Adopt a cat


HANDS FREE HOMING


We are taking some extra precautions at this time to try and ensure that we keep our visitors and Centre safe so that we can continue to care for cats. We are currently closed for public viewings, but we have adapted our adoption process to remove close contact between our staff, volunteers and customers.

We started a new hands free homing process in June 2020 and have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our employees at risk. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to adopt a cat straight away due the extremely high level of enquiries we have been receiving for each cat, at least you’ll be able to begin the adoption process with us.  


*** Please note that you will need access to a PC or laptop in order to complete the adoption paperwork, as certain forms cannot be completed on a tablet or mobile phone *** 



HERE IS OUR GUIDE TO ADOPTING A CAT USING HANDS FREE HOMING

  • Check you are within a reasonable distance of our centre
    Due to current lockdown restrictions we are only able to rehome cats within half an hours travel of our centre.  
  • Enquire 
    If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our Contact Form and we will be in touch as soon as we can with the next stage of paperwork.  Due to the high volume of enquiries we receive for each cat we kindly ask that you only complete a Contact Form if you meet the criteria for that particular cat i.e have direct back/front door access to a garden away from a main road for an outdoor cat, do not have other pets for cats that cannot live with other pets etc.  If you are in leased/ rented accommodation we also require written proof from your landlord which confirms that pets are allowed at this stage.

    Please note that we can receive a high volume of applications for the cats that we have available for adoption, so it make take us a few days to get back to you.

  • Reserve
    If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted by our team via phone or email. You will 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 adoption paperwork to sign and we will ask you for proof of address.  We will then make arrangements for 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 and general cat care information. We will also let you know what cat care items can be purchased from our centre and delivered at the same time as your new family member.  You’ll then pay an adoption fee of £75 for a single cat or £110 for a pair by card payment over the phone once this stage is complete.

  • Bringing your cat home
    Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home. Strict health & safety guidelines are in place at all times to ensure the safe transfer of the cat 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

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE RECEIVE A HIGH NUMBER OF ENQUIRIES FOR A PARTICULAR CAT WE MAY REMOVE THEM FROM THE WEBSITE IN ORDER FOR US TO GO THROUGH THE ENQUIRIES.