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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 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-freehoming

• 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 [Input method of contact here]


• 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 [insert adoption fee], usually by bank transfer


• 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 www.cats.org.uk/advice


If you don't see a cat or kitten you would like to consider, please ring our helpline on 07917 517394 and, if no reply, leave a message - we will usually get back to you within 24 hours.  We often have a waiting list of people wanting to bring in cats so there may be more cats available than we actually show on the web site.

Our adoption fee is £65 per cat over 4 months of age; this ensures that your cat is tested and free from FIV and FeLV, micro chipped and vaccinated fully, including the FeLV vaccination. All cats are free of fleas, wormed and have medical treatment where necessary. All older kittens and adults are neutered/spayed. 

The adoption fee per kitten aged between 8-16 weeks is £80. They receive the standard veterinary treatment as described above, plus the new owner will receive a voucher to cover the full cost of neutering. 
We also carry out a home check as a matter of course. Our cats and kittens are waiting to meet you - come and see them!

We have also got a new category called Cats - from 'Home to Home' where cats in need of a new home can be re homed privately. To do so you only need to get in contact with the current owner directly - just use the link and see which cats are desperate to find a new home.