Adopt a Cat in Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Chipping Norton

Details about cats and kittens in our care, ready for adoption, can be seen at the bottom of this page.

When you adopt a cat from Cherwell Cats Protection you are helping us to ensure that a deserving animal gets the chance to live a full and happy life, to become a cherished pet and not simply be treated as a consumer item to be acquired and discarded at will.

All of the cats in our care receive a full medical examination in preparation for being re-homed, including a full course of vaccinations and flea and worming treatments. Cats are also microchipped and registered to their new owners, and we include four weeks free Pet Plan pet insurance with each adoption.

All adult cats are neutered in our care, whilst kittens under a specific age remain un-neutered (as per veterinarian guidance) and are re-homed along with a Cherwell CP neutering voucher to help the new owner meet the cost of having their pet neutered at the earliest appropriate age. Adoption is subject to a physical or virtual home visit by our re-homing officer, and the payment of our relevant adoption fee.

Included with each adoption:

  • Medical Examination
  • Vaccinations
  • Treated for Fleas and Worms
  • Microchip ID and Registration
  • Pet Plan Insurance - 4 Weeks Free Cover
Adoption fee

  • Adult Cats - £95, Neutered
  • Kittens - £95 plus a Neutering Voucher (£35 for males, £50 for females)

Below please find our guide to adopting a cat.

Check you are within a reasonable distance of our Cherwell branch. You can find your nearest branch by at


If you’ve found a cat on our website / social media pages that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry email through to or give us a call on our main number at 01869 908 308 or Veneda on 07423 063 140. Please give as as much detail about yourself, your property location, numbers of people and other pets in your household, etc.


In line with the July 19th relaxation of restrictions, we have introduced an appointment system in addition to our current Hands-Free Homing practices, adding the option of physical and/or virtual visits.

Considering the wishes and needs of our individual fosterers and potential adaptors, some adaptors may be able to now visit their selected cat.

If hands-free homing is preferred, we will ask the fosterer to send photographs, and possibly a bit of video, to you via email to help you make a final decision.

Reserve your cat 

If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email. You may be asked for proof of your address and the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property). A virtual or physical home visit will be carried out. At this point, and at any time during the process, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat with the Homing Officer or current fosterer.


Once you have reserved your cat, you will be contacted by a member of the team to arrange a suitable time for us to deliver him/her to you or for you to collect. Prior to the delivery/ collection day you’ll be emailed paperwork to sign and return. You will receive the cat’s vaccination records and medical records on the delivery/ collection day. The adoption fee (£95) will need to be paid prior to collection/ delivery by BACS.

Bringing your cat home 

Once all this is finalised, one of our designated drivers will bring your cat safely to your home or you can collect, keeping to government guidelines and social distancing. We will use a CP carrier to do this which cannot be taken back on the day or you can bring your own carrier which will be disinfected.

Be supported 

You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settled in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at


In the unlikely event of the cat not settling in, or you deciding that perhaps it isn’t the cat for you, there will be a two-week cooling off period in which the cat may be returned and monies refunded. Hopefully this will not be the case.

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Find a Cat

If you don't see a cat or kitten which suits your requirements on our Adopt-a-Cat page, please continue to check our website and social media pages as we update with new arrivals regularly.  

Direct Rehoming

We don't currently offer a direct re-homing service for cat owners wishing to relinquish their pet. Our standard re-homing procedure is to take in a cat that needs our help, initiate a health check provided by a qualified veterinarian and place it in the care of one of our cat fosterers until it's ready to leave us for a permanent, loving home.