How to adopt a cat
Homing a cat from Bracknell & Wokingham Districts Branch
Our duty line on telephone number is 03453 714 212
(Monday - Friday,
- Please phone, email us or use the web contact form if you see a cat on our website that you are interested
in adopting. Our contact details are as above.
- We will contact you to discuss details of the cat / kitten and your circumstances, and arrange for a home
visit. Home visitors are there to help with any advice and support they can give you.
- The Fosterer who is currently looking after the potentially suitable cat / kitten will contact you to arrange
for you to visit the cat / kittens, to see if it is the correct match for you.
- If your visit is successful then you may be able to take the cat / kittens home with you on that day, or
you can arrange to collect them on another day.
- We do not operate a waiting list for cats or kittens. If you have specific requirements like an indoor cat,
or an elderly cat then we can add you to our enquiry list, and will contact you if we have a suitable cat
looking for its forever home.
- When we have kittens available they will be advertised on our website.
When you are ready to take your cat home with you, you will be asked to sign a simple adoption form. If you are adopting a kitten you will need to sign an agreement to have him/her neutered at the appropriate time. All our adult cats are neutered prior to rehoming.
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 us more than £350 before it is ready for rehoming, and the difference has to be made up through the efforts of our fund raisers and supporters.
Here at Cats Protection we take in lots of cats, and some are not ready to be re-homed due to medical conditions. It is only when a cat is fit and healthy will it be added to our website for homing. If you feel that you can offer a home to an unwell or elderly cat, please do not hesitate to contact the Homing Team Leader, and we will be happy to discuss any cats that may be available in the future.
Once you have adopted your cat, you will automatically be enrolled as a member of the branch for a year, which will entitle you to receive three editions of our newsletter, PawPrints.
We like to home kittens in pairs for companionship, especially if the owner is at work all day. Kittens are viewed at 9 weeks old, having had their first vaccination, and then can be homed from 12 weeks old. We then pay for the second vaccination if the kitten has not had already had the vaccination prior to homing.
We, as a branch, feel that the welfare of any cat, unless it is sick, should not be homed as an indoor cat,unless it states this on the details attached to the cat/s pictures. All cats should be allowed to roam free.
New Changes for homing, if you are in rented accommodation
On the day of your homing visit, please can you ensure that you have a copy of your landlords written permission for you to be able to have a cat live in the property. From January 2010 this is now a legal requirement before homing a cat/kitten from Cats Protection can take place.