Venice Cat Coalition (VCC) cats have an advantage; they are all in loving foster homes. There is a huge difference in demeanor between a cat that has been secluded in a cage at a shelter and a cat that has been socialized in a foster home. While our cats are in their foster home, they are treated as a pet in that family. The cat is in a positive home environment as a family pet, so it is already use to being in a home and a part of a family.
Most of our foster homes have at least one of the following: other cats, dogs, or children (some have all 3). We sometimes will place a cat into a different foster home to see how it does with new things. For example: a cat that has been in a foster home with adults and other cats only. After some time, while the cat is waiting to be adopted, we may place him or her in a different foster home that has dogs and/or children. Then we can evaluate how this cat is with dogs or children. Sometimes we find that the cat is NOT okay with something and then we know the cat should not be adopted by someone who has this something in their home (ie. a cat that is NOT at all ok with dogs should not be adopted by someone who has dogs). Most of the time though, the cat adjusts quickly when brought to a foster home with new things. The cat eventually becomes comfortable with dogs and or children. Now, this cat is ready to be adopted to a home that has just about anything!
WHAT IF THE CAT DOESN"T END UP WORKING FOR ME?
After you adopt a cat, you will have 10 calendar days to return the cat for a full refund. You may also try another cat you were considering; however, this will only be with approval from the director.
At any time after you adopt, if something happens that prevents you from keeping the cat, we want you to contact us. We will attempt to put the cat into a foster home until it is adopted. However, we may be unable to accept a returned cat after a long period of ownership. If so, you are responsible for rehoming the cat yourself to a safe new owner. PLEASE do not bring an animal to a shelter! Any animal you surrender has the best chance of survival if given to a no-kill animal rescue organization.
We look forward to a great adoption experience with you!
How did you hear about the Venice Cat Coalition?
Which cat or kitten would you like to learn more about or adopt? You may name several or just describe what you are looking for in a cat.
Do you own or rent your home*
What other animals are currently in your home? Are these animals up to date on vaccinations? Are the animals spayed or neutered? Please answer for each pet.*
How many people and their ages are in the home?*
Smoking or non-smoking home?
Are you a Florida Resident? For how many years?
Who will be the primary caregiver for your cat?*
What is the actual or expected age of your current and previous cats, i.e. life expectancy for a cat?
Are your current cats declawed? In the past, have you owned declawed cats?*
Will you cat be kept indoors, outdoors, or both?*
Please provide a second point of contact who lives apart from you.*
Are you employed? If yes, please name your employer and provide the phone number.*
What is your estimated annual cost for a cat?
Do you currently use a local vet? If yes, who is your vet?*
Please provide the name, phone number, and relationship to you of two references who are aware of your interest in a pet adoption.*