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Welcome to Cats Protection Stroud Branch

Cat adoption in Stroud

Adopt a cat

Priority will be given to re-homing within our allocated postcode areas which are GL5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13

The Steps to Re-Homing

1. Application

We are keen to help as many cats as possible, offering our cats a home will help to free up more space to take in emergency cases. Our application process is straightforward, you can either complete our online Application form attached to a particular cat's profile or please call our Homing Officer to go through the questions (07884111498) please be aware that this is not an office but a line into a volunteer's home. Questions will include what facilities you have, such as outside space, your household, including children and their ages plus any other pets. Based on the information given we will try to find an ideal match or talk to you about the cat you have selected. We will take into account your working hours, proximity to road(s) and /or railway lines.

2. Cat Chat

If we have a cat in our care that we think may be a good match, one of our volunteer home checkers will pop round at a time that's convenient for you. The objective of the home check is to ensure that the information provided is accurate and to give some useful tips on 'cat care', please have your questions ready.

3. Match the cat

Once approved, the Homing Officer will talk you through the options available and you will be invite to meet any suitable felines in care with the fosterers. You will be able to contact the fosterers direct to arrange a mutually convenient time.

4. Meet the cat(s)

The cats do tend to have the last say and will often choose who they would like to go home with. When you meet them, most are ready to leave us, so please go prepared. Due to high demand on our space we can only 'reserve' for a maximum of 48 hours unless there is a  reason why the cats cannot leave our care i.e, a mum cat with kittens or kittens under 09 weeks of age. In this situation the fosterer will liaise regarding a 'collection date'.

NB. Our minimum veterinary standard includes: Spay/castration, micro-chipping, flea and worm treatment, plus full vaccination for flu/enteritis and leukaemia plus a health check by a qualified vet, 4 weeks Pet Plan Insurance is also included. In addition, all un-neutered adult cats are blood tested for FIV/FELV

If a cat/kitten leaves our care prior to its 2nd vaccination we will provide a voucher to cover the cost of this. the vouchers are valid at our designated vets - Bowbridge (Stroud/ Stonehouse). Vale Vets (Dursley) or Ashcroft Vets (Cirencester/Tetbury). Similar vouchers to cover the cost of neutering will also be sent out once your kitten(s) reaches approximately 05 months of age.

5. Adoption Fees - These are minimum amounts payable, any amount given over and above will be put to good use on the cats. Our branch is run solely by volunteers.

 

Kitten @ £100.00

Adult Cat up to and including 09 years of age @ £80.00

Adult cat 10+ @ £40.00

 

The payment should be given to the fosterer and is by cash or cheques payable to Stroud Cats Protection.

6.Be supported :- You will receive a follow up call, email or visit @ around three, fourteen and twenty eight days after 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

Happy Re-Homing.

 

 

 

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None of our vital work would be possible without you. There are many ways you can be there for cats and kittens in Stroud.

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Fundraising events for cats in Stroud

We will be attending the following events, please come along and support us.

WE WOULD BE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP OUT AT ANY OF THESE EVENTS. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND IF YOU DO HAVE SOME SPARE TIME AND ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH AN EVENT THEN PLEASE EMAIL enquiries@stroud.cats.org.uk

We would be particularly interested to hear from anyone who may be able to give up to an hour of their time before or after an event to help set up / pack up a stall.

Volunteer at Cats Protection Stroud Branch

Without volunteers, Cats Protection Stroud Branch simply wouldn't exist. Our amazing, friendly volunteers are a diverse group with a shared love of cats who fit volunteering around their home lives and personal commitments.

We're often looking to welcome new volunteers to join our brilliant team. As well as meeting great people and making an incredible difference to the cats of Stroud, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance. You can find out more about volunteering for Cats Protection here

Lost and found cats in Stroud

Lost and Found

Contact Stroud Cat Protection Lost and Found 07547394476

Cats are less likely to go missing if they are neutered and kept in during the hours of darkness.

If your cat is missing

Thoroughly check your property , all rooms, cupboards, boxes, household appliances, sheds, garages and vehicles.

Check gardens, bushes - a torch is useful at night.

Put some posters up locally, place in shops, garages and post offices.

Ask locally if anyone has seen your cat.

Contact local veterinary practices. Contact us, your local Cat Protection Branch. We need to know colour, sex, age, if microchipped, if wearing a collar, identifying features and date last seen.

Please email us a photo if possible.

Contact other agencies / animal charities

WHEN YOUR CAT RETURNS DON'T FORGET TO NOTIFY ALL THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE CONTACTED.

If you find a cat:

Ensure that the cat is indeed lost!

If the cat is friendly and in good condition it may belong to someone and Cat Protection can provide a strong paper collar so that the owner is alerted to the fact that their cat is straying. Please ask for one when reporting the found cat.

Ask neighbours if their cat is missing.

Put up posters locally.

Ascertain if possible the sex of the cat and estimate its age. Take note of the cat's colour and whether it has a collar.

If possible take it to a vet to see if it has a microchip.

Notify vets, Cat Protection and other agencies.

Please offer the cat food and water and some shelter until help arrives.

Our Branch is often full to capacity and we can always place details of the cat on our website but can rarely collect a cat immediately.

 

 

Lost, found and feral cats

Lost Cats

Found Cats

Stroud - Contact Details

General enquiries - 07522 423 146 or email enquiries@stroud.cats.org.uk

Admissions - 01453 834628or email  admissions@stroud.cats.org.uk   

Adoptions - 07884111498 or email adoptions@stroud.cats.org.uk       

Donations - Goods for re-sale, tombola or bric-a brac 01453 750173

Donations - i.e. food, beds, toys, or equipment  07547 394 476

Lost and Found - or to loan a trap (a deposit will be required) - 07547 394 476 

Neutering - 07976 059 908 or email neutering@stroud.cats.org.uk

Treasurer - treasurer@stroud.cats.org.uk

Volunteering  07974 846 725 or email enquiries@stroud.cats.org.uk

Please bear in mind that we are all 'volunteers' and will do our best to call you back promptly.  We prioritise people in the following areas: GL5, GL6, GL8, GL10, GL11, GL12 and GL13.

Many of us work 'full time' so please leave a message and we promise to call back as soon as we are able.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE NUMBERS ARE NOT MANNED 24 HOURS A DAY

Should you wish to buy items to help our branch then please look at our Wish List and click the Amazon Wish List Link

Other Local Branches include:

Cheltenham/Tewkesbury 0345 3712730

Bristol 0117 665428

Forest of Dean 01594 841511

Swindon 01793 644536

Cat Protection National Help Line : 03000 12 12 12

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