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A guide to our new hands-free 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.     

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 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 form on the Contact us page.

· 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 £75 for a cat which we prefer to receive by bank transfer. 

 · Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange a suitable date for a volunteer to bring your cat safely to your home. 

 · Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call/ text or email 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

 We try to respond to all calls and queries as quickly as possible however this does tend to be in the evenings and at weekends.

 Thank you for considering giving a rescue cat a new home.  Our cats have so much to offer and we appreciate you giving them a second or third chance to enjoy a happy life.

Not all of the cats in our care are on our website, we always have other cats coming into branch care, other cats who are in care and have not yet been photographed, or others recuperating and not yet ready to be adopted, but can be reserved and can be adopted when ready. 

Please do contact us if you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten.  Even if we don’t have a cat in care suitable just now, we may know of a cat waiting to come in who may be ideal.

Thank you for thinking about adopting a cat from us.  Please see Adopting a cat or kitten  for more information on our adoption procedures.  

Our adoption fee is £75 for a cat or kitten, or £150 for a pair.