Adopt a cat
Before starting the process of adopting one of our cats, please take a few minutes to consider the following:
You could be committing to your new cat for up to 20 years. Can you offer continued care and stability? Veterinary fees can be expensive and you should expect to visit the vet at least once a year for a health check and vaccinations. Other preventative healthcare measures include flea and worming treatments (usually every month and every three months respectively). Pet insurance will help cover the cost of any major illness or emergency treatment. We provide four weeks of free pet insurance, neutering, vaccinations and micro-chipping as well as worming and flea treating for all of our cats. Cats Protection asks adopters for an adoption fee when re-homing a cat, if you feel able to make a donation on top of this fee, it will always be gratefully received.
To help you find the right cat one of our home visitor will call round for a chat and answer any questions you may have and they can give advice to help your new family member settle in. We have new cats arriving all the time, if you don’t see the cat that you think would suit you, please still get in touch. We can take your details and notify you when we have the perfect cat for you.
Cats over the age of 12 can be adopted under our Golden Oldie Scheme if requested. This scheme exists to help owners who need it to meet the extra costs of caring for older cats. It provides financial assistance to meet the cost of specific age related illnesses. Also, half the cost of prescription food can be reclaimed from CP. The named vet practice must be used.
The Scheme does not cover the cost of preventative treatment such as vaccinations, worm and flea treatments, and neither does it cover injuries/accidents for which insurance is recommended. We have a number of older rescued cats in our care, they may have come into our care because either they have out-lived their owners, their owners cannot afford the veterinary costs as their cats get older or just that they are not as cute and playful as when they were younger. Our senior cats deserve their own caring homes just as much as our younger cats. They of course get passed over for the younger ones and can be with us for a long time. There are however a number of advantages of adopting one of our Golden Oldies, one of them being that they are unlikely to bring you presents i.e. mice, rats, birds, or frogs !! A cat which has reached about 8 years will be thinking more about its favourite sleeping place and is much less likely to go hunting.
If you are interested in giving any of our rescue cats a loving home you can call Kathy direct on 01903 873717.
Some of the cats in our care may not yet be on our website. If you are looking for a feline companion, please call us on 01903 200332 ext 23