Cat Adoption Fee

Many local rescue groups do not pay for the spays and neuters of their puppies, kittens, dogs and cats. Their policies provide that the person adopting must spay/neuter and bear the cost. In fact, people are required by law to spay or neuter their adopted animal. When adopters have to obtain and pay for these surgeries themselves, it means an added and very significant expense of anywhere from $200.00 to $700.00 or more to get the animal spayed or neutered.

For 30 years HART has covered the spay and neuter of every animal we have adopted out. We are now requiring that every person who adopts a dog or cat from us who is under 9 years of age pay a fixed amount toward the cost of getting our animals spayed and neutered.1 This is a nominal charge compared to what you would pay to get a dog or cat spayed or neutered at your own vet.

Adoption Fees

  • Kittens (Under 1 year): $150 adoption fee plus $50 fee to help HART defray the cost of spay or neuter. Total: $200 (Please see above regarding the cost you would likely incur to pay for the spay or neuter of your animal if you took it to your own vet.) Pair of kittens $150 each plus $50 fee (for both), to help defray the cost of the spay or neuter. Total for a pair of kittens: $350.00.
  • Adult Cat (1-8 years): $150 plus $50 fee to help defray the cost of spay or neuter. Total for adult cat: $200.
  • Cats 9 years and older: $75 adoption fee.
  • Note: We work very hard to get them all spayed or neutered before they are adopted. We have several excellent veterinarians we use to do these surgeries. In some cases, the animals cannot get spayed or neutered before they are adopted but we then offer to pay for the surgery providing the adopter uses one of our approved veterinarians. However, if you choose to have the surgery done at your own veterinarian, we will reimburse the spay/neuter fee of $100 for dogs and puppies and $50 for kittens or cats once we get proof from your vet that the dog or cat has been spayed or neutered.
    1 Almost all of our dogs and cats and kittens and puppies come to HART without having been spayed or neutered. If the dog or cat you are adopting was spayed or neutered before we rescued the dog, we still require that this fee be paid as part of the adoption. Any "extra" money from these fees will be used to help defray the cost of all the many hundreds of spay and neuter surgeries we do each year. By adopting from HART you are not just saving one life, you are helping save other animals as well.