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How to Adopt?
Before contacting us please take time to read the website mini overviews (tab on the left of the adopt a cat page) about adopting different types of felines (kittens, senior cats/ FIV cats, indoor, overlooked cats). Always consider your lifestyle to what kind of cat you are seeking and do remember that when taking on any animal consider the financial implications of having pets. Did you know that it currently costs around £65 to spay a female cat and £55 for a male? Or that yearly jabs can cost anything from £30 to £50 per cat?   

Please be aware that we do not have a main shelter, but cats in our care are tendered to by our small team of volunteer fosterers who foster a cat in their own home, until we find them their forever home.

If you have decided to consider adopting a cat/kitten then....

Click here to download and complete the ADOPTION ENQUIRY FORM - (Word Doc, if you have trouble opening this form please email adoption@canterbury.cats.org.uk or phone 01227 788821

What happens next? 
Each cat or kitten has its own personality, likes and dislikes. At Cats Protection we aim to match the perfect cat for you, your family and your home environment. Once we've received your enquiry, our Rehoming Officer will give you a call or email you and we will make arrangements to carry out a Home Visit. 

Information on HOME VISITS, download our leaflet by
 clicking here
Due to our limited resources, we can only rehome in our local area - Canterbury and its surrounding rural areas, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Faversham and surrounding areas, unless a home check via another CP branch or animal welfare organisation can be arranged. With co-operation from other branches and by having some loyal volunteers just outside our area (perhaps while reading this you may consider becoming a Home visitor Volunteer? We have rehomed cats and kittens further afield, so it is worth contacting us, but sometimes it just is not possible

Adoption Fee
Cats Protection now ask adopters for a fee when rehoming a cat, the Canterbury Branch fee is similar to many over CP branches in this area. If you want to find out more about the adoption fee then please download our leaflet  below).   You will find  details on the Adoption fee on the Adoption Enquiry Form.

Download the ADOPTION FEE LEAFLET

CP Welfare Standards
Prior to rehoming, all cats and kittens are vet checked, flea and wormed, blood tested (if appropriate), vaccinated including for FeLV (unless we have been given veterinary advice not too)  neutered and microchipped (if they are old enough). This costs us around £150.00 per cat or kitten, and can be more if other treatment is required. All cats & kittens rehomed by us (with no maximum age limit) come with four weeks free insurance cover, this costs you nothing, but gives you some peace of  mind during the first few weeks that you take on a cat or kitten.

Advice and Support
We may carry out a Follow-up call a few weeks after homing just to ensure that everyone is still happy, but we are of course still available afterwards, to offer any help and assistance. Just give us a call.  

Please check out the "ADOPTION ADVICE" page on our website for all the information you will need when settling in your new feline to your home!

April 2014