Adoption Procedures

There is a $60 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE for all animals which needs to be cash or a check - NO CREDIT CARDS. If the animal is not spayed or neutered there is a $35 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT upon proof of surgery. An adoption application must be filled out at the Shelter by the person wishing to adopt the animal. Once the application has been reviewed and approved the potential adopter may visit and meet any of the animals. All cats must leave the Shelter in a cat carrier. Please bring a cat carrier


All animals older than 3 months of age are given rabies vaccine. Unless there is proof of a prior rabies vaccine, the vaccine is good for one year. All animals are given at least one dose of deworming medication. All cats receive a feline distemper combo vaccine (good for one year) and are tested for FeLV/FIV.

Cats available at the Shelter and Petco

With the opening of Petco in Batavia in September 2008, we have been able to adopt cats and kittens directly from the store. Petco has provided us with 6 cages, assists with the daily care and adoption of the cats. We are very grateful for the help the Petco staff have given to us to help promote adoption of shelter animals. It has been a huge success so far and we look forward to a long and happy relationship with the staff of the Batavia Petco Store. You can visit our cats and kittens at Petco anytime during their regular store hours. The store is located in the Target Plaza on Veteran's Memorial Highway in the Town of Batavia.

If a cat is at Petco, it will state it in the description.  All other cats are available at the Shelter. If you have any questions regarding any of the cats, please email

Spay It Forward!

Volunteers For Animals has paid for the animals to be spayed or neutered before they are adopted. Please consider making a donation towards our spay/neuter program. 100% of your donation will be used to spay or neuter animals from Genesee County. Donations are tax deductible!

Before You Adopt

You may want to take the time to read some of the articles on Adopting a Cat. There is a nice collection of topics to help make adopting a cat a great experience for everyone.




  • White and Gray Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Neutered Male

Finn was a stray kitty that showed up on someone's porch during a terrible cold spell. He is quite thin and his skin for very red and irritated. We took him to the vet where he was treated for a possible flea allergy. After a bath and some good food, his skin looked better just after a couple of days. He continues to improve and is now available to go to a real home! He is a very friendly, easy going kitty. During all of his care, he never batted an eye. Finn will make a wonderful companion for someone looking for love!


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  • Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Spayed Female




Papa and Freddie

  • Black and White DLH
  • Gray and White DSH
  • Adult/Neutered Males

Papa and Freddie have always been together. They were probably abandoned pets at one time because they had experienced human contact.  Luckily, some kind people cared for these homeless cats, responsibly spaying and neutering all the strays they were feeding.  Eventually, the caregivers had to move, but they didn’t give up on the cats.  They found good barn homes for them and safely relocated the colony.  But Papa and Freddie deserved more than a barn home.  They were friendly with people.  They deserved a real home, so they were brought into the shelter for adoption.  Sadly, Papa and Freddie have been at the shelter all winter long waiting for their furever home. We don’t think they’ve minded too much, it’s the best winter they’ve experienced in a long time... it sure beats being out in this cold!  These cats are best buds, and the person caring for them has paid half of the adoption fees in order to keep them together.   They are very well behaved, sweet boys who just want (and certainly deserve) a warm sunny spot to bask in, or a permanent lap to sit on.  They are very gentle, and would make loving companions for a family.  Please come in and meet Papa and Freddie... see if there is room for both of them in your home, and your heart.


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  • Pastel Torti DSH
  • Adult/Spayed Female
  • Currently in a foster home

Feather was left behind when someone moved away. She is a sweet kitty who is more on the shy and quiet side. She would probably do best in a quiet home. She has some hair loss due to fleas but we treated her and with TLC and time, the hair will come back. And we know she will be the most beautiful cat ever!




  • White and Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Neutered Male


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  • Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Spayed Female

When three year old Billie came to the shelter she had pretty extensive dental problems.  She wasn’t eating and was somewhat grumpy.  Who wouldn’t be, if their teeth hurt all the time?  Her teeth were cleaned, and some removed.  Her gums were repaired and she’s completed a course of antibiotics to prevent any further infection.  She spent a short time in a foster home for ‘r & r’ and now she feels like a new cat. She’s happily eating canned cat food, and the occasional dish of tuna.  As she continues to adjust to her new healthy mouth she’ll eventually feel like eating kibble again.  Meanwhile, she is totally enjoying being petted & combed.  She loves to head-bump and nuzzle.  And her lap sitting skills are superb!  She would rather be with her person than play with toys.  

Billie is reliable in her litter box use.  We expect she would adjust to living with another cat, if carefully introduced, as there was at least one other cat in the home she came from.  We don’t know if she has experienced living with a dog. Billie is a sweet girl, and very affectionate once she gets to know you.  She likes both men and women.  She’d be perfect to keep your lap warm while you watch the Olympics!  Won’t you come in and meet her?