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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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