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Buffalo Humane has many cats that are just waiting to find their forever homes. Our adoption fee scale is as follows:
Cats are already altered (spayed/neutered), vaccinated, FeLV/FIV-tested, and (in most cases) microchipped. The exception is young kittens, who instead have an appointment set up for their spay/neuter, final vaccinations, and microchipping. In the case of any unspayed/unneutered cat, your adoption contract will be "foster-to-adopt" until the animal is altered, and we require a separate $50 spay/neuter deposit, which will be returned once your kitty has kept the appointment we have set up. However, the cost of this veterinary care is included in the adoption fee.
We also encourage anyone who can find room to consider one of our long-term hard-to-place kitties. Generally, these are cats who are semi-feral but must live indoors. All they need is a warm place to call their own and a warm-hearted person to share their space. We do waive adoption fees for these kitties. Also, these kitties are amazingly social with other cats and will integrate very well into your household. They may hide from you for some time, but once they feel less threatened, they will peak their heads out and largely forget that you are even there.
Can you take in "barn cats"? If so, we are always looking for placements for dislocated feral cats. So many are rounded up from construction sites and hoarding cases, and they languish in local shelters, most slated for euthanasia because they are not adoptable as cuddly pets. All are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. We also "tip" the ears so that you can recognize that these cats have already been altered and cannot reproduce. Please contact us if you have some kind of outdoor shelter and can provide a feeding area for these kitties. Just email us at info@BuffaloHumane.org.
Buffalo Humane does not have a shelter facility. All cats reside in the homes of volunteers who foster the kitties until a suitable home can be found. In the mean time, our foster homes evaluate temperament, personality, and reactions to dogs, other cats, and children. Our fosters also do significant rehabilitation work with cats that have been undersocialized to humans. Cats are also litter-trained, or re-trained a necessary.
Our mission revolves around the needs of our adoptable animals, so their placement and ongoing well-being is our principle concern. We require an adoption application, veterinary & personal reference, and a home visit. Finally, the decision to place an animal rests primarily with the foster, who has the best interests of the animal at heart and who knows best that animal's needs and temperament.
Before meeting any of our adoptable animals, we recommend contacting the animal's foster for further information. We also require that you submit an application (it needn't be on any particular animal) before we will arrange for a meet-and-greet with the animal. You can fill out an adoption application online or download a paper version:
Our adoption contract can also seem quite strict, with a number of provisions relating to our expectations about the care to be provided to the animals that are adopted from us. While we do make exceptions, this is quite rare and done on a case-by-case basis.
Our standard adoption donation is $85 for kittens and $50 for young adult cats. We often offer potential adopters the opportunity to adopt two cats for the price of adopting just one. Furthermore, we reduce or waive the adoption donation for many of our shy, elderly, or semi-feral cats that have been with us for a long time. Other special-needs cats may also be available at no charge to persons who agree to be their sanctuary caregivers for life (FIV- or FeLV-positive kitties, or those with special health needs). All the animals are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, FIV/FeLV-tested, wormed, flea-treated, and most are microchipped.
For more information or if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at .