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Cats Protection, Preston Branch

Thank you for visiting our adoption page.

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. 

We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adopters 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 our Branch. We are currently homing to suitable homes within twenty miles of the middle of Preston (defined as the train station).  
  •         Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using the form for that cat.  
  •         Talk to us about the cat. If you’re found to be a possible 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). We expect demand to be high, so ask for your patience whilst our adoption volunteer gets used to our new system.  
  •         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 £50 plus an additional fee of £15 for a cat carrier, which we will supply. We will discuss payment methods, but we cannot let a cat go until payment has been confirmed.  
  •         Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home. 
  •         Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 21 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

There are currently no cats available here.