FAQ

Question: I have a stray cat on my property that I need picked up ASAP because of weather or medical concerns.

Answer: NCR is a private non-profit organization and does not have a facility to immediately rescue stray or feral cats. You can help the animal by bringing them inside, taking them to Animal Control, or boarding them at a vet's office until a rescue can take them in.

Question: Where is your facility?

Answer: Nashville Cat Rescue does not have a facilty. Instead we operate across a large network of foster homes and are present in five adoption centers in Middle TN.

Question: Can I visit the cats in person?

Answer: Yes! We showcase our cats at the 100 Oaks, Cool Springs, and Hermitage PetSmarts. We also showcase cats at the Donelson and Cool Springs Pet Supermarkets. The cats are there every day and would love to see you.

Question: The cat I am interested in still in foster care. Can I visit before deciding to adopt?

Answer: Yes! It is important to interact with the cats before making a life long commitment. The foster parent will gladly meet with you and the cat or kitten you are interested in.

Question: Why are the kittens "fixed" so young?

Answer: Nashville Cat Rescue strongly believes in spaying and neutering pets to decrease the over-population problem. All of our cats are sterlized before adoption. The kittens are fixed as young as 8-10 weeks in accordance to the American Veterinary Medical Association's policy on pediatric spay and neuter.

Question: What does the $100 adoption fee include?

Answer: The adoption fee includes--at a minimum--a veterinary exam, spay or neuter, a blood test for FIV/FeLV, vaccination(s) that are appropriate for the age of the cat, de-worming, and flea preventative. These services would cost between $200-$400 for a cat adopted from Craigslist, the newspaper, or other non-rescue resources.

Question: What if my  current cat does not get along with the cat I just adopted?

Answer: We accept cats adopted from NCR back into our program for any reason. However, it may take a while for cats to learn to cohabitate peacefully, and NCR recommends at least a two-week wait to see how your new cat or kitten fits into the family. For more infomation on how to safely introduce a new cat to your family, please read the following from the Humane Society of the United States. http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/tips/introducing_new_cat.html

Question: Why do you not accept owner surrenders?

Answer: With over 16,000 intake requests per year, NCR focuses on rescuing cats that have been abandoned, neglected, or are facing euthanasia. While cats that need to be re-homed have advocates in their current owners, NCR makes rescuing cats and kittens that have no advocate our priority.