Cat Adoption Fee

HART's Cat Adoption Fee is $150.
HART's Senior Cat (8 years and over) Adoption Fee is $75.
Pairs of adults who must be adopted together are $250 for the pair.

This fee covers a number of services to provide you with a healthy pet. All Adult HART cats have been altered, have received a Rabies and FVRCP vaccine, and are tested Negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. HART kittens less than six months of age receive a certificate to cover the cost of the spay/neuter at a designated HART vet. As the information below shows, our Adoption Fee is less than what you would pay for these veterinary services individually!

A random survey conducted in December 2011 of Northern Virginia Veterinary Clinics provided the following price ranges for the services indicated:

  • Office Visit $53 (necessary anytime the cat is seen at the vet, even for vaccines)

  • Sterilization of Rescue Animals is mandated by Commonwealth Law

    Neuter (Male) $213
    Spay (Female) $367

    These fees do not include pre-screening, post-surgical drugs or antibiotic medications, or extended hospitalization for complications.

  • Immunizations/Vaccines

    Rabies (1 year) $21
    Distemper (FVRCP or RCCP) $25
    Feline Leukemia $27
  • Parasite Screen and Medication $39

  • De worming is priced by animal weight $17 (for smallest cat)

  • Feline Leukemia/FIV Combo test $78

  • DAILY Boarding fees $27 (more if meds must be given)

In summary, if we look at the most conservative estimate of what you'd have to pay for the services generally covered by HART, we'd find:

Cat Services covered by HART The Adopter pays Difference
Female Domestic Short Hair $367 spay
+ 53 office visit
+ 21 rabies
+ 25 FVRCP
+ 17 de worming
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$483 + post-op drugs + boarding, etc.
$150 $333 +

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