Adopt a cat

We are now taking in more cats. If you need to rehome a cat or have found a stray living in your garden please email to enquiries@portsmouth.cats.org.uk. The owner or guardian has to deliver the cat to the fosterer where there is a space. Spaces are limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis. The cat will undergo all relevant treatments and their forever homes will be found for them.

Our Adoption Procedures are changing on a weekly or sometimes daily basis in line with government guidlines.

We can now have potential new owners visit the cat if the cats are in an outside pen. We will not at present be doing home checks but that will probably change when it is safe to do so.

The new owner can now collect the cat from the fosterer as long as they do not have to enter the fosterers home and keeping at a safe distance from one and other.

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.     

Our adoption has been increased to £70 due to increasing cost of vet bills and food but any donation over and above would be greatly appreciated as we have not been able to carry out our usual fund raising events.

If you have any problems with your new arrival we are only a telephone call or email away.

Please note that we will not rehome kittens as indoor cats (unless for health reasons) as we believe every kitten should have a chance to go outside and play.

Adult cats that have always been indoor cats will be assessed to see if they would like to go outside given the chance unless there is a good reason health wise for them to be indoor (ie FIV/FELV) cats. 

Why Choose a Rescued Cat?
 
There are lots of reasons why re-homing a rescued cat is preferable to buying a cat or kitten.

  • Why buy a kitten or cat when you can instead make a donation and adopt one that is homeless. There is a huge choice available - from youngsters to oldies, different coat lengths and colours and different personalities. We also rescue pedigrees as well as moggies.
  • Rescued cats from a reputable organisation such as Cats Protection will have been fully vet-checked before being put up for adoption. Any medical history will be fully disclosed so you know what you are getting into.
  • Cats Protection also take time to assess each individual cat. Where information is available from the previous home, important details such as temperament, experience with dogs and other cats and people, will help ensure you choose the right cat to suit your needs and personal situation.
  • Help will always be on the end of the phone. Reassurance that free of charge advice is on hand should you encounter difficulties - will you really be able to phone the person in the newspaper advert from five years ago?