About our cats
Many of the cats trapped at a colony (group of outdoor cats) will be abandoned strays or kittens in need of rescue and adoption. When you adopt an animal that was once an indoor pet, or give a kitten born outside a chance at a comfortable and spoiled life, you keep them out of the shelter system and help free up our resources to help more cats in Philadelphia.
Every cat we adopt out is spayed/neutered, vaccinated for FVRC/P, rabies, tested for FELV/FIV and free of worms and or fleas. Each cat has been quarantined for a minimum of 2 weeks.
We have no central building or shelter in which to hold animals, so each cat we assist, stays with a foster parent until adopted. The foster of each animal knows his or her cat, so if you are looking for a particular personality, or simply want a cat that is good with children or dogs, the foster will be able to give you a good sense of whether or not their cat will work in your home. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like about your potential kitty!
Our Adoption Process
Please complete the adoption application. Upon approval, we will then put you in touch with the foster home of your interest. Adoptions are finalized with the signing of an adoption contract, payment of an adoption fee, and best of all, bringing kitty home! You can also fill out an application at Baltimore Pet Shoppe (4532 Baltimore Ave.), for the Project MEOW Adoptions Coordinator to pick up and review. For cats older than five months, the adoption fee is $50. For cats younger than five months, the adoption fee is $100 for one, or $150 for two.
Our Adoption Policies
- You must be 18 or older to adopt. If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian submit the application on your behalf.
- All cats must be kept indoors upon adoption. In special circumstances, we may waive this requirement on a case-by-case basis.
- We do not adopt to any home that will de-claw an animal. De-clawing is cruel and unnecessary.
- All cats and kittens must be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. No exceptions.
- Your adoption fee helps to cover a small part of the costs of veterinary care. However, we strongly recommend that you take your new kitty to your vet for a check-up shortly after adopting. Please see our Resources page for a list of veterinarians.