Castaway Cats is a state licensed, non-profit, 501(c)(3) cat rescue.
All donations are tax deductible.
Congratulations on the adoption of your new best friend! We hope that you grow to love your new furbaby as much as we did! Bringing home a new family member can be an adjustment for your family and for your kitten. Please be patient, your kitten is in a totally new place with people that they haven't had the opportunity to get to know and trust yet. We’ve put together some tips to help guide you through this transition and make it as smooth as possible.
Kitten proof your house: Spend some time looking around your home and check for small objects that can be swallowed, heavy or fragile things that can be knocked over and broken, cords that can be chewed on, and spaces that your new kitten may be able to get into but not easily get out of.
Start your new kitten in a small space (a bathroom or bedroom) away from other pets. This will allow your cat to begin to get used to your home without being overwhelmed. This will also give you the opportunity to make sure that your new kitten is eating, drinking, and using the litter box.
Introduction to Existing Pets
If you have pets, introduce them to your new kitten slowly. Start by keeping them separate and swapping bedding or other objects so they can get used to each other’s smells. Eventually you can allow your pets to meet for short periods of time. Expect some hissing and growling, don’t be worried, this is normal. If aggressive behavior gets worse, separate the animals immediately and try again later. Don’t leave your pets alone together until you are sure they can get along.
We’re Here to Help
Feel free to contact us if you have questions. You can send a message on Facebook or from our Contact Us page. Additional contact information is available on your adoption paperwork.
Take lots of pictures! Kittens don’t stay small for long. It’s always nice to be able to look back and see how little kitty was when you first got them. And we'd love for you to share pictures with us! Your success stories help us save more kittens! Please like us on Facebook and share updates with us!