Adopt a cat

NEW Hands-Free Homing:

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are taking some extra precautions at this time to try to ensure that we keep our visitors and volunteers safe so we can continue to care for cats. The Branch is presently closed for viewings but all admissions and adoptions will be carried out with a hands free homing process. The details are below.

If you would like any advice relating to Cats Protection and our Services please contact 0344 7003251 or email Response times might be slightly longer than usual.

If you need to relinquish a cat or kitten please call 0344 7003251 or email

A guide to our new hands-free homing process

We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during this 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.     

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

  • Check you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at
  • 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)
  • 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 £70.00 per cat, £100.00 per pair and £50.00 per teenager, usually by bank transfer
  • Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll contact you to arrange for the collection of your cat.
  • 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





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