Adopting An Avian Roommate
The birds available for adoption through Empty Cages Collective (ECC) have been rescued from abandonment, injury, neglect and other forms of cruelty. ECC recognizes that in a just world where animals are treated with compassion and respect, wild birds would not be kept imprisoned as “pets.” Until this day arrives, ECC wants to ensure that the birds we rescue and place will receive quality, life-long care, as well as humane treatment. We do our best to make certain that the highest quality home is found for the animals that have been entrusted into our care.
Adopting A Feline Friend
All of the cats and kittens available from Empty Cages Collective have been rescued as socialized strays from the streets and our Trap-Neuter-Return projects, or pulled from New York City’s Animal Care & Control where they would be killed. Due to limited resources we attempt to help the cats in the most need and who are at the greatest risk of abuse, neglect, or premature death at the hands of humans.
All of our cats and kittens have been, or will be spayed or neutered prior to going to their new homes. They have been vaccinated, treated for parasites, and tested for feline leukemia and FIV. Many of our cats and kittens have been microchipped as well. Adoption requires an approved adoption application and an adoption donation of at least $75.
As part of our adoption application process, we ask for 3 references, and we will call your references. If you live in a rental property, it is helpful if one of your references is your landlord or you can provide proof of permission to have a companion animal through your written lease or landlord agreement. You can get a copy of our adoption application by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we receive your completed application, processing will generally take 1 to 5 days. If your application is approved, we will contact you to schedule a drop-off of the cat or kitten at your home. This also serves as our informal “home visit.”
Please be aware that placement of cats & kittens is not based on order of receipt of completed application. We are first and foremost trying to best meet the needs of our rescued animals when making decisions regarding their placement.
Rehoming Rescued Rodents
The domestic rats, mice, hamsters and other rodents available for adoption from Empty Cages Collective have been rescued from abandonment, neglect, abuse and other forms of cruelty. Some of these have been exploited in animal experimentation, while others have been neglected and abandoned by irresponsible guardians. We want to ensure that mistreatment is a thing of the past for these little beings. With that in mind, we are seeking serious, responsible adopters committed to the humane treatment of animals. Adoption requires an approved adoption application and a reasonable adoption donation so that we can continue our important work of rescuing and protecting rodents, and other animals.