Please read through this page carefully, as it contains important information that is key to your having a positive adoption experience with our program.
Thank you for considering our organization to adopt a Siamese for your household.
Let's start out with what "Rescue" is all about, and why you're considering adopting from this type of Organizaton.
Rescue is all about Saving a Life by providing a second chance to a cat or cats that are for some reason unwanted - abandoned, orphaned, abused, or given up for a wide variety of reasons.
Rescue is not a means to get a "low cost" Siamese, for the cats we see come without resumes - we have no idea as to their heritage.
Rescue is also not a place where we can guarantee a fully screened, completely healthy and well adjusted cat or kitten. The cats we see may be medically compromised or behaviorally challenged.
So why would you choose to adopt a Rescue cat?
We hope it's because you are a compassionate, kind and loving person, a person who believes in giving second chances, a person who wants to work with us in a team effort to support and love these creatures who, through no fault of their own, found themselves in unfortunate circumstances of some kind.
So what can SCRC do to help you Save a Life?
We applaud you wanting to save a life, but unfortunately, there may be a "price" to pay for this compassion. Our responsibility is to help you be successful by assisting you with selecting a Siamese that will match your unique household scenario. We, as a Rescue Organization, are therefore dedicated to several important aspects of this process:
- We screen the cats carefully prior to accepting them into the program to ensure they can be successful in their next home.
- We vet our cats to the best of our capabilities to ensure we have addressed the obvious medical issues, and if there are continuing medical concerns we are aware of, we share those in detail with the prospective adopters.
- We work with the cats in our foster homes to get to know each cat's individual personality, their likes and dislikes, their behaviors (positive and negative), so that we can make a successful match between cat and family.
- We spend a great deal of time with our applicants up front, finding out what their experience is with Siamese and with rescue cats in general, finding out about their household and its members, and learning what type of feline personality will work best in that particular situation.
- As a team consisting of the Adopter, the Interviewer, the Foster and the Center, we work to make a successful placement: a solid match between the cat and their needs, and the family and their wants and needs.
- We stand by our cats for their lifetime, and are available at any time to the adopter and the cat to work through any issues or concerns that may arise. We offer mentor programs, shoulders to lean on, years of advice and experience, and if all else fails, a safety net for that cat in the future.
So what do we ask from you?
We ask you to work with us in a "Team" environment to find the best match for both you and the cat. You need to understand that while many of these cats may not be "perfect" initially, that over time, they will blossom or improve significantly.
We look forward to working with you in our team effort to save the countless Siamese and Siamese mixes that are out there needing our help. We hope you are the adopter we are looking for, one who understands that the ride is not without its bumps, but it's a ride well worth taking.
Still not sure? Try this link: Why Rescue
Adopting through Siamese Cat Rescue (All the gritty details)
The adoption process for Siamese Cat Rescue Center (SCRC) is based on matchmaking, so the application process is twofold; first to ensure you are an appropriate home for one of our Siamese, and second, to gather information about your household and the cat you are looking to adopt so we can ensure that both you and the cat will be happy. While this process does take some effort to complete, the end result is a much higher likelihood for a successful adoption.
Since our program is so popular, the cats you currently see listed can many times be adopted out quickly (a good thing), therefore we ask you to not apply for a specific cat you see listed, as we wouldn't want you to be disappointed if they were no longer available once you are approved to adopt from us. There are always new cats coming into our program every week, so we're confident, with a little patience, we can find your perfect match.
Since our program covers such a large area, our application process is done online for the most part, so internet access is key to the application and adoption process.
Coverage Area and Adoption Fee
SCRC adopts cats to people in the eastern third of the US, from Florida to Maine and inland as far as Indiana and Missouri. Transport assistance is available and noted for each cat.
There is an initial $10 application fee, and the Adoption fees are $125 and includes all of the vet work listed below. We offer reduced rate adoptions for Senior Citizens ($100). Transportation across state lines will require a Health Certificate ($20) as well as a pet carrier. We sell new, quality carriers below our cost ($25)