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Health and Medical Information
All cats and kittens will have been thoroughly evaluated, spayed or neutered, and will have been wormed and had the shots appropriate to their age. They will also have been microchipped. Adult cats will be current on their shots for one year; kittens usually require two additional shots, which are the responsibility f the new pet parent. New pet parents also receive a book containing valuable information, coupons, specific medical data, something of the animalís history, and a discount certificate for a wellness check or a follow-up shot from the LaRue Veterinary Clinic, P.C. in Filer, Idaho which routinely cares for all the Sheena cats and kittens.
We screen our adoptive homes carefully, through interview and a detailed application, and we follow up with a letter or phone call several weeks after the adoption occurs. We look for stable homes with responsible adults, caring children or young people, a veterinarian of record, and evidence that the animal will be loved, supervised, and well cared for. Renters need to provide written statements from their landlords, together with a reference phone number, to ensure that the pet will be welcome. If the animal is to be given as a gift, we require evidence that the recipient is ready for the responsibility of a pet. We require a mailing address as well as the address of the physical location. Prospective pet parents need to be at least 18 years old; otherwise, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.
We never release animals for resale. If the adoption does not work out, we will take the animal back; however, in most cases, we do not refund the adoption donation.
Animals are adopted ďas isĒ. We cannot and do not guarantee the health of any of these pets. The Sheena Foundation, Ltd. will not provide any monetary assistance for any adopted animals. The adopter takes full monetary and medical responsibility for the animal.
Aiding the Alley Cats:
We continue to help caregiving volunteers with the ongoing problem of feral and free roaming cat populations in and around the Magic Valley. Some 15 managed colonies receive technical support and assistance with health care and surgeries for more than 100 feline colony members who make their homes outdoors. Sometimes we can assist with cat food. As funds become available, we would like to expand the number of managed colonies by helping with spay/neuter costs and technical assistance to committed volunteers. We have learned, however, that these programs only work when there are caring and committed volunteers able to provide a measure of funding, and commitment to food, shelter, and colony supervision. We are always willing to work with volunteers who can carry their share of the load. We welcome inquiries from folks who are serious about their participation and commitment.
In working with these colonies, we follow the Alley Cat Allies protocol. To learn more about this important national program dedicated to improving the lives of feral and semi-feral cats, check out their website at www.alleycat.org and follow their links to an amazing collection of information about this emerging Best Management Practice.