Whiskers of Hope

Adopt our cat of the month: Gus!

Gus

Meet Gus! Gus has not been having the best year - his owner passed away recently, and now Gus is looking for a new home. He is about 3 years old and we believe he is at least part Maine Coon. Gus is very friendly towards people, and can run hot and cold towards other cats. Sometimes when submissive cats in his foster home run away from him, he takes this as an invitation to play chase! We are not sure how he is with children, his previous household was adults only. However he is friendly so we believe well mannered children we suit him fine. His beautiful coat requires brushing, which he does not seem to mind.

About

Whiskers of Hope, Inc. is a non-profit no-kill adoption organization for cats and kittens. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable corporation. We operate a no-kill "virtual shelter" with all our cats in the care of foster homes.

Whiskers of Hope needs your help and is always looking for volunteers that would like to foster homeless cats. Fostering can be a very rewarding experience! For more information contact our Adoption Coodinator at: 781.648.4095, or e-mail whiskers@whiskersofhope.org.

We rely on the support of caring individuals to feed and get medical care of our cats. All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Donations can be sent to our PO Box.

Upcoming Events

Adopt a Cat or Kitten

All cats and kittens for adoption have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper (FVRCP), dewormed, treated to prevent fleas and mites, and tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FeLK/FIV).

Our adoption fees depend on the age of the cat, and we also offer a discount if you adopt two cats at once:

The Adoption Process

Adopting a cat will enrich your life, but it's a lifelong commitment that deserves careful consideration. We require a completed adoption application to start the adoption process. Adoption applications can be submitted on paper in person, or online. We will require a couple of days to process your application and confirm your references.

When your application is approved you will meet with the Whiskers of Hope, Inc. adoption coordinator and visit with the cat or kitten a couple of times until you both feel comfortable together. In some cases a home visit may also be required.

Please note that kittens (under 9 months of age) are only adopted in pairs unless you already have a cat or dog at home for company.

Resources for Pet Owners

MSPCA Pet Owner Resources - Articles on living with pets, cat behavior, introducing cats to a new home, spay/neuter finaicial assistance, counseling, etc.

PetFinder Learning Center - Articles and videos on pet behavior, nutrition, training, health, exercise, breeds, etc.

About.com Cats - Articles, videos, blogs, etc. covering cat care, behavior, safety, products, veterinary care, etc.

Catnip - Newsletter from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Includes links to current articles, article archives, and book store.

The Daily Cat from Fox TV 25 Boston - Articles, videos, quizzes, etc. on cat health, nutrition, behavior, and happiness.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)- What is it?