Adopt a cat

Every year the branch takes in many rescue cats and kittens.  These cats need new homes for many reasons.  Some have been abandoned, are strays or their owners may have had to give them up for a variety of reasons.  Our foster homes are ALWAYS full which gives you an indication of how important it is to continue our neutering/spaying campaign and finding the right home for all our cats.  Whether a new kitten or a cat in their twilight years it is our commitment to find the right home they all truly deserve. 

Current guide to our new hands-free homing process due to Covid 19

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

Please 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 send an enquiry through using our form that links with the particular cat or email or telephone our homing officer on 0161 610 2189 (answerphone) Please leave as many details as you can including a contact telephone number and your address.

You may be asked for proof of your address and the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property)

Our homing officer will contact you if we are able to assist, and discuss everything you need to know about the cat you are interested in adopting. Once the adoption is agreed all paperwork needing signatures will be emailed to you. You’ll then pay the adoption fee of £50 per cat/kitten usually by bank transfer. We request an additional £25.00 if a basket is also required.

Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for our homing officer to bring your cat safely to your home in a cat basket which you will keep.

Follow up support. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settled in. We are always available should you need any help or assistance if you have any issues or concerns prior to our follow up contact with you. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at

We're a small branch run entirely by volunteers, most whom have "day jobs" as well as volunteering. As a result we regret that we're unable to respond to every enquiry personally. However please be assured that we will contact you within 5 days if we'd like further information or to progress with your enquiry. If we don’t get back to you it could be for a number of reasons and we do ask people to not be offended. It is often a very difficult decision. We do understand your disappointment and really appreciate the time you take to complete a contact form.

Trafford Cats Protection covers the following postcodes:

WA13, WA14, WA15, M16, M17, M31, M32, M33, M41

Trafford Cats Protection asks adopters for a fee of £50.00 (£75.00 if a basket is required) when rehoming a cat or kitten. 

All our cats will have been checked by a vet plus neutered, vaccinated, de-flead, wormed and microchipped prior to being rehomed.  In the case of a young kitten a neutering voucher will be provided.  All our felines are also homed with 4 weeks free pet insurance and of course receive 5-star treatment and endless T.L.C. whilst in our care.

If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received. We know times are hard so thank you for your decision to rehome a CP cat/cats!

                                                                       Pictured is Hugo who is now happily settled in his new loving home.      

We hope to update these pages as often as possible with more photographs.  However we cannot guarantee that the cats featured have not been adopted by the time you contact us but we can guarantee we will have many cats who would love a new home.