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Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey

Adopt a Cat


We appreciate the outpouring of support from those who are looking to open up their home to a shelter pet. We never expected the huge numbers of those looking to adopt during this pandemic. We originally thought the Waitlist would be a way to quickly get updates out to just those individuals on the Waitlist, but have realized that the Updates posted on are not private and aren’t being sent via email to anyone on the waitlist and individuals are not being notified of a new update.  We apologize as this was overlooked on our end when we created the Waitlist.  We will be posting new adoption appointment dates in the future so please refer to for open appointments.  Appointments are currently full but there may be times where an individual removes themselves and the appointment opens up so please check Signup Genius often.

Adopting Cats and Kittens

All Cats and Kittens are:

  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Dewormed (often the first in a series of treatments that should be completed by the adoptive family)
  • Treated for fleas
  • Up to date with vaccinations (for kittens, the first in a series of vaccinations that should be completed by the adoptive family through their veterinarian
  • Vaccinated for rabies (if older than four months of age)
  • Microchipped. All cats and kittens come identified with a permanent, unique microchip. Microchip registration is included in the adoption.
  • Receive one month of Pet Health Insurance
  • Personalized adoption counseling to ensure you are adopting the right cat for your lifestyle.

Cats and kittens must go home with a cat safety collar, a carrier, and an ID tag which are all available for sale in the shelter office.


Kittens six months and younger: $125.00
Cats older than six months: $80.00


Tuesday through Friday 12pm- 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm- 5pm

*Please note that all animal meets will stop being conducted a half hour before we close daily.

Thank you to our Adoption Program Partners