Hands-Free-Homing

Our new way of homing.

Looking to adopt a cat during the coronavirus crisis?

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.

  1. Interested in offering a cat a permanent home? Click the button to ‘contact us about this cat’ and fill in our friendly form.
  2. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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