Minimum Veteninary Standards
25 March 2022
It is Cats Protection policy that all cats brought into Cats Protection’s care for rehoming receive the following veterinary care, as soon as possible. This applies to all domestic (non-feral) cats in both branch and centre care.
• Veterinary clinical examination with diagnostic tests and treatment as per Cats Protection guidelines.
• Blood test for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) and FeLV (feline leukaemia virus) for all sick and higher risk cats.
• Vaccination against FHV (feline herpesvirus), FCV (feline calicivirus), FPV (feline parvovirus) and FeLV, with second/booster vaccinations if still in Cats Protection care when due.
• Parasite control including flea and worming treatment.
• Neutering if this has not already been carried out.
• Microchipping of all cats that have not already been microchipped. Kittens should be microchipped by the time they are 12 weeks of age before homing, and may be microchipped sooner at the discretion of the implanter.
• Free temporary pet insurance for new owners at the point of adoption regardless of the cat’s age, which provides temporary insurance cover for conditions which are not pre-existing.