Dear prospective parent,
Thank you for your interest in the adoption of a Purr Project Kitty. You have taken the first step in becoming the parent of a new cat. We at the Purr Project are eager and excited to help you through the process that may match you with a life long friend and companion.
The cats that get accepted to our program have in most cases been sick and/or injured because of our objective to rehabilitate cats that otherwise would have been euthanized. These ailments may include everything from broken bones to respiratory infections to Diabetes. This objective makes us different from most other feline adoption agencies.
With that objective in mind, our cats often come to us afraid, malnourished, or suffering from abuse and exposure. It is our duty and pleasure to provide care and comfort to these animals. Over the course of each cat’s stay, they truly become members of our family. Therefore it also becomes our duty to ensure that their new home is free from the dangers that led them to us. Therefore, remember a couple points*:
Although we do not do home visits, our application process is thorough.
The process takes time because we do check references so your application must be filled out completely
incomplete applications will be thrown out.
Our cats go through a checklist before they are available for adoption to the public, which includes: health assessments and testing, vaccinations, spay/or neuter (if of age), and tests for personality and temperament. At adoption, you will be given a cat that to the best of our knowledge and in good faith is happy and healthy at that time. There is no guarantee that health or behavior problems will not arise in the future.
We also do not recommend declawing cats or allowing cats to roam freely outside but in some circumstances determined on an individual basis, this will not disqualify you for adoption.
The Purr project is an organization made up solely of a small group of dedicated, non-paid volunteers who serve on our own time. We are not employees of New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine, so remember:
We try our hardest to get back to applicants promptly about their applications but in some cases – depending on the number of applications - it may take up to 10 days for us to contact you so please be patient with us.
Although hospital employees at the front desk are helpful, they may not be able to answer many of the questions that you may have about the Purr Project.
Adoptions are handled on a first come first serve basis.
Your question may then become, “What happens after I fill out the Application”?
Here is what to expect after you return your application:
volunteers will gather completed applications. – 3 to 5 days
volunteers will call prospective parents to set up interview and check references. – 2 to 4 days after step 1.
volunteers will call prospective parents to set up “cat show”. - 3 to 5 days after step 2
In many cases you become a new parent that day!
I assure you that waiting is the most difficult part of the process. I can also assure you that those who are willing to go through the process will become the parent of someone that we care about, as well as family to us.
Thank you for applying,