Adopt a cat
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***PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE HAVE KITTENS IN OUR CARE WE WILL POST ON OUR WEBSITE FOR AN ADOPTION ENQUIRY. DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS FOR KITTENS WE CANNOT COMPILE A WAITING LIST *
If you are interested in offering a cat a permanent home and like the look of one of our cats, send us an enquiry through the website. At this stage we will ask for “PROOF OF YOUR ADDRESS” i.e drivers licence, council tax, bank statement, utility bill etc
If you are in leased/ rented accommodation we also require written proof from your landlord which confirms that pets are allowed. We will only be able to proceed with your enquiry once this documentation is received.
If we think you’re a match, we’ll give you a call to discuss the cat and reserve if this cat is suited to you. If this cat is already reserved we have a range of cats in our care and our Homing Officer will be happy to tell you about other suitable cats that may be right for you and your home.
A guide to our new adoption process
We are keen to help as many cats as possible and 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 £100 for your cat - which we prefer to receive by bank transfer and any further donations are always much appreciated. Don't forget to tick the gift aid box if applicable if donating, making your donation help us even more.
- 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 or for you to safely come and collect your cat or kitten from one of our volunteers.
- 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. It can sometimes take us a day or so to return your call.
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. Our normal cat in care capacity can be anywhere between 20 and 35 cats in care at any time.
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 £100 for a cat or kitten, or £200 for a pair.
EVERY CAT OR KITTEN ADOPTED FROM US IS ALREADY NEUTERED, MICROCHIPPED, WORMED, DEFLEAD AND VACCINATED. GIVING THEM THE BEST START IN THEIR NEW HOME