Adopt a cat
Please take a look at the cats and kittens who are currently looking for their forever home. Cats and kittens come in to our care on a regular basis, so there may be cats seeking a new home who are not yet on the gallery.
All adoptions are subject to a home check. For more information about the homing process we have implemented during Covid-19, please see below. We have put in place extensive procedures to make sure that this is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk.
Our adoption fee is £75 for each cat or kitten. This fee helps us to pay for the care of them while we’re looking after him or her and the following:
- Tested for FIV and FeLV (if necessary)
- Treated for fleas and worms
- Microchip (if necessary)
- Neutered (or a voucher provided for free neutering when they are old enough)
- Insured (4 weeks free insurance)
- The carrier the cat arrives in
The Homing Process - a guide to our new hands-free homing process
We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond. We can’t do things the usual way at the moment, so we’ve introduced some changes to the homing process.
We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk.
Check you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us
Enquire - If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, please complete the web form which can be found on your chosen cats page. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for speculative enquiries.
Homing Visit - One of our dedicated homing volunteers will be in touch to do a virtual visit (via video or telephone call) to help us match you with the perfect cat! You will be asked for the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property).
Fosterer Chat and virtual visit - If there’s a cat we think would make a perfect addition to your family, you can get in touch with the fosterer looking after that cat to have a chat about the cat and if possible send you more photo's and videos.
Adopt - Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign and return to us. Paperwork must be returned before the cat can come home. You’ll then pay an adoption fee of £75, usually by bank transfer.
Bringing your cat home - Once all of this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home. There are strict protocols which must be followed when delivering the cat which we will run through with you prior to delivery. You keep the carrier the cat arrives in.
Be supported - You’ll receive follow-up calls or email around 3, 7 and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settled in. We will also be here with any support you may need and to provide help and advice at any point following the adoption.
You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at www.cats.org.uk/advice