Adopt a cat

Thank you for visiting the Waltham Forest and Redbridge branch webpage.

If you are interested in rehoming a cat from the Waltham Forest and Redbridge branch please email  Please note the branch is very busy with requests but will endever to get back to you as soon as possible.

To find your 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.

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

Enquire.  If you've seen a cat on our website/ or are interested in cat that haven't appeared yet, send an enquiry through to and a homefinder will be sent to you to complete.

* 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

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 £150 for a kitten and £130 for an adult 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.

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