Cat Adoption Checklist

 

__ All cats require a veterinary exam, a series of vaccinations, and regular grooming.  Your cat will have been given their initial vaccinations with the exception of Rabies.  But kittens may require additional vaccinations depending upon their age and length of stay in our shelter. 

 

__ Cats are not routinely tested for feline leukemia but will be at your request once you are approved to adopt.  If you do not have them tested here, please separate your new cat from any existing family cats until you schedule a visit with your veterinarian.  Also, keep your new cat inside.  The sooner you have your new cat tested, the quicker they can be integrated into your household.

 

__ While we prefer for all cats to be indoor cats, at a minimum newly adopted cats should be kept indoors for at least the first few weeks in order to grow familiar with their new surroundings. During this period, the new house pet should be supervised and carefully socialized with other pets and children, as well as getting to know you.

 

__ Litter pans should be kept clean and in a quiet place.

 

__ Your cat, especially young ones, benefit from casual exercise, so try to make play time available every day. Scratching may occur so keep their claws trimmed, but please don't have them removed. This has psychological repercussions on your cat's life. Contact us and/or your veterinarian for advice if you have persistent behavioral problems.

 

__ Your cat's I.D. tag is one of the main ways your new pet can find his/her way home if he/she gets lost. A collar with identification attached is strongly recommended for all cats, indoors or outdoors.  Also microchipping is also highly recommended.  We will microchip your cat before going home if you desire.

 

We hope that every adoption is permanent. However, if you experience problems with your new pet that you feel cannot be corrected, please return the pet to us.

FOR PET OWNERS

 

Lost Pet

Found Pet

Vet Services

Pet Reclaim

Surrender

Dog Licenses

Misc.

Cremation

HSOP CONTACT INFO

 

ADDRESS

530 29th Street

Parkersburg WV 26101

 

PHONE

304-422-5541

 

EMERGENCIES

877-477-8817

HSOP HOURS

 

12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

 

10:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday

 

CLOSED

Sunday

SPOT CLINIC INFO

 

ADDRESS

506 29th Street

Parkersburg WV 26101

 

PHONE

304-917-4275

 

SPOT CLINIC HOURS

 

7:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

 

CLOSED

Saturday - Sunday

© 2023 Proudly created with Wix.com