Why Adopted Cats Are Returned to Animal Shelters

1.  Private animal shelters frequently require forms with the vet's name, phone number, and references. 

2.   Frequently, available cats are highlighted on the animal shelter's website. If you like someone, you should call upfront to confirm that they still reside there.

3.   Bring your driver's license or another acceptable form of address and residency verification. Also required are cash or personal checks to cover the adoption fee.

4.   Some shelters provide a simple cardboard carrier for you to transport your cat home, but if you have your own cat carrier

5.  Which typically costs $25, bring it along. Cats must always be transported in a robust carrier for their safety.

6.  Some shelters require a 24-hour waiting period, so you might not be able to transport the cat home immediately. Consider that this gives you time to consider

7.  Your decision and allows the shelter to conduct a background check to affirm that you are the kind, dependable owner you claim to be.

8.  You may be required to sign an adoption agreement outlining the conditions under which you can retain your cat. For instance

9.   Your cat spayed or neutered and maintain a vaccination schedule. If you need to rehome your cat for any reason, you may be asked to return them to the shelter.

10.  Bring your animal home at last. Set up a litter box, food, and water bowl in a single room; it's beneficial to confine them to a single room for the first couple of days.

11.   They adjust to their new surroundings. Provide numerous diversions and hiding places, such as a cardboard box or a sleeping cube with soft sides.

12.  Make an appointment to meet the animal at the shelter.

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