Adopt a cat

Thank you for visiting this page that shows some of the many cats and kittens available for rehoming.

DURING THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS OF TIER 4, WALTHAMFOREST BRANCH IS OFFERING A LIMITED SERVICE.  ONLY TAKING IN CATS OF HIGH WELFARE AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND ALL REHOMING WILL TAKE PLACE AT OUR NEIGHBOURING CENTRES.


To find our closest homing centre or branch please visit Find a cat and enter your postcode.

We always have a good selection of cats and kittens ready for homing across the organisation, so whether you are looking for a family pet, a companion, or working out door cats to keep your premises free from mice and rats, we are sure to have a cat/kitten in our care suitable for you. All our cats have been;

  • Blood tested for FIV & FeLV viruses (high risks only cats only)
  • Vet checked, worm and flea treated Vaccinated - first or fully depending on length of stay with us
  • Neutered - 4 months and over, full cost neutering vouchers issued to un-neutered kittens homed from us
  • Microchipped
  • Homed with 4 weeks’ free pet plan insurance.
We are keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond.  Offering a home to one of our cats will help free more space to take in urgent cases.

We have put in procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line iwth the current government guidelines and to ensure that neither adoptors nor our volunteers are put at risk.  

Here are the steps to adopting a cat

Check that you are within a reasonable distance of the branch. You can find your nearest branch or centre by typing in your post code at https://www.cats.org.uk/find-us

Enquire.  If you've seen a cat on our website that you are interested in homing, send an enquiry through in the form of a homefinder.

* Reserve your cat. If you are found to be a match for your chosen cat, your'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 resrved 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.  

Be supported.  You will receive a follow up call or email some days after your adoption to check how your new arrival is settling in.  You can also find help and advice at https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice

Adoption fee
All cats that come into our care undergo a full veterinary check-up, any conditions identified are treated, all adult cats are neutered (kittens will be neutered before or after adoption depending on age) and both cats and kittens are vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms and microchipped.  These treatments cost the charity on average over £150 and we ask adopters to pay £90 to defray some of these costs.  In addition before any cat is homed, one of our volunteers will discuss with the prospective adopter the cats and kittens available to ensure the right cat goes to the right home.  In normal times, a home visit by one of our volunteers may also be arranged.

OUTDOOR CATS
We sometimes have feral 'undomesticated' cats that need to live outside in the wild, maybe in a garden shed or stable.  All they need is shelter and food/ water.  For this they will reward you as Champion mousers, ridding your garden or outhouse of mice and rats.  To find more about outdoor cats click HERE

There are currently no cats available here.