Adopt a cat

All the cats that come into our care are given a medical check. They are vaccinated, microchipped, neutered (if needed) and given flea and worm treatment before we rehome them. They also come with one month's free insurance provided by Petplan. 


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-free homing

Check you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at

 Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, please get in touch via phone or email (see the Contact Us page of this website)

 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 £85 for a cat under 12 years old, £75 for a cat over 12. This fee is for new adoptions agreed from February 1st 2021 and the payment is 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. If you require delivery but live more than 20 miles away from us, we would be grateful for a donation towards petrol.

 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