Adopt a cat

Please note that we do not have a main shelter or central venue for people to view our cats.   All of our cats are placed in foster homes until we can find them a suitable adopter.

We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond. Offering our cats a home will help to free up more space to take in emergency cases.

We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk.

Here is our guide to adopting a cat using hands-free homing

Check you are within the London Borough of Croydon. If not, you can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at  Please only apply if this is the case as ut is not practical for our volunteers to drive out of area, to deliver your cat to you.

 Enquire. If you see a cat you would like to adopt, please contact us by email at  Please include:  your address, number of residents of your home (and ages, if children) and whether you already have pets.

Reserve your cat. If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email. You will be asked for proof of your address and the written consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property)

Adopt. Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign and you’ll make a further telephone appointment with our team. In this call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat. You’ll then pay an adoption fee of £85, usually by bank transfer.  If you feel able to include a donation towards the cost of the carrier we will provide, we will be grateful.

Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for your cat to be delivered to you.

• Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email 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

For up-to-the-minute news of which cats urgently require homes, check out our FacebookInstagram and Twitter feeds.

All Croydon CP cats have been microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, de-fleaed and neutered (if too young to be neutered we will provide a voucher so the cat can be neutered at our cost at the appropriate time).Your cat will also come with four weeks' free Petplan insurance.We ask that any prospective owner pays an £85 adoption fee per cat. If you feel able to make a donation on top of this, this would of course be gratefully received – every little helps!

We have several young cats looking for indoor homes and also kittens which are now ready to home.  If you'd like to express interest in homing any of these, and live within the London Borough of Croydon, please email