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Kitten Rescue--A Wonderful Organization in the Los Angeles Area.

Updated on December 18, 2016
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If you are thinking about adopting a cat and you live int Los Angeles, Kitten Rescue is a wonderful organization.

All of their kittens and cats stay with foster parents until their adoption. Each animal has a personality card, showing whether they are raised to be with other cats or even dogs. Their personality card also shows their personality, their typical diet, and basic biographical information. Our card showed that our tortie cat is dog-like, and she is definitely that. Her mother is a feral, and we learned that her brother was adopted shortly after she was born, but she stayed with the Kitten Rescue until she was nine months old, which was shen we adopted her.

What Your Adoption Fee Includes

It costs $120 to adopt one cat or $200 for two cats. In this adoption fee, you received a kitten that has been:

  • Spayed or neutered;
  • Microchipped;
  • Tested for FeLV (Feline Leukemia) and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus);
  • Vaccinated with at least one FVRCP vaccination. We keep all of our foster kitties current on their FVRCP vaccines so depending on the age of the kitty when you adopt him or her and how long we've had the kitty, the vaccine series may be complete. If not, you as the adopter will be responsible for any further vaccinations in the series;
  • Treated for fleas; and
  • Dewormed.

Typically you sign an agreement that you will honor to keep your cat indoors. In general, an indoor cat lives 6 years longer than an outdoor cat.

Return Policy

The best thing about this organization is the 72-hour return policy. Many people adopt a cat in order to keep another cat company. I have heard of other organizations that charge $75 or more to return a cat. At Kitten Resuce, you receive your full adoption fee refund if you return your cat in 72 hours. Outside of 72 hours, Kitten Rescue will take your cat back without a charge.

Kitten Rescue now offers dogs, too. You can find some on their website.

Useful Information from Kitten Rescue Website:

Kitten Care Handbook

Pet Owner?

Do You Own A Dog or Cat?

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    • formosangirl profile image

      formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Catgypsy, this is a great organization. Hope you can find a good one in your area.

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      formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, PapGeorgeo, for your comment. A good pet adoption organization is hard to find.

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      PapaGeorgeo 5 years ago

      interesting read! voted up!

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      formosangirl 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      FloraBreenRobison, we stopped by our local pet supply store and talked to this organization many times. We found the foster parents to be so caring and dedicated. It is so nice that these pets are raised with other cats and even dogs so that they can adjust to future owners who may have other pets. Kitten Rescue is a first class organization. Thanks for sharing your experience with Safe Haven.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I have an animal haven near where I live and it's not at all like a pound. Like this place, you have to pay $120 for adoption and there is a strict vetting procedure . I think that is a great policy so that people are less likely to adopt on the spur of the moment. I could never go into a pound. If there were no no-kill shelters like the one near us, I would have to wait until a friend's pet had kittens as I no longer have access to strays just stopping by more doorstep. And some pet stores have bad practices, so I won't buy pets there.

      If anything happened to me that I could not take care of Amy -like I died in a car accident - the Safe Haven would take her back. She will never be on the street no matter what happens to me.

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      formosangirl 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Simone, thanks for your comment.

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      catgypsy 6 years ago from the South

      Sounds like a great organization...wish there were more like it! Great hub!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      This sounds like a wonderful organization! I would definitely adopt through Kitten Rescue if I lived in the area and wanted a cat. Also, I had no idea that indoor cats tended to live so much longer... that's good to know!

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      formosangirl 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for your comments, Alocsin. 11 years ago, the fee was $75, and you get a visit to VCA. Now, they take care of the cats whether or not it is adopted for chipping purposes and other preliminary checks and treatment. I did enjoy the veterinarian giving my cat a thumbs up.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Most people think of shelters only as havens for dogs, so it's good that you point out that they exist for cats as well. The fees are also reasonable. They're $200 here in Orange County. Voting this Up and Interesting.