FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where does the Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund and Fat Kitty City get its funding?
2. Where do the residents of Fat Kitty City come from?
3. What kinds of donations does your organization need?
4. Does Fat Kitty City accept feral cats?
5. Does Fat Kitty City accept FIV+ and FeLV+ cats?
6. Do the cats really roam around free at Fat Kitty City?
7. What other services does your organization provide?
8. Where can I see the cats that are available for adoption?
9. How can I adopt an animal from the Fat Kitty City?

1. Where does the Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund and Fat Kitty City get its funding?

Funds are raised through adoption fees, surrender fees, and donations. All labor comes from unpaid volunteers. Fat Kitty City.org does not receive any government funding.


2. Where do the residents of Fat Kitty City come from?

Many of our residents are abandoned or abused animals that have no other option but to be killed. Fat Kitty City is their last chance. Sadly, the economic downturn has also resulted in a huge increase in people surrendering their pets because they can no longer keep them.


3. What kinds of donations does your organization need?

The most pressing need is always for cash donations, which help us provide for the resident cats, as well as support our low cost spay and neuter programs. In addition, in-kind donations are helpful.

You can see a current Wish List of items that are in most need. We also ask that you consider a Will or other Bequest though Planned Giving. Always consult legal and financial advisors to assist you in setting up this type of bequest.

We also have a number of Easy Ways to Help, with your purchases generating contributions so we may continue our work.

4. Does the Fat Kitty City accept feral cats?

We presently support a large community of feral cats at Fat Kitty City. Contact us with your specific need and we can try to help. We also help place feral cats, that would otherwise be unadoptable in our Barn Cat program.

5. Does the Fat Kitty City accept FIV+ and FeLV+ cats?

Yes, we do.

6. Do the cats really roam around free at Fat Kitty City?

Most of the residents are free to roam nearly 2 acres of fenced area, with several sheds available for them to get out of inclement weather.  We do have some cages that are used for temporary housing as new cats become acclimated to their new environment or require medical treatment.

7. What other services does your organization provide?

Fat Kitty City provides low cost spay and neuter services, a Barn Cat program, to place feral cats that are otherwise unsuitable to be adopted, and Kitties for Companionship which places cats in retirement or assisted living homes.

8. Where can I see the cats that are available for adoption?

Many of our cats and kittens that are available for adoption can be seen at:

Petsmart Folsom
2375 Iron Point Road
Folsom, CA 95630
Phone:  (916) 986-9151
Or, please call us at (916) 939-3418 to make other arrangements.
Adoption hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

You can also see some of our available pets at our Adoption Showcase anytime during normal store hours at:
Petco Folsom
855 E Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: (916) 939-3418 for adoption assistance.

9. How can I adopt an animal from the Fat Kitty City.org?

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please read our Adoption Guidelines.  Also, please download and fill out an Adoption Form.

The form can then be faxed to Cindy Minghelli at: 916-939-4120 or emailed to: adoptions@fatkittycity.org
If you have any questions about the adoption form, please contact Cindy by email or phone at (916) 939-3418.

Cindy will contact you to discuss your application within 24 hours.  If approved, you may view available animal(s) at Fat Kitty City (adoptions are by appointment only, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) or Cindy can meet you at a PetSmart event.

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