adopt a mau?
Presently, in their Egyptian homeland, Egyptian Maus are facing persecution and possible extinction. They are not protected animals or valued like they were in ancient times. In fact, the Egyptian government views these animals as undesirable pests, and sadly these magnificent cats run feral throughout the country, and forage in rubble and trash cans for food, with little veterinary care.
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How do I adopt a mau? What are the requirements?
Our adoption process begins with an adoption application which will be provided to any interested adult 21 years of age or older. Additionally, we also require a veterinarian’s reference in addition to the adoption application so we may transfer vet records to the new Veterinarian. We are looking for very special people who truly care for these animals, not as property, but who will accept them as loving, long-term companions, welcoming them as additional family members into their homes and lives. Our priority is to ensure none of these cats will ever again need to be rescued, will never be hungry and, most importantly, will never be abused. In order for us to accomplish this very important goal, we ask all potential adoptive parents to fully fill out and complete a detailed adoption application.
Upon your approved adoption application, we will arrange for your cat to be flown to the USA at one of the internationals airports in the tristate area. Your cat will have two health examinations prior to leaving Egypt. The first is with our Veterinarian who is our Vice President of the Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation Inc. who will certify that the cat is has no communicable disease at the time of exam and is health to travel. The second exam is with the Ministry of Agriculture Government Veterinarian at the airport in Cairo prior to the cats boarding the plane to ensure they are healthy to travel. All cats are sterilized prior to leaving Egypt, are tested for FIV/FeLV, treated for fleas and worms, and will have a registered microchip. In addition, each cat will have a rabies titre preformed by a CDC sanctioned Government Laboratory in Egypt to ensure your cat is free from rabies.
Adoption from NVE will require that you make a tax-deductible adoption donation of $350.00 to pay for spaying/neutering, and any additional medical care required before the felines are allowed to enter into the United States.