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NO ADOPTION FEES!

*Working Kats are not inside household companions. If you are interested in adopting a pet cat, please view our adoptable animals HERE or visit one of our offsite adoption locations HERE (Please call individual stores for availability as cats get adopted very quickly).

WHAT IS THE WORKING KAT ADOPTION PROGRAM?

The Working Kat Adoption Program aims to find adopters for cats who won’t thrive in a normal home environment as companion animals. This program specifically places cats that come into our shelters, who are unsocialized and not bonded to humans (sometimes referred to as feral), into alternative living situations. These include enclosed properties such as barns, yards outside homes, warehouses, churches, factories or other facilities. This way, healthy unsocialized cats can flourish, working alongside humans to control rodent populations. Help save a life today! Adopt a Working Kat!

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO ADOPT WORKING KATS?

Cats participating in the Working Kat program are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and ear tipped before going to new homes. The adoption guidelines are the same for all Animal Services’ cats, except adoption fees are waived!

Working Kats are best acclimated when adopted in pairs to keep each other company. Our staff will select cats for you based on compatibility.

Upon adoption, adopters need to transport their working cats in sturdy airline-approved plastic carriers.

For proper acclimation into their new environment, working cats should be limited to an enclosed space (approximately 14 x 14 feet) for two weeks.

If the property does not have an enclosed space, and/or the adopter does not have access to sturdy plastic carriers, large crates and/or carriers can be loaned by the department. Adopters will be required to return this equipment once the cats are comfortable in their new home.

HOW DOES AN ADOPTER CARE FOR WORKING CATS?

Adopters are given instructions on how to introduce their working cats to their new environment during the first two weeks and how to transport cats for veterinary care, should medical care become necessary.
Working Kats need to be fed, sheltered and provided care like any other pet. They must have access to an enclosed structure for shelter.

*Working Kats are not inside household companions. If you are interested in adopting a pet cat, please view our adoptable animals HERE or visit one of our offsite adoption locations HERE (Please call individual stores for availability as cats get adopted very quickly).

If you are interested in adopting a Working Kat, sign up for our interest list using the form below.

Thank you for saving a life!

Working Kats Adoption Request

Please complete this request form if you are interested in adopting a Working Kat. Although we honor requests to the best of our ability, your application submission does not guarantee that you will obtain a cat.

Are you planning on moving in the next two years?
Will the cat be provided with food and water daily?
Are you able to provide future veterinary care, if needed?
Are you able to keep the cat contained for the first 2-3 weeks so it gets acclimated to its new surroundings?
Which of our shelter locations is most convenient for you?
You must be at least 18 years of age or older in order to adopt a cat.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted via email within three business days by a staff member.

Contact a Shelter

Western Riverside: (951) 358-7387 (PETS)
San Jacinto: (951) 358-7387
Coachella Valley: (760) 343-3644
Blythe: (760) 921-7857

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