.
The kittens were born on August 8th, so they are now coming up to four months in age. They have had no health issues at all and are busting out in exuberant energy. They have taken over their foster home, alternating between rampaging around, getting into everything, and colonizing work surfaces, shoulders, and laps for cuddles and naps.
Dolly and Johnny have only just been fully vetted, as it is challenging these days to get appointments at our vet clinics. They are vaccinated, tested (negative) for disease, treated for parasitesl, and spayed/neutered. We have promised their foster parents that they will go to a home together, as it is the only way they can see them moving on. Proper thing! They have been around other cats and even a dog in their little lives, in case these are considerations.
We ask for a donation of $250 for each of our rescued cats, or $500 in total, for which you would receive a charitable tax receipt. To adopt these lovies, please complete our online application form in full.
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