How Much Is A Kitten At A Shelter?

How much is a kitten?

Buying a kitten from a pet shop or breeder generally is a bit more expensive. According to MoneySmart, prices start at around $200 but vary significantly based on what breed you choose and where you get it from. The RSPCA says buying a kitten can cost you up to approximately $2,000.

How much is a kitten at Petsmart?

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Kittens has been vaccinated, wormed, spayed/neutered and tested negative for FELV/FIV. Adoption fee for kittens 2-6 months is $90 and 7 months to a year is $80. Adult cats are $65.

Where can I get a free kitten?

No Free Kittens

When all this is taken into consideration, you might decide it’s best to visit your local Humane Society animal shelter. Shelter cats usually have an adoption fee, but these kittens will have been spayed or neutered, tested, vaccinated, wormed and possibly microchipped.

How much does cat cost per month?

About $40 average per month per cat. That includes food, treats, occasional toy, vet bills and litter. I set aside $100 a paycheck for my two kittens, but they’re also young and in frequent need of checkups or vet visits.

Can a kitten be left alone during the day?

A: You can leave a kitten home alone for short periods of time. Kittens younger than four months of age should not be left alone for more than a couple of hours. Over four months, they can handle up to five hours. When they turn six months, they should be able to handle your 8-hour workday.

How much is a kitten’s first vet visit?

Expect $80 for the complete first-year series. Annual veterinary examination: A thorough exam, including dental and a blood profile, will run from $100 to $200. Emergency veterinary care: There is no real way to estimate these costs, since they vary as to the age, overall condition, and accident-proneness of the cat.

Can I see a kitten?

Kittens open their eyes about seven to ten days after birth. At first, the retina is poorly developed and vision is poor. Kittens cannot see as well as adult cats until about ten weeks after birth. Kittens develop very quickly from about two weeks of age until their seventh week.

How can I adopt a kitten for free?

No Free Kittens

Shelter cats usually have an adoption fee, but these kittens will have been spayed or neutered, tested, vaccinated, wormed and possibly microchipped. If you adopt a free cat, you’ll have to cover all of this yourself, and that cost will be more than the adoption fee you’d pay to the shelter.

Where do I get a kitten?

Visit your local animal shelter.

An animal shelter is a great place to find a kitten. Shelter kittens have already received basic veterinary care and have been spayed or neutered. Kittens from an animal shelter have also already had their temperaments (personalities) evaluated by a veterinarian.

How much is cat food monthly?

Typical costs: Basic dry kibble, on average, costs between under $5 and $8 for a four-pound bag each month. Premium or “holistic” dry kibble, on average, costs between $8 and $16 for a four-pound bag each month.

How expensive is owning a cat?

While the actual cost of owning a cat is highly variable, the average cost to own a cat is $809 per year, with the first year averaging $1,174. As most cats live an average of 9 to 15 years, this becomes an average lifetime cost of $7,646 to $12,500.

How much do you spend on cat food a month?

I spend about 175 per month for six cats. Significantly more if you include feeding our 6 or so average number of outside cats. All together we spend probably $300-350/month on cat food.