adopt a cat?
10 Reasons why you should adopt
1. You save a life
Do you really need more reasons?
Find out how to adopt a cat
Should I adopt?
Before you consider adopting ask yourself some questions:
- Do I want a cat?
- Am I or anyone in my home allergic to cats?
- Is a cat the right pet for me?
- Do I have money to care for a cat? Consider food costs and possible vet bills.
- Do I have time for a cat?
- Can I have a cat where I live? Some apartments and complexes have rules or conditions for owning pets.
- If I emigrate do I have the money to pay for a pet passport and flight to my new country? It can be very expensive especially to England.
- Are you willing to clean out the litter tray at least three or four times a week?
- Are you a responsible person who is not too busy?
How do I adopt a cat?
All cats and kittens currently available through us for adoption can be found here. Look carefully through the pictures and information shown considering how each cat or kitten meets your requirements. Once you have chosen one or more you would like to meet in person contact us to arrange to view them. We do not have a shelter so they will be in one or more foster homes. When you meet the cat talk to the foster carer about its characteