Save an animal's life with cat adoptions from Animal Assistance League in Chesapeake, Virginia. For more information about policies and fees, call us at 757-548-0045.
AAL Adoption Policies
All cats adopted from this shelter will be spayed/neutered before adoption. This is a mandatory state law. Animals will not be allowed to leave the shelter until after they are spayed/neutered.
No adoptions to persons under 18 years of age. Identification showing age and current address will be required for all adoptions (at least one photo ID is required).
Renters need written proof of landlord's permission for pets, and a copy of receipt showing pet deposit has been paid.
Any person living with a homeowner, but not required to pay rent, i.e., parents, grandparents, guardian, etc., must have at least one homeowner present at the time of adoption.
No animal adopted shall be given as a gift. The new owner must be present at the time of the adoption.
The AAL reserves the right to refuse any adoption or to reclaim any animal for breach of contract.
If an adopted animal is no longer wanted, you must contact the AAL. The AAL is not required to accept a returned animal, even if it has the right to do so. No refunds or exchanges will be given. A surrender fee may be required if animal is returned.
Persons who have surrendered an animal to the AAL and wish to reclaim the animal must follow regular adoption procedures, including sterilization. A boarding fee of $15.00 per day may be assessed as well.
Cats must be kept indoors and not allowed to roam outside.
New owners need to be aware of their city's pet laws, such as licensing, leash laws, and rabies vaccinations.
New owners are required by law to provide adequate food, water, shelter, medical care, and sterilization for your pet. Protect your pet; make sure it wears an identification tag at all times. If microchipped, make sure registration information is up to date for the microchip.
All animals require companionship with humans – please give them plenty of love and attention.