Unlike most shelter and rescue adoption procedures, SNAP Cats is very thorough and prudent in the adoption and placement of our special needs cats. Our cats require special circumstances, special people, and in some cases, special medical care. Thus, we reserve the right to refuse an adoption if we feel that the situation isn’t perfect for both you and our cats.
Along with this application process, we’ll have a lengthy discussion about you and your expectations. So please be prepared to spend at least an hour with us discussing every aspect of your life: from your living environment, to the people in and around your home, to the people (and possible other pets) that will visit your home. This may sound a bit intrusive, but we need to make sure that this adoption is in the best interest of you, your family, and our special needs cats.
If you desire to adopt a cat that’s physically disabled, and you reside locally, we may ask do a home inspection. This isn’t a judgment about your living conditions – it’s about making sure that the cat is safe from potential harm that you may not have thought of. For example, a cat suffering from moderate-to-sever CH should not be placed in a home with lots of stairs.
The bottom line is: We want this adoption to be the first and last our special cats will ever have.
Thank you for wanting to adopt a SNAP Cat. And thank you for understanding our goal of making sure every adoption is a perfect match.
Darryl Roberts Executive Director
SNAP Cats 4663 Petaluma Hill Road Santa Rosa CA 95404 firstname.lastname@example.org snapcats.org 707.836.6000 A 501(c3) Organization Tax ID: 46-2399499