Almost Home Adoptions for rescued cats (Almost Home) is a no-kill, private 501c3 nonprofit, cage-free rescue and adoption center. Almost Home does not receive government funding (tax dollars) like the municipal (kill) shelters receive, and therefore we depend on generous and caring individual donors and volunteers to keep our doors open. Almost Home is dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for rescued, homeless, and abused animals.
AllPaws: Find and Adopt a Pet Today
The Erie County SPCA (ECSPCA) implemented a "free over three" adoption policy for cats three years and older in December 2009. Since then, 1,213 cats have been adopted through the program, compared to 923 adoptions in the previous 14 months - almost 300 more cats finding permanent homes!
AllPaws is the fastest and easiest way to find a pet
In June 2012, 63 shelters and rescue groups in three Northern California counties participated in for the third year in a row. All dogs and cats available for adoption were free to the adopting public.
Where to Get a Cat : The Humane Society of the United States
It was once conventional wisdom in the animal shelter world that cats adopted for free would suffer at the hands of diabolical people lurking in the shadows just waiting to abuse them. Surely, we thought, people who get cats for free don't value them, and will at the very least neglect them.Many high profile shelters across the country have implemented fee-waived cat adoptions very successfully, including the Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland in Maine, Town Lake Animal Center in Austin, TX, and the Wisconsin Humane Society. The ASPCA encouraged shelters throughout the country to provide fee-waived cat adoptions for the entire month of June 2011 as part of adopt-A-Cat Month, and featured a sampling of successful free adoption promotions in an article entitled . The Nevada Humane Society is publicizing their free June adoptions with . In a single day in August 2012, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester's Lollypop Farm adopted over 130 cats to new homes in their "" free cat adoption event.The that eliminating adoption fees does not devalue the animal in the eyes of the adopter, and that free adult cat adoption programs could "dramatically impact the lives of thousands of shelter cats who would otherwise reside in a shelter for months or be euthanized." (Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, Volume 12, Issue 4, 2009).The Gift-a-Pet Certificate allows you to pay the adoption fee of a cat or kitten for the giftee of your choice. The fee is $125.00 for kittens up to four months, $75.00 for cats aged 4 months to 3 years, and FREE for cats over three years of age. The recipient of the certificate may then come to our Adoption Center and, contingent on approval, select a cat or kitten to take home.