Adopt a Cat If you’re thinking of giving a home to one of our cats, then we’d love to hear from you! But just before you look at the photos of our lovely fluffies, we’d like to tell you a little about our homing procedure first.
Before we home any cat or kitten, we visit the potential new adopters at home for a chat about the needs of both the cat and themselves. We work hard to ensure that our cats and kittens are matched with appropriate homes, so we will ask questions about who lives in the house, whether you have children, if there are other pets in your home, and also try to get a feel for your everyday lifestyle – for instance, if you have a busy, lively home with lots of visitors, then a quiet, nervous cat is not going to be suitable! With very few exceptions (for instance, ‘indoor’ cats) we don’t normally home cats close to busy roads.
Because a volunteer will visit you, we normally only home cats within the local areas covered by our nominated postcodes. However, we work closely with our neighbouring CP branches, so we don’t discount anyone suitable, even if you live slightly outside our area. Please click here to view the areas covered by us and other nearby CP branches.
If you haven’t had a cat before, please take some time to consider the cost involved. You’ll need to buy food bowls, litter tray(s) and a scoop, and we’d recommend a scratching post too! There’s the cost of food and litter, and annual vaccinations. It’s a good idea to take out pet insurance as well – if your cat is injured or becomes ill, you could face large vet bills. When you go on holiday, you’ll need to pay a pet sitter, or book the cat into a cattery (unless you have an obliging neighbour or family member!).
Our cats are vet checked to ensure they're in
good health and they will have been vaccinated
against feline infectious enteritis, cat 'flu
and feline leukaemia and they will have been
flea and worm treated and microchipped. Adult
cats and kittens over five months will have been
neutered;. If you adopt a kitten under that age
from us, it will be your responsibility to have
it neutered at the appropriate time. The cost of
this will be approximately £60.00 per cat.
Having your kitten neutered is part of your
homing agreement and not doing so may result in
our taking the kitten back from you.
Please don’t think we’re trying to put you off! Of course we’re not – we’re just reminding you that if you adopt a cat, you are accepting the responsibility to care for its well-being.
Cats Protection is a registered charity and
is not allowed to 'sell' our cats and would not
wish to. However, we are self funded and have to
raise all money we spend to keep going.
Therefore we do ask for an adoption fee for any
cat homed of £55 for a kitten (i.e. un-neutered
cat) and £60 for an adult cat. We will already
have spent far more than that on the cat or
kitten by the time you adopt it. In fact, the
Cats Protection average cost for each and every
cat homed is over £200.
We do not display photographs of kittens we
have looking for homes because usually kittens
are homed very quickly. However, just because
you don't see a photo do not assume we don't
have any. It is always worth contacting us to
We don’t have a central shelter, all our cats are looked after by ‘foster mums and dads’ until they are homed.
If you’re ready to give a loving home to one of our cats, have a look at these fabulous felines who all want a second chance at happiness. These are just some of the cats we have currently looking for homes; not all of our cats are displayed here as some will only just have come into care and have not yet made it to the photo gallery. Others may just be camera shy but perfect for the right home.
We do not display photographs of kittens we have looking for homes.
We’ve used these symbols as a quick guide to each cat’s requirements:
Prefers not to be with other cats
Prefers no children
Prefers no dogs
Prefers a quiet home
These are just a selection of
Go to "A Cat" or "A Kitten"
if we don't have anything here that catches your
Not all our cats have made it into the gallery yet