Adopt a cat



Before any cat in our care is rehomed it has 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.

Your cat will also have been neutered and microchipped and we will transfer the details on the chip over to you after adoption. If you adopt kittens that haven't been neutered before homing we will provide a full cost neutering voucher for you to use at one of our Branch vets for when they are old enough. 

Cats Protection asks adopters for a fee when rehoming a cat. If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received. We know times are hard so thank you for your decision to rehome a CP cat! On average, each cat can cost the branch more than £250 before it is ready for rehoming.

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Our homing process has changed in line with Government and DEFRA guidelines.

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

  • Check you are within a reasonable distance of our Branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at Please check a route planner for travel time as we are unable to transport a cat for more than 30 minutes and are looking to home within our locality to adhere to Cats Protection's Hands Free Homing guidelines.

  • Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send through an enquiry directly from their homing page. Please ensure that you complete the form fully as this gives us the initial information on which we decide whether we are able to progress your application.

  • Information gathering. If your initial enquiry is suitable for the cat in question we will then contact you to request photos or a video of your home and garden - just the areas that the cat would have access to.

  • Sharing information. We will then arrange a call with you to share more information about the Hands Free Homing Process and to ask some questions about how the cat would be integrated into your home and share some Cats Protection cat care recommendations.  

  • Reserve your cat. If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email by our Homing Volunteer. You will be given the opportunity to speak with the cats fosterer direct for any more information you would like to know for your new cat - i.e likes/dislikes of food. You maybe asked for proof of your address and the consent of your landlord to keep a cat (if you live in a rented property) 

  • Adopt. Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign over email and you will be required to pay an adoption fee of £75 per cat/kitten, usually by bank transfer.

  • Bringing your cat home. Once the paperwork has all been finalised, we’ll arrange for a volunteer driver to bring your cat safely to your home. They will be brought to you in a carrier that we will have to leave with you on the day. We will be able to leave their vaccination card with you but no other paperwork can be exchanged. If you would like to keep the carrier we would appreciate a small donation for it. If you do not wish to keep the carrier, we will aim to return to pick it up after 72 hours.  Social distancing measures as per Government guidelines, will need to be observed.

  • Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settling in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at


So please take a look below at the cats we currently have available for rehoming from our branch.