Adopt a cat
BEFORE WE HOME A CAT WE HAVE NOW NEW PROCEEDURES DUE TO THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO ENSURE THAT THE ENVIRONMENT IS RIGHT FOR THE CAT YOU WISH TO ADOPT. FOR EXAMPLE, A LIVELY TWO YEAR OLD USED TO THE OUTDOORS WOULD NOT BE HAPPY IN A FLAT.
We do not charge as such for a cat or kitten but ask for an adoption fee of £60 or £75 for kittens, as every cat in our care has had at least £200 spent on it in our care, vaccinations, microchipping, neutering or spaying. So the fee we charge only goes a small way to paying these costs. If you are able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received.
But please be certain you can afford to keep a cat. Be reminded that there are annual vaccinations and health checks to pay for in the future.
A guide to our 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.
Check you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us
Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our CONTACT FORM OR PHONE 01404 45241
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)
- Dependant on current regulations, we may do a short home visit or do a video call to discuss your home situation
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 of £60 or £75 for a kitten, usually by bank transfer
Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll either arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home, or for you to pick up your cat at an appointed and pre-arranged time
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
If you would like to give a cat a home, then please use the email sevice ar alternatively telephone 01404 45241 and leave your contact details.
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