Rebels Rescue Inc.

Love is better the second time around. Save a life adopt a rescue pet today!  

 
 

 

To be considered as an adopter you must: 
• Be 18 years of age or older and have current identification showing your age and present address. 
• Be willing and able to provide loving attention, medical care, and life-time stability for a animal. 
• Pay our adoption service fee. 
• Understand that the Rebels Rescue reserves the right to deny any adoptionTo be considered as an adopter you must: 
• Be 18 years of age or older and have current identification showing your age and present address. 
• Be willing and able to provide loving attention, medical care, and life-time stability for a animal. 
• Pay our adoption service fee. 
• Understand that the Rebels Rescue reserves the right to deny any adoption application.  application. 

To be considered as an adopter you must: 

• Be 21 years of age or older and have current identification showing your age and present address. 

• Be willing and able to provide loving attention, medical care, and life-time stability for a animal. 

• Pay our adoption service fee. 

• Understand that the Rebels Rescue reserves the right to deny any adoption application. 

 

 

Did You Know: There are about 100 different cat breeds.

Please note: Outdoor living is very dangerous to pets (cars, dogs, mean kids, poisons, disease, etc.) Please keep your new family member safely indoors.

Visit the links below to learn more about some of the special needs that our cats have.

Declawed Cats
FeLV
FIV
FIV and FeLV positive kitties that have a lot of love to give, but just need... a little extra attention!

They are all currently very healthy but have tested positive for FELV. It is not known how long they will live. They need to be in a special home with other leukemia positive cats or no other cats.  

 Declawing is inhumane and totally unnecessary. Please ask us about other alternatives. Some cats in our care are declawed before they arrive, if this is important to you, we are happy to point out the ones who are already declawed. Please note though that declawed cats often have sensitivity issues and are likely to bite in order to defend themselves when scared or startled.

All animals in the household must be up to date on shots, spayed or neutered and in good standing with your veterinarian.

 Both FeLV-infected and FIV-infected cats can live for many years and may succumb at older ages from causes unrelated to their retrovirus infections.

The healthy FeLV-positive cat

Healthy infected cats may remain apparently unaffected by the virus for a long time. With good supportive care and prompt attention to all potential medical problems, these cats may live for a long number of years. Bear in mind that these cats should be considered infectious and potentially dangerous to other cats. Such cats should be isolated from non-infected cats to prevent spread of infection. Although there is no known cure, supportive care can improve the quality of life, health, and longevity for cats with FeLV. Supportive care can include:

  • Shelter
  • Good nutrition
  • Reduced stress
  • Prompt treatment of illness


Note: Cats that become "Chronic Carriers" have created effective antibodies that neutralize the virus, but the virus still lives inside cells of the cat's body and can and will become active at any time depending on stress and the cats immune system. Even though they do not have acute symptoms, they can still spread the virus to cats which are not infected. Always remember they are FeLV positive; keep them indoors, feed them a nutritious diet and schedule a checkup for your FeLV cat more often than usual. Help give these cats a fighting chance and a life they deserve!

Prevention

A vaccine is available to protect cats from the FeLV. Although not 100% of cats are totally protected, the vaccine is strongly recommended for cats who are exposed to open populations of cats, (ie., outdoor cats).

If your cat stays indoors at all times and is not in contact with another cat that goes outdoors, the vaccine is generally not recommended. Many owners have concern that the vaccine will cause a cat to test positive for the virus, but this is not true. While the history of vaccination is important for us to know, it does not alter our ability to interpret the feline leukemia virus test.

 CATS, CLAWS & CRUELTY 

Claws are one of a cat's most valuable assets. All cats use their claws practically every day of their life. Cats use their claws for scratching, climbing, balance, defense, playing, kneading, and even self-expression. From a cat's point of view, claws are not optional. Claws are an integral part of a cat's "catness." No cat wants to be declawed.

