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Kittens must meet the following requirements:

 

  • Kitten is healthy (no ringworm, URIs, diarrhea, or any other evident malady can be present)

  • Kitten is at least 8 weeks old and no older than 14 weeks; and

  • Kitten is friendly (no ferals -- this includes 'feisty', 'spirited', 'shy', and otherwise unsocial behavior); and

  • Kitten has been FeLV/FIV tested negative - one test per litter is acceptable; and

  • If combining litters, each related group must have separate FeLV/FIV test done; and

  • Kitten has had first distemper vaccine; and

  • Kitten MUST have rabies vaccine if listed as 12 weeks or older on Health Certificate (NO EXCEPTIONS); and

  • Kitten has received flea treatment; and

  • Kitten has been checked for ringworm. Ringworm is a huge problem with kittens coming from southern shelters. Kittens MUST be ringworm free; and

  • Kitten has a valid health certificate (see instructions below)

 

Pregnant queens must meet the following requirements:

  • Queen is healthy (no ringworm, URIs, diarrhea, or any other evident malady can be present)

  • Queen is socialized (no ferals, 'feisty', 'spirited', 'shy' or otherwise unsocial); and

  • Queen has been FeLV/FIV tested (negative); and

  • Queen has rabies shot (dead virus only); and

  • Queen has received flea treatment; and

  • Queen is ringworm free; and 

  • Queen has a valid health certificate (see instructions below)

 

Health Certificate Stipulations:
 

  • We only accept USDA Form 7001 as a Health Certificate, as per the State of NH Department of Agriculture, who we report to. Contact us if you need a copy of the form or need assistance in completing the form properly.

  • The Health Certificate must list one cat/kitten, by name, per line. NH Kittens will NOT accept any cats/kittens if the Health Certificate is not filled out correctly.  We understand that many veterinarians say 'well, that's the way we've always done it'.  That very well may be, but NH Kittens must follow state guidelines and those guidelines are quite clear: one kitten/cat per line on the Health Certificate.

  • Health Certificate must be generated within 3 days of transport unless otherwise coordinated with our Director.  All vaccines, treatments and medicines given must be done at least 7 days before transport. 

  • A Health Certificate is intended to be generated for a HEALTHY cat. Listing coccidia, any parasites, ringworm, ocular discharge, URIs or any other malady on the Health Certificate will render it invalid and we will not be able to take possession of any kittens/cats listed on that Health Certificate. The Health Certificate must not list any former maladies unless treatment was completed and was successful.

  • The Health Certificate must be emailed/messaged/texted to us at least 24 hours prior to transport for review and approval. No kitten will be accepted from transport until NH Kittens has reviewed and approved the Health Certificate. Any necessary corrections must be completed and reviewed by NH Kittens prior to kitten/cat being transported.  

  • We cannot accept any kitten with a temperature over 102.5.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

WE WILL REFUSE KITTENS AND SEND THEM BACK ON TRANSPORT, AT YOUR EXPENSE, IF THEY ARE SICK, FERAL, OBVIOUSLY OLDER THAN 14 WEEKS (UNLESS OTHERWISE APPROVED BY OUR DIRECTOR) OR THE HEALTH CERTIFICATE IS NOT FILLED OUT CORRECTLY.  

 

​Once we agree to receive cats/kittens from your rescue/shelter, we will begin transport coordination. Pledge funding (if applicable) must be paid PRIOR to transport via PayPal. NH Kittens will only finalize transport once the Health Certificate has been inspected. NH Kittens does not take responsibility for any kitten/cat until the health certificate and the kitten/cat have been examined and accepted upon arrival. Any kitten/cat found to have any illness will be put back on transport and returned to the sending rescue at their expense.  

Thank you.