About Tampabay Cat Alliance inc. - Port Richey Chapter
About Our Shelter...
Tampabay Cat Alliance, Inc. has been incorporated since December 2010. In 2011 we applied for our 501(c)3 and received it in June. We have partnered with Petco since October 2011 and have cats and kittens in one Petco in Port Richey, Fl. In April, 2013 we opened our Shelter located at the Port Richey address. We are an all-volunteer group with a Board of Directors of six.
We rescue cats that have been abandoned and are unwanted. We have many people surrendering their cats because of many issues. We feel that each cat deserves care and love. The need for spaying and neutering all felines is so important. We encourage all those we come in contact with to have their cats spayed/neutered, vetted and cared for.
We also socialize and adopt stray or feral cats in the community, and help abandoned kittens and cats find homes. When space allows it, we pull cats who are on euthanasia lists to come live with us.
We are a NEVER kill shelter and keep all of our cats until they are either homed or eventually pass. Our goal is to find each cat a fur-ever home.
Donate to Our Shelter...
We have a new website with Paypal for donations. Just visit our homepage! Any donation is greatly appreciated!
Come Meet Our Pets...
Our cats and kittens are at our Shelter, Tampabay Cat Alliance Shelter at 8054 Washington St, Port Richey, Fl. 34668 or at the Petco in Port Richey, also located on Hwy. 19. Our shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am til 5:00pm.
You can stop in at any time during business hours to see our adoptable cats! From kittens to seniors. we will have plenty to choose from. Adoption applications and information are on our tables.
We are currently fundraising to keep up with rent and vet bills. We urgently need donations (they are tax deductible)! Look for our donation button here or on our main site.
Our Adoption Process...
An adoption application can be filled out at our shelter, on our website, or at the Port Richey Petco.
Our fee usually costs between $30 and $80 based on shot records and if they have been fixed yet. Prices may be more depending on other factors including age and health problems or multiple adoptions.
Once an application is completed and returned to us, our Board of Directors review it. If the application meets our criteria and is approved, we will contact the potential adopter. This process usually takes a few days so be patient. It is encouraged that the potential adopter reviews our adoption contract, found either in our shelter or on our website, before filling out and application for a list of criteria we require be met when adopting one of our felines.
After agreeing to the contract, we then set up a date and time with the adopter to deliver the cat to it's new home. We do NOT allow people to pick up cats from our shelter, Petco or adoption events.
We deliver our cats so we can see where they will be living to make sure it is a safe environment and inform their new owner of any potential problems something in the home might cause. We only adopt cats to be strictly indoors, do not allow declawing, and do not adopt to out of state residents.
Thank you for considering adopting from us and understanding our strict adoption policy. We consider these cats our "children" and want only the best for them after they have already had it so hard before ending up with us.