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.


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  • Orange and White DLH
  • Adult/Male
  • Neutered with donations to VFA






  • Gray and White DSH
  • Adult/Neutered Male

Pilgrim and Pocahontas came in together. Pilgrim is 7 years old and is good with cats and dogs. Pilgrim is more shy but loves attention and pets.




  • Brown Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA






Granny Beth

  • Dilute Torti DSH
  • Senior/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA

Grammy Beth is a sweet older cat with a great personality. She is looking for a cozy quiet home to spend her days lounging, watching the birds out the window and getting lots of love from her new owner. In return she will lavish you with affection and  companionship.




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

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  • Gray Tiger DSH
  • Adult/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA 

Molly came to us as a stray mom with 6 kittens. She and her kittens went into a foster home because they were so young. Once her kittens were big enough, Molly came back to the shelter and was spayed. She is an extremely sweet cat but a little shy. She will need some extra time to adjust to a new family and home.




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

Sydney is young and frisky - this girl loves to play! She done well with children but not warm and fuzzy with dogs. She would like an active home with lots of fun people and toys.




  • Torti DMH
  • Adult/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA 

Stella is a sportie tortie. She is laid back with a great meow! She is definitely a sweet kitty. 



Papa and Freddie

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

Papa and Freddie have always been together. They came to us as strays - people cared for these homeless cats for a really long time. They got them neutered and friendly with people. A cage finally opened up at the shelter so they both could come in from out of the cold. We are hoping they can stay together. The person caring for them offered to pay half the adoption fee if it would help to get them home together. They are both very sweet boys and would make loving companions for a family.