How should I go about selecting a cat?
Adopting from a shelter or rescue group has several advantages. First and foremost, you are saving a life. A responsible shelter or rescue group will carefully screen adopters. They will have you sign a contract, stating the obligations of both the shelter and the adopter. They will require that the pet be spayed or neutered. They will take the cat back if the adoption does not work out. They will spell out what they will do if the cat has medical problems. They will offer support and advice if you encounter problems with your new cat. Please see our adoption page for more information on the Bergen County Animal Shelter's adoption policies. Visit our selecting a cat page for more information.

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1. Does the animal shelter provide vaccinations?
2. How do I remove feral cats from my property?
3. How should I go about selecting a cat?
4. Should I keep my cat indoors or out?
5. What do I need to know about feline URIs and what are they?
6. What do I need to know about rabies?
7. What do I need to know about spaying or neutering my cat?
8. What happens to feral cats?
9. What should I know about feline health?
10. What should I know about parasites?