Cat Adoptions in Chesapeake, Virginia

Save an animal’s life with cat adoptions from Animal Assistance League in Chesapeake, Virginia. For more information about policies and fees, call us at 757-548-0045.

AAL Adoption Policies

  • All cats adopted from this shelter will be spayed/neutered before adoption. This is a mandatory state law. Animals will not be allowed to leave the shelter until after they are spayed/neutered.
  • No adoptions to persons under 18 years of age. Identification showing age and current address will be required for all adoptions (at least one photo ID is required).
  • Renters need written proof of landlord’s permission for pets, and a copy of receipt showing pet deposit has been paid.
  • Any person living with a homeowner, but not required to pay rent, i.e., parents, grandparents, guardian, etc., must have at least one homeowner present at the time of adoption.
  • No animal adopted shall be given as a gift. The new owner must be present at the time of the adoption.
  • The AAL reserves the right to refuse any adoption or to reclaim any animal for breach of contract.
  • If an adopted animal is no longer wanted, you must contact the AAL. The AAL is not required to accept a returned animal, even if it has the right to do so. No refunds or exchanges will be given. A surrender fee may be required if animal is returned.
  • Persons who have surrendered an animal to the AAL and wish to reclaim the animal must follow regular adoption procedures, including sterilization. A boarding fee of $15.00 per day may be assessed as well.
  • Cats must be kept indoors and not allowed to roam outside.
  • New owners need to be aware of their city’s pet laws, such as licensing, leash laws, and rabies vaccinations.
  • New owners are required by law to provide adequate food, water, shelter, medical care, and sterilization for your pet. Protect your pet; make sure it wears an identification tag at all times. If microchipped, make sure registration information is up to date for the microchip.
  • All animals require companionship with humans – please give them plenty of love and attention.
  • Don’t forget or neglect them!