Adopt a cat

A guide to our current homing process

We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond. Offering our cats a home will help to free up more space to take in emergency cases. 

Here is our guide to adopting a cat using our current homing process

Please read the current Homing process BEFORE contacting us regarding adoption:- 

• Check you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at 
For kittens you'll need to live within 20 miles of Sleaford. For cats that have had their 2nd vaccination a radius of 30 miles would be considered, if the cat is a suitable traveller

• Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our form on each cat page

• Adoption Fees - our adoption fees are £95 per kitten 6 months or younger, and £75 per cat or kitten over 6 months. All cats/kittens are vaccinated, microchipped, deflead and wormed, blood tested for FIV/FELV, and had a health check by a vet and come with 4 weeks free insurance. If adopting a kitten older than 4 months they are already neutered, if not a voucher is issued to cover the full cost of neutering.
If adopting a RCO/mouser an adoption fee of £40 per cat applies towards the veterinary costs of neutering and vet health checks. 

• Paying adoption fees - you'll need to be able to pay the adoption fee via BACS, either your own account or someone paying on your behalf (Payment Reference to the CP name of the cat/kitten you're adopting), or by cash.
• Virtual Home visits - we may ask you to take us on a virtual tour of your house and garden, either during a video call or via photos
• Unless otherwise stated, we will not be able to adopt cats/kittens with homes with children under 8. Due the differing social and home lives of our fosterers we're not able to thoroughly cat/dog/child test all residents.

• Each cat is assessed on a case by case basis, so please don't be offended by lots of questions as we try to make each adoption the best fit possible for each cat and potential adopter.

• Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call and we are always here for any further queries you may have. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at


If you don't see a cat or kitten you would like to consider, please check our Facebook page as they are often posted there first. We often have a waiting list of people wanting to bring in cats so there may be more cats available than we actually show on the web site.

Our adoption fee is £75 per cat over 4 months of age; this ensures that your cat is tested and free from FIV and FeLV, micro chipped and vaccinated fully, including the FeLV vaccination. All cats are free of fleas, wormed and have medical treatment where necessary. All older kittens and adults are neutered/spayed. 

The adoption fee per kitten aged between 8-16 weeks is £90. They receive the standard veterinary treatment as described above, plus the new owner will receive a voucher to cover the full cost of neutering. 
We also carry out a virtual home check as a matter of course. Our cats and kittens are waiting to meet you - come and see them online!

We have also got a new category called Cats - from 'Home to Home' where cats in need of a new home can be re homed privately. To do so you only need to get in contact with the current owner directly - just use the link and see which cats are desperate to find a new home.