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.





  • Orange Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Male
  • Neutered with donations to VFA

Peanut is about a year old and he came in with another cat. A landlord brought him in after the tenant left the cats behind. He is a little shy at first but loves attention.





  • Black DSH
  • Adult/Neutered/Declawed Male

Ki is about 3-5 years old. He is a shy guy but look at those gorgeous eyes! He came in with another cat so we know he is good with other cats. He would probably do best in a more quiet home.








  • Black and White DSH
  • Adult/Spayed Female

Molly is a bright and expressive kitty. She is great with people but prefers to be your only kitty. She is about a year old.






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

Tama came to us as a stray with 4 kittens. The kittens were old enough to go to foster without her. She is a very sweet and easy going cat.




  • Grey Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Spayed Female 

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.




  • Tiger DLH
  • Adult/Spayed Female

Sleepy is a very beautiful kitty that has come a long ways. She is a shy girl but with lots of attention and love she is doing better at the shelter. Sleepy came in with Weasel and is good with other cats. She would probably do best in a home with no dogs or children. 



Orange Happy

  • Orange Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Neutered Male

Orange Happy was brought in because his mom went into a nursing home. He is 6 years old and one great cat. He is so sweet. In his prior home, he was great with other cats and children.





  • Orange Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA 
  • Available at Petco

Desdemona is a very sweet affectionate kitty. She had a litter of kittens that she took great care of. She is fine with dogs but does not like other cats. She is talkative and curious and follows you around the house. Sometimes she like to be held but mostly she loves to be petted!




  • Tiger DLH
  • Adult/Spayed Female 

Weasel got her name because she likes to sit up on her back legs and peer around. She is a very sweet kitty who is a little on the shy side. She is good with other cats and would probably do best in a home with no children or dogs.