How To Adopt A Cat

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How to adopt a cat: Contact “Les Chats du Mercantour” or the foster home where the cat is staying. Every adoption is different so it’s best to call or e-mail to find out more.

In general: Our adult cats have been tested negative for FeLV/FIV (feline leukemia and feline AIDS), have been treated for worms and fleas and have been spayed or neutered. The FeLV/FIV test is not reliable on kittens less than four months old, if the mother of the kittens is known, she is captured and sterilized and tested for FeLV/FIV, otherwise the kittens are not tested.

Some Kittens Captured in Cros DutelleKittens are treated for worms and fleas and we provide a sterilization coupon that certain veterinarians honor by giving a reduced rate on the sterilization. Kittens should be spayed or neutered at six months (or earlier if the kitten is female and shows signs of being in ‘heat’).

We always ask for a donation with each adoption to help us cover costs. Cats absolutely must be kept inside for about a month to establish their new territory, otherwise if they get out they will go looking for their old home and become lost. This is how so many people lose their cats when they change house.

Cats are very attached to their territory. Please give your cat or kitten two to three weeks to settle in, if after that time you find that the cat is not for you, or, you are not for the cat, we will always welcome it back to be re-homed or find another solution.


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Les Chats du Mercantour (N° 0062027452) is a non-profit association (loi 1901) registered at the Alpes Maritimes préfecture on 24th October 2006.