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THE 30TH NOVEMBER WILL SEE US TAKE A TEMPORARY PAUSE IN ADOPTIONS UNTIL THE NEW YEAR. WE WILL STOP TAKING ADOPTION REQUESTS FROM 25TH NOVEMBER TO ALLOW OUR HOME VISITORS TO COMPLETE ALL VISITS IN TIME FOR OUR CUT OFF.

CHRISTMAS IS A VERY HECTIC PERIOD AND NOT AN IDEAL TIME TO SETTLE A NEW PET INTO A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT.

Area of Operations

Covering postcodes MK40 - MK45 and SG15 - SG19 (only part of SG19). Please note that, since home visits are compulsory before a cat can be rehomed (see below), we are unable to place cats outside our geographical area. If you live outside this area, please contact your local branch to arrange a home visit (your branch can be found by clicking here.) Thank you.

Cats Protection asks adopters for a fee when rehoming a cat. The fees for our branch are £60 for a single cat/kitten and £100 for a pair. If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received. We know times are hard so thank you for your decision to rehome a CP cat!

Introduction
We have a steady stream (on occasions, a torrent!) of cats coming into our care, so we are always looking for good homes for them. If you would like to adopt a cat and you live in our area, please contact us for more information.

Guidelines                   
We feel it is vital to match the right cat with the right home. To achieve this, we follow the guidelines provided by Head Office, which have been created based on years of experience of what works best.  The emphasis is on putting the cat's needs first, and the aim is to pair the cat up with the right family and environment for him or her, and to provide adopters with a cat who suits their lifestyle.

Home Visits
Before rehoming a cat with you, it is compulsory for you to have a home visit from one of our volunteers. This is all part of the process of helping to find a great match of cat and human. This may take longer initially, but the proof is in the pudding - very few of the cats we rehome are returned to us.

Rented Accommodation
If you live in a rented property you must provide written consent from the landlord for a cat, or cats, to live in the property before we can rehome anything.

Meeting Our Cats
We do not own any physical premises, so it is not possible for you to pop along to view all the cats. The cats are looked after by individual volunteers in their own homes, and it is therefore helpful if you can tell us which cats you are interested in meeting, so we can arrange an appointment for you with the appropriate fosterer if you and we wish to go ahead.

We cannot promise that a particular cat will still be available, but if we know what you are looking for, this helps us to find the perfect cat for you.

OLDER CATS - THEY ARE NOT AS OLD AS YOU THINK!
Many people are worried about adopting a cat who is over 5 years of age and won't even look at a cat who is "mature" at 8, 10 or 12 years old.  In fact this is the time that a cat is in it's prime and possible less than half way through its life, since many cats are living in to their 20's!  Taking on ANY cat is a lifetime commitment (for you and the cat).  Ask yourself if you would like someone to discriminate against you solely on the grounds of your age?

At Bedford & Biggleswade Cats Protection we believe that the most important quality about a cat is its personality.  If you are looking for a friendly, adoring cat for yourself or your family ALL our cats need to be visited by you.  They have great personalities and there is a cat out there to suit your lifestyle. We ask you to think about the adoption of a cat carefully, as it is a commitment of years no matter what it's age.

Sometimes we do not know a cats age when it comes into out care can only guess.  ALL our cats are vet checked, vaccinated, micro-chipped and treated for fleas and worms as well. We will tell you a cats age to the best of our ability. "Mature" cats (any cat over 7 years old) are still playful and love a fuss and so can adapt to a new household and will probably settle in more quickly because they are adults and understand humans. Please NEVER dismiss a cat solely on its age or colour or you might be missing out on the perfect cat for you.

BLACK CATS
Sometimes being a black cat is not always lucky for the cat. Cats Protection has found that black cats (and black and white ones) tend to be the most overlooked cats when it comes to adoption. We think this is because people think they are too common and, sometimes, would prefer a cat with a more 'unusual' colour.

We have found that black and black & white cats do tend to be the most friendly and family-perfect cats not to mention being extremely regal and handsome. So, please, don't skip over our black or black & white cats. If you are looking for a cat that offers good company, please go and visit all of our cats and choose the one that charms you and suits your lifestyle best. You won't go wrong with a black cat!

Not all cats/kittens are photogenic or easy to take photos of. Please DO NOT JUDGE OUR FELINES BY THEIR PHOTOS. IT IS THEIR PERSONALITIES THAT COUNT. GIVE THEM A CHANCE - MEET THEM.

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Name
Summary
Branch
 
TIMOTHY & ADELE
*NOVEMBER CATS OF THE MONTH* Very shy pair, looking for an experienced owner to bring them out of their shell...
Bedford & Biggleswade
BAS
Special boy looking for an indoor home that he can call his own...
Bedford & Biggleswade
BERTIE
Lovely young male needs an adult only home where he can feel safe and loved...
Bedford & Biggleswade
EMILY
The lovely Emily is looking for an indoor only home with lots of toys!...
Bedford & Biggleswade
NYLA
Young female who loves to play...
Bedford & Biggleswade
EMME & KIA
Lovely pair of girls looking for a home together...
Bedford & Biggleswade
DUSTY
The lovely Dusty just wants a forever home of her own...
Bedford & Biggleswade
MEG
Loveable lady seeks her forever home...
Bedford & Biggleswade
ROSIE
Sweet young girl needs a quiet patient home where she can blossom and feel safe...
Bedford & Biggleswade
THISTLE
Lovely tabby girl deserves a warm & loving home to make up for her hard start to life...
Bedford & Biggleswade
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