All Kitty Devore Rescue foster kitties are sterilized, tested for FeLV and FIV, vaccinated, microchipped, deflea’d, dewormed and have had all observable and discoverable medical and behavioral issues addressed before we consider them adoption-ready. We spare no expense to address and correct medical issues above and beyond our standard vetting procedures. No matter the cost to do so, the adoption fee for all our adoptable cats is $175.00 and $325.00 for two.
We group our adoptable kitties into the following age categories:
• Baby Kitten – The earliest a kitten we consider a kitten to be adoption ready is somewhere between the ages of 3 to 4 months of age because we do require they undergo all the necessary vetting procedures first – many of which cannot begin until they are over the age of 8 weeks old.
Unlike adult cats, kittens must undergo a series of 3 FVRCP vaccines at 3 week intervals beginning at 8 weeks old but are eligible to be considered adoptable after they receive their second vaccine in the series and once they are sterilized, microchipped and tested for FeLV and FIV. Kittens are referred to as Babies until they reach the age of 6 months old.
• Young Kitten – Young Kittens are those between the ages of 6 months to a year old. At 6 months old a kitten is the equivalent of a 9 year old human child and often have a similar energy level. By the time they reach a year old, they are the equivalent of a 18 year old teenager.
• Adult Cats – Cats between the ages of 1 year of age and 8 years of age are considered adults. In human years, a 1 year old is the equivalent of an 18 year old human. At 2 years, a 24 year old. This is the age that a cat’s “kitten energy” and activity level begins to mellow. Each year, they age approximately 4 human years so that, by 8 years of age, they are the equivalent age of a 48 year old human adult.
• Senior Cats – Although we generally don’t consider a 48 year old human to be a senior, most veterinarians mark the onset of a cat’s senior status to be around 8 years old. For this reason, we do refer to cats 8 years and over as seniors. However, a cat’s average life expectancy can be anywhere from 16 to 22 years so any kitty under the age of 10 still has many active and healthy years ahead of them.