Cat Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a cat from Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue. Please read the following closely and answer the following questions.

It may take us up to 1-3 weeks to process your application, as we will check in with your veterinarian and references before we get back to you.

Applicant is under no obligation to adopt a cat, and Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue is under no obligation to provide a cat to applicant. Cats may be suggested to the applicant based on this application and may differ from cats requested if we believe that a different cat would be a better match.

Geographical areas that have fewer than 6 foster homes will not be eligible to have their cat transported directly to them and will be asked to arrange appropriate transportation to pick up their cat up at it’s foster home.

If your application is approved and you’re deemed eligible to adopt a TMAR cat we will send you an email as soon as that process is complete (1-3 weeks). We appreciate in advance your patience.

If you are approved to adopt a TMAR cat but did not get the cat you initially requested, we will send you an e-mail of your pre-approval. Should a cat come up for adoption in the future, you do not need to re-apply, just send us an email to tmaradoptions@gmail.com stating that you are pre-approved and would like to be considered for a specific cat. Pre-approved applicants will have priority for all newly available cats listed for adoption. Within 24 hours of listing a new animal up for adoption on our webpage, we will process pre-approved requests based on the date we first received your application, then all new applications will be considered after 24 hours if no pre-approved applicant is interested.

Please let your references know that we will be calling. Adoptions will not be approved without completed reference checks. TMAR reserves the right to request additional references and complete a background check.

Please know that we are a 100% volunteer organization and it may take a few days to a few weeks to fully process your application, as we will check in with your veterinarian and references before we get back to you. Please note that all applicants are required to go through a live interview and home visit before being approved to adopt cats.

Applications will only be considered after receiving the application fee for each applicant and not before.

Adopter agrees that at NO point in time, will adopter seek out a veterinarian to perform a declawing procedure. TMAR does NOT support or advocate for the unnecessary practice of declawing animals. If you are seeking to adopt an animal with the intent of declawing in the future, we ask that you abandon this application immediately.