Adopt a cat
HOMING A KITTEN OR CAT
Please think very carefully before deciding to give a home to a cat or kitten as owning a pet is a long-term commitment.
Whilst we all adore the sight of a cute little ball of fur, kittens require lots of attention and an inquisitive kitten is likely to get into mischief if he/she get bored whilst you are out - you may return home to find that he/she has caused damage to your furniture or has been climbing your curtains in your absence!
On the other hand, older cats can be quieter and generally more sensible than kittens or young cats. They tend to be used to household life, know the ground rules of living with people and are more content to spend their time watching the world go by. With adult and older cats the character of the cat tends to be more evident allowing you to select a cat that suits your lifestyle. Many will be happy wandering around the garden and are less inclined to roam around the neighbourhood for long periods of time. HOMING
All our cats/kittens available for re-homing are:
- Neutered (applies also to kittens over 5/6 months)
- Fully health-checked
- Insured (free) for four weeks with Pet Plan
- Fully flea and worm treated
The expense of the above often amounts to approximately £160 per cat plus the cost of day-to-day expenses such as food and litter. Therefore we ask for an adoption fee of £60 for a single cat and £100 for a pair (although other branches may charge more) to help cover these costs. Cats Protection provide more information about adoption in this handy leaflet
We have strict guidelines when homing cats and kittens. The home of each prospective owner is visited by one of our home visitors. Home visits are vital to assess what type of cat would settle best in a particular home. It is also an excellent opportunity for prospective owners to discuss any concerns they may have about adopting a cat or kitten and for the branch to provide relevant support.
After a successful home visit we like to arrange for the cat to be homed as soon as possible. We like to do this within a few days to help get the cat into its "forever" home and minimise their stay in foster care. This also allows us to free up a foster space for another cat in need.
If you would like to offer a home to one or more of our rescued cats or kittens there are a number of ways you can get in touch. You could call us on 0345 371 2722
and leave your details, send us a general email via our 'Contact Us
' webpage or email us about a specific cat via the online form at the bottom of each Adopt A Cat webpage - we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please bear in mind all our volunteers are in full-time employment elsewhere and it may take time for us to get back to you.
For a full list of Scottish branches see the 'Find Us
' section on the main CP website.
WE OFTEN HAVE KITTENS AND OTHER CATS AVAILABLE FOR HOMING THAT ARE NOT ON THE WEBSITE YET, SO PLEASE EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 371 2722
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 371 2722