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My Story

We would like to reintroduce you to Amelia. She had been at Tabby Town since April and we have been learning about her personality and needs. She is about 3 1/2 years old. She was found as a stray in Rochester and rescued by Verona Street Animal Society.

When she first arrived at Tabby Town, she was nervous with the new sights, sounds, and smells. After a few weeks, she became quite comfortable and relaxed. She would walk around the store, meeting people and getting all of the attention. Howe ver, she began to grow tired of the shelter type environment. She does not like other cats, and being around them constantly was putting her on edge. She wanted to explore and run around, so she would get anxious in her condo. Eventually, after a few months with us, she started becoming aggressive when she was not receiving attention from people or became agitated by other cats.

Recently, we moved her to a larger room without other cats and constant activity to help her and allow us to learn her behavior better. We believe that Amelia is a high energy cat who needs constant mental and physical stimulation. She loves attention, but when she hasn't had her energy drained she can become frustrated and react negatively. We believe that if she is played with often, she won't have all of that pent up energy.

We are asking for a foster or adopter for Amelia. The shelter environment can't give her the physical and mental stimulation she needs, so she gets bored and frustrated, although the volunteers love her. Our behavior and enrichment manager works with her. She has many guests and people that love her. We just need to find the right home for her. Her adopter should be an experienced cat parent and be willing to play with her at least twice a day... and have patience.

If you are interested in fostering/adopting Amelia please stop by or call the shelter at (716) 822-4910 and ask for Sue P. who will be handling her adoption process. Because of her unique circumstances she will be a special adoption.

Adoption Process

Adoption Procedure Policy
All our cats and kittens at Tabby Town (TT) are rescued with the goal of adoption. Our organization partners with six local animal welfare groups; each group follows a specific protocol for adoption and TT implements adoptions according to each individual process as required by that organization. There are great similarities among the groups; the most significant difference is that some groups restrict de-clawing. We collaborate with all our animal welfare partners with the understanding that we will follow their specific protocol while working toward a universal adoption process. To that end, our highly trained team of volunteers follows strict guidelines while taking into account each individual situation from both human and animal perspectives.
Here is the process:
-Visitors come to TT to meet cats with possibility of adopting
-If a cat is selected, family goes in a private "meet and greet"to spend time with cat/kitten
-If there is a positive result on both sides, TT's vetting process begins, which includes a thorough questionnaire about animal ownership history and veterinary relationships, attitudes towards animals, as well as financial viability, along with a comprehensive verbal interview. If the prospective adopter rents as opposed to owning his home, written permission from the landlord is required to finalize adoption
-All animal records are reviewed with prospective adopters to provide full disclosure about the animal including history and specific details about the animal's personality, medical conditions, nutritional needs, etc.
-Prospective adopters complete an adoption agreement form which is a legal contract, and pay an adoption donation which ranges from $45.00 to $125.00 depending on cat's age, medical concerns, special needs, etc.
-The animal can leave with the new family that day if everything goes well, the family is prepared for the animal at his/her new home, and assuming there are no concerns or issues that may warrant further investigation. Copies of all paperwork are given to the new family, along with any relevant supplies, etc.
-Each adoptive family receives a certificate for a free first veterinary visit (along a comprehensive list of local veterinary clinics,) to be redeemed within ten days
-TT's team snaps a "new forever family" portrait and frequently posts our new adoption stories on social media to be celebrated and enjoyed
-TT's team of volunteers performs direct follow-up over the course of the following weeks to make sure everyone is adjusting properly and to answer any questions
-TT has a 100 percent return policy for any reason, with the protection and care of our animals as first priority at all times
-TT is always available during the life of the animal, to provide support and answer questions, and to give medical referrals, behavioral advice and to keep track of how each adopted animal is progressing and adjusting
-TT receives literally hundreds of emails, photos, visits, and posts with wonderful stories about our cats and kittens who have found forever homes
-Most cats may be put "on hold" pending adoption (if available,) for up to 24 hours. A deposit toward the adoption fee is encouraged for this request. Under special circumstances a kitten may be put on hold subject to our manager's discretion