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the Cost of Pet Adoption Fees for Cats

Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 85
Apr 2008
Georgetown, Texas
Long Haired Domestic Cat
7
Adoption of a very special cat  more... close row
$ 37
Aug 2007
Arlington, TX
Cat
2
Be prepared for your new pet to come home  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
Tempe, AZ
domestic long hair
2
Adopted cat became a purr factory  more... close row
$ 100
Nov 2006
Jackson, Michigan
Long haired cat
4
Animal shelter gave malnourished kitten away for adoption  more... close row

Description of service

The cost covered the adoption of a kitten through the animal shelter. The cost covered all necessary fees and included the kitten's first set of shots. Half of the cost was refundable once proof of having the cat neutered or spayed was sent in.


Review of Service

At first everything seemed alright with the service, but in the end I would have to give it a horrible review. The animal shelter did not seem to be much different from any other I have seen, but the animals could definately have been kept in better conditions. Also, the animal shelter told us when we received the kitten that she was between 6 and 8 weeks old and in perfect health. She seemed a bit small to me for that age, but I didn't question their word. However, two days after we took her home, and before we had gotten her into a vet, she passed out and we had to take her to an emergency animal clinic. She was given IV fluids and some sort of sugar mixture. They kept her overnight for observation and in the morning the vet there told us that she was only 3-4 weeks old and was severely malnurished. They informed us that she was way too young to be away from her mother and that she could not yet eat regular cat food (the only thing they had placed in her cage at the shelter). We then had to make her a small nest in a quiet bedroom and bottle feed her every few hours for the next couple weeks. Not only did this cost us a few hundred dollars, but it really made me angry that the vet at the animal shelter had either not taken the time to fully assess the kitten, was completely incompetent, or outright lied to us.

PS - The kitten came through fine and she is now a very active and loving cat.


Tips

If you adopt an animal make sure to do so on a day when you can get into a vet either the same or next day. You definately want to have the animal completely checked out by an outside vet as soon as possible.


$ 50
Nov 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Cat
0
Kitten from the local animal shelter  more... close row
$ 35
Feb 2007
Port Angeles, Washington
cat
1
Difficult to pick out just one cat  more... close row
$ 25
Dec 2007
Huntington, WV
Female Cat
2
Daughter fell in love with kitten  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2009
Huntington, WVa
cat
3
Kids found their cat at the pound  more... close row
$ 30
Nov 2007
Norfolk, Nebraska
Cat
1
Two for one cat adoption fees  more... close row
$ 100
Jun 2007
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
cat
1
Shelter gives great care  more... close row
$ 80
Sep 2007
Mount Pleasant, MI
Cat
3
Great Feline find at the local shelter  more... close row