When you adopt one of our kittens you can rest assured that you are doing something to help clear the shelters from unadopted cats, and to help stray cats from having to face pregnancies in starvation and unhealthy conditions. For every kitten we give out for adoption, we spay or neuter a stray cat from our community or neighborhood.
Most people who decide to adopt a kitten from Dollcats have wanted to adopt a kitten for a while. They most likely have considered adopting from a shelter but for a number of reasons did not find what they and their family were ready for. Some people simply wanted to adopt a kitten at a younger age than most shelters and rescuers offer, simply to have the experience and fun of having a kitten. Not only it is wonderful watching your bundle of fluff grow into an adult, it is important to be able to raise and train the kitten in the family to avoid the stress of changing environment at a later age and later unexpected behavior.
Dollcats comes from the love of cats and the love of life in its natural form. However, we understand the problem that stray cats and unadopted cats face every day in the shelter and certainly don’t want to make it any worse for any of them. Not only we screen each family to make sure the kitten will be taken care of, for every kitten we give out for adoption, we spay or neuter a stray cat from our community or neighborhood.
Stray cats are trapped, usually during the night and brought to the shelter’s veterinary clinic for desexing the very next morning. The vet also performs a health check and a number of treatments, including flea control and rabies. They mark a notch in the cat’s hear and also microchip them. We retain the cats indoor overnight, and if female, for 2 days after the surgery, or as recommended by the vet. Cats are then released in the same area where they were found and trapped.
So far we have had 3 stray cats desexed. One female which also had a litter which she brought to my backyard . A male cat which we suspect was the father. Plus another male black cat.