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Our Virtual Homing Process 

In selected Cats Protection centres, during the lockdown restrictions surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) we were trialling a new hands-free homing approach for some of our cats, it has been such great success we are delighted to be offering our new virtual homing process here at Birmingham !  This is to ensure that we keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe and can continue to help as many cats as possible by matching them with their perfect family and freeing up more space in our centre. If you’re interested in adopting a cat from us please take a look at the specific personalities and requirements of each of our cats. If you think you could be the #PurrfectMatch for one of these lovely moggies, please complete a contact form which is linked at the bottom of each cat's profile. We have a range of cats and kittens in our care with differing needs, our staff will be happy to tell you all about the cats, so that the one you choose will be right for you and your home.

Please note: We have in place an appointment system, therefore when adopting from us or bringing a cat in for rehoming we will give you an alloted time to arrive.  If you are unable to keep your appointment then please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to someone else.

How to adopt

We are delighted to announce that we are rehoming cats via our new virtual Hands Free adoption process so that we can continue to rehome cats in our care.

We’ll advertise cats on our website, this will allow our adopters to get a better idea of the cat’s personality. Adopt with Confidence, our usual policy of openness and honesty still stands – we’ll ensure you’re aware of any medical or behavioural concerns, and we will carefully assess each and every match before deciding whether the home is suitable.

Enquire

If you are interested in offering a cat a permanent home and like the look of one of our cats, send us an enquiry through the website. To view cats available for adoption visit: https://www.cats.org.uk/birmingham/adopt-a-cat We have a range of cats and kittens in our care with differing needs, our staff will be happy to tell you all about the cats, so that the one you choose will be right for you and your home.  

Reserve

If we think you’re a match, we’ll give you a call or email you to discuss the cat and potentially reserve them for you! At this stage we will ask for proof of your address and landlord consent (if applicable). At the point of reservation we will arrange for an adoption appointment to be made, where you will be invited into the centre to meet your chosen cat. 

Matching the right home for our cats is always a challenge. We aim to either replicate a degree of the cat's previous home i.e access to a garden, have they lived with cats,pets,children before and we will of course, always prioritise the individual welfare needs or the cat.  

Important : Please note if you live in rented accomodation, proof of Landlords Permission must be be provided with your initial enquiry before we can consider completing your application. 

Adopt

Once the reservation and meeting has taken place, we’ll book a date for you to come along and collect your cat.  At this point we will go through the adoption paperwork and just go over the cats needs again with you. 

The paperwork consists of a Medical Summary, Adoption Form, and PetPlan Terms for your free four weeks of insurance cover. During your Adoption appointment we will talk through this paperwork and discuss settling your new friend into their home. We’ll ask you to sign forms with your proof of address and landlord consent and pay the £95 adoption fee by card, cash or cheque. There will also be options to purchase supplies, (please ask for a price list), join our membership scheme and make a donation. Once this is complete a member of the team will bring your new arrival into reception for you to take home. 

Support

We will arrange times to catch up with you to see how your cat is getting on in their new home and provide any advice you may need. This starts from the day the cat is collected and we will check in with you at 7 and 14 days from their arrival. At the end of the 14 days we will no longer contact you for updates, but our help doesn’t end there. We’re only ever a phone call away, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch for any advice you might need! You may also like to consider signing up to our Membership scheme which gives you access to the Vetfone line, and we may ask if you would be willing to participate in homing success stories articles.

 

Frequently Asked Question


  • What happens if I change my mind? 

Your reservation is not binding, so you can cancel any time up until the completion of the adoption paperwork. As our team are working hard to facilitate a number of enquiries, we’d be grateful if you could carefully consider the commitment of adopting a cat before reserving.

  • My cat is not settling into our home.

If you feel that they are not settling in well we ask that you give it some time and follow the settling in guidance provided. You can also discuss any concerns you may have during the pre-arranged follow up calls.

If after this you feel that the cat is not a good match for your home please contact us and we will arrange for the cat to be returned as soon as possible. 

  • What if my cat becomes unwell? 

Many practices are now offering face to face consultations but you may wish to find out your chosen vet’s current status before you adopt.

You may also like to consider signing up to our Membership scheme which gives you access to our Vetfone line. 

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