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While HCF is NOT a rescue/adoption organization, we do have cats available for adoption. These cats come to us through our work with feral colonies. Often they are kittens or young cats born of feral mothers or formerly socialized strays that have ended up in a colony but are not truly feral cats.
Please note that HCF CANNOT accept individually surrendered cats. If you are in need of this service, please contact local humane organizations in your county for assistance.
We typically have a cat or two cat in residence at Wiscoy for Animals in State College. You can visit during store hours. We also show some of our adoptable cats at PetCo in State College. The schedule varies - contact us at for upcoming dates. If there is a cat you are interested in, please contact us to set an appointment to meet the cat.
All potential adopters will be asked to complete an adoption application. The application will assist us in matching you with the perfect cat for your lifestyle. Click here to download the adoption application.
Our adoption fees are $40 for altered cats and kittens. Kittens will be wormed and have their first vaccinations. All adult cats are vaccinated.
Kittens must be at least 6 months old to be adopted into a family with children under 6.
You must be at least 21 years of age to adopt.
We do accept second and third applications on an animal.
Student adoptions to graduate students only. Fostering opportunities available to undergraduate students if your lease allows pets.
Have you adopted an HCF cat and want to share your story and pictures? Email them to us and we will post them on our Facebook page.
Barn Home Program
We often have, or know of, cats that are in need of caring barn homes. Usually, these cats were not socialized at an early age or they have behavioral issues preventing them from placement as indoor cats, but they have become dependent on humans for food and shelter.
Barn cats make excellent “mousers” in their new barn homes. The cats that we place in barns are all spayed or neutered, combo tested (neg/neg) and up to date on vaccinations. We will deliver the cat(s) and set up a cage for a 2 – 3 week acclimation period. The time they spend confined in a large cage (48x30”) gives them the opportunity to get used to the sights, sounds and smells associated with their new home. They also learn that no harm is coming to them and that they are being fed. The acclimation period is crucial to the success of the cats staying at the barn after their release.
The new caregivers are responsible for providing food, water and litter scooping on a daily basis during the acclimation period, and food and water after their release. We prefer to place barn cats in two’s to help alleviate the stress of their relocation. There is no fee for barn cats; however, donations are gratefully accepted.
Seniors for Seniors Program
Please ask about our Seniors for Seniors discount program designed to help curb the financial burden of owning a cat for our area's seniors. Our goal is to make the best possible human/cat match that we can and in doing so, give an older cat the opportunity to be loved in a forever home and a senior person something to care for and to remind them of how needed they are.