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Adopt a Cat


If you have been thinking about adopting a cat or a kitten, now is the perfect time. There are so many benefits to owning a cat or kitten (or them ‘owning’ you) including the following:

  • Health. Cats help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. 
  • You can go to work and not worry. Cats are super-independent. 
  • Cats do not need special training to be housetrained – using the litter box comes naturally. 
  • Cats frolic. Cats clown around. Cats are, in other words, as entertaining as it gets. 
  • A perfect pet for apartments and smaller homes, cats don’t need a lot of room. 
  • Taking care of a cat can help teach a child about responsible pet ownership. 
  • Cats get plenty of exercise living indoors. Fifteen minutes of playtime each day will do.

If you are unable to have a cat in your life at this time, there are still plenty of ways to help the cats and kittens we serve. By donating, volunteering and/or becoming a foster parent, you help to sustain our very important programs.   

Adoptable Cats 

Visit these adorable companions and other homeless pets at the Animal Services Center:
184 Verona Street, Rochester, New York 14608 (view a map)
Monday - Saturday:11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays open until 7:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays

For more information, contact our office at (585) 428-7274 or email us.  

If a video has been removed from this page, the featured cat has been adopted or transferred to another animal welfare organization.




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