Adopt a cat

We currently do not have any cats ready for adoption, so please contact our local adoption centres - Warrington Cats Protection https://www.cats.org.uk/warrington and St Helens Cats Protection https://www.cats.org.uk/sthelens  if you are interested in adopting at the moment.  We are still admitting cats into our care.  Thank you.

We do not have a centre to visit in this area; all of our cats and kittens are with foster carers at their own homes

A guide to our new hands-free 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.

We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk.     

Here is our guide to adopting a cat using hands-free homing

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·        If you’ve found a cat on our website or our Facebook page that you’re interested in adopting or just want more information, please send an enquiry by email to adoption@atherton.cats.org.uk  or ring our contact centre 01942 465321. If you email, we will send you our Homefinders Questionnaire  by email to complete and return.  If you ring our contact centre we will post the questionnaire out to you.  We consider all applications and then contact the one we think is the best fit for the cat.   Please note due to time pressures we will only get back to you if you are successful this time.  If we don't get back to you,  keep looking at our other cats on the website, we are sure we will have the right one for you before long.

·          If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email. You may be asked for proof of your address and the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property) 

·         . Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign and you’ll make a further telephone appointment with our team. In this call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat. You’ll then pay an adoption fee of £80, usually by bank transfer 

·         Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home, and your cat will be delivered to you.  You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settled in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection main website at www.cats.org.uk/advice

 Before you adopt a cat, your new addition will 

• be vet checked
• had at least their first vaccination (against flu, enteritis and leukaemia)
• be neutered
• be treated for fleas and worms
• be microchipped
• they will also come with 4 weeks free insurance from Petplan

We welcome your enquiries. We will contact you to discuss your circumstances and the kind of cat that would fit with you. The process of ‘matching the right cat to the right home’ will include a virtual home visit.

An added benefit of adopting from us is that it means we will have space to bring another needy cat into our care, so you are helping two cats.

You can view cats ready for adoption here, but there are others in care who are not quite ready as yet.  If you don't see a suitable adult cat on this page, please get in touch to let us know what type of cat you are looking for.  Just email adoption@atherton.cats.org.uk   or ring 01942 465321 and will will get back to you.  If you are interested in adopting a kitten, there is currently a lengthy waiting list, so email us with your contact details and what you are looking for, and we will get back to you when a suitable kitten becomes available.

We would love to hear from you! 

If you are adopting a cat, here is some useful information about welcoming your new arrival home.  Just click here 
Welcome Home

There are currently no cats available here.