CAT TALES IS A NON-PROFIT, ALL-VOLUNTEER-RUN CAT RESCUE.
Please read our FAQ section prior to emailing us questions. We are an all volunteer rescue
and are typically at work answering emails.
Saturday 7/31/21 at 11am we will be open
Come and meet our cats and kittens looking for their new families!
We are very busy. We have been experiencing long wait times. Please plan accordingly to the weather and allow enough time, as lines can be long
Due to the high volume of visitors on Saturdays, we are unable to answer all phone calls, text messages, and emails
Please carefully READ our Application, Disclosure Form and Contract thoroughly. The cat's name must be left blank. We will fill it in after you have chosen your cat. Submitting an application does not place a cat on hold or ensure you will be approved to adopt. Please bring your completed forms with you as we are unable to print them at the rescue
TO SEE OUR ADOPTABLE CATS & KITTENS PLEASE VISIT PETFINDER
ALTHOUGH NOT ALL OUR KITTENS AND CATS ARE LISTED, WE ALWAYS HAVE PLENTY OF CATS & KITTENS AVAILABLE
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR SEX, COLOR, AGE OR HAIR LENGTH YOU CAN EMAIL US ON FRIDAY firstname.lastname@example.org WE WILL KNOW FRIDAY AFTERNOON WHOM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY.
A great big thank you to Dr Elsey's for their generous donation of cat litter to our rescue! Please visit their website for more information. https://www.drelseys.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS
CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
We are one of the few rescues in New England that do not require an appointment. We are a completely volunteer-run rescue, and our volunteers utilize their Saturdays to help our cats can find forever homes. However, we do realize this is not ideal for everyone and are happy to recommend rescues who are by appointment should that better suit you. We intermittently have auctions to raise money for cats needing costly medical care and will then have appointments for those who bid on specifically on these times.
ARE YOU OPEN ONLY ON SATURDAYS TO MEET THE CATS?
Yes, our meet and greets are conducted on Saturday, please check our website prior to coming as some Saturdays we are closed. Occasionally we will be open on Tuesday evenings as time permits. We do have appointment times for auction winners!
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT ON SATURDAYS?
Unfortunately, we cannot open the shelter to the public on any other day, except for unique circumstances such as our Meet-and-Greet Auction. Our suggestion is to make an appointment with another local rescue.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
We cannot allow children under 18 into the rescue at this time. Currently, the only exception to this is our Meet-and-Greet Auctions, in which case the entire winning family is welcome
HOW MANY PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY CAN COME TO THE RESCUE?
We ask that you limit your party to two per family. Our COVID-19 policies place limits on the number of people that can safely occupy the shelter at one time. The more people in your party, the longer the wait (for you, and everyone else).
WHEN SHOULD I GET IN LINE?
We open at 11:30 am, you can get in line at any time you would like.
First come, first serve. Our hours open to the public vary according to availability of our volunteers.
CAN I ADOPT FROM CAT TALES IF I LIVE OUT OF STATE?
DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT TO MEET THE CAT I WANT TO ADOPT?
DO YOU DELIVER?
CAN I BRING HOME MY CAT ON THE SAME DAY?
Only some of our cats are eligible for same-day adoption. If the cat you choose is not available for same-day adoption, we will schedule a day and time for you to pick up your cat. You must have previously submitted an application to our email for us to process prior to Saturday
DO I NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION PRIOR TO ARRIVING?
While not required, we highly recommended that you fill out an application with your information (you can leave the cat information blank) and bring a printed copy with you to the shelter. If you decide to adopt a cat but do not have a pre-filled application, this slows down the process and adds to the wait time for others.
IF I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION DOES THAT PLACE A CAT ON HOLD FOR ME?
Unfortunately, no. We are a first-come, first-serve shelter.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU RUN OUT OF KITTENS?
We receive kittens and cats every week. It is rare for our rescue to have no adoptable kittens. If it does happen, however, we will inform those remaining in line, and will stay open for anyone in line who is interested in meeting our adult cats. We have never run out of adoptable cats.
WHY ISN'T ANYONE ANSWERING MY CALL/TEXT/EMAIL ON SATURDAYS?
As is evident by our wait times, we are extremely busy inside the shelter on Saturdays and are unable to answer any calls, texts or emails until after we close to the public. Please review this list of FAQs to see if your question is addressed.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located at 920 Lafayette Rd, Unit 201, Seabrook NH.
We share a building with Linda's breakfast; we are directly to the right of them if looking at the building from the parking lot. Please note that we do not have a sign above our unit, but upon entering the parking lot you will see our cats in the windows!
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept CC, DC, check, PayPal, Venmo and cash.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CATS
WHAT ARE YOUR ADOPTION FEES?
Our fees are $275 for kittens, and $200 for adults.
WHAT DOES THE ADOPTION FEE COVER?
All our cats are fixed, up-to-date on vaccinations, tested for FIV/FELV, dewormed, microchipped
and issued a health certificate by a licensed veterinarian.
WHAT IF I AM LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC COLOR, SEX OR COAT LENGTH?
You can email us at email@example.com on Friday afternoons with inquiries on specific cats, or specific cat characteristics. By this time, we typically know who will be available the following day. This does not, however, place a hold on the cat for you.