Rehoming your cat at isle of Wight Adoption Centre

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If you need cat advice about having to give up your cat then rest assured we are here to help. Together, we can support you through this difficult decision and find a solution that is best for your cat.

Giving up your cat is never an easy decision and sometimes cat owners can find themselves in a position where they have to give up their much loved pet through no fault of their own. 

We are able to offer a professional rehoming service and we take pride in finding your pet a loving home that meets its needs. We help over 400 cats and kittens find happy new homes every year, we are the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. We ask the owner to complete a Cat Intake Questionnaire so we understand the cat's character and personality traits and it's likes/dislikes in order to carefully best match your cat to it's new home.

All cats handed into CP care are vet checked, vaccinated, neutered and microchipped before going to their new homes. Rehoming your cat through us will give you peace of mind.

If you need to rehome your cat please call 03000 12 02 51 or e-mail us at 

Please consider making a donation to our centre. Your donations really do make a difference and allow us to carry on our work to ensure a bright future for all the cats and kittens in our care. Your donation will help us provide food, shelter, care, veterinary treatment and enables us to find new homes for cats and kittens in need

What happens to my cat once they are in the care of Cats Protection?

By transferring your cat into the care of Cats Protection, they’ll be put in their own pen with a few home comforts that you supply and the pen regularsprayed with Feliway to help reduce any stress. New cats are given a special hidey bed so they can feel safe underneath or if more confident, they can sit up high on

A nominated Cat Carer will observe our new arrival and monitor it's eating and toileting habits and ensure they are settling in. Your cat will be socialised and played with and if your cat wishes lots of cuddles.

In the first week with CP, they will be given a health check by the v
et and any necessary routine procedures will be carried out e.g. vaccination, neutering, microchipping, flea and worming. Once the cat has seen our vet and are signed off "Fit to Home", they will be advertised on our website. If there is a health issue then your cat will go into foster care, in a home environment to be cared for by one of our invaluable foster team until they have recovered. We follow up adoption with a phones call and ask for emails and photos of the cats happy in their new homes.  Our support never ends as we are always at the end of the phone to give help and advice whenever it's needed.

I'm allergic to my cat. Do I need to rehome my cat?

If you, or someone in your household, think they might be allergic to your cat, don’t panic. There are alternative treatments to try before you begin thinking about giving up your cat. There is also a new diet made by Purina.

  • One (1) 7 lb. Bag - Purina Pro Plan With Probiotics, High Protein Dry Cat Food, LIVECLEAR Chicken & Rice Formula
  • The first and only cat food with the power to reduce cat allergens
  • Significantly reduces allergens in cat hair and dander
  • Simply and safely neutralizes Fel D 1, a common allergen in cat saliva, with a key protein from eggs
  • Allergen-reducing dry cat food comes with a money-back satisfaction guarantee

Visit your GP to determine whether the symptoms are related to your feline companion. It could be that pollen, dust mites or even perfume are to blame! If your GP confirms that your allergy is caused by your cat, you can discuss treatment.

Get more advice on allergies here

I’m pregnant. Do I need to rehome my cat?

Cats can make great companions for children but it is understandable if, while pregnant, you begin to worry about the addition of a new baby to your home. Concerned about cleaning litter trays during pregnancy, or worried about how to ensure your cat and baby get along? There’s no reason you should need to rehome your cat when you’ve got kids in tow.

Read more about cats and pregnancy here

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I’m concerned about my cat’s behaviour. Should I rehome them?

Signs of aggression, inappropriate toileting and destructiveness can be unsettling, especially if your cat has never displayed these behaviours before. In the first instance, speak to your vet to rule out any underlying health issues. Talking to an animal behaviourist may help in reducing these unwanted behaviours too.

Find out more about common behavioural issues here 

I can’t afford to neuter my cat. What can I do?

Before giving up your cat due to expensive medical bills, it is worth doing some research. Some vets offer payment plans and other organisations may be able to assist with medical bills. You may be eligible for financial assistance to have your cat neutered with Cats Protection.

Find out more

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I’m worried my cat might outlive me. What can I do?

It is completely normal to worry about what will happen to your cat after you’ve gone. Cat Guardians is a free service provided by Cats Protection, giving peace of mind to concerned cat owners. Through the service, you can plan for your cat’s future so that in the event of your death, your cat can be taken into a Cats Protection branch or centre.

Find out more about Cat Guardians

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