Are you ready to adopt?

What is rehoming?

Thousands of cats are abandoned every year and it is one of our main aims to give them the new start they deserve by finding them a new home.

Are you ready to adopt?

If you’re thinking about offering a home to a Cats Protection cat or kitten that’s great news! There's a lot to think about, but we are here to make the adoption process as smooth as possible and hopefully to take away some of the worries from what can be an emotional time.

One of our main objectives is to find good homes for all of the cats in our care. We want to make sure that the cat coming into your life is the right cat for you, your family, your lifestyle and your plans for the future.

For example, you will need to consider whether you can look after a cat for up to 20 years and if you are prepared to take him to the vet at least once a year for a check-up and vaccination. There are other expenses such as feeding, litter and insurance while you will also need to make sure your cat is looked after if you go on holiday.

That way, the process of settling your new family member into his new home will be that much easier and mean you have the very best chance of a long and happy life together.All of our cats have been treated to our minimum veterinary standards, meaning that they have been examined by a veterinary surgeon, been vaccinated against flu and enteritis, treated against fleas, roundworm and tapeworm and any sick cats have been blood tested for FIV and FeLV.

If the cat has not been neutered before or during its time in our care, we will normally ensure owners have done this after adoption. In some cases, especially where owners are in financial hardship, some of our centres and branches may be able to help with neutering costs. Our recommended start age for neutering within Cats Protection is four months.