You can fill out an application to adopt either online or at one of our adoption events.  There is no obligation for submitting an application.  If you are approved and decide to adopt a cat, we request a $90.00 adoption donation fee to help defray the veterinary expenses.  If you are interested in seeing a specific cat, please feel free to contact us so we can schedule a meeting at our shelter or with the appropriate foster person.  Most of our cats are at our shelter in Lower Macungie Township but we do have a few in foster care.  None of our cats are caged and have free roam of our shelter or the foster person’s house.  We get to know the cats on a personal basis and can tell you more about the cat’s personalities since they are with us 24/7.  Please note our rescue organization does not adopt out of state due to the initial home visit and followup visits.  Please check with your local rescue organizations and shelter to find a kitten or cat.

Applicants must supply the name and number of their veterinarian. We will call the veterinarian to verify that your current or former pet is receiving the medical care he or she needs. If you do not have any pets, then we require the name and number of a personal reference that does not live with you.  Our philosophy is to create the “Purrfect Match” everytime.  This will ensure that you and your new companion will be happy for the rest of your lives.  Please remember that cats are living longer and can live well into their 20″s.  Adopting a cat is a commitment for life.  If you apply and do not hear back from us within 24 hours please email or call us as we may not have received your application.  

The $90.00 adoption donation includes the following:

  • FeLV/FIV/Heartworm Testing – a $40 value
  • Spaying or Neutering for all cats and kittens – a $90 – $200 value
  • All Distemper and Rabies Vaccinations – a $60 value
  • Deworming – a $20 value
  • Flea Treatment and Ear mite Treatment as needed – a $25 value
  • Mircochip and Lifetime Registration of microchip – a $75 value

This adoption fee helps defray the cost of our veterinary expenses.  Many of our cats may require non-routine work such as dentals, or specific surgeries to prepare them for adoption.  We appreciate any additional donations we receive beyond the adoption fee.  Your continued support helps us care for many more cats and kittens.

All adopters are required to sign a legal binding adoption agreement at the time of adoption.  If for some reason you can’t keep your adopted cat, IBK does require the cat be returned to the organization.  We also have a strict no-declaw policy.  Declawing is considered an painful amputation of the cat’s toes and can result in behavioral issues.  Please consider adopting a previously declawed cat instead.

Declawing Your Cat

Facts About Declawing

At times, we will post a cat on our website as a private adoption.  This will be clearly noted on our website.  If you are interested in a cat that is listed as a private adoption, please complete an online application.  We will process your application and pass your information onto the current owner or caretaker for the cat you are interested in.  IBK will not be involved with the adoption process once the application is passed onto the current owner.  The current owner and potential adopter will agree upon the terms of the adoption.  IBK does not make any representations or guarantees pertaining to the private adoptions.

Please allow our volunteers 48 hours to process your application.  If you apply online, please check your email as we will respond to you via email.  If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours please call or email us as we may not have received your application.

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