Adopt or Sponsor


Cats and kittens fostered by The Cats’ Cradle are featured on two websites. 

Meet the furry crew at

Or click on the link to see them on Purina’s

Come see them in person at PetSmart. 

Our cats and kittens are available two full weeks every month in PetSmart Adoption Centers in Hickory and every week in Morganton. Adoption counselors are available from 10 - 4 on Saturdays as well as Sundays. Adoption counselors are available by appointment only during the week. Cats and kittens can be seen during store hours which are 9am – 9pm, Monday through Saturday and 10am – 7pm Sunday. 

Adoption Fees

  • Single cat or kitten: $90.00 each
  • Senior Cat (6+ years old): $55.00 each

For more information about adopting please call 828-461-0178. 

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For other information, to volunteer, or to financially help in meeting the needs of the rescued cats and kittens, call 828-461-0178.


All Cats' Cradle kitties are in foster homes, they have been spayed or neutered, de-wormed and are up-to-date on their vaccinations. They are litter box trained and indoor only kitties. 

We have a 30 day refund or exchange policy for those situations where the kitty does not bond with the family or resident animal.

Required Forms 

Download the forms you need here.

  • Adoption Application (see bottom of page)

Become A Sponsor Today!

When you become a sponsor, you will be helping special needs cats, and newborns in our care that might never be adopted. Cats and kittens that desperately need someone like you to help ensure that we can continue to care for them.

Some special needs animals are new arrivals requiring urgent Veterinary attention, while others might be older animals needing a major operation, special food, daily fluids, daily medications and still others that have problems socializing with people or other animals or have long term medical issues. 

If you are not able to adopt at this time, an alternative to helping these special kitties is to Sponsor. You can do a one time Sponsorship Donation or you can do a Monthly Sponsorship Donation.

Your Sponsorship would help us greatly with the cost of their food and other medical care. Once your sponsorship is processed you will be provided with bi-annual updates on your sponsored cat(s).

Be sure to write your Sponsor Cat(s) name (pictured below) in the additional comments box on the Paypal invoice or on your check so we can match up your donation with the correct cat. Donations are 100% tax deductible and all donations go directly to the care of our rescues.

Please make a generous donation today by clicking here. On behalf of the animals, we thank you. 

The Cats' Cradle is a nonprofit, no-kill cat rescue operated solely by volunteers serving the Unifour area. 

100 % of all donations goes directly to the needs of the cats and kittens in our care.


Sponsor a Cat - Monthly Donation via PayPal

Download Your Adoption Application Form

Adoption Application (pdf)