The Feline Connection champions cats who need homes. We are committed to finding each cat a safe and healthy permanent home. We work to find the best possible home matches for each of our stray or friendly ‘colony cats’ based on their unique needs, as well as the adopter’s needs. We have no shelter location, so our animals are fostered by families in Rutland County, Vermont, mostly near Rutland. This gives us the unique capability to observe and interact with each cat in a relaxed home environment.


Pandemic Protocol UPDATE from The Feline Connection

Available for Adoption

Click on the names below to see more information about each cat.

Last updated July7 , 2024. * NOTE: we always have many additional cats that either will be ready soon or are incoming. If you are interested in a cat you see on the TFC Facebook page but don’t see him/her here, don’t worry! Just go ahead and fill out an Adoption Application above.

***Pro-tip: If you visit this page frequently, remember to hit “Refresh” to see the latest updates.


Available for Adoption from The Feline Connection

Looking for indoor companion cats and mousers? Check out The Phantom Feline Program!

Searching for outdoor barn cats and mousers? Check out The Rescued Squad!

Adults

The Princess Bride Group
Valerie and her ‘The Princess Bride’ kittens

Valarie is friendly and was found pregnant outside an abandoned mobile home. She had her kittens with The Feline Connection on April 22, 2024. She has tested negative for FeLV and FIV. Her kittens will be ready for homes sometime after the end of June, 2024. They will be spayed/neutered, microchipped and given age-appropriate vaccines before adoption.

Ice Cream Mom & Kittens
Beings of the Meadow Mom and Kittens

Meadowlark was a new mom cat surrendered to The Feline Connection. She and her kittens came to The Feline Connection one day after the kittens were born. The kittens will be ready sometime after late June. Because Meadowlark came to us not long after having kittens, we have not tested for FeLV and FIV yet, but we will when we can. They will be spayed/neutered, microchipped and given age-appropriate vaccines before adoption.


Kittens

If you are interested in kittens, apply today and we will work with you individually as they usually get adopted before they get a webpage.

We are now in that time of year where it is impossible to keep all of our available kittens listed here. Young kittens are now getting deposits from Approved Adopters. If you are interested in kittens, we strongly recommend you submit an Adoption Application and start working with a Matchmaker to find the purrfect match!

July 7, 2024
Ocean Birds Kittens
Bug Group

The bug group is a larger community of cats ranging across a neighborhood.

Coco Bug’s Kittens

Coco Bug is a feral mom cat who had her kittens in our care on April 9th, 2024. They will be ready sometime after mid-June. They will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before adoption. They are growing up in a loving Foster Family.

Chrysalis’s Kittens

Chrysalis is a feral mom cat who had her kittens in our care on April 22th, 2024. They will be ready sometime after late June to early July or later. They will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before adoption. They are growing up in a loving Foster Family.

The Jetsons

Elroy and Jude are bonded long-hair brothers. Both are very friendly and sweet, and love to be held. Elroy is a big purrmonster and very curious. Jude is quite loving.

Maple Group

Maple Grove is a feral mom cat who had her kittens in our care on April 2nd, 2024. They will be ready sometime after mid-June. Because Maple Grove is feral, and she has tested negative FeLV and FIV. They will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse is a stray mom cat who had her kittens in our care on April 14th, 2024. They will be ready sometime after late June. They will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before adoption.

British Royalty

Meet the British Royalty! You could even have one purring on your lap! These cuties are part of the SPIF program and are lovingly growing up in a family. Their mom tested negative for FeLV and FIV, so they are negative. They will be spayed/neutered, microchipped and given age-appropriate vaccines before adoption.

Soups

Chowder may not want to be a pet, but her kittens do! These cuties will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and given age-appropriate vaccines.

Beatrix Potter

These gorgeous and friendly sisters will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and given age-appropriate vaccines by adoption. We estimate they were born in late March, 2024, Please ignore the dust, they play a lot!

‘Camera’ Kittens

Born in foster care on May 4th, 2024. These sweet kittens will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and given age-appropriate vaccines by adoption.


The Phantom Feline Program

What is a Phantom Feline?  A phantom feline is a cat or kitten who, for reasons likely unknown, is very shy, fearful, or distrusting of humans.  They may have had negative or limited experiences with people, but their special needs and behaviors do not prevent them from living indoors with humans. They make great working cats!   More about The Phantom Feline Program


The Rescued Squad – Barn Cats

Cats who are part of our Rescued Squad do not fit into home environments but that does not mean they do not have a place in our community.  They can be a welcomed asset to your barn, stable, garage, shed, warehouse, or any other outbuilding where you may need expert, environmentally-friendly rodent control.  In exchange for their service, Rescued Squad adopters provide warm, safe shelter, daily access to food and water, and veterinary care when needed.  More about The Rescued Squad

We have many Rescued Squad Barn cats at this time. They just don't have a listing here yet. Please fill out an adoption application and put "Rescued Squad/Barn Cats" in the name area! (April 2023)

Adopting a cat from The Feline Connection

Adoption Process

Our conversation-based adoption process starts with submitting an application followed by a conversation, checking with your vet and landlord (if needed), then having cat visits and home visits as needed to determine the perfect match. Photos of the cat’s perspective new home are always welcome.

Fees (as of February 1, 2023)

Please note to keep up with the rise in expenses, The Feline Connection’s Adoption Fees increased on February 1st, 2023. All applications received on or before January 31st will use the previous fee structure, and the new fee structure will apply to Adoption Applications received on February 1st, 2023, and after.

  • Kitten 0-12 months: $160
  • Adult 1 – 9 years: $110
  • Senior Cat 9+ years: Donation
  • Special Needs: Donation
  • Barn Cat all ages: Donation

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to place a “hold” on a cat.

Included with the Adoption Fee

  • Veterinary Wellness Exam
  • Spay or neuter
  • Microchip
  • Testing for FIV and FeLV
  • Rabies 1 Year vaccine included – if the cat is at least 16 weeks old
  • FVRCP vaccine
  • Mite, flea and tick treatments as needed
  • Microchip administration and registration (if applicable)
  • A new family member

Adoption Requirements

  • All adopters must be 18+ years old and have a valid government ID
  • Adopter must submit a signed, completed Adoption Application
  • Adopters must speak with a representative of The Feline Connection

Completing these requirements does not guarantee acceptance or that the cat you are interested in adopting is still available.

Two foster cats enjoying life. (Adopted)

Adoption Form

Interested in giving a cat a loving Forever Family? Please fill out an Adoption Application. To place a cat on hold, adoption approval and a $50 deposit fee are required. Cats can be placed on hold after your Adoption Application has been approved.

Learn more about The Feline Connection’s adoption policies and procedures on our Adopt page.