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In selected Cats Protection centres, during the lockdown restrictions surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are trialling a new hands-free homing approach for some of our cats.  

This is to ensure that we can continue to help as many cats as possible at this time by matching them with their perfect family and freeing up more space in our centres. If you’re interested in adopting a cat from us please take a look here at our cats. If you think you could be the #PurrfectMatch for one of these lovely moggies, please fill out a contact form located on your chosen cats profile page.

Adopt with Confidence. Our friendly staff at the Hereford Adoption Centre will help you choose a cat that is best suited to you, your lifestyle and your home. When you give a home to a cat or kitten from us, you can be assured that it has been vet checked, neutered (if it is old enough), vaccinated, microchipped, and treated for fleas and worms.  

We have in place extensive procedures that are enabling carefully controlled rehoming without putting people at risk of infection, and without a negative impact on cat welfare. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to adopt a cat at this time but we will be ensuring that all our cats are matched with potential owners who are able to provide the environment and lifestyle required by each cat’s individual needs.

Enquire
If you are interested in offering a cat a permanent home and like the look of one of our cats, send us an enquiry through the website. To view cats available for adoption scroll down the page to see the cats. We have a range of cats and kittens in our care with differing needs, our staff will be happy to tell you all about the cats, so that the one you choose will be right for you and your home.

Reserve
If we think you’re a match, we’ll give you a call to discuss the cat. At this stage we will ask for proof of your address and landlord consent (if applicable). Once this has been received we can reserve the cat for you and we’ll arrange an Adoption appointment video call where you’ll be provided with full information about the cat. On the video call we will ask to see proof of ID and proof of your address.

Adopt
Once the reservation has been placed, we’ll send you the cat’s paperwork via email for you to review and sign when we are on a video call with you. We will be able to finalise the Adoption once this paperwork is received and the Adoption fee has been paid. The paperwork consists of a Medical Summary, Adoption Form, and PetPlan Terms for your free one month of insurance cover. During your Adoption appointment we will talk through this paperwork and discuss settling your new friend into their home. Arrangements will be made for you to pay the £75 adoption fee by card payment over the phone. There will also be options to purchase supplies,  and make a donation. We are unable to take any other method of payment at this time. Once this is complete, we’ll arrange an appointment for you to collect your new cat.

Support
We will arrange times to catch up with you to see how your cat is getting on in their new home and provide any advice you may need. This starts from the day the cat is delivered and we will check in with you at 7 and 21 days from their arrival. At the end of the 21 days we will no longer contact you for updates, but our help doesn’t end there. We’re only ever a phone call away, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch for any advice you might need! You may also like to consider signing up to our membership scheme which gives you access to the VetfoneTM line, and we may ask if you would be willing to participate in homing success stories articles.

When thinking about introducing a cat into your home it is always worth ensuring that you are able to provide for your new pet, reading through the information on this link is a really good place to start. We always have a good selection of cats ready for homing, so whether you are looking for a family pet, a companion, or working out door cats to keep your premises free from mice and rats, we are sure to have a cat/s in our care suitable for you.  All our cats and kittens have been

  • Vet checked, worm and flea treated

  • Vaccinated - first vaccination or fully depending on length of stay with us

  • Neutered

  • Microchipped

  • Homed with 4 weeks free Petplan insurance

    We recommend that you read the following leaflet Welcome Home as this advises you how to settle a cat into its new environment. There are other leaflets on general cat care that you may find quite interesting via this link and also veterinary guides via this link, these leaflets may help you decide on what type of cat would fit best into your home. Although we have a lot of cats at the Centre they will not always be suitable for every home. We will advise you on which cats would, in our opinion, be suitable.

    If you live in rented accommodation we need to see a copy of the pet section of your tennancy agreement, or a letter from your landlord stating how many pets you can have at your home. We ask that as soon as you are thinking about adopting that you request this information, before you enquire about a cat. We will need to see 2 forms of ID, 1 which has your name and address on it and one photographic (eg utility bill and driving license)  

    You can buy all the items for you and your new cat at the Cats Protection shop , we have everything that you would need to start a cat off in your house for sale at the Adoption Centre.

    We are aware that not everybody is able to adopt a cat at this time, particularly if they have just lost their cat.If you would like your cat to be remembered we have a book of memories at the Adoption Centre where you can remember your cat (or other animals). Please send us the memory on email and we will write it in for you, the email address is Hereford@cats.org.uk also if you wanted to you could remember your pet while making a donation to the cats in the centre's care by buying an item off the cats' wishlist and putting a note in too

    We spend in excess of £150 per cat in our care, so Cats Protection asks adopters for a fee of £75.00 per cat/kitten.  If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee it would be gratefully received.  We know times are hard so thank you for your decision to adopt a CP cat! If you are looking for outdoor/feral cats to live on a farm/smallholding/stables please ring the Centre on 01432 277543