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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Prince Charming

  • Black and White DSH

  • Adult/Neutered Male

    Prince Charming is 3 years old. He is a turn in. He is a little nervous about shelter life but he loves to be petted. Prince Charming is said to be good with small dogs.


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  • Torby DSH

  • Adult/Spayed Female

    Kelly has really come a long ways since she first came to us. She was quite shy and scared. But now she runs right up to the front of the cage to greet you when you come to visit. She especially loves to roll on her back and be petted!






  • Black and White DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

Harli craves human company and is looking for a quiet home with people who will give her time to become settled and comfortable. She plays with toys but really loves to sit on laps and be brushed. She would get along with a quiet, laid back dog or cat, but may not do well with a lot of activity. She has been an indoor cat all her life (about 5 years). However, she does love sitting in a window watching the birds. Her favorite foods are Kit N Kaboodle and a little chicken flavor canned.

Harli is not keen on heavy cuddling but does love lap sitting. She is great company and will follow you around, just to be with you.

This is a very charming and engaging cat who takes a bit of time to become comfortable in new situations. Won’t you give her a chance to become your new best friend?


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  • Black and White DSH

  • Adult/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA - to be done 10/24




  • Tiger and White DSH

  • Adult/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA - to be done 10/24




  • Black and White DSH

  • Adult/Spayed Female

    We all know how Sweetie got her name because she is so very sweet! She is a quiet kitty who has really adjusted to the chaos of the Shelter quite well. She loves attention and would probably do great in a more sedate home.


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  • Tiger DSH

  • Adult/Spayed Female

  • Available at Petco

    Felicia is about 5 years old. She came in with another cat. She was very scared the first few days but with coaxing, soft pets and tasty treats she has really come out of her shell. She is very sweet and loving and hopes for a great home soon!




  • Orange Tiger DSH

  • Senior/Neutered Male

    Lucky definitely has a Garfield complex. He is a big boy, pleasantly plump. And has a passion for food. He is a little imperfect but is cool with it (has a clipped ear and a bad eye). He is not bothered by dogs, except to give them a grumpy stare. Lucky was very social at pet therapy. He enjoys lap sitting although he may have put a few residents' legs to sleep as he lounged in their laps. Lucky is an older fellow and would love to have luck come his way and find him a comfy house to call home.




  • White and Black DLH

  • Adult/Neutered Male

    Buster came to us ear tipped which means he was out on his own and someone had him neutered. He is a great cat - very sweet and loving. The minute you step up to his cage, he starts purring. He is a very handsome, laid back guy looking for a cozy indoor home!




  • Tiger DLH

  • Adult/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA

    Munson was the kitty found in LeRoy taped inside a plastic tote container. They never found out who abandoned this poor guy but we know he is lucky to have landed with us. He is a very sweet kitty who is a little on the shy side. He would probably do best in a quiet home.