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.




  • Black and White DSH

  • Young/Spayed Female



  • Black and White DSH

  • Baby/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

  • Currently in a foster home

    Badger is a very special kitty and her foster mom really wants to make sure she finds a very special home. She LOVES to cuddle and will climb in your lap when she needs or wants to be cuddled. Badger is good with other cats and calm dogs. In fact she enjoys cuddling with the dogs in her foster home! If you would like more information on Badger or would like to meet her, please email us at




  • Tiger and White DSH

  • Young/Spayed Female

    Jasmine is a little on the shy side but a real lover. Once she gets to know you she is quite sweet and friendly. She went to the nursing homes for pet therapy - she did great and the residents loved her!



  • Orange Tiger and White DSH

  • Young/Spayed Female

    When Cookie first came to her foster home, she was extremely shy. She just curled herself into a ball in a basket and stayed there for 3 days. She let her foster family pet and hold her but she was very cautious. She gradually came to trust them and is not as shy. She is skittish with loud noises and fast movements, though. Cookie is very playful and has lots of personality. She would be good in a home with calm dogs, other cats for to play with and older children. Be patient with her and let her trust you and she will become a wonderful addition to your family.