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.




  • Brown Tiger DSH
  • Senior/Female
  • Spayed with donations to VFA
  • Currently in a foster home

Loving brown tiger senior female seeks a human who has overcome a few bumps in the road. Life is not always fun but with the right companion, we can hold on tight and purr together. I am the kind of cat that will stick with you through thick and thin, curl on the couch on cold winter nights and share coffee with you on bright sunny mornings. I will share the journey with you - are you ready? 




  • Siamese Seal Point
  • Adult/Spayed Female




  • Buff and White DSH
  • Adult/Neutered Male



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

Self assured young feline looking for a new partner who enjoys lounging around, relaxing, and dining in. I have been at the shelter awhile, constantly overlooked due to the kittens. I am still a lively girl but beyond the stage of climbing curtains. I need a risk taker willing to take a chance with me! Stop and meet me soon. Lala




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

Petite senior black and white female looking for a quiet place to call home. My previous mom passed away and I miss her a great deal. But I am looking to the future now. I am low maintenance and have few demands. I enjoy just hanging out and am looking forward to entering a relationship with a family that appreciates a relaxed and quiet lifestyle. If this appeals to you, stop by to meet me soon. Harper