Adopt a cat

To Home a cat call and ask for Folkestone and Hythe Homing Officer to contact you; 0345 260 1253 
(Please note this is a telephone answering service on behalf of Cats Protection and a volunteer will call you back) - see our Contact Us page for direct email contacts.

In the last 20 years we have helped thousands of cats and kittens to have a second chance. Each year we re-home around 100 cats and kittens and aim to neuter in the region of 400.

We always have a selection of cats and kittens in our care looking for new homes. Before leaving our care, all cats over six months old are flea and worm treated, blood tested for FIV (feline AIDS) and Leukaemia, fully vaccinated and are neutered and microchipped. Cats under six months are too young for blood tests, but as with all our cats, have up to date vaccinations, are wormed, flea treated and vet checked, so you know they have a clean bill of health, with no hidden surprises!

Adopting a cat or kitten involves long-term commitment, as most cats will live for at least 15 years. Although we take every care to ensure that cats re-homed by us are in A1 condition the ageing process and regular check-ups will entail veterinary bills at some time. Therefore we would ask you to think carefully before adopting a cat or kitten.

As our cats have already had a bad start in life we like to do a prospective home check before we place each cat, to make sure we get the right cat in the right home. We want to make sure that everybody is happy with the arrangement.

As you will understand there is a great deal of expense involved in keeping up the work that we do with needy cats and we are totally dependent on our own fundraising (again undertaken by volunteers) and donations made by you, the public. Therefore Cats' Protection asks adopters for a fee when rehoming a cat. If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received.

Without this fee we cannot help another cat that will be waiting to come into our care.

When you collect your new cat/kitten please remember how much it has cost us to care for it before you were kind enough to give it a loving home. We know times are hard and thank you for your decision to rehome a C.P. cat.


If you think you could offer a loving and caring home to one of our cats then please telephone and ask for our homing officer on 0345 260 1253


 Why not become a supporter and help needy cats??

For just a (minimum) donation of £5 annually (see our donation page) you will receive our quarterly newsletter, keeping you up to date on all the cats and kittens in our care, as well as other news from the Folkestone and Hythe branch and the Hythe shop. 


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 0345 260 1253