Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are some frequently asked questions and answers about our organization.
If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten from our rescue, the first step is to fill out an adoption application. Once the completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed by our organization and the potential adopter will be contacted to discuss the application and the kitty of interest. Once the application is approved, the next step is to schedule a meet and greet with the potential kitty. We hold weekend adoption events every Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm in the cat adoption room inside the Roswell PetSmart. Additional adoption times can be made by appointment with an approved adoption application. Visit the adoption FAQ for more detailed information on our adoption process and the medical vetting provided to our cats and kittens.
The homeless cats and kittens that come into our rescue come from all walks of life such as from kill shelters, hoarding situations, owner surrenders, and strays from the streets.
We do not currently have a shelter. The cats and kittens that come to our rescue live in foster homes until they are ready for adoption. We also house some of our kitties that are fully vetted and ready to find their forever homes at the Roswell PetSmart. Our vision is to open a shelter in the future.
Our adoption fee does not entirely cover our medical expenses incurred to vet a kitty so we have to secure funding from other resources. We are sometimes able to obtain additional funding from grants and special fundraisers either online or in person. Some of our funding comes directly from the pockets of our wonderful volunteers as well as from kind Samaritans just like you! Please consider making a donation to help support the homeless cats and kittens that come to our rescue.
Listed below are the many ways you can help support our organization:
- Open your heart and your home by adopting one of our available kitties.
- Give a monetary donation. We are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible.
- Donate your time by becoming a volunteer with our rescue. Our volunteer opportunities page provides the volunteer role descriptions that are the greatest needs of our organization.
- There are other ways to help support our organization and it may not even require additional spending.
- Follow us on social media to spread the word about our organization with your friends and family. Check out our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Our organization welcomes volunteers of all ages. Children who are under 18 years of age who want to clean at the Roswell PetSmart must be accompanied by a legal guardian who is at least 18 years old. Children who are under the age of 18 who want to be a foster must have their parent’s consent.
There is a multitude of reasons why a cat would decide to stop using the litter box. First, rule out a medical issue by taking your cat to the vet. Second, once the possibility of a medical issue is eliminated, think about what changes may have happened to the kitty’s environment. Please see our kitty advice page for more information on litter box aversion.
Spaying or neutering cats will prevent unwanted births reducing overpopulation in shelters and preventing animals from being euthanized or ones that will die from trauma, starvation, or disease. It will reduce or eliminate sexual behaviors in cats that are generally considered a nuisance. In male cats, regardless of their age when sterilized, neutering reduces roaming, urine spraying, and fights with neighborhood cats. The plaintive howling of female cats in heat is eliminated. When animals are less aggressive, the risk of transmitting FIV and rabies is greatly reduced. The risk of mammary cancer is reduced and cancers of the reproductive organs are eliminated when the animal has been sterilized. Cats are healthier, happier, calmer, and have a longer life expectancy. Please check out our list of low-cost spay & neuter facilities and the TNR information page for community cats.
The majority of the cats and kittens that come into our rescue come from animal shelters as per the guidelines of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We do take in a small number of strays from the streets on a case-by-case basis provided we have space available which also includes securing a foster home. Please refer to found a kitty for additional resources on this topic.
We are a foster-based rescue and we currently do not operate a physical shelter. Our organization can only take in a small number of owner surrenders on a case-by-case basis when we have space which also includes foster home availability. Please refer to the guidelines on rehome your kitty for more information on this topic.