Lizzy Brown Tiger DSH Young/Spayed Female Spayed with donations to VFA This kitten was born at Darien Lake and was lucky enough to be brought into the Shelter. When we were going through her medical checklist we accidentally tested her for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and her test was positive. However, this result is unreliable in kittens and she needs to be re-tested in three months. Kitten immune systems cannot produce their own antibodies to FIV at this age, so the kitten does not have the disease, but her mother probably did. It is extremely rare for mothers to pass it onto their offspring long-term. It is so unlikely that the veterinary community generally does not test kittens that are under six months of age for FIV since the positive result is unreliable and misleading. We strongly recommend retesting the kitten in three months which Volunteers For Animals will cover.
Here is the adoption process:
You must come to the Shelter to complete an application which is reviewed right away. If everything is okay you can meet any of the animals. All animals are $40, if they are not spay or neuter, there is a $35 refundable deposit that is returned upon proof of surgery.
If Volunteers For Animals spayed or neutered the animal, we are suggesting adopters make a donation of $35 to help with the cost of the surgery which is significantly less than if you had to go to a vet. All of that donation will go directly towards spaying and neutering the next animal we take into the Shelter. You will be helping to "Spay it Forward" and reduce the homeless pet population.
We only accept cash or checks. Please bring a carrier for cats to go home in or you can purchase a nice cardboard carrier for $5 from us. If you live in Genesee County, all dogs must be licensed before they leave the Shelter which is done through your city/town clerk's office (typically M-F 9-5). Please bring a leash when you pick up your new friend. Our adoption hours are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1-3; Wednesday 7-9 and Saturday 11-1.
If the cat or kitten is at Petco, you can go in anytime during Petco's store hours to complete an application and see the cat or kitten. Once a day a volunteer stops into the store to review applications and will call you with questions or let you know the adoption is approved. You can return to the store anytime to pay the adoption fee and pick up the cat or kitten. The adoption fee is $40, cash or check, and the animal must leave in a carrier.
Thank you for considering a homeless animal.