Getting a Kitty into the TLC Sanctuary or Adoption Program
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Our Sanctuary is for extreme circumstances...
Feral cats should NOT be relocated. They should be trapped/neutered/returned. We do not accept feral cats for relocation from the general public. We do accept Feline Leukemia positive kitties. We also accept FIV cats under certain circumstances. FIV cats do not need to be quarantined from other cats, so we look at each case on an individual basis and provide counselling. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tame, healthy animals needing to go into an adoption program...
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Harris and surrounding county shelters are killing 300 cats and dogs PER DAY. There is only so much room in shelters when people are surrendering hundreds of animals per day. TLC has a limited amount of space to hold cats until they are ready for adoption.
Due to the high number of people who have entered into our foster program and then completely failed to follow instructions, we are now requiring a surrender fee at the time of vetting. Unfortunately, after we vetted the cats/kittens they were either given away, killed because they were not kept indoors, or completely feral (wild). If you want our help, you will need to:
1. Foster and feed the animals indoors until they are fully vetted and are healthy. Kittens can be spayed/neutered at 2 pounds (approximately 12 weeks of age). It only takes a cage or a small room.
2. Cats/Kittens must be tame and able to be handled by potential adopters. No one wants a kitten in their house if it is wild. The cats/kittens will be at a retail store. We cannot have wild cats on display where someone will get hurt. If a child cannot handle the cat in a retail store, we cannot take the cat.
3. Donate toward the vetting of the animals in the form of a surrender fee.
Due to the volume of requests to take cats and kittens, we are now requiring a surrender fee if you would like us to take a cat or kitten into our program. Each cat and kitten surrendered to TLC costs $35 to vet them. This does not include the staffing to clean and care for them or the cost of food.
SURRENDER FEE SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION PROGRAM ANIMALS
Adult Cats: $25
Kittens without Mothers: $25 per kitten
Kittens with Mothers: $15 per kitten and $25 for mom. If the mom is feral or the surrender’s personal cat, the mother must be spayed prior to us taking any of the kittens.
If the cat or kitten is fully vetted (spayed/neutered, combo-tested, and vaccinated), there will be no surrender fee.
The surrender fee is a minimum requirement and does count as a tax deductible donation. We appreciate it if you are able to donate more. This program is costly, but it saves a lot of lives. We really appreciate your help in keeping this program going!
Please do not contact us if you do not meet these 3 criteria. We are getting 15 to 20 calls and emails per day. Everyone has really cute, sweet kittens and a great reason why they cannot foster them.
To proceed with this process, click on the link below and fill out the form. If you are not willing to foster and pay the surrender fee, please do not contact us. We will not respond to your request.
We hope you make the right decision and keep these wonderful animals from being another statistic.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO PERFORM ALL OF THE TASKS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.