We use Petstablished.com for our animal information database, from there they send our adoptable pets to HUNDREDS of other websites. Including Petfinder, Adoptapet, Petsmart Charities, World Animal Foundation, Overstock.com, AllPaws, Family Pet, Purina ONE and many more!!! Each adoptable animal has their own page, and included on their page is a bio about them, at least one photo, their basic medical information, date of birth and age, if they are good with other cats and dogs and more!
Remember we are a foster system, so we do not have a facility that is open set hours. Adoption and foster visits are by appointment only. Once you fill out an adoption application (which is located on each of the animals pages) we will call or email you with in 24-48 hours to follow up.
If you are interested in doing our Foster-to-Adopt program you will need to fill out an adoption application not a foster application since your long term goal is to adopt - keep in mind Foster-to-Adopt is NOT applicable to any baby animal including, kittens and puppies under 6 months old.
We do update our listing frequently but feel free to ask us if a particular kitty is still available as some kitties may be posted and adopted with in just hours or days and the system does not remove the listing immediately when we change it status. There seems to be a lag between Petstablished.come and the 3rd party websites. So feel free to email us! email@example.com
Please be advised that if you do not let us know, either via phone or email, that you are unable to attend prior to the appointment time and do not show then we will make no further attempt to contact you. We leave it as your responsibility to follow up about missed appointments. Also, if we do not receive a reply to any of our emails with in 48 hours we will move on to the next interested adopter. We try to make our adoption process as smooth and painless as possible because these rescued kitties have already had a hard time at it. Getting adopted shouldn't be a long drawn out hassle too.
Our Current Feline Adoption Fees:
This dramatic reduction in feline adoption fees is due to the fact that black cats take much longer to adopt out. And because we are a no-kill foster group, and do not have a facility, when we loose even just one foster family it puts a hug strain on the other families. We try our best to never turn away animals in need; but when we are full, we are full. We are always in need of more foster families, adopters and of course volunteers, supporters and donors too! Occasionally we will have other types of animals in our care (dogs, small animals, farm pets...) adoption fees for these animals will be decided on a case by case basis and posted in their bio. Keep in mind we offer a 15% discount for Police & Military, First Responders and those on the COVID Healthcare Front Lines. Proof of any of the above is required. As well as a 15% discount for getting 2 animals, or more, at once! Save your receipts! Donations (including adoption fees) to ASHA are tax deductible! Adoption fees can be paid via cash, check made out to "Animal Safe Haven" or credit/debit card.
Adoption: We are doing our adoptions as socially-distancing friendly as possible. Having the adopter come to the foster family and bringing their own transport carrier to provide the foster to put the animal(s) in for transportation home, while waiting outside completing the Adoption Contract, has been our best bet, but each adoption may be a little different then the next. We are doing out best to minimize the risk of exposure to everyone. Adoption Contracts must be completed at the time of the adoption and we require the Adoption Contract to be done in person, as ASHA needs to keep the original paper copy for our records. Adoption Fee also must be paid at the time of adoption. See above for adoption fee information.
FREE All Natural Organic Pest Control!
We work mostly with TNR (Trap, Neuter/Spay and RELOCATE) of abandoned, stray and feral cats living in dangerous situations and locations. Living in sewers, on the streets, under bridges, in parking lots, beside highways and in non cat friendly neighborhoods are just some of the places we have rescued kitties from. We trap them using live traps or nets, and then get them much needed vetting - so no more kittens! When trapping cats we find that many times there are just one or two in the area, but most times there is a whole colony of 6-30 cats of various ages. For the kittens that are under about 6 months old we set them up indoors with a foster family, and work to socialize them to be placed in an indoor only forever home. For the older kitties that are set in their ways and not open to trusting people, they are placed at a barn foster until we find a forever farm for them to live the rest of their days out at.
Forever farms do not have any fees for adopting and no adoption application. We require a minimum of 2 cats be relocated together. They may not be bonded, but this way they have a friend and companion that is also new to the area. We have many cats that are full on feral and will only be seen from afar once acclimated and released. But we also have many cats that are semi-friendly and are essentially just outdoor cats. When setting them up we provide a large cage to acclimate them to the area, as well as the initial necessary supplies: Litter box, litter, food, bowls, bedding. After a minimum of 3-4 weeks they are acclimated the kitties can be released from the cages. We then will pick up the cage and any unused supplies you do not wish to keep. Cats are fully vetted, including: tested for FeLV, FIV, treated for intestinal and external parasites, up to date on rabies and FVRCP, spayed/neutered and ear tipped. We can, upon request, microchip the cats. Most cats are FeLV and FIV negative, but we do have a few that are FIV positive and healthy, and still need forever homes too! FIV positive cats can successfully and safely live with other cats! Ask us for more info!
These cats make wonderful rodent, bird and other small pest control for farms, gardens, granaries, barns and any large properties including wineries, warehouses, dry docks, marinas, stables, chicken or cow farms, nurseries, orchards, pet stores. Any place natural pest control is desired. We deliver!! Making it easy on you, we will come to you! Any location in MD, PA, VA, WV or surrounding areas. The farther from the BWI area, the more cats we would prefer to place, as it's more gas mileage and drive time for our non paid volunteers.
Please consider giving a second chance to a kitty that doesn't deserve to live day by day scavenging for scraps and being hunted by nasty people looking to torture them for the fun of it. Many stray, abandoned and feral cats are used for dog fighting bait so saving 2 today gives us the room to pull 2 more off the streets! Email us for more info! ASHAmaryland@gmail.com