Adopt a cat
A guide to our new hands-free homing process
We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond. Offering our cats a home will help to free up more space to take in emergency cases.
We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk.
Here is our guide to adopting a cat using hands-free homing:
- Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our online form
- Reserve your cat. If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email. You may 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 paperwork to sign and you’ll make 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. You’ll then pay an adoption fee by bank transfer.
- Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home
- Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven 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
Our adoption fee is £85 per cat or kitten and every cat and kitten in our care will be…
- Sent home in a cat carrier
- Vaccinated and come with a vaccination record card
- Microchipped – we transfer the details for you
- Neutered – Kittens under 12 weeks will come with a neutering voucher to cover the cost
- Covered by 4 weeks free pet insurance
- Protected from fleas & worms until their top-up date
- Be vet checked and information given for any medical conditions
If you are wanting to adopt a kitten, then some of our kittens have to be rehomed in pairs. This will depend on each litter of kittens and their circumstances. Kittens need 3 feeds per day usually including a lunch time feed so you will need to ensure you are not out for any longer than 4 hours per day or that you have someone who can call in to feed them and give them some attention.