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Adopt a Cat. Save a Life.

Just like spay/neuter, adoption is key to creating a no-kill cat nation. Adoption gives homeless cats the life, home and love they seek. Every cat adopted helps free valuable space in rapidly filling no-kill shelters, giving more lost feline souls the chance to be found. Check our listings for shelters in your area. 

Adult | Dilute Tortoiseshell | Female
Esmerelda was rescued from a hoarding situation when she was a kitten and has grown up to become an elegant cat with a gentle demeanor and a spunky streak. If you enjoy both the therapeutic benefits of stroking a responsive pet and interactive playtime, Esmerelda is your girl. Her coat is a lovely example of what is called a dilute tortoiseshell; in which the typically bold black and rust colors are replaced with soft tones. Her subtle pattern alternates gray and tan; she has an apricot star on her forehead. Esmerelda will make a wonderful companion, so come in to meet her today! DOB: 2009. Cat adoption information and application can be found at www.staf.org. All cats and kittens have been vet-checked, spayed/neutered, and are up-to-date on vaccinations. Adoption fee includes carrier, scratching pad, starter pack of food and litter, and toy. We prefer kittens be adopted in pairs. We offer free advice anytime about your adopted cat. If, for any reason, it doesn't work out, we will take the cat back, anytime in the future. Potential adopters must be interviewed in person, at the shelter, and live within 150 miles of Cincinnati. We will ask you to return to the shelter for a second visit to be sure of your decision. Sorry, we do not ship our cats or kittens! Please email Jean at jean@staf.org for more info. on adopting!

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Your Adoption Day

On your adoption day, arrive at the shelter with an acceptable method of payment for your new feline friend's fee, any necessary adoption forms and a carrier. Of course, by then you’ll have already read how to prepare for cat adoption as well as what to expect in the first 30 days. So let us be the first to say congratulations!

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70 Million: A Homeless Cat Nation

Estimates place the U.S. homeless cat population at around 70 million. For context, the human population of Cincinnati and Indianapolis combined is just over 1.1 million. Many of these homeless felines are adoptable.