Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue
220-B Kent Rd , Warren, CT, 06754
Sophia L'Orange Kitten Rescue is a non profit, volunteer organization. Our mission is to take in pregnant cats, nursing cats w/kittens, and orphan kittens who are in need of a safe haven; foster them in a home environment, provide vet care, and adopt them out to loving families. All of our adoptable animals are cared for and assessed in foster homes (we do not have a shelter), are up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and tested for FeLV/FIV. We rely solely on fostering, volunteers, donations, and adoption fees. As a general rule, when adopting we recommend that young kittens only go in pairs or to households that already have another pet. Young kittens on their own, no matter how much attention they get from humans, usually get bored and tend to be more destructive. They need another animal to help socialize them (to wrestle with, learn about appropriate wrestling/play and boundaries, etc). Most times we recommend another young cat, though some may do well with a friendly, easy-going dog. If you do not have a young cat and are not in the position to adopt two kittens at this time, then we would recommend that instead you adopt a teen or an adult cat. If you haven't had a chance, please also check out our public facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaLOrangeKittenRescue/ Not only will it show you more pictures of our kitties, but also should give you a good idea about who we are as an organization, as fosters, and how our followers and adopters feel about us. We do take time to get through the adoption process, but want you to feel comfortable that this means we are trying to do what's best for everyone. We try to post daily about most of our rescue's kitties to share our adventures fostering with you, even if they aren't available for adoption yet; but also to show their personalities as best we can. We hope that by following along, you get to see how we rescue and foster, and how they flourish in care. We also do continue to post pictures and videos of kittens who are promised, so that our followers can continue to enjoy them and so that their promised homes also get to watch them grow; and we’ll try to detail that they are promised as we post.
Sophia L’Orange Kitten Rescue ADOPTION PROCESS: If you’d like to be considered as a home for any of our adoptable kitties, you can complete an adoption application online at: https://petstablished.com/adoption_form/24586/generic *Please provide as much info as you can on the application, even if not marked as required, so the adoption coordinators can make the best assessment as to the right match. ** Please make sure to give your vet permission to release information to us as we check references. We are an all-volunteer organization, so it may take a few days for us to process the applications; please be patient. If it has been more than 72 hours and you haven’t heard back from us, please check your junk email folder to ensure our response or questions were not sent there. If you have not received anything and want to check back, please private message us on our facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to reply to all emails as best we can, but unfortunately we are not always able too due to large volume we receive. If you don’t hear back it may be because we don’t currently have a fit for you currently or we are so inundated it’s impossible to get back to everyone. If all is well with the application, the next step is the home visit. This can be done virtually, through online video conferencing (such as Zoom or through Facebook messenger) as well as by FaceTime. We'd just need to meet the whole family and be "walked" through the house. During this visit too you’ll be able to meet the kitten(s) in an environment in which is comfortable already and ask any questions of the foster. Please also note that we are not having visitors in the house nor do we ask our fosters to open up their private homes, if not comfortable, so we cannot do our usual meet and greets. Hopefully through the virtual visit when they’re in an environment in which they are comfortable, you can get a good idea of how they’ll fit with your family, and that we post enough videos and pictures, provide ample descriptions as they grow to help you make a decision. But even when states ease restrictions during this worldwide pandemic, being inside each other’s homes isn’t advisable; particularly with the new variants. During our adoptions, we still wear masks to ensure any visitor to our property or our other fosters’ homes is as safe as possible. Hopefully all our friends and potential adopters will support us in these efforts and respect our decisions. We thank you all for all your care. There are a lot of wonderful homes out there just waiting to love someone precious kitties. And while we are a small rescue, we would love to help you find the right one for yours.