 Advancing age is not a disease

Aging is a natural process. Although many complex physical changes accompany advancing years, age in and of itself is not a disease. Even though many conditions that affect older cats are not correctable, they can often be controlled. The key to making sure your senior cat has the healthiest and highest quality of life possible is to recognize and reduce factors that may be health risks, detect disease as early as possible, correct or delay the progression of disease, and improve or maintain the health of the body's systems.

Blind cats do not know they are blind, they know they are cats.  They act like cats.  

Blind cats can do pretty much everything that a seeing cat can do.  They can climb trees, climb up on to the top of cabinets and get into places that you cannot figure out how they did it.

Rescued Animals Ready For Forever Homes

We want to help you find the best match for your home.


Love is Better the Second Time Around!    

Adopt! With so many newborn kittens and puppies arriving each year and so many homeless cats already overcrowding shelters, adopting just one cat or dog (or more!) can make a world of difference. Not only do you give that animal a new chance at life, you also make room at the shelter for another one who might otherwise be euthanized.

Our animals live in foster homes so we know their personalities and preferences. We sniff out their characteristics so that we are able to match them with a perfect home. We can tell who is the cuddler, likes to play, those that want to be an only pet and those that want to be part of a herd.

Check out our Happy Tails!

 

ADOPTION STEPS

Step 1: Look through the many pictures of our animals

 Click Here to View Our Animals in our data base - Shelter Exchange

Step 2: Fill out a Adoption Questionnaire

Rebels Rescue would love to have you add one of our fosters to your family! All you need to do now is to fill out an Adoption Questionnaire. (This is a questionare not a application)

Step 3: Find your new best friend

Before you adopt...
Ask yourself if you are ready for a 15+ year commitment

 **Please Note** Submitting an application for a specific animal does not guarantee a hold of that animal, until our adoption counselor is able to speak with you in person or over the phone. We will do our best to facilitate a swift process!

 

As a non-profit, we charge a nominal fee for all adoptions. In exchange for your adoption fee, all animals:

 • Are spayed and neutered

 • Are fully vaccinated for common diseases

 • Have received a medical exam

 • Are micro chipped

 • All cats are tested at the time of entry for FIV and FeLV. (Please note that FIV and FeLV testing at the time of entry does not guarantee the cats will be free of the disease.)

Most importantly, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped re-home an animal that needs the love and care only you can provide.

ADOPTION FEE

• Adult Cats $60 (with exception to Designer cats)

• Kittens $75 (with exception to Designer cats)

• Designer cats such as Siamese and Manx $100

• Dogs and Puppies are $TBD

 

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

 All Rebel Rescue adopters must be 21 years or older, currently employed, live in a house, condo, or apartment where cats and dogs are welcome, and have telephone or cell phone service. We require that all the members of the household be present at the time of the adoption—which includes family, roommates, and especially children.

To ensure that the adoption process runs smoothly, please provide:

  • A driver's license, state photo ID, or passport to verify your age
  • A copy of your telephone, gas, electric or cable bill to verify your telephone number and current address.  If you pay your bills on-line, you may print a copy at home to show the adoption counselor.
  • Be willing and able to provide loving attention, medical care, and life-time stability for a animal. 
  • Pay our adoption service fee.
  • Understand that the Rebels Rescue reserves the right to deny any adoption application. 

*Some of our pictures of our adoptable rebels were taken by Amelia Bartlett

http://facebook.com/ameliabartlettphotography

BARN CATS

We may have the perfect cat for your barn, outbuilding, or stable. Provide a special cat with a safe and comfortable place to live, food and water. They will return the favor by keeping the rodent population down. We are looking for cat lovers who have a barn or other secure outdoor structure and are interested in adopting cats that are not suitable for life inside of a house or are unhappy living inside. Cat temperaments range from feral to friendly. This program is designed to find homes for cats that have traditionally been deemed un-adoptable through local shelters adoption procedures. Please let us know if you can help!

Some of our pictures of our adoptable rebels were taken by Amelia Bartlett
http://facebook.com/ameliabartlettphotography