Adopt via our Direct Homing Scheme

Where we're not able to take in a cat that needs a new home, we try to help via our Direct Homing Scheme. This is referred to as a 'private adoption' as it is up to the potential adopter to liaise directly with the current carer to decide if the cat is suited to its possible new home. 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. The current carer continues to look after the cat until an adoption takes place.

We feature the cat on our website and give as much information as we can - but we make no claim to accurate knowledge of the cat, its health, vaccination status, whether it is neutered, micro-chipped, etc.

Cats featured will stay on the site 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 scheme' 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 this - the Direct Homing Scheme - but either party may want to make a donation to the branch which is much appreciated. We ask 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, and this also enables Cats Protection to offer the adopter 4-weeks Petplan insurance, a 'direct cat care leaflet' and a listing of local vets.

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.

(Updated 6.3.18)
Anxious Flic seeks quiet atmosphere
Flic is ‘happy, independent and calm' but her bullying housemates are making her incredibly anxious. 
Can you offer her the chilled lifestyle she needs?
Read what her concerned carer, Isabel, says about her below:
 "FLIC is about 3 years old. She is a domestic, short haired, beautiful small cat.  Sadly, at the moment she is being bullied by my two boisterous boy cats - and as she is timid and quiet she finds this very stressful – to the point where her toileting habits have become erratic.  She loves fuss and being stroked and absolutely loves playing with a laser pen. 

Flic doesn’t really interact with my other cats, preferring to be more of a loner. She loves to sit on your lap and chest or next to you - and also being stroked but doesn’t like being held or picked up – her response is to run off – but she never attacks or scratches.  She is a loving and calm cat who needs a quiet environment and would probably best suit a home where she is an only cat. She is an indoor cat, spayed but not microchipped and her vaccinations may not be up-to-date.  If she were to find a new loving home, she could take her favourite golden blanket with her.”

Do you think you could offer friendly feline FLIC a loving forever home?
If so, then please call Isabel on 07709 642965 in the evening or via text or at at any time for more details, or to arrange a visit (in the Great Barr area) 

(Updated 07.2.18)
Beautiful 'Bobtail' is looking for a home of her own  
Kind-hearted Ann has been taking care of this 'affectionate and friendly' stray, and has named her ‘Bobtail’. 
 However, she feels it's now time to find her a loving home/family of her own. 
Read what Ann has to say about beautiful 'Bobtail' below: 
"BOBTAIL is affectionate and friendly and would make a lovely pet.  Although she lives outside, we provided her with a litter tray in the greenhouse when the weather was bad and she did use it so she’s potty- trained.   She doesn’t seem to like dogs but other cats don’t seem to worry her. She’s very confident but our cat does not like her at all. I think she likes to be the boss so she may be better off in a household with no other cats.  She has a happy disposition and I’m sure she would be fine with children.  She has never tried to bite or scratch us.  Bobtail is spayed and in good general health. However she has been diagnosed with a dietary condition which is controllable with specific pet food."

If BOBTAIL has captured your heart and you would like more details and an opportunity to meet her (in the Great Barr area)
please contact Mrs Bolton on her mobile: 07428 225739 or her email:

21.4.18   Great News!!  Tabby is now happilly settled into her new home with Rita.  We wish Rita and Tabby much happiness together!

7.2.18 Tabby's carer is unable to spend as much time with her as she'd like and is seeking a loving, caring home for her. 
7.4.18   Annie says that Tom Tom has now been rehomed with a nice lady.  Good luck to them both!

27.2.18  Annie is looking to rehome adorable Tom Tom as her current carers are moving into sheltered accommodation 
and, sadly, cannot take her with them.  
20.3.18 Archie has now found a place at a Nottingham Cat Rescue Centre where they will take care of him until he finds his forever home - Good luck Archie!

1.3.18  Sadly, a severe allergic reaction to cats means that gorgeous ginger tom Archie needs to find a new home.
19.3.18  Anita has advised that Tiger and Thomas have found places with a cat rescue!  We wish them well in finding loving homes.

27.2.18  Tiger and Thomas were very much loved by their carer, whom they have sadly lost! 
8.3.18  Yve has informed us that these two beauties have been taken in by the Blue Cross.  Let's hope they do manage to find a loving home together. We wish them well!

5.3.18  Rakelle and Ritzy have been together for nine years and, sadly, they recently lost their carer.
8.3.18  Lisa has managed to find a home for these two beautiful boys together - purrrfect!  Good luck guys from all of us here at Cats Protection!

5.3.18  Lisa’s young baby is allergic to cats so, sadly, these two beautiful brothers have to find a new home / family to take care of them!

7.3.18   Anita has sent this lovely picture of GINGER in his new home.  She says he will be doted on and has settled in well!  Great news.   

19.2.18 Ginger, Tiger and Thomas were very much loved by their carer, who they have sadly lost. 
22.2.18  MILLIE has now been adopted - hooray!  We wish her much happiness in her new home.  

19.2.18   As a result of landlord issues, MILLIE found herself with nowhere to go. Neighbours, Loraine and Bob, took her in and gave her much needed TLC and shelter. Reluctantly, they admit it’s now time to find MILLIE her forever home.
25.1.18 LILY is now in the care of an adoption/rescue centre.  We wish her well in finding her new loving home.

17.1.18 LILY is looking for her forever home.  Her carer has been hospitalised and is, sadly, no longer able to look after her.
25.01.18  MOLLY's carers are now able to keep her which is great news all round!

5.12.17 MOLLY needs to find a new home as a result of a house move.
9.1.18 Theresa has advised us that TRIXIE has now been rehomed to a 'lovely family'. 

3.1.18 TRIXIE was taken in by Theresa, her carer, when she needed a little extra TLC. Unable to keep her, as she has three cats already, Theresa is hoping to find Trixie her forever home. 
27.12.17  TOFFEE was adopted today and has now left for her new home. 

17.12.17  TOFFEE is looking for her forever home.  Her current carers are unable to keep her as they  go abroad for long periods at a time. 
19.12.17  Great news for TIDDLES!  Kirsty tells us she's moved into a lovely home. 

5.12.17  TIDDLES  (and Molly) need to find a new home as a result of a house move. 
2.12.17  DARRYL has found her new home in time for Christmas!  The purrfect present!

25.10.17 DARRYL is looking for a loving new home as a result of a house move
2.12.17 Great News!!  HONEY has been rehomed this evening.  Cathy tells us she has gone to live with a 'wonderful family'    

28.11.27 Honey and her kitttens were taken in by Cathy who has given them much needed TLC. Unable to keep them, as she has six cats already, she would love to find them their forever homes.

25.11.7 PRINCESS has found a loving new family to live with and was rehomed yesterday. 

14.11.17 PRINCESS is looking for a new home due to a change in her owner’s personal circumstances.

13.11.17 - Good     News!  DUDE and FROSTY have both found new homes
25.10.17 DUDE and FROSTY - looking for new homes as a result of a house move.
31.8.17. Adoption has taken place today. Edith's previous owner had her vaccinated and chipped before the move.  

29.06.17 Four-year old black beauty Edith needs a new home as owner Jane is moving in with her partner – and unfortunately he has an allergy to cats.