Hands Free Homing Process

A guide to our new hands-free homing process

We are keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond, in the safest way possible for both you and our volunteers.

We have put extensive procedures in place to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting anyone at risk.     

Here is our guide to adopting a cat using hands-free homing

  • During this period, we can only home cats within 20 miles of the Branch.  You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us
  • Enquire. If you have found a cat on our website that you are interested in, please use the ‘Contact Us About This Cat’ button under their advert
  • Reserve your cat. If you are found to be a match for your chosen cat, you will 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 will be sent paperwork to sign and a telephone appointment will be made with a member of our team to do a virtual home visit call. We can also put you in touch with the fosterer direct, if you would like a chance to discuss anything you need to know about your cat. The adoption fee of £60 will need to be paid, usually by bank transfer, you will have the option of giving an additional donation if you wish.
  • Bringing your cat home. Once the payment and forms are received, we will arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home, adhering to strict government guidance. The carrier will be yours to keep, or should you wish you can return it via the CP shop in the High Street.
  • Be supported. You will receive a follow-up call, text or email around 3, 7 and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival has settled in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at www.cats.org.uk/advice