How much does it cost to adopt a cat from a shelter?
The adoption fee can range from $100 to $250. Factors that influence the price are the age and the health of the cat. Kittens are the most expensive, followed by adult cats, seniors and cats with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes) or disabilities generally cost the least.
Why does it cost so much to adopt from a shelter?
Most of us know that animal shelters are at or over capacity, so why do they charge for us to adopt an animal?
Animal shelters are not for profit charities with huge expenses which include pet food, cat litter, disinfection, veterinary fees, medicine, parasite control, electricity, maintenance, staff wages, accounting fees, insurance, property rent or mortgage and council fees.