Adopt a cat
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're homing via a new hands-free homing during the Covid-19 restrictions. We have in place procedures to enable carefully controlled rehoming without putting people at undue risk of infection, and without a negative effect on cat welfare. We can't guarantee that you'll be able to adopt a cat at this time but we'll be ensuring that all our cats are matched with potential owners who can provide the environment and lifestyle required by each individual cat. You'll find desriptions and photos of the cats in their profiles to help you decide which one might be for you.
Here is our guide to adopting a cat using hands-free homing
- Check you are within a reasonable distance of us. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us
- Enquire. If you like the look of one of our cats, send us an enquiry via the contact form on the cat's profile page or give us a call on 0345 371 2750. We'll give you a call to take a few more details and discuss the cat and carry out a 'virtual' home visit. If we think the cat might be a good match for your home we'll ask for proof of your address and (if applicable) landlord permission for a cat. Once these have been received, you will then be contacted by the fosterer who will tell you more about the cat and conduct a video call with you or a socially distanced viewing and then, if you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat we'll reserve the cat for you. In this call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat.
- Adopt. Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign and you’ll then pay an adoption fee of £80 for an adult cat and £90 for an unneutered kitten, usually by bank transfer
- Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for you to collect your new cat or if necessary we can arrange a driver to bring your cat safely to your home
If you don't have an email, please call us on 0345 371 2750 and a message will be passed to the Branch Adoption Officer.
- Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three and seven 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 www.cats.org.uk/advice
We are looking for good, loving, safe homes for cats and kittens that come into our care. So you can adopt with confidence, all our cats receive a high standard of treatments that a vet would charge you in the region of £150. These include:
Vet health check that includes testing for FiV and FeLV
Full cost of neutering - kittens can normally be neutered at around 12 weeks old and we will give you a full cost neutering voucher that can be redeemed our vet partners in Peterborough.
Flea and worm treatment
All vaccinations against Cat Flu, Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia
All cats come with 4 weeks insurance from Petplan
Our fees are £90 for adult cats and £100 for kittens. Any other donations contribute to the costs of treatment and help us continue our work.
We don't always have chance to add photos to the website so if you are looking to adopt then please email or call us and we can bear you in mind as cats come into the branch. 0345 371 2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org