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CFA Rescue & Adoptions

CFA offers a small, personable rescue and adoption program.  Our rescued animals are housed at the CFA office and with board members until they are healthy and ready for adoption.  All CFA adoptable animals are spayed or neutered, fully vetted, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped and treated for parasites.  Finding the perfect home and match takes time and personal attention!



Rickon and Bran are litter mates; both came from living outdoors, relying only on each other for comfort. Rickon is the most apprehensive of the two, and Bran and Rickon would do best in a home together. However, separate and loving forever homes for these boys are negotiable. Rickon will take a little extra love and patience; he's had a tough start to life and is not easy to trust. With a little patience, some treats and extra encouragement, he'll be your pal for life! Is Rickon the one for you? Call our office to schedule a meeting!



Bran was born in April/May 2016 and is Rickon's litter mate. Bran is cautious, like his brother, but after a little coaxing is a non-stop purr machine! Bran and Rickon would do best in a home together, however separating these boys for individual loving forever homes is negotiable. Bran will take a little time to adjust to his new surroundings, but his affection is well worth the wait! Is Bran the one you've been waiting for? Call our office to schedule a meeting!


Sansa was previously adopted and has been returned to CFA- her family was unable to spend time with Sansa, and therefore felt it would be best to give her an opportunity to find a new loving home. Sansa is a very sweet 4 month old female tabby. She loves to snuggle, it's her favorite! Would you like to meet Sansa? Call (360) 489-1478 to schedule!


Hi there, Tommen here. Just stopping my Olympic training long enough to introduce myself. My talents lie in the high jump and 100 yard dash, and not too bad in the relay race either. I am quite outgoing and playful, and rather dashing (get it, dashing). I would be a great addition to your family, I would even be willing to help train any new brother or sister I may have. We have to stay in shape, right? Let's meet!


Ursa is a red kitten born in May of 2015. He was trapped as a feral kitten and is now ready for a patient, calm home. He enjoys being pet but is not pleased about being picked up. He is pretty easy to bribe with food and/or treats and does have a great putt when scratched in just the right place. He is comfortable with other cats. He is looking for a relatively quiet household, without young children and at least one other young and playful cat to keep him entertained. It would be best if his new family had some feral cat experience. He is indoor only, litter box trained, micro-chipped, vaccinated, neutered and treated for parasites. He is not a cat to give his affections easily but for a patient person who will take the time to earn his love and trust, he could be an amazing friend.



These adorable, loving, domestic bunnies were rescued by a concerned citizen in the Rochester area after a breeder that was using them as bait abandoned and released them into his own backyard. With a little help from the public (which we're still in need of!), CFA has been assisting the caretaker with spay/neuter procedures, food, supplies and adoption.
There are 26 bunnies that currently need homes - 22 of them still need to be spayed/neutered. YOU can help!
Donate today with a note attached to your donation stating you wish to donate to the Bunny Fund! Or, call our office to schedule an adoption meeting!

You can also visit our Petfinder page at  CFA can provide a 'courtesy' posting for pet owners needing to place their animals in another home.

Have a Pet that Needs a New Home?

If you have a pet that needs a new home, you may email us at with your contact information, the pet information and a picture.  We would be glad to create a "courtesy posting" on CFA's Petfinder page.  You may also post a message on CFA's Facebook page as well.

You may download our adoption application here: CFA Adoption Application.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we look towards the future to "help those who cannot help themselves."

PetSmart®, Petco and MudBay Adoption Day

Watch this page for upcoming dates and locations for adoption days! For more information about all our adoption animals waiting for a forever home, click on Petfinder.          

Cost of Adoption:  $80 cat | $100 dog

The Life of a Cat

by Michael M. Middleton, who adopted Blackie in 2012

To live the life of a cat
would well be worth
the few years given.
A life of true freedom,
at peace with oneself,
is a life that’s worth the livin’!
To live each moment in wonder…
like a child
the world to see;
to simply play and to run
or lounge in the sun;
that seems like a good deal to me.

Successful Adoption Stories

Four Socks: In December 2011, my cat Molly began to get sick, and, due to liver failure, I had to put her down in January 2012.  That was a very hard thing to do.  I wasn’t ready to get another cat right away, so I waited a few months.  Around late March or early April of 2012, I had been trying to find a female tuxedo kitten to adopt.  I tried all avenues I knew about, Craigslist, PetFinder, etc.  None of these options worked out for me.  I had contacted JoAnne from Concern for Animals the first part of April, and explained to her what I wanted.  She told me that she had a cat named Blackie who just had kittens and some were female tuxedo kittens.  She sent me photos via e-mail, and I fell in love with the one she had named 4 Socks. 

I went to meet her at the CFA house when the kittens were about 3-4 weeks old, and definitely knew that I wanted to adopt 4 Socks.  I brought her home on May 12, 2012, and have enjoyed having her ever since.  I re-named her Amelia.  She is such a beautiful cat, and very playful.  I found it interesting that she was born May 22nd, and my cat Molly, that I had lost in January, was born on March 23rd, just different years.  Amelia has some of the traits that Molly had, but she also has her own personality.  I am glad I was able to adopt Amelia, as she has been the perfect cat for me.  My other cat Mittens has adapted to her well. 

I am glad Concern for Animals is there to help the animals that need a home, and encourage everyone to support them in whatever manner you can, whether it be financial, time volunteering, or fostering animals until they get their forever home.  They are a great organization.  - Brenda Taylor