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 DSH

  • Adult/Spayed Female

    Nala is a turn in kitty who would not play nice with the other kitties in the home. She is great with people and said to be fine with dogs too.


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  • Tiger and White DSH

  • Adult/Male

  • Neutered with donations to VFA

  • Microchipped

    Newbee was with us last winter and adopted out. But his mom developed health problems and could no longer care for him - so he is back. He is a really nice guy and quite handsome. He has extra toes which will need to be monitored for regular nail trimming. Newbee is good with other cats.

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  • White and Black DSH

  • Adult/Spayed Female

    Sissy is sweet, spunky and playful! Who could ask for anything more in a beautiful companion!!!



  • Black DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

  • Available at Petco

    Freida is a stray that came to sick with URI. She is now good and healthy and ready for a real home! She is a nice girl who just does not seemed to be bothered by anything.


Sadee Girl

  • Black DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

    Sadee Girl is a very sweet and quiet. She was turned in because her mom had too many cats. She obviously came from a home with cats and would be fine with new feline friends.

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  • Black and White DSH

  • Adult/Female

  • Spayed with donations to VFA

    Mittens is a mom cat that gave birth to 7 kittens shortly after her arrival at the Shelter. She and her kittens were quickly placed in a foster home. Mittens kittens are big enough that they no longer need her (though they are still in a foster home) and she is now ready for a home of her own! Mittens is good with other cats and children, too. Come meet Mittens today!


  • Black DSH

  • Adult/Neutered/Declawed Male

    Zeus is with us because his mom died unexpectedly. The person who was caring for Zeus had another cat that was picking on him. He is a little shy and scared at this point, but Zeus seems like a very sweet kitty. He just needs a loving family to give him some time to adjust.