Frequently Asked Questions
- Can you tell me more about the and send me pictures?
- What breed(s) are in this animal?
- Do you ever get any purebreds?
- Are these animals spayed/neutered?
- I need to re-home my cat or I found a stray animal, can you take it?
- Where is your shelter?
- What are your hours?
- How can I meet the cat?
- If I am interested in a particular animal, am I guaranteed to adopt the animal?
- Once my application has been approved, can I take the cat home with me the same day the initial viewing has been arranged?
- Can I adopt a pet as a gift?
- Are the cats good with children, dogs, or other cats?
- What are your adoption fees?
- What is included in the adoption fee?
- What forms of payment will be accepted?
Can you tell me more about the and send me pictures?
As we rescue from many other rescues and shelters, we initially get very little background information. All the information that we know about these cats is in their profiles. We update these profiles regularly. All their pictures are posted; unfortunately we are unable to take additional pictures to send to you until we have them in foster care.
What breed(s) are in this animal?
We rarely know for sure the exact breed of the animal. We make a visual assessment and estimate the breed mix. We cannot guarantee the breed of an animal.
Do you ever get any purebreds?
Yes, however, we cannot estimate timing of when we get purebreds into our rescue. We work with many shelters and rescues and rescue animals on an as needed basis.
Are these animals spayed/neutered?
Yes all animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
I need to re-home my cat or I found a stray animal, can you take it?
Depending on the situation, there are a number of steps involved. Please contact us directly to enquire about surrenders and we will do our best to help.
Where is your shelter?
We are made up of a group of very dedicated volunteers. All of our cats are cared for in foster homes and most of our volunteers give their time to Nine Lives Rescue Mission on top of maintaining full-time employment. Nine Lives Rescue Mission does not have a shelter facility but the majority of our foster homes are in the Pickens area.
What are your hours?
As we do not operate out of a physical shelter location, we do not have set hours. Our foster volunteers do their best to accommodate potential adoptive families in respect to a meeting.
How can I meet the cat?
Viewings are by appointment only and every attempt is made to fit the times into everyone's individual schedules. The first step in the adoptions procedure is to fill out the adoption application, located on the adoptions page. You will be contacted by a Nine Lives Rescue Mission volunteer once your application has been reviewed. We do not give out the addresses of our foster homes, until the application is fully approved by our staff. You can speed this process up by filling out our application thoroughly and avoid leaving blank fields. We will respond as soon as possible.
If I am interested in a particular animal, am I guaranteed to adopt the animal?
Finding the best match for both our adoptable animals and our potential adopters is very important to us. Many animals receive a number of inquiries and a home is chosen based on what the staff feels is the best match. Please understand that this does not mean that you would not provide a proper home but that the cat is placed based on what we believe to be most suitable.
Once my application has been approved, can I take the cat home with me the same day the initial viewing has been arranged?
We do not typically do same day adoptions. It is the hope of Nine Lives Rescue Mission that the potential forever family will take a night to sleep on it just to ensure that the right fit has been found for both the family as well as the furry addition. Adopting a new pet is a significant decision that will change your life for many years to come.
Can I adopt a pet as a gift?
We do not adopt any of our animals as gifts.
Are the cats good with children, dogs, or other cats?
Every animal is different. Once your application has been approved, it is best to talk to the foster home about the animal, as they are best able to provide information.
What are your adoption fees?
Our adoption fees for cats range from $55 - $85.
Our adoption fees for senior cats are $55, other adult cats are $75 kittens are $85.
What is included in the adoption fee?
- Spay/Neuter Deposit*
- Rabies Vaccination Deposit*
- DHLP or RCCP Vaccination
- Leukemia testing
What forms of payment will be accepted?
PayPal and credit card payments are accepted. Payment needs to be completed prior to taking your adopted animal home.
Please call us if circumstances dictate that you must find a new home for a Nine Lives Rescue Mission Rescue. Adoption fees are non-refundable.