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In shelter Cat

San Diego, CA, 92171
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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Please review our Adoption Process before filling out an application. If you would like to try a Foster to Adopt trial, please fill out an Adoption Application.

If you are only interested in temporarily Fostering one of our rescues, please fill out a Foster Application.

Meet Puma and her 5 littles: Babybel, Brie, Colby, Jack, and Munster! Let us tell you a little about this beautiful sweet family: Mama cat Puma is a BEAUTIFUL short hair grey/silver/black tabby who was rescued from the Devore Shelter along with her litter of 5 kittens (3 boys and 2 girls) who were red listed and to be euthanized in a couple of days for lack of space. A volunteer had learned about the plea for help from a post on social media about a different kitty family and she drove to exit the family to foster herself as long as it was approved which we did. She drove up from San Diego to Devore (2hr drive one way) to pick them up and we ended up exiting 20 kitties total who were also in dire need of help, some of which ended up being sweet Puma and her 5 newborns who were only 7-10 days old at that time. We realized all 20 kitties had horrible upper respiratory infections and. hence, quarantined and treated. Mom and babies were sick sneezing non-stop since she was picked up from the shelter. Thankfully an amazing ARWOB volunteer and her family received our SOS and was able to take in the little family and nursed them all back to health. After a couple of weeks of medications, they are now AMAZING strong, healthy and SUCH a LOVELY friendly and sweet family!! UPDATE about and Puma as of 9-17-22:Puma is a young adult probably no older than 2yrs old. She is VERY sweet, sociable and such a great cat!! She shared her foster home with her babies and all were sweet, sociable kittens. Summary of adoption process: Submit an application online @, contact us via email within 3 days to check on the status of your application IF you have not heard from one of our volunteers first. Once a phone interview is scheduled (typically 10-15min chat) we can finish processing the adoption or foster application and hopefully move forward to set up a meet and greet in 92117 area Typically, adopted or foster kitties go home the same day as the meeting. If the adoption application is not approved you will receive an email with notification. Adoptions can take 2-7 days from the time we receive application to the day kitty goes home. Its really dependent on applicants ability to provide the rescue group with the items needed to finalize an adoption. For example - if you rent, we recommend you have already received written approval from your landlord stating you may have a cat or multiple as that would be a determining factor on how FAST an adoption occurs. We DO NOT place Holds on rescues- IF you are not ready to adopt within the week you submit the application we recommend waiting to submit an application until you are ready, as that rescue may no longer be available when you are ready. WE DO NOT DO SAME DAY ADOPTIONS - IF you are looking for a NOW/TODAY adoption, dont waste your time submitting an application online and we recommend you visit your local city shelter to find a new family member. If you would like to meet one of our animals, PLEASE fill out an adoption application.
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PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE IN THE MILITARY please fill out a short questionnaire in addition to the adoption application.
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  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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