Our Partners

Our cats are provided through our partnership with Boone County Animal Care (BCAC), the only local rescue group that exclusively focuses solely on cats and stray/feral cats.  BCAC is dedicated to helping cats find and stay in loving homes. A significant focus of BCAC is trap, spay/neuter and release (TNR) as an effort to reduce the overpopulation of cats in our community.  You can follow BCAC on Facebook for updates on how to help their efforts, or visit their website for information or to donate to their efforts!

 

Adopting a Cat

**Link to BCAC's adoption survey**


Who provides the cats?  What care has been provided to the cats?
Our cats are provided by Boone County Animal Care (BCAC), which is a volunteer-based group and the only group in Boone County that exclusively adopts cats.   Their cats receive several medical services to make them adoption ready for you, including the following:

  • They have been fostered for at least 2 weeks to allow ample observation time for illness, temperament, and to socialize the cat.
  • They have tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia.
  • They are provided de-wormer (and antibiotics if needed for illness).
  • They are given the required feline distemper and rabies vaccines.
  • They are micro-chipped for safety.
  • And, because BCAC is a no-kill group, all cats are spayed/neutered before arriving.

What is the adoption process?
You can fill out a digital adoption survey on our website or at BCAC’s website. It will expedite the process for you if you fill it out once you begin considering a cat, even if you don’t know which cat, yet. Once you have completed your adoption survey, a BCAC volunteer will contact you via email. Please be patient and kind to our BCAC volunteer superheroes. They work really hard and try their best to respond to applications within 48 hours, but that is not always possible.

If you are specifically interested in one of our café cats, you must visit the café to meet the cat(s). BCAC will not approve the adoption of any café cat unless the adopter has met the cat in its home environment at the café. Adoptions always go to the “best fit home,” not the order submitted. BCAC has final determination on all adoption approvals, and if they feel the cat you would like is not the best fit, they will work to help you find the feline who best matches your needs. Remember, it’s about helping connect people and cats – we want you to find a fantastic feline, and we want the cats to live long and happy lives, too.

Once your survey is approved and you are matched with the “best fit” cat, BCAC will arrange your adoption. Approved adoptions usually take place on Fridays or Saturdays at PetSmart. Times will be arranged between you and the BCAC volunteer.

What do I bring with me on adoption day?   What should I have prepared?

  • Most important is a cat carrier!   You may not leave the adoption site without one.
  • Bring cash or a credit card to pay the adoption fee ($80 or $120 for 2 cats).
  • Prepare your home for a cat by acquiring cat essentials: cat food, food/water dishes, litter box, litter, flea treatment, cat brush, nail trimmers, scratcher toys, etc.  Adopters often ask what food and litter we provide at the cafe so they can be consistent when the cat goes home.  Our cats are fed Purina One Tender Selects Chicken (Purina One is used in foster homes prior to the cafe), and we use World's Best Cat Litter in lavender scent.
  • Call a veterinarian to establish care for your cat.

Meet the Cats

We have three permanent residents, but the rest of our cats are adoptable. We'll do our best to keep this part of the page up to date. Hopefully our cats get adopted frequently enough to make that a challenge!

Photo of Corde by Melissa Jane Photography.

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Corde

Resident Cat (Female)

Corde came to us at 10 months old. She is our resident playful cat, willing to sacrifice her safety to get to a cat dancer. When she tires out, she loves to get pet.

Pedro

Pedro 

Resident Cat (Male)

Pedro is our "Hemingway" cat. He is a four-foot polydactyl, with 24 toes in all. He's playful, he's a lap cat, and he's got a long way to go before he grows into those "kitten mittens."

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Sunset

Adoptable Cat (Female)

Leo

Leo

Adoptable Cat (Male)

Peter

Peter

Adoptable Cat (Male)

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Faye

Adoptable Cat (Female)

Ashley

Mallory

Adoptable Cat (Female)

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Mimi

Adoptable Cat (Female)

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Bella

Adoptable Cat (Female)

Roller

Roller

Adoptable Cat (Male)

Mickey D

Mickey D

Adoptable Cat (Male)

Creamette

Creamette

Adoptable Cat (Male)

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MooMoo

Adoptable Cat (Female)

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Pycelle

Adoptable Cat (Male)

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Lyanna

Adoptable Cat (Female)

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Sunrise

Adoptable Cat (Female)