Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and our concern for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and potential adopters, cat and kitten adoptions are happening only by appointment. Thank you for your understanding and the ongoing support!

Adoptable Cats

Protectors of Animals, Inc has many felines available for adoption. Most of our cats live at the shelter location in East Hartford. Kittens live with foster families during the week and are at the shelter location on Saturday.

Please have an adoption application on file with us before you arrive. Why do we ask so many questions?  Well, at Protectors of Animals we reserve the right to choose the adopter that is the best match for our cat or kitten, so we need to get to know you.   No one factor or answer is determinative, and a potential adopter who is not the best match for one cat may be the perfect fit for a different cat.  Among the things we may consider are: the temperament and confidence level of the animal; the experience level of the potential adopter; the existence and ages of any children or infants in the home; the existence, ages, and compatibility of any other pets in the home; the number of hours that the animal will be left alone; the number of people in the home; the age, behavior and health of the animal; any allergy, health or mobility issues of the potential adopter; the age of any potential adopter; any unusual dangers or risks in the home; and the social and financial resources that the potential adopter may have.  So yes we do ask a lot of questions- because our goal is both to find you the perfect companion and to find a permanent loving home for each of the animals in our care.

Learn about our Perfectly Imperfect Cats here.

DSH-Domestic Short Hair DMH-Domestic Medium Hair DLH-Domestic Long Hair

To inquire about specific cats please e-mail:

Please Note: If you are choosing to surrender your cat, we cannot accept walk-in or drop-off surrenders at any time. Please email the cat intake team at or call 860 569-0722. Phone calls are preferred. Please include your town and your phone number. One of our volunteers will contact you to discuss options.

Adoptable Cats
Adoptable Kittens
Perfectly Imperfect Cats

How much does it cost to adopt a feline and what is included?

  • Kittens (up to 6 months) $250 single/$400 pair
  • Youth (7 months to 2 years) $200 single/$300 pair
  • Adult (2 years to 7 years) $150 single/$250 pair
  • Senior and FIV+ $75

Our cats and kittens are neutered/spayed, treated for external and internal parasites and are vaccinated age appropriately. They are also tested for FIV and FeLV.

We are here to offer and provide advice and support after the adoption date.

Your first step is to browse the cats and kittens listed on this website.
Protectors of Animals, Inc works hard to provide an accurate and up to date listing of our available felines.

Your second step is to fill out our easy cat adoption form.
Our easy, at adoption application form is available at this here.  Email the completed form to or print it out to mail or bring to the shelter location.  Once it is received it will be reviewed by one of our adoption counselors.

 Adoption Process and Requirements.

  • After your application is approved our adoption counselors will help you find the right match for your household.
  • You must present a valid driver's license or government issued photo ID with your current address and a copy of your lease if you rent.  Avoid inconvenience and bring this paperwork along to the adoption.
  • We do not authorize giving pets as gifts.  The person who will be the owner of the new pet must be present and complete the adoption process.
  • You need to have a sturdy pet carrier at the time of picking up your pet.
  • You will be explained the medical history and will receive all the original medical paperwork of your new pet.
  • Please allow approximately one hour to complete an adoption.  This will include meeting the animals and filling out appropriate paperwork.

Thank you for choosing to rescue a cat or kitten, and thank you for coming to POA during your search.

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