Adopt a cat
Looking to adopt a cat during the coronavirus crisis?
While we’ve had to put most of our homing of cats on pause at the moment due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve been working on a hands-free homing approach for our branch.
Rest assured, we’ve put in extensive procedures to ensure carefully controlled rehoming without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk of infection.
While we can’t guarantee you will be taking your cat home straight away, you’ll begin the adoption process in anticipation of your new arrival.
- Interested in offering a cat a permanent home? Click the button to ‘contact us about this cat’ and fill in our friendly form.
- If you’re an ideal match for the cat you’ve chosen, you’ll be contacted by our team via phone or email. You’ll be asked for the following:
- To complete our home finder questionnaire
- proof of address
- the consent of your landlord (if you’re living in rented accommodation)
Once this information is received, your cat will be reserved and you’ll book a further ‘adoption’ call.
- Once you’ve reserved your cat, you’ll be sent the paperwork via email to review and sign. This paperwork will include:
- your cat’s medical summary
- an adoption form
- information from Petplan about your free four weeks of pet insurance cover
In your appointment call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your new pet – from what they eat to the type of litter they prefer!
You’ll then need to pay your adoption fee, this is by bank transfer. Once this is finalised, one of our volunteers will arrange to safely bring your cat to your home.
- We’re here to support you not only through the adoption process but as a new cat owner. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 14 days after the adoption to check that your cat is settling in well. You’ll also find plenty of advice on our website at www.cats.org.uk/advice
- Our cats need direct access to the outdoors i.e through front/back door or catflap into a garden, not into a public stairway or through a window.
- We will not rehome an outdoor cat near or on a busy road.
- All of our cats/kittens are rehomed as outdoor cats unless they are lifelong indoor cats or have certain medical conditions (blind, deaf, FIV etc.)
- We do not rehome cats as any kind of surprise present.
- After adopting, if you are no longer able to take care of the cat the cat must be returned to our care.
Before adopting, please remember that cats are not cheap, that you will have a responsibility to care for them, and that they can live well into their 20s.Cats Protection ask for an adoption fee of £75 per cat or kitten and £100 per pair. This enables us pay for our cats to be neutered, microchipped, checked by a vet, vaccinated and given flea & worm treatment.
All our cats are neutered prior to rehoming and we also provide neutering vouchers where possible.
If we do not have many cats advertised please check back as we always have cats waiting to come in to find forever homes.
There are currently no cats available here.