If you live in Douglas County and are considering adopting a cat or kitten from the DFL Buddy Center in Castle Rock . . . that’s GREAT!
You qualify for the “Return for Care Program”which links adopters with a veterinary clinic.
We love heart-warming rescue stories and think that shelters and veterinarians have similar animal welfare goals. Therefore, we have teamed up with the Buddy Center and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) to give cats and kittens the best care possible!
As of July 1st, 2014, we have been frontrunners in promoting health and wellness for adopted shelter cats. We are proud to donate our time and expertise to evaluate newly adopted cats and kittens from the DFL Buddy Center in Castle Rock. This includes a complimentary exam and complimentary treatment of any shelter related illness.
When you adopt from the Buddy Center, you will get a packet of information on your new family member.
YOU MUST BRING THIS WITH YOU!
There will be a certificate with an ID number that will help us share information with the shelter to do the best job possible!
What the Return for Care Program covers:
- Wellness exam – nose to tail exam and discussion of findings and recommendations!
- Shelter-related medical conditions, such as: upper respiratory infections, vomiting/diarrhea, skin and ear infections, eye infections
What the Return for Care Program does NOT cover:
- Vaccinations (which most kittens need boosters on, and almost every cat still needs its Rabies vaccine, so please be advised – this is a cost to expect, but we can determine exactly what your cat/kitten needs after we review their records)
- FeLV/FIV blood testing
- Accidental injury, lacerations, serious infectious diseases (FIP, FeLV, FIV), infectious skin conditions (ringworm), congenital or inherited diseases, other pets in the household that may be infected by the new pet
(to receive complimentary treatments)
- Schedule appointment within 5 business days of adoption
- Be seen by the vet within 15 calendar days of adoption
We believe that the first vet visit is a critical one to begin a lifelong relationship. We enjoy discussing the needs to healthy cats and can cover important topics such as new cat introductions, nutrition and litterbox advice, and preventative medicine to keep healthy cats that way for years to come. We are a specialty feline only practice, so if your kitty is sick, we have the expertise, Colorado’s only board-certified feline specialist veterinarian, and state of the art equipment to help get them feeling better.
Did you know? June is National “Adopt A Cat Month!”
Outside of our agreement with DFL, we will also grant a complimentary exam for newly adopted cats and kittens from any shelter within 15 days of adoption. In these scenarios, it is only the exam that is covered.