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.




  • Calico DSH
  • Adult/Spayed Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA





  • Black DSH
  • Adult/Male
  • Neutered with donations to VFA

This guy is a big love bug - you come near him and he starts purring. He loves playing in the interaction room, running up and down the ramp and shelves! We have noticed that he is not fond of dogs - so we need a home with no dogs, please.




  • Calico DLH
  • Adult/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA 

Tess came to us as a stray. She is a little shy and likes to hide under her bed and blankets. She would probably do best in a quiet home with a slow introduction to life in a home.





  • Tiger and White DSH
  • Adult/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA 

Felicia was brought in from a mobile home park - she was in rough shape. She was bony, lots of hair loss from fleas and she had a bad hernia. We took her into the vet for a check over and it was decided that we would repair the hernia and spay her. It was a more difficult surgery than expected because her bladder had come through the hernia and had to be detached and repaired. It was touch and go but Felicia pulled through. We sent her to a wonderful foster home for a couple of weeks and now she is back at the Shelter better than ever. She is still on an antibiotic but she is really easy to pill and could go home anytime. 




  • Orange DLH
  • Adult/Neutered Male

Oliver is a 9 year old kitty cat. He is a very nice guy that was turned in because they could no longer care for him properly. Oliver has a condition where he produces crystals in his urine. His particular type of crystals can be controlled with special prescription food. This food is expensive, so his new owner would need to be able to provide for him. He will need follow up care in one month (6/23) but this expense will be covered. Any future care will be the responsibility of the new owner. Thanks for considering a loving home for this wonderful kitty.




  • Grey Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Spayed Female 
  • Available at Petco

Eva came to us as a stray and when she was taken to be spayed, we found an ink tattoo on the incision. This means she probably came from a shelter (maybe us) originally. She is a very sweet kitty who is a little shy at first. But she loves to be held and we think she will make a wonderful addition to a loving family.