How to adopt a cat
If you have thought carefully about adopting a cat and now feel ready to give one of our cats a caring home, it's time to take the next step.
Here's how to do it...
Step 1 - call us
Phone our Homing Officer, Rosemary, on 01737 350 307.
Step 2 - on arrival
Tell us about the kind of cat you are looking for and a little about yourself. If you are visiting one of our fosterers, you can also meet some of the cats looking for a home.
Step 3 - the home visit
Not every cat will suit your specific environment so we will carry out a home visit to ensure that we find a cat that fits your circumstances.
Step 4 - meet the cats
Visit the cats and take the opportunity to speak with one of us about our homing procedure and the different cats’ characters.
Step 5 - collection day
Once you've had your home visit, you can collect your new family member. As our cat care costs can be in excess of £150 per cat, we do ask that adopters pay a fee to enable us to carry on helping more cats in need. Your local branch or centre will be able to advise further.
Step 6 - advice and support
If you have any queries after taking your cat home, please give the branch or adoption centre a call – we’re here to help! Our National Helpline 03000 12 12 12 is also here to help you (Monday to Friday; 9am-5pm).