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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  • Tiger and White DLH

  • Adult/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA

    Hank came to us quite thin, vomiting, diarrhea and not eating. He went into foster care to see if his condition was stress related and to better monitor his food intake. He was seen by a vet and started on steroids and put on a special diet to settle his digestive system. He is a young adult with still plenty of energy and a beautiful bottle brush tail. He is is very outgoing and likes to follow you around and rub on your ankles. He likes to be picked up and is still playful. Hank also is a very cuddly cat.

    Currently we are weaning him off the steroids and transitioning him to non-prescription food and is doing well so far.


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  • Tiger with Orange DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

  • Available at Petco

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  • Black and White DLH

  • Young/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA

Henry is a sweet guy who loves attention. He enjoys hanging out at the window to watch the birds. He came in with another cat - he is good with other cats and dogs. Henry recently had a dental with some teeth removed. He did great and is ready for a new home!

Henry has a cloudy eye but the vet took a look at it and said he is fine and nothing needs to be done with it. Most likely he was sick when he was tiny and did not get early treatment.