Adopt a cat
Jenny, Kim, Gill, Alison, Pauline & Sally - some of our Welfare Team Volunteers. They will help and support you to find the right cat for you and your family.
PLEASE READ OUR ADVICE BELOW ABOUT THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER.
It is important to think about costs at an early stage. Actually acquiring the cat or kitten will not necessarily be a major expense and food is still a relatively small item if purchased from dedicated Pet Stores like Pets at Home
Thought should be given, however, to the cost of veterinary treatment, including the routine inoculations, and also to the cost of boarding your cat at a reputable cattery while you are on holiday if no other satisfactory arrangements can be made for its care.
Once you have thought about all this and decided to go ahead, the first step is to phone us on 01483 721700 and leave a message with your contact telephone number in Mailbox 1. Or send us a message via our Contact Us
page. You will be able to discuss the sort of cat or kitten you would like to adopt and will be asked some initial questions such as:
- Do you live on a safe road?
- Have you any other pets?
- Do you have children?
- If you want a kitten, how much company will it have?
We sometimes have cats that for one reason or another are used to living indoors and we have cats that are used to living with dogs, so do not necessarily assume that you are ‘ruled out’ by the answers you give.
The next step is for one of our Home Visiting Volunteers to contact you to arrange a mutually convenient date to come to your home. Following a satisfactory visit to ensure the most suitable home for the cat or kitten you will then be contacted by Jenny, our Branch Homing Officer, who will make an arrangement for you to come and see the cats and kittens in our care.
PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT ALL OUR WORK IS CARRIED OUT BY VOLUNTEERS AND WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOU WITH TIMES. PLEASE BE PATIENT IF WE CAN'T FIT OUR VISITS IN IMMEDIATELY. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OUR SERVICES AND WILL ALWAYS RESPOND. THANK YOU.
Cats Protection asks for an adoption fee when rehoming a cat. If you feel able to make a donation on top of the adoption fee that would, of course, be gratefully received.
Some of the cats in our care may not yet be on our website. If you are looking for a feline companion, please contact us on 01483 721700