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What are bonded cats

Bonded cats are cats that have been impounded by the Animal Rescue League (ARL) because of overpopulation problems. ARL staff work with responsible and caring citizens to place the cats in approved homes. ARL will pay the veterinarian expenses and provide the cat with medical care during and after the placement.

Who can get a bonded cat?

Anyone who lives in New York State can apply to have a cat accepted for adoption through the ARL. You do not have to have a cat to apply. Unless you have an existing cat that is currently living with you and you are not willing to surrender it, the ARL will not accept your application for a bonded cat.

How do I apply for a bonded cat?

You can apply for a cat at the time of your initial application to the ARL. Your application must be signed by a veterinarian and include written proof that you are a New York State resident. Cats in New York City must be registered with the Animal Care and Control Center.

How do I get a bonded cat?

You must complete an application to the ARL, including your veterinarian's signed certification that you live in New York State. You will then be contacted by the ARL to make arrangements to take the cat home.

What are the benefits of having a bonded cat?

By accepting a bonded cat, you're saving lives and helping an animal that would otherwise be euthanized. The cat will be kept up to date on vaccinations and neutered/spayed, and will be returned to you on a regular basis for checkups. The ARL will pay the veterinary expenses and provide the cat with medical care during and after the placement.

How long does it take for the ARL to find me a bonded cat?

ARL staff will contact you within a few days of receiving your application. The ARL will make arrangements to meet you at the time and place that you have requested within a week of your request. The ARL will transport the cat to you.

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