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.



Annie and Delores

  • Tiger DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA



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  • Torby DSH

  • Adult/Spayed Female

    Kelly has really come a long ways since she first came to us. She was quite shy and scared. But now she runs right up to the front of the cage to greet you when you come to visit. She especially loves to roll on her back and be petted!






  • Tiger and White DSH

  • Adult/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA

    Cliff is a very friendly, handsome and loving cat. He would make a great companion to anyone!


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  • Black and White DSH

  • Adult/Spayed Female

  • Available at Petco

    We all know how Sweetie got her name because she is so very sweet! She is a quiet kitty who has really adjusted to the chaos of the Shelter quite well. She loves attention and would probably do great in a more sedate home.




  • White and Gray DSH

  • Adult/Neutered Male

  • Available at Petco

    Junior is a mellow guy that just wants all the attention he can get. He will lay on your lap all day if you are willing to sit still!




  • Tiger and White DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

    Zoey loves to be petted but will let you know when she has had enough. She is not great with other animals and would do best in a home with no children.



Oliver and Princess

  • Oliver - Gray and White Neutered Male DSH

  • Princess - Gray Spayed Female DSH

    Oliver and Princess came in together and we would love to see them stay together. They are very sweet and gentle cats who love hanging out together. Princess is more shy and loves snuggling in her fuzzy, sleeping sack. Oliver will come right out to greet you and wants to run around the shelter!

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Kelsey and Maple

  • Buff DSH and DLH

  • Young/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

  • Maple has been adopted




  • Buff DLH

  • Young/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA - to be spayed 11/20




  • Buff and White DSH

  • Young/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA - to be neutered 11/20





  • Buff and White DSH

  • Young/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA

    Beckwith is all about playing. He could play all day with the ball in circle toy! He is also a very friendly and outgoing cat.




  • Buff and White DLH

  • Young/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA