FAQs

Frequently asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers

We hope you find these faqs and their answers helpful.

OUR SHELTER

  • What our shelter’s no-kill philosophy?
    • We were established as a No-Kill facility and remain so.
  • Why don’t we answer the phone all the time?
    • We are staffed with volunteers only, and time-wise it is just not feasible to man the phones all the time. We make every effort to check the messages daily and answer them in a timely manner, usually within 24 hours.
  • Are you funded by the state/government?
    • No,  we are a   501c(3) Nonprofit No-Kill Animal Shelter ,and are entirely funded by private donations and fundraising projects.
  • How long do you hold animals for?
    • We hold animals as long as it takes for them to get a forever home. Some become permanent residents, if not adoptable for various reasons.

ADOPTION

  • What are the requirements for adoption?
  • What are your Adoption prices?
  • Where and when can I see animals available for adoption?
    • We will be at our Germansville shelter for adoptions Saturdays 12:00-4:00Our shelter is located at :6022 Mountain Rd,Germansville, PA 18053
    • If you want to schedule another time see our cats, please call: 610-248-7399
  • How can I find our more about adopting from Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Inc.?
  • Am I allowed to adopt an animal to give as a gift to someone?
    • Short Answer is NO! If you want to give an animal as a gift, give them a stuffed animal and/or pet supplies with a card saying that you will pay for the adoption, but you will bring them to pick out their own pet. The person will have to fill out an adoption questionnaire and sign the adoption agreement once they are approved for adoption.
  • Are all of your animals spayed and neutered?
    • All of our animals are spayed/neutered once they are 4 months of age.
  • Are all of the animals that are available for adoption on Petfinder?
  • Can I adopt a pet if I am under the age of 18?
    • No, your parent or guardian would have to be the legal adopter.
  • Can I bring my dog to the shelter to see the pet that I am going to adopt?
    • No, that would not be a good idea in our shelter. We have only cats, and just bringing the dog there to meet the cat is not necessarily a good way to tell if they will get along. We advise our adopters how to make the proper introductions once you are home with them.

DONATE & VOLUNTEER

 ANIMAL SURRENDER

  • How do I place an animal in your care?
    • Please call the shelter line: 610-760-9009; because we are a NO-Kill shelter, space is very limited and there is a waiting list.  Our waiting list is based on the animal’s need.

STRAYS AND FERALS

  • What should I do if I find a stray cat?
    • See our Self Help Guide to Strays
  • What should I do if I find a colony of feral cats?
    • Please see our Self help guide to strays and Spay/neuter brochure. You may also contact NoNonsense Neutering and AlleyCat Allies for assistance.
  • How long do you keep strays at your facility before you place them for adoption?
    • We have a quarantine period and then they are placed for adoption if they are healthy.
  • Do you offer a trap, neuter and return program for feral cats?
  • I think my neighbor is being cruel to his pets. What should I do?
    • You need to contact your community’s cruelty investigator.
  • If I find a stray animal how long will you hold it?
    • If we are able to take it in, it will be quarantined for 2 weeks and then if healthy be put up for adoption. If it is not adoptable for some reason, then it becomes a permanent resident.
  • Do you pick up stray animals?
    • No, we simply do not have the manpower or shelter space to do that.
  • Can I check on an animal that I dropped off?
    • That would require permission from our shelter manager. You would have to call ahead: 610-760-9009.
  • I am interested in adopting the animal that I dropped off.
    • That would depend upon the total circumstances and would be at the discretion of our shelter management.
  • Is there a fee to drop off an animal?
    • If we can take in an animal, we would ask for a donation-as much as you can afford.

OUR CLINICS

  • Is the clinic open to the public?
    • Yes, by appointment-call 610-760-9009
  • Do you offer rabies vaccination clinics?
  • Do you bill for services?
  • Can I get my animal spayed for free?
    • No, but we do provide low cost spay/neuter. Please refer to the spay/neuter information on our website.
  • Can we bring our animals there to be euthanized?
    • NO, this is a service that must be provided by your veterinarian. We can provide you with a list of vets to call. There are a few vets in the area that do house calls just for this purpose.
  • Do you put animals “to sleep” after a certain amount of time?
    • No, we are a NO-Kill shelter. The time the animals stay here is not a factor.
  • Does the shelter have a veterinarian that can see my family pets?
    • We can provide information on local veterinarians