TAKING IN CATS AND FINDING HOMES FOR THEM.

All branches have been instructed NOT to take any cats into our care, unless it's an emergency, at the moment. We have also been told to hold back on homing, as we always carry out a home visit before we home any cat in our care.

If we were to be offered a home for a cat at present, it would mean volunteers visiting prospective owners' homes to meet them and having them come to our homes and pens to view the cats. To safeguard our volunteers' health, we cannot do this during the Covid-19 virus.

We do not have any kittens in at present and only one adult cat for homing.

Thanks for your understanding and patience




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ADVICE FROM SSPCA






MARCH 2020 OFFER -
THIS IS THE REASON YOU SHOULD TAKE US UP ON OUR SUPERB OFFER OF HAVING YOUR CAT(S) NEUTERED AND MICROCHIPPED AT A COST TO OWNERS OF ONLY £10 PER CAT



AS WE COME TOWARDS SPRING/SUMMER LOTS OF BULBS WILL APPEAR IN OUR GARDENS AND HOMES.  WE THOUGHT THIS POSTER WAS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BE FEATURED ON OUR FRONT PAGE 


Cats Protection
rehomes around 60,000 cats every year. Volunteers at Tain & District Branch rehome and care for the many stray and abandoned cats and kittens who come into our care each year from our local community. 

We have an adoption fee of £40 per cat. This is the same as the Alness and Inverness Branches.  All cats rehomed by our branch are neutered (if adult cats), vaccinated and microchipped.  If a kitten is homed before it's second vaccination, we cover the cost of this.   When the time comes to have the kitten neutered (around 4 months) we pay the full cost of this and at the same time have the cat microchipped, again at our expense.  The £40 adoption fee does not cover the cost of all this treatment so we welcome donations no matter how large or small.

To allow us to carry out the above, we fundraise throughout the year and we  would like to make it clear that all money raised in and around this area by fundraising  is spent solely on stray cats and kittens taken in by our branch.

Some cats find homes very quickly, but some are with us for some considerable time.  In the main the cats who are with us longer are the 'older' ones.   Please don't overlook the older cats.  They are usually very settled, have so much love to give and are well past the 'naughty' kitten stage.

We carry out home visits prior to homing any of the cats in our care where any queries or concerns can be addressed. This is just to make sure that the right cat is rehomed with the right person.

We are often asked to rehome feral cats.   Unfortunately feral cats are not suited to being kept in pens and we can only offer  to trap, neuter and return them to where they are living as a colony.  Once a colony is neutered it should become kitten free.  To remove a colony is to invite, within a matter of weeks, another colony to come in and take over that space, where they know there is a food source readily available.  If you can offer a home to a feral cat or cats, please contact us.

As we are all volunteers, our telephone line is not manned 24 hours a day.  If we are unable to answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  
 
Our Telephone Number is: 0345 3712737 and our email address is:  coordinator@tain.cats.org 
 
 
Cats Protection has an extensive range of leaflets giving all sorts of down to earth information about keeping and looking after kittens and cats.  These leaflets can be downloaded from the website - www.cats.org.uk
 

If you would like to contact our neighbouring branches

Click on the shortcut below to the main Cats Protection website. On the left hand side of the Home Page input your postcode into the *Find a Cat* box, this will return a result of all your neighbouring branches detailing all the cats looking for a new home. click here to go Main CP Home Page