cats on PetFinder
phone: (781) 648-4095
Whiskers of Hope, Inc. is a
non-profit no-kill adoption
organization for cats and kittens. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3
not-for-profit charitable corporation. We operate a no-kill "virtual
shelter" with all our cats in the care of foster homes.
Adopt our Cat of the Month, Marilyn!
I am sleek, with stunning green eyes in stark contrast to my shining fur
and elegant beauty. I like to spend time alone, and will then seek you
out when I want attention. I love to sit by your side, in your lap, and
lean into your touch. In my not-so-glamorous past, I lived on the
streets in Chelsea, fed by a kind lady with a big heart who tried to
look out for me. Then Bob from Whiskers of Hope came and whisked me off
to the vet to make sure I was healthy and fit. And he welcomed me into
his home until he could find for me the purr-fect fur-ever home that I
February 23, 2013 -- Catstravaganza at New England Nurseries!!! Come out and say hi to some of the cats we have up for adoption!
216 Concord Road, Bedford MA
Wednesday Nights, Unleashed in Arlington, 6pm-8pm
Adopt a Cat or Kitten
All cats and kittens for adoption have been
examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and
distemper (FVRCP), dewormed, treated to prevent fleas and mites, and tested for
feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FeLK/FIV). We ask for a
contribution of $125 for one cat or $200 for two cats as an adoption fee to recover
the cost of this care.
The Adoption Process
Adopting a cat will enrich your life,
but it's a lifelong commitment that deserves careful consideration. We require
a completed adoption application to start the adoption process. Adoption
applications can be submitted on paper in person, or online. We will require a
couple of days to process your application and confirm your references. When
your application is approved you will meet with the Whiskers of Hope, Inc.
adoption coordinator and visit with the cat or kitten a couple of times until
you both feel comfortable together. In some cases a home visit may also be required.
Please note that kittens (under 9 months of age) are only adopted in pairs unless
you already have a cat or dog at home for company.
Resources for Pet Owners
Pet Owner Resources - Articles on living with pets, cat behavior,
introducing cats to a new home, spay/neuter finaicial assistance, counseling, etc.
PetFinder Learning Center -
Articles and videos on pet behavior, nutrition, training, health, exercise, breeds, etc.
About.com Cats -
Articles, videos, blogs, etc. covering cat care, behavior, safety, products, veterinary care, etc.
Catnip - Newsletter from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Includes links to current articles, article archives, and book store.
The Daily Cat from Fox TV 25 Boston -
Articles, videos, quizzes, etc. on cat health, nutrition, behavior, and happiness.