As a small branch without a rescue centre, we can only take in a limited number of cats and place them with our volunteer fosterers, and we always have a waiting list. However, our branch can actively assist people needing to rehome their cat via the 'Direct Homing' service, where Cats Protection will act as an intermediary for people needing to find a new home for their cat. This is sometimes referred to as a 'private adoption' as it is up to the potential adopter to decide if the cat is suited to its possible new home. The current owner continues to look after the cat until an adoption takes place. Equally, it is up to the current carer to decide whether the potential adopter will provide a good home, properly care for the cat, and keep the cat indoors in its new home for at least six weeks. We feature the cat on our Facebook page, and will provide as much information as we have available from the current owner.
Please note, we make no claim to have accurate knowledge of the cat, its health, vaccination status and whether it is neutered or micro-chipped, etc.
Cats featured will stay on our Facebook page until we hear/establish that they have been rehomed or other arrangements made. We will remove the contact details but leave on the 'success stories' to show how the Direct Homing service achieves results. If we find the contact number is invalid or doesn't take messages, ie, no-one could get in touch, we will promptly remove the entry.
There are no adoption fees for the Direct Homing service - but either party may want to make a donation to the branch which is much appreciated. We suggest that the carer ensures they have the full name, address and contact details of the adopter so they can check whether all is going well post-adoption. Further information about cat care can be found on our main website.
The availability of the cat(s) currently featured is checked and validated regularly, but cats or kittens featured may or may not still be available as time elapses.