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Adopt a cat

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 a reasonable distance of our branch. If not, you can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us

Enquire. If you see a cat you would like to adopt please complete the online form by clicking on the cat's photo (if you don't see a specific cat that suits you click on the picture of the cat on the yellow background and then complete the form by clicking on the yellow button saying "Contact us ..."  OR contact us by email at homing@croydon.cats.org.uk OR text us on 07580 996993.

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)

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

Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home

• Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around 3, 7 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 www.cats.org.uk/advice

Here is just a selection of the cats and kittens we have in our care. (We have found homes for quite a few cats but we are expecting more cats to some in soon.)

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 a £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!