How to adopt a cat

If you have thought carefully about adopting a cat and now feel ready to give one of our cats a caring home, it's time to take the next step.

Here's how to do it...

Step 1 - Email us


Step 2 - on arrival

Step 2 - on arrivalTell us about the kind of cat you are looking for and a little about yourself. If you are visiting one of our fosterers, you can also meet some of the cats looking for a home.

Step 3 - The home visit

Step 3 - the home visitNot every cat will suit your specific environment so we will carry out a home visit to ensure that we find a cat that fits your circumstances.

Step 4 - Meet the cats

Step 4 - meet the catsVisit the cats and take the opportunity to speak with one of us about our homing procedure and the different cats’ characters.


Step 5 - Collection day

Step 5 - collection dayOnce you've had your home visit, you can collect your new family member. As our cat care costs can be in excess of £150 per cat, we do ask that adopters pay a fee to enable us to carry on helping more cats in need. Your local branch or centre will be able to advise further.

Step 6 - Advice and support

Step 6 - advice and supportIf you have any queries after taking your cat home, please give the branch or adoption centre a call – we’re here to help! Our National Helpline 03000 12 12 12 is also here to help you (Monday to Friday; 9am-5pm).

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