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.




  • Tiger DLH

  • Adult/Neutered Male

    Jeff came to us a stray that no one claimed. One of the volunteers noticed he had a bad odor from his mouth so we took him to the vet to have his mouth checked out. We were told by the vet that he had some nasty teeth in the back that needed to come out. So we set him up for a dental and extractions. His appointment is 1/29/19. We are able to provide this important care to him because of generous donations to “Winnie’s Fund.”

    Jeff is a great cat with a sweet, laid back personality. He has been at the shelter awhile waiting for the dental appointment but shelter life has not caused him any stress. He loves laying on the bench in the interaction room while you pet and admire him. His beautiful green eyes really are stunning against the cushion, don’t you think! Depending on how the dental goes, Jeff should be ready for a real home soon. If you are interested in meeting this guy, stop in before January 29th or email us at for an update on how he is doing.



  • Black Torti DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

    Beauty is about 2 years old. She came to the shelter after her person died, and had a difficult time adjusting. She spent time in a foster home where she proved to be a sensitive cat who responds well to quiet, reassuring handling. She is tentative about meeting new people and being in new places. But if you give her a quiet place of her own for a few days, and she gets to know you, she will reward you with an engaging personality. She loves to sit on laps to be petted and brushed. She is bright, talkative and playful when she feels secure. Beauty is looking for a forever home with people who will give her time and let her blossom.


  • Tiger and White DSH

  • Adult/Neutered Male

    Hi my name is Hefty and I am Glad… I was found in a black trash that was tied shut on a walking path. I was cold and scared but now that I am with the Volunteers For Animals I have learned not all people are mean. I am still a little fearful of being picked up because of my last experience but I love to be petted. Please consider adopting me or one of my furry friends. All we want is the same thing everyone wants and that is to be loved in a furever home.


  • Tiger and White DSH

  • Adult/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA