Adoption Questionnaire

Thank you for your interest adopting from our organization. We would appreciate if you would fill out the following pre-adoption application. We will contact you after the application is received and reviewed.  All information that has a red asterisk is required and cannot be left blank or the form will not be submitted to us.

If you have any trouble completing the form online, please print it out and mail it to us at:

Communities Altering The Strays
P.O. Box 344
Belvidere, NJ 07823


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Adoption Questionnaire







    • If I cannot keep this cat(s) for any reason, I agree that I will IMMEDIATELY contact Communities Altering The Strays (CATS).
    • If I must move and cannot locate a Pet-Friendly dwelling, I agree that I will contact Communities Altering The Strays (CATS) for information and assistance in locating Pet-Friendly housing.
    • I agree that I will never advertise this cat as "free," or sell or dispose of this cat to any auction, pet dealer, pet retailer, or institute, nor will I surrender him/her to any other rescue group or shelter other than Communities Altering The Strays (CATS).
    • I agree that I will not declaw this cat without first contacting Communities Altering The Strays (CATS) for alternative solutions.
    • By adopting this cat(s), I agree to be a compassionate and responsible guardian and will provide clean food and water daily, a warm and comfortable living area, a litter box and veterinary care for my pet's entire life.
    • I agree that this cat will remain indoors (unless otherwise agreed). If the cat will have access to the outdoors, I agree that the cat will not be permitted to roam off my property and that the cat will wear a collar and identification tag so that he/she can be returned to me if lost or stolen. To ensure the life of your cat, Communities Altering The Strays (CATS) highly recommends that all cats (indoor or outdoor) wear a "breakaway" collar and pet indentification or rabies tag. We also recommend having your cat(s) microchipped. If the cat(s) should lose the collar, the microchip will enable authorities to locate you.
    • I agree to provide all remaining state-required and veterinary-recommended vaccinations, treatments and exams, starting from the date of adoption, and for the life of the cat(s).
    • I agree that Communities Altering The Strays (CATS) will make follow-up calls and/or home visits for the purpose of ensuring the proper care and adjustment of the cat.
    • I agree that Communities Altering The Strays (CATS) has the right to reclaim this cat(s) and proceed with legal proceedings if I have not complied with the above agreements, have falsified information on this or the adoption application or any other paperwork, refused a home visit, or if my payment for the adoption fee is returned for insufficient funds.
    • Upon the adoption of a cat, Communities Altering The Strays (CATS), its Board of Directors, its Trustees, and its Volunteers are absolved from all liability for injuries or damages resulting from the adoption of this cat(s).
  • We work with a variety of veterinarians, clinics and veterinary hospitals; therefore, our adoption fees vary accordingly. Adoption fees range from $75 - $100. We encourage the adoption of two cats together and off a discount. We also offer a discount for the adoption of senior cats and cats with special needs. Adoption fees include:
    • Spay/Neuter
    • Vaccinations (as required for the age of the Cat(s)/Kitten(s)
    • Treatment for worms, fleas and ear mites
    • Testing for FeLV/FIV
    • Microchipping
    • Other services may be included
    By placing your name on this electronic application, it is equivalent to a signature on a paper application. Your name on this electronic application certifies that you agree that all of the above statements and information on the application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. If any of the information should change during the adoption process, you agree that you will contact Communities Altering The Strays (CATS) as soon as possible to update your information.