a new family member?
The Forgotten Felines Foundation does not have a shelter. All of our cats and kittens are fostered and socialized in volunteers’ homes – and as a result, we get to know them very well and can provide detailed personality descriptions to prospective homes
Find out how to adopt
How do I adopt a cat or kitten?
The first step is to have a look at our available cats and kittens to see who appears to be a good match for your household. If you need help finding a cat or kitten that is a good match for your home and family, please get in touch.
The next step is to fill out our Pre-adoption questionnaire, This gives us a chance to get to know your family and help find the purr-fect match for your home.
Once you have returned the adoption questionnaire. We will then be in contact with you to discuss the adoption and arrange a visit with the cat/kitten in his or her foster home. This gives you the opportunity to meet the cat/kitten in an environment that is familiar to them. We believe this is the best way to minimise stress to our cats.
If all goes well at the meet and greet, and you wish to proceed, we will then arrange a home visit to see where your new cat will live. Please note: We are a small organisation and can only go as far south up to Lower Hutt/Wellington or north to Levin for home visits. If you are outside of these areas, please check with your local rescue or SPCA to adopt.
Afterward, you will then be given adoption paperwork to fill out and we will discuss with you when your new forever friend is ready to go home with you.
What are the adoption requirements?
First you must be sure you are able to provide a caring and loving home to the cat you are adopting for its natural life span. We ask that you fill out our Pre-adoption questionnaire, this will include questions about your home, family, and past experience with cats. We require that you keep your new cat inside for 4 weeks and/or until at least 6 months of age.
You must be able to ensure your new cat will not have free access to the outdoors at night.
If you live on a busy road or main highway, ensure your cat will remain indoor-only, or only go out in a secure outdoor area. If other hazards are present, we would like to know how you will minimise the risk to your new cat.
If you are renting we ask that you have a consent letter from your landlord, which can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most importantly we want to be sure that the cat you are adopting is the purr-fect match for you.
What is included in adoption fee?
All Cats and Kittens have have been:
-Vaccinated (1st and 2nd included)
-Microchipped (NZCAR registration included)
-Kept up-to-date on flea & worm treatment
The adoption fee for each animal is shown on their adoption profile. Your adoption fee covers only a portion of the costs incurred to prepare a cat or kitten for adoption and is put forward to help other cats and kittens in our care.
Things to consider before adopting
If you live near a busy road or rail lines, how will you limit the risk to your new cat?
Do anyone in the household have any allergies to cats, if so how will you manage this ?
Are you prepared to cover any vet bills that might occur, such as sickness or annual health checks?
Will you be able to safely keep your new cat inside for the first 4 weeks and/or until 6 months of age?
Are you able to ensure your new cat will not have access to the outdoors at night?
If you are not sure about committing to being a furr-ever home, please get in touch with us to discuss. Not ready to adopt, contact us about others ways you can help.