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Frequently Asked Questions
How does your adoption process work?
Our adoption process is simple for adopting hopefuls, but we try to be as thorough on our end as possible. Please be mindful that our mission at Living Love is to care for animals first and foremost.
First – we require an APPROVED application before we move forward in the adoption process. Once your application is submitted, it will take 1-3 days to review. During this time we are making phone calls and emails to all listed personal references, landlords, places of employment, and vet clinics to ensure all information provided is accurate.
Second – the application is approved and we will then schedule a ‘Meet & Greet’ and home check. Yes, a home check is required to ensure that there are no items of concern. Should there be any concerns, these would need to be fixed prior to finalizing the adoption.
If the ‘Meet & Greet’ goes smoothly and all parties (pets included) agree to move forward, then our “Trial Adoption Period” will begin. This trial period is a 14 day ‘test run’ for our adopting families that is used as a time to determine if the pet is going to be a good fit with the family.
I found a homeless kitten. What should I do?
Do not pick it up, its mother might be coming back. Sometimes mom has left for a short period and will be back.
Do you take in raccoons or exotic animals?
We do not deal with exotic animals at all – just cats and dogs here.
I have a cat with FIV? Is it contagious?
Is there a difference between stray and feral cats?
Yes. A stray cat is a domesticated pet that has been abandoned or strayed from home and become lost. Because stray cats once knew human companionship, they can usually be re-socialized for adoption. A feral cat (also known as a “free-roaming” or “community” cat) is born and raised outdoors with little or no human contact or is a stray that has lived outside long enough to revert to a wild state. Adult feral cats usually cannot be tamed and are content living outside. Feral kittens up to eight or ten weeks old can often be tamed.
How can I tell if a cat is stray or feral?
A stray is likely to approach you, although usually not close enough to touch. If you put food down, a stray will likely start to eat it right away. A stray is often vocal, sometimes insistently. It may look disheveled, as if unused to dealing with outdoor conditions. A stray may be seen at all hours of the day. A feral cat is silent, will not approach humans, and generally will be seen only from dusk to dawn unless extraordinarily hungry and seeking food. A feral is adapted to outdoor conditions and is likely to appear well-groomed. If you put food down for a feral, it will wait until you leave the area before approaching the food.