We vaccinate kittens at 6, 8, and 12-weeks before they leave the rescue. If they are still at the rescue for their 16-week birthday, they receive their last booster at that point. If they are adult cats, we administer a minimum of two FVRCP vaccines before they leave (one month apart).
Kittens are wormed at 6, 8 and 12 weeks of age. We use Drontal to worm for roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms. If we believe a young kitten (under 6 weeks) is dealing with worms we will administer Nemex. Adult cats receive a minimum of two worming treatments before they can be adopted.
FIV / FeLV testing
We do not FIV/FeLV test cats or kittens who do not have any other symptoms of the diseases. UC Davis published a very comprehensive article that explains our stance on this issue: UC Davis Article on FIV/FeLV
spay / neuter surgery
We now require that all cats and kittens be altered before leaving the rescue. In special circumstances, we might allow an animal to leave the rescue on a foster-to-adopt contract until the procedure is complete, but we will no longer be allowing unaltered animals to be adopted (even with a spay/neuter contract and deposit).