Retired savannah cats for sale at Savannah Animal Welfare Society
Savannah Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 955 Savannah, Ga. 31419
Web Site: www.savanah.org
Savannah Animal Welfare Society fosters permanent homes for retired cats and dogs through foster care programs and rescue groups in Savannah, Ga., and the surrounding area.
Foster Care Program: Adoption Program
The number of cats and dogs in the society’s care is approximately 2,000. All are carefully screened to meet the society’s standards for health and temperament. The society also conducts ongoing spay-neuter programs, medical care and rehabilitation. The society’s care and rehabilitation program for cats includes medical care such as surgery to correct conditions that might otherwise lead to premature death, medication and treatment for parasites, and rehabilitation of cats with serious medical conditions or disabilities.
The rescue groups at the society do not place the cats and dogs in their care in foster homes. All of the rescued cats and dogs are given veterinary care and given homes with families. Some may be adopted from the rescue groups or from other groups that are licensed by the society. Adopted cats and dogs may stay for several weeks or several months. Some rescue groups at the society are listed on the Web Site.
“The most important thing to keep in mind,” says Susan, “is to take care of the animal as if he or she is your own. He or she deserves it.”
Alicia, a six-year-old black and white cat, is a very special girl who loves attention, playing with her laser light and playing catch. She enjoys being petted and getting belly rubs. She is gentle, well-loved, and a real affectionate companion who will be a wonderful addition to your family.
The cats at the society are cared for in the same way as the dogs. The cats are given the same medical care as the dogs, and are rehabilitated. Some rescue groups at the society have cats that are avlable for adoption, or you can adopt from a rescue group.
Some of the rescue groups at the society are listed on the Web site.
Alicia is microchipped.
In order to ensure the future of the cats and dogs at the society, adoptions are handled by the society, and you will receive a written contract. An adoption fee of $125 includes the first year’s rabies vaccination, de-worming, flea and tick prevention treatment, age-appropriate veterinary treatment, and a written contract for pet care and trning. Adoptions may include spaying or neutering at the society’s clinic. Adoptions from any rescue group are handled by the rescue group. The adoption fee for a rescue group cat or dog is typically $225 to $250.
Many individuals are reluctant to adopt a cat or dog from a rescue group, because they believe they will be getting a “stranger” or a “mutt” into their home. Rescue groups try to eliminate this fear by giving the cat or dog a chance to get to know the individual, and by providing an introduction to the family. The dogs and cats at the society are all socialized, so they will be no strangers to you or your family.
You also will be given an introduction to the family and to the other animals already residing in the home. We find that when people are introduced to an adoptable animal at the society, it lessens the reluctance to adopt, and it helps ensure that the animal is adopted to the right family.
Adoptions from the society’s web site are handled by the society and you will receive a contract that will provide full care for the dog or cat at the society’s expense. The adoption fee for a rescue group dog or cat is typically $225 to $250.
If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs and cats, visit the website for the society to get a lot of information on them, and to submit an adoption application. You will be asked to complete an application and provide contact information. A fee is charged for each application, but if the cat or dog is accepted, you will not be charged the fee.
Each dog or cat at the society will have an adoption contract that is fully signed and notarized. The contract will state that the dog or cat is healthy and that it has been spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies, feline leukemia, and Bordetella. It also states that the dog or cat is spayed or neutered and that the dog or cat is free of fleas and parasites.
The adoption contract requires that the dog or cat receives all necessary health care at the society’s expense, receives all necessary vaccinations and that it be spayed or neutered. The dog or cat also must be free of infectious diseases and not be pregnant. The contract also contns a guarantee that if you choose to return the dog or cat, you will be responsible for the return fee, as well as for any damage to the dog or cat or to any of the other pets residing at the society.
The adoption contract will also state that you will keep the dog or cat for a minimum of six months. The contract requires that you will pay the society $55 a month for the next six months. You also agree to sign a “rescue agreement” that specifies that you will bring the dog or cat to the society for adoption if you choose to.
We are an all-volunteer rescue group and the board of directors are volunteers. We rse funds to cover the costs of the veterinary care, food, medicine, shelter, vaccines, spay and neuter. It is not an animal shelter or humane society, but a community rescue group that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals in our community. If you would like to know more about us or how to adopt a pet, contact us.
It is our hope that this website will enable pet owners to better understand the role we play in rescuing and re-homing homeless and unwanted cats and dogs in the community. The Society’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for community cats and dogs by making them avlable for adoption, regardless of their health and behavioral history, and to reduce the number of community animals euthanized through neglect and abuse. The Society believes that any humane society must be able to provide a safe haven for animals, particularly those who have been abused, abandoned or neglected, until they can be adopted into loving homes.