CAT TALES IS A NON PROFIT, ALL VOLUNTEER RUN CAT RESCUE.
WE ALWAYS HAVE CATS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
OUR ADOPTION PROCESS IS UNIQUE AND NOT TYPICAL OF MOST CATS RESCUES.
PLEASE READ OUR HOME PAGE TO
LEARN MORE ON HOW TO MEET ALL OUR CATS
MEET AND GREETS ARE HELD ON SATURDAY
PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO
JOIN OUR WAIT LIST ON SATURDAY AT 11AM
(WAIT LIST GOES LIVE ON SATURDAY AT 11AM )
Please read our FAQ section before emailing us questions, as we are an all volunteer rescue and most questions can be answered in our FAQ section.
It's Auction Time Again!
Don't want to wait to meet our new arrivals? Do you want first choice on our new arrivals? Do you want your entire family to come and chose your new addition?
Join our auction and bid on an appointment time this Friday to be first in line to meet our cats & kittens
Please READ our Application, Disclosure Form and Contract thoroughly. Leave the cats name blank, we will fill it in when you have come in on Saturday and chosen your cat. Submitting an application does not place a cat on hold. Please bring your forms with you as well on Saturday as we are unable to print them at the rescue on Saturday.
TO SEE OUR ADOPTABLE CATS & KITTENS PLEASE VISIT PETFINDER
NOT ALL OUR KITTENS AND CATS ARE LISTED. WE DO HAVE PLENTY OF CATS & KITTENS AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR SEX, COLOR, AGE OR HAIR LENGTH YOU CAN EMAIL US ON FRIDAY WE WILL KNOW FRIDAY AFTERNOON WHOM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY.
Are you tired of searching for the perfect one, always already on hold, adopted or no longer available?
Cat Tales has an auction to get you ahead of the line!
We auction of Appointment times weekly to help benefit our 2 cats going through FIP treatment.
We will announce our next auction day/time and where to bid next week!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS
CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
We are one of the few rescues in New England that are not by appointment. We are a completely volunteer-run rescue, and our volunteers give up their Saturdays so that our cats can find forever homes. However, we realize this is not ideal for everyone and are happy to recommend rescues who are by appointment should that better suit you.
ARE YOU ONLY OPEN ON SATURDAYS TO MEET THE CATS?
Yes, our meet and greets are conducted every Saturday.
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 Friday Meet-and-Greet Auction. Our suggestion is to make an appointment with another local rescue.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
Due to our COVID-19 policies, we cannot allow children under 18 into the rescue at this time. Currently, the only exception to this is our occasional Friday 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).
WHY DOES THE WAIT LIST SAY IT IS CLOSED?
Our wait list goes live on Saturday at 11am. It remains closed until that time.
I JOINED THE WAIT LIST AT 11AM WHY AM I NOT FIRST?
Many adopters join at 11am, and the system process the information as it is received. Still, joining the waitlist right at 11am will ensure that you are among the first visitors to be called.
MY WAIT TIME SAYS XXX AMOUNT OF HOURS/DAYS. IS THIS CORRECT?
Our typical waiting time is 10 minutes to 3 hours. If your provided wait time is not correct, Typically the wait time is 10 minutes to 3 hours
WHERE AM I ON THE WAIT LIST?
You must enter your email to join the wait list. You can use this email to check your wait list status at any time.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IT IS MY TURN TO COME IN?
We will text you when it is your turn to come in. We will then give you 10 minutes to arrive.
DO I NEED TO BE AT THE RESCUE AT 11AM TO JOIN THE WAIT LIST?
No, you can join the wait list online, from your home. However when you receive a text from us that it is your turn to come inside the shelter, we give you 10 minutes to arrive.
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 in every week. It is a rare occasion to have no adoptable kittens. If it does happen, however, we will inform those remaining on the day's wait list, and will stay open for anyone on the wait list 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 $250 for kittens, and $165 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 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.