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ADOPTING A CAT FROM BRACKNELL & WOKINGHAM DISTRICTS CATS PROTECTION 

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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HANDS FREE REHOMING - updated July 2021

Our homing process has changed in line with current Government guidelines.  We are now pleased to be able to offer apointments for prospecitve adopters to visit cats with their fosterer before adoption. We are also now using online Adoption paperwork that will be sent to your for signature but you dont need any new software to be able to do this - just your email ! Don't worry if IT is not your thing as we can delegate the forms to another family member or we can print them off and send them in the post to you. 

  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 www.cats.org.uk/find-us

  • 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 directly 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). You can be offered a prearranged appointment to visit the cat with the fosterer before adoption. 

  • 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 you to pick up your cat or we can arrange a volunteer driver to bring your cat safely to your home. 

  • 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 www.cats.org.uk/advice

 

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