It was founded by a small team of individuals who realized the plight of many unwanted cats in the Oxford Hills neighborhood of Nashville. There are more than 150 cats here that are up for adoption or who are homeless. They are neutered, spayed or unaltered and have all been adopted by caring, permanent homes.
Go Through Rabies Checkup
The group runs a rabies check on every cat they have before they leave the premises. Owners have the choice to surrender their pets to the animal shelter for treatment or to let the shelter to adopt them out. Both methods work very well and most of the cats that are brought to Responsible Pet Care are adopted by caring homes. It is the intent of the center to make sure that all pets it receives are healthy and free from disease. It also strives to spay or neuter healthy dogs and puppies, while also making sure that it has some of the very best, high-quality, healthy cats in its inventory.
Among the pets they offer for adoption are dogs six months old and older, as well as cats ranging in age from one month to twenty-one years. Of the dogs, purebreds are preferred, as they have been tested for Rabies. Also available are Cocker Spaniels, Dobermans, Portuguese Water Dogs, Golden Retrievers, Kits and Poodles. There are no breed restrictions at the Responsible Pet Care shelter.
Check Their Negative Reports Before Adoption
A dog or cat that has been tested negative for rabies may be acceptable to adopt, but should be checked out with a veterinarian just to be sure. An evaluation will include details about the pet’s health and how long it has been without a current Rabies vaccination. Cats will usually need a three year period of delay before they can be considered for adoption. All pets that pass this three year wait must undergo another rabies assessment before being adopted.
A pet that has not been evaluated for rabies will have to undergo a rabies vaccination, which will need to occur before the pet is adopted. The responsible pet care organization will have an application available for the pet owner to complete at the time of application. In the event of a refusal, the pet can be returned to the shelter. However, if the pet is accepted and given the all-important first dosage of rabies vaccination within the three year time span, then the pet can stay at the shelter.
Consider Only Purebred Dogs And Cats
When considering whether or not your pet can be adopted from a responsible pet care organization, you have to be aware that the vast majority of dogs and cats that end up at these shelters are purebred dogs and cats. A small percentage of the animals brought into shelters are mixed breed animals. These animals, however, will get the proper vaccinations and medical care that they need before being deemed adoptable.
Many people think that the term “rabies” is used to describe a form of illness that affects dogs only. The truth is, the term can apply to any animal with abnormal behavior. Rabies in dogs is most often seen in canines that have been bitten by other dogs, and who then become infected with distemper from their saliva. Distemper can affect both dogs and cats, but is more commonly found in dogs. Therefore, it is imperative that responsible pet care is practiced so that your pets do not contract distemper or rabies from other dogs or cats.