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Available Cats

View all cats and kittens available for adoption on The Rescue Network.

All of our cats and kittens are microchipped, sterilised, vaccinated, treated for worms and fleas, and thoroughly health-checked by our veterinarians prior to adoption.

Most of the cats we rescue are cared for by our team of dedicated foster carers in their own homes, where we can get to know how each cat individually, and give them the best possible chance to flourish with their forever families.

If you've found a cat (or two) you're interested in, please fill out the form below and contact us to organise a Meet & Greet.

IFR Adoption - Expression of Interest Form

Adoption Fees

Prior to adoption finalisation, each cat is microchipped, sterilised, and recieves two F5 vaccinations, as well as being up-to-date on parasite prevention. These fees help us recover some of the costs of vet treatment.

Adoption fees must be paid in full before the cat can be placed with a prospective adopter, as they also serve as a security deposit.

AgeAdoption FeeIncludes
Kitten (<6 months)$230Full veterinary health check, wormed and flea treated, desexed, microchipped & two F5 vaccinations.
Teen (6-11 months)$195
Adult (1-6 years)$170
Senior (7+ years)$99

Our Adoption Process

1. Find the one

Take a look at our listings on The Rescue Network. If you see any felines you think you'd like to meet or learn more about, you can contact us in any of these ways:

Send us a message via the cat's profile on The Rescue Network

Message us on our Facebook Page

Email us directly at impoundfelinerescue@gmail.com

2. Meet & Greet

Once you have expressed your interest in one (or more!) of our cats, we will put you in touch with the cat's foster carer to arrange a Meet & Greet, if you haven't already met the cat.

The Meet & Greet is also a chance to learn more about the cat from their foster carer, and for us to get a sense of whether the cat will suit your lifestyle.

3. House Visit

Before your new feline friend comes to your place, we will organise a time for an IFR representative to visit you at home and see the place where the cat may be going.

Things we look at include: how secure flyscreen on doors and windows are, whether there are security screens, cat/dog flaps, or any other possible escape routes. We've had some determined foster cats escape in the past, so we know what to look for.

This also gives us the chance to suggest locations for the cat's bowls/litter/hiding place etc, and to discuss safe introduction into your household. This is especially important if this is your first time owning a cat, if you have young children, other pets, or human housemates that aren't a part of your family, and for our special needs and less domesticated cats.

Our aim is to give you all the most stress-free trial period possible, with the best chance of things working out smoothly and safely with your new feline forever-friend.

4. Trial Period

Where your kitty friendship begins! The cat will come to stay with you for a trial period, usually 2 weeks, which is usually enough time for our confident cats to settle in and start behaving normally in their new environment.

This is a time to get to know your new friend and see if they will be a good fit for your family.

5. Adoption Finalisation

Once the trial period is over and you've decided that you want to stay together, it's time to make it official.

We'll get you to sign the final papers, transfer ownership on the Microchip registry, and hand over all vet records. Our job is done, and this marks the start of the rest of your lives together!

Feel free to share updates with us on the IFR Adopted Cat Families group, as we never forget our adopted kitties. For those not on Facebook, you are welcome to send email updates to impoundfelinerescue@gmail.com.

We also love to share adoption stories, so if you would like yours featured, please email us with your adoption story.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn't IFR have a shelter?

Unfortunately, we do not have the income required to have our own shelter.

Where do IFR's cats live while awaiting adoption?

The majority of our cats are cared for by our generous volunteer foster-carers, in their own homes.

Some of the cats we intake from the pound go straight to Cat Haven's shelter, and if they are classified as "not adoptable", they are returned to us.

A community member who owns and operates a cattery is kind enough to provide us some pens at her site, in their off-peak season, to house our cats as a last resort.

Why is a house visit necessary?

We perform house visits of both applicant adopters and applicant foster carers prior to cat placement for a number of reasons.

When visiting a home, we are able to make recommendations regarding the locations of the cat's litter, bowls, beds, etc. based on our experience and tailored to the cat and its needs.

Additionally, we have had a number of incidents with cats escaping or suffering neglect in the past, so we have learned what to look for to reduce the chances of this happening. For example, we have learned just how determined some cats are to get outside, and how far they will go to get through even the most seemingly secure windows or security doors.

From time-to-time we do still miss things, and if luck is on our side the cat returns to safety. Of course, after rescuing and nurturing these cats in our own homes, the last thing we want to do is take risks with their safety.

Why is there a trial period?

Our adoption trial period exists as a "soft transition" for you, the adopter, to ensure that you have all the support you need to help settle your cat into your home.

At the end of the trial period, you can either choose to finalise the adoption with a contract - or if things aren't working out, return the cat to us and recieve a full refund of the adoption fee deposit.

We may agree to extend the trial period if there is a valid need, and are always open to discussion.