Adopt a Local Cat on National Cat Day

It’s National Cat Day!

If you’ve ever owned one, you know that adopting and loving a cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Here in Hampton Roads we have plenty of adoptable felines, both kittens and adult cats, who need a forever home.

If you are interested in taking home a new addition to the family to celebrate National Cat Day, here are some places that can help you out.


Chesapeake 312 North Battlefield Blvd.

Chesapeake Humane Society has many adoptable cats looking for their forever home. The cats are free-roaming during the day so it’s easy to interact with each one of them and see their personalities. Come by and just visit with them or find the one that connects with you to bring home! You can view adoptable pets on their Petfinder page.

Hampton  85 Fulton Street

The Cat Corner, Inc. is a nonprofit, all-volunteer-run organization that does not receive any federal, state or local government funding. They depend solely from the generosity of caring individuals from our community to continue to do our work.
Please visit their Ways to Give and our Volunteer page to find out how you can help.

Newport News 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Meet feline friends who are ready to go home with you today! Every cat will be altered,
vaccinated and micro-chipped prior to going home with you. Take the Meet Your Match Feline-ality™ survey to match with adoptable cats.

Norfolk 916 Ballentine Blvd.

Your next best friend is waiting for you at the Norfolk SPCA. New arrivals are made available for adoption regularly, so visit the shelter and let Animal Care Technicians help you find the pet who is perfect for you.
If you are looking for a cat and want to double your love by adopting two, the Norfolk SPCA will split a single adoption fee between them!

Portsmouth 4022 Seaboard Ct.

Cats >6 months (BOGO): $60
Kittens <6 months: $75

Adoption Process

  1. Visit the shelter to view adoptable animals.
  2. Meet and interact with the animals you are considering adopting.
  3. Fill out an adoption application in the shelter.
  4. An Adoption Counselor will review your application and discuss it with you.
  5. Upon application approval, you will complete your paperwork and be ready to take your new family member home!

Please bring a carrier or leash/collar so you can safely transport your new family member home.

Suffolk 4300 Nansemond Parkway

Suffolk Humane Society works closely with Suffolk Animal Care Center to help them care for the homeless animals of Suffolk. Suffolk Animal Care Center has many different types of cats, dogs, bunnies, ferrets and other pets available who are waiting to find loving homes.

Virginia Beach 3040 Holland Road

The Virginia Beach SPCA strives to find permanent homes for every adoptable animal in their care. In order to achieve this goal, they need to know about you and your lifestyle, so they can properly match you with an ideal pet. Let them be a resource in helping you meet your match.

Williamsburg 430 Waller Mill Road
  • All adoption applicants must be at least 21 years old and provide a valid driver’s license.
  • Animals presently in the adopters home must be spayed and/or neutered and current on all vaccinations.
  • Renters will be required to provide contact name and phone number of landlord upon completion of the adoption application. HHS will contact landlord to verify pet policy and payment of pet deposit prior to adoption.
  • When feasible potential adopters are required to bring family members and household pets in for a meet and greet. It is very important that the entire family is accepting of the new animal.
  • Heritage Humane Society recommends that cats be kept indoors for their safety.
  • Virginia law requires that you provide adequate shelter, veterinary care and daily food and water for a domestic animal. It also states that all cats and dogs released from adoption agencies must be spayed/neutered.

All of these organizations need help, donations, and volunteers as well. Even if adopting a cat isn’t in your plans, you can provide a big service for Hampton Roads animals!