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Adopt a cat

The Adoption Centre is open to view the cats and kittens in our care every day 11am until 3pm with no need to make an appointment. We have around a hundred cats looking for homes at the moment, all of our cats have been treated to our minimum veterinary standards. This means:

  • They have been examined by our veterinary surgeon
  • Vaccinated against flu, enteritis and FeLV
  • Microchipped
  • Treated against fleas, roundworm and tapeworm
  • Neutered or spayed
To help cover these costs there is an adoption fee of £60 per cat or kitten, it does not cover the cost of all of their treatment but it does boost the kitty. You will be able to reserve a cat when you visit and then we ask that you collect them within one week, during this time we will have contacted you by telephone to advise you on how to settle them in.

A cat’s behaviour in their pen is not always a true representation of their real character.They are in an unfamiliar environment and may be taking time to get to know their new surroundings. For this reason some cats can appear apprehensive about saying hello but don’t let this put you off.

Remember their whole world has changed. They may not understand that you could be the one to change it back again for the better. Be patient, it pays dividends.When you meet for the first time please take things quietly and slowly, allowing the cat to come to you.

Kitten Klub -  If you are only interested in adopting a kitten you can join our 'Kitten Klub' and register for early notification of kittens being moved on to the homing corridors as we tend not to feature all of them on our website. Alternatively call on the morning you are visiting to check if we have kittens available, although we tend to not to have them in great numbers until the summer.

To join: email derby@cats.org.uk with Kitten Klub in the subject, include your name, address & contact telephone number and we will add you to our data base.

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Some of the cats in our care may not yet be on our website. If you are looking for a feline companion, please contact us on 01332 824950