In 2012 we successfully rehomed 450 cats & kittens. Each year we are striving to do better and hoping to encourage more and more people to come and visit us at the adoption centre and help more cats/ kittens find their loving homes.
Here are the main ways that we help cats in Cornwall:
- Neutering - We offer local cat owners assistance with the neutering of their cat by providing a part cost voucher to the value of £20 for a male and £26 for a female.
- Rehoming - We take in and rehome a large number of cats and kittens in our area, offering comfortable accommodation and any verterinary treatment neccessary not to mention lots of TLC. Please see our adopt a cat section for cats that are currently available.
- Information - We provide an array of cat care information through publications and our main website www.cats.org.uk as well as through our knowledgable staff and volunteers.
- Fundraising - The centre organises and attends a number of events throughout the year, which helps to raise money and awareness, enabling us to continue our work in Cornwall. To see what fundraising events we have planned for 2013, take a look at our events page.
- Feral Trapping - Cats Protection help with the trapping, neutering and returning of feral cats. If you need help with a feral population please contact us and we can put you in touch with your local Cats Proetction branch for assistance.
If you have thought carefully about adopting a cat and now feel ready to give one of our cats a caring home, it's time to take the next step. We always have a large number of cats that need a new loving home, the age of which can range from 9 wks old upwards with personalities to suit all.
For an up to date look at what cats we have available take a look at our adopt a cat page or visit us at the centre.
The following information explains our adoption process:
- Visit us - The adoption centre is located at Point Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, it is open 7 days a week betwwen 11am - 4pm. No appointment neccessary.
- On arrival—Tell us about the kind of cat you are looking for and a little about yourself, whether you currently have pets or children and the area in which you live. This can all help in deciding whether a cat is suitable.
- Meet and choose your cat - You're welcome to meet the cats that are available and take the opportunity to speak with the staff at the centre about the different cats’ characters. If you find your purr fect pet you can place a reserve on them. After a reserve has been placed we allow at least 24 hours until the adoption, in order for you to prepare for your new arrival and to be sure you have made the right decision.
- Adoption—At the adoption, one of our staff at the centre will have a breif, friendly chat with you, to give you our advice on things like how to settle your new arrival and eventually letting it out into the big wide world. As each cat is different, this can be useful to avoid any worries further down the line, and to help you bond with you new family member. There is also a chance to ask any questions you may have, to which we will be more than happy to help.
As our cat care costs can be in excess of £150 per cat, we do ask that adopters pay an adoption fee to enable us to carry on helping more cats in need.
We always have a large number of cats on our waiting list needing to come into the centre, unfortunately we can't help everyone straight away due to a limited number of pens.
Re-homing from Cats Protection helps to free up a pen, allowing us to help another that's in need in Cornwall.
Thank you for considering adopting a cat or kitten.