Adopt a Cat

CNY SNAP administers a cat and kitten adoption program through our Cortland shelter and the PetSmart Charities in the Dewitt. All cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before they are eligible for adoption.

Applications from prospective owners are reviewed for suitability and cats are placed into loving homes. Consider taking a cat or kitten into your home and your heart today!

Note: At CNY SNAP, we require young kittens go to their forever homes in pairs, unless you already have a playful kitten or a young cat at home. Our goal is to make sure the kittens we rescue, love, and nurture are adopted into homes that provide the best environment for their behavioral and social development. It’s not about boosting our adoption numbers; it’s about ensuring each kitten finds a home where they can thrive with another young feline friend/companion. Most rescue groups have similar policies, and we’re all in for giving these kittens the best start in life! 🐾

CNY SNAP in Cortland

The adoption process at our Cortland facility consists of filling out an application and speaking with our adoption coordinator. A veterinarian reference and personal reference checks are required.

If you’re interested in adopting a cat, download our application and email the completed form to or drop it off at 17 Salisbury Street, Cortland, NY 13045.

PetSmart Dewitt

Please visit the adoption center in the PetSmart Dewitt at 3401 Erie Blvd. in East Syracuse, NY, to learn more about the cats available for adoption and the process.

Adoptable Cats & Kittens

Not all cats or kittens are listed on Petfinder. Visit the Cortland shelter during visiting hours or contact us at [email protected] to learn more about cats who are in foster homes or to set up an appointment to meet our available cats!