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Frequently Asked Questions

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You may request a community listing in our gallery of cats or dogs. Your cat or dog will also appear on the national Petfinder.com and AdoptAPet.com websites. Simply submit the appropriate cat or dog listing request online. Visitors to our website who are interested in your cat or dog will submit an adoption application online which you will then be able to view.

You should always charge a sufficient fee for the adoption to ensure that the potential adopter is serious and is likely able to provide medical care for the animal. This call screening guide can help you to interview and assess potential adopters. Always keep in mind that you must be able to sleep at night with whatever adoption decision you make, so don't ignore any nagging doubts you might have about a potential adopter.

Although we do not charge for a community listing, we would always welcome a donation to help us continue our rescue work.

This is on a case-by-case basis. We prefer to try to assist in solving the individual situation or suggest ways you can find a new home for your cat on your own. If this is not an option, you must contact Suzy for approval at . The surrender fee is $30 per-cat, $40 per kitten, dogs are evaluated on an individual basis.

The pet's vaccinations are brought up to date.

Newcomers are initially quarantined while they get acclimated to their new environment. (See next question.)

Please read our adoption process.

Call to make an appointment. We enjoy visitors and so do the animals.

Absolutely! Any animal entering our sanctuary is spayed/neutered (and vaccinated) promptly as needed upon arrival.

The following affordable spay/neuter clinic$s are available:

Name Address Phone Vouchers Accepted

Auburn Spay Neuter Clinic 3524 Koa Way
Auburn CA 95602-2508
(530) 889-8800 PCAS
Edgewood Veterinary Clinic 1055 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn CA 95603
(530) 885-1919

The San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital at (415) 554-3030 can connect you with behavior specialists. You can also ask cat behavior questions by email. The SF SPCA Humane Education and Dog Training department at (415) 554-3000 may be able to help with dog issues. Please check the SF SPCA online behavior & training resources for answers before contacting them directly.

The Dumb (non-speaking) Friends League is an organization in Denver that offers behavior training tips to the public.

If you think you cat has been poisoned, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Be ready with the following information:

There is a $55 consultation fee for this service.

  • the species, breed, age, sex, weight and number of animals involved
  • the animal's symptoms
  • information regarding the exposure, including the agent (if known), the amount of the agent involved and the time elapsed since the time of exposure.

Have the product container/packaging available for reference.

Please note: If your animal is having seizures, losing consciousness, is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing, telephone ahead and bring your pet immediately to your local veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic. If necessary, he or she may call the APCC.

See below for lists of .

The ASPCA has compiled an extensive list of plants which are either toxic or non-toxic to cats, dogs or horses. They also have pictures to help you identify the plants. For your convenience we provide some easy-to-use lists which have been derived from the ASPCA information. Always double-check that you are looking at the right list!

The Cat Fancier's Association has a list of plants poisonous to cats.

We can always use and appreciate volunteers. There is a wide range of options from kennel maintenance to fostering to fundraising. Please fill out our online volunteer form to tell us about yourself and what areas you would like to help with. Even if you do not live in the Weimar area, you may still be able to help us with fundraising, our newsletters, website and so on.

We always need financial help, so direct financial assistance or indirect assistance through fundraising is critical to our ability to provide medical treatment, do rescues, and provide a temporary home until the animal is placed in a forever home.

Please consult your estate-planning attorney to include a bequest to ARK in your will.