How much do we have to pay to get a kitten?

Asked by Member 516831 on Oct 17th 2007 in Adoption Center
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Nyx, formerly known as Spooky

It depends on where you're getting the kitten from. If you're getting one from a shelter or rescue, it usually costs anywhere from $80 to $150, depending on what vet care has been done already. If you're getting one from a private home, then it's usually a very small fee to prevent mean people from getting pets free and using them as target practice (sad, but it happens) or animal testing programs.

Nyx, formerly known as Spooky answered on Oct 17th.

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You don't have to pay anything. Look in your newspaper or any other advertisment paper. They usally always have free kittens in there.

Habeeb answered on 10/17/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Moxie was adopted from a rescue organization and they charged $100. They use the money to keep their rescue programs going (e.g. buy cat food, litter, medicines, etc). Many pet stores (e.g. Petco, For Pets Only) have adoption programs where various animal organizations will have pets on site during the weekends - bring your checkbook or cash since many groups can't accept credit cards. Sometimes individals will find stray kittens and help them find a home for free - you can check your local newspaper, look online, etc. If you go to a breeder, anything goes in terms of cost. Good luck with meeting your furry new family member!

Moxie answered on 10/17/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


We found buffy she was a feral orphan and we think something happened to her mom, we waited and waited and she never came back. There are several pet stores that do adoption programs from $5 to $150 the shelter here in Mobile has a fee of about $35 for kittys. They are usually free to a good home from people who have had unexpected kitties and then always if you want a pure bred it depends on what kind and the family background of the cat.

Buffy answered on 10/18/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Jonnie Harriet Rocket

I think it's best to adopt a cat from a non-kill shelter. It usually will cost anywhere from 80-100 dollars. A discount if you get two (which is always the way to go. It's easier for you and the cats,really!!) The reason it costs so much is because the cats are all ready to go as far as their first shots and vaccines, getting spayed/neutered, tested for diseases, dewormed and flea treated. These non-kill shelters literally go and save animals from getting euthanized from shelters and they need money to pay for all this SOMEHOW. Going and having all these essential procedures and vaccinations done yourself would probably end up costing you more in the long run anyways. Plus think of it this way, when you adopt one cat you are actualy saving the lives of two cats. The one you adopted and the room you made for one more to be saved. You save 4 cats if you adopt two!!

Jonnie Harriet Rocket answered on 10/25/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer