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Adoption Policies & Fees


Coalition for Animals
PO Box 611
Somerville, NJ 08876


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Adoption Policies and Fees

Adoption Fee: $50.00


Adoption Policy:


The subunit should require that each interested person complete an adoption application. This application should include two personal references and one veterinary reference. The application should include, but not be limited to, the following points and questions:

  • List the number of pets, by species, which have been owned in the past 5 years.
  • Were all of the cats and dogs owned in last 5 years spayed/neutered? Yes No
  • Did any of the pets listed above die? If so, for each deceased pet, please identify the cause(s).


The application should explicitly state the following points:

  • Renters must show proof that the landlord will allow the pet(s).
  • The pets must be kept indoors.
  • Yards with fences are preferable for dogs.
  • The pet(s) must be spayed/neutered before homing or arrangements must be made to have them spayed/neutered after homing. (requires FOLLOW-UP)
  • All vaccinations must be up to date.
  • Pets must not be used as guard dogs, hunting dogs, racing dogs, or for experiments or fighting.
  • Declawing is NOT permitted. A brief explanation should be provided (forever in pain, etc.).
  • If the owner is no longer able to keep a pet, the pet must be returned to the rescue group. If the rescue group no longer exists, then CFA must be contacted.
  • The adoption fee amount. This fee must be paid before the pet is released to the applicant.
  • If the check for the fee bounces, the rescue group may require that the pet be returned.
  • The steps of the adoption process.


Where feasible, for the veterinary reference, the subunit should verify the statements in the application. The following questions should be submitted to the veterinarian:

  • In the past 5 years, were all pets brought in for annual wellness exams and shots? Yes No
  • Were all dogs tested for Heartworms and kept on Heartworm medication since the test? Yes No
  • Is the applicant someone you would like to see adopt a pet? Yes No


The subunit should review the application and the information provided by the references. In order to approve the application and complete the adoption process, the following steps should be taken:

  • Conduct a telephone interview with the applicant to verify the content of the application.
  • If application is approved, introduce the family to the pet(s).
  • Conduct an in-person interview with applicant and the family.
  • Bring the pet(s) to the home and conduct a home visit.
  • Provide contact information in case the family have any questions.


The following steps should be taken after the adoption is completed:

  • Conduct a follow-up visit to the home (recommended but not required).
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls and offer training suggestions if needed.


Please meet a lovely family of girls who are ready for adoption.

These kitties were rescued from the streets in Somerville near a construction site.

Two sisters, Missy, Oreo and her daughter, Star.

All  have been spayed, vaccinated against rabies and have tested negative for FIV and FLV.

Won't you open your heart and your home for this lovely family?


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