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GOOD NEWS RE CAT ADOPTIONS - updated 4/7/20

29 June 2020
GOOD NEWS RE CAT ADOPTIONS - updated 4/7/20

GOOD NEWS - updated 4/7/2020

Message from the Branch Homing Officer, Co-ordinator, & Committee Members.

After what seems a very long time in lockdown, we have now been given the go ahead regarding the start of Rehoming of the beautiful cats and kittens in care following the  New Hands Free Homing Initiative for the foster cats in our care.

Our cats and kittens are back on our web site for you to view. If you are interested in adopting please phone our Catline 01268 285778 where your details will be taken by our Messaging Service and passed on to the Branch to call you back or use the Adopt a Cat contact button on the cats details on our Adopt a Cat Wesite page at https://www.cats.org.uk/basildon-brentwood/adopt-a-cat

(please do not message us on facebook as this will delay your application)

STAGE 1: Our Homing Officer will take further details and will go through our new Homing procedure more thoroughly and put you in touch with the fosterer of the cat you are interested in.

STAGE 2: The fosterer will be able to discuss in more detail the cat they have personally been looking after with you. We are unable to offer to do a home visit or invite you to see the cat in person, but where possible if required, they can email or Whatsapp more photos of the cat and ask you, to in return, send photos of the room where you will keep the cat in the first few days and your garden , if applicable. The fosterer will also be able to advise what food and litter the cat prefers and reserve the cat for a maximum of 5 days.

STAGE 3: Our Homing Officer will then contact you and give you the Branch’s Bank details and a unique authorisation code to process the adoption fee of £80 by bank transfer. Once this has been received we will once again contact you to arrange delivery of your cat at the earliest convenience and finalise the adoption procedure, signing them over to you.

STAGE 4: In most instances you can now collect the cat from our fosterers under the Governments relaxing of Guidelines. Where this isn't possibly we will discuss the possibility of the branch delivering the cat to you. The fosterer will phone you after 3 days to check that the cat has settled in and diary for more calls.  You will also be able to contact the branch by phone to our Catline or email adoption@basildon.cats.org.uk if you have any worries or concerns. 

Please do consider adopting of one or two of our beautiful cats as most of them have been in care since before lockdown in mid March and, although well cared for by their foster mums & dads, should by now already have had the pleasure of a new ‘forever home’.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO REHOME KITTENS TO ADDRESSES MORE THAN 20 MILES, BY ROAD, FROM OUR BRANCH'S AREA.

Due to the high amount of adoption enquiries we are getting for our cats, we will place a reserve on the cat once 4 enquiries have been  received for that cat, to allow us to process those enquiries. To enable our volunteers to apply their time to the benefit of the cats, we will only be able to return calls to the most suitable enquiries, so please do not be offended if we don't call you back.