list all the companion animals you have been guardian to in the last five (5) years:
|You are interested in adopting:||
|If you answered yes to any of these questions, please explain:
|Why do you want to adopt this particular cat?||
|What do you think about declawing?||
|What will happen to the cat if you have to move?||
|What if you move to a place that doesn't allow cats?||
|This cat may take several weeks or months to fully adjust to you and your home. How would you ease the adjustment?||
|What kind of cat behavior do you find unacceptable?||
|How would you handle these behaviors?||
|How much do you think it will cost per year to vaccinate, feed and care for this cat?||
|What would cause you to return this cat to Animal Allies?||
All questions must be answered before the application can be accepted for
review by the Animal Allies adoption agent.
By my/our signature on this document, I/we certify that the above statements
about me and my history with companion animals are true and correct. I/We
understand that Animal Allies reserves the right to refuse any applicant based
on its adoption rules and guidelines. Any misrepresentation of fact may result
in my/our application being rejected.
My signature on this document also permits my present or previous Veterinarian
or Animal Hospital to release requested information to an Animal Allies
volunteer/adoption agent regarding my current or previously-owned pets for the
purpose of considering my application. I am/We are aware that prior to
placement of a pet from Animal Allies, my currently-owned pets, for their
protection, must be up to date on needed vaccinations including: rabies,
distemper shots, and in some cases feline leukemia and feline aids tests.
In accordance with § 3.1-796.95:5 Sections B and C and/or C of the Virginia
State Code, I/we affirm that I/we have never been convicted of animal cruelty,
neglect, or abandonment.
Please read carefully the adoption rules. Your application cannot be accepted
before you have read and accepted these guidelines. Animal Allies is dedicated
to the humane treatment of all animals. We have a moral obligation to not adopt
any animal unless it is going to a responsible home where it will be part of a
family for its entire life. For that reason, Adoption Rules have been
- A responsible adult 21 years of age or older must sign the adoption application and accept full responsibility
for the care of the pet.
- Cats are placed as household pets and not to work as mousers or function as barn cats.
- All females must be spayed and all males neutered.
- Should an animal be found to be pregnant after adoption, the pregnancy shall be terminated. In the event of
a full-term pregnancy, where a veterinarian determines that the pregnancy cannot be safely terminated, the
offspring shall be surrendered to Animal Allies.
- All persons living in the household are to be involved in the selection of the pet.
- Unless there is a pre-approved adoption application on file, there will be at least a 24-hour waiting period, to
allow the potential adopter to prepare for a new pet and for Animal Allies to check on rental status regarding
pets (if applicable) and to call the adopter’s veterinarian regarding the adopter’s current pets.
- For the well-being and health of the animal, cats must remain indoors.
- Declawing requires the surgical removal of the first digit of a cat’s toes. It is an extremely painful procedure
that can result in unwanted behavior such as biting, aggression, or refusal to use its litter box. Therefore, it is
strongly recommended that cats not be declawed as there are non-surgical alternatives available.
- All animals in the household must be spayed/neutered.
- Animal Allies reserves the right not to place kittens under six months of age where there are children under
the age of six, for the protection of both the child and the animal.
- No animal will be adopted to anyone with a history of losing, giving away, selling, or having animals
injured or killed by moving vehicles.
- People living in rental housing must have written or verbal permission by the proper authority.
- Animal Allies reserves the right to reclaim the animal if, in its opinion, the animal is not being properly and
humanely cared for.
- No cat will be adopted as a gift to another person. A “gift certificate” can be issued to be redeemed by the
recipient, with the understanding that Animal Allies reserves the right to refuse to place an animal with
any one who fails to meet the criteria for a responsible pet guardian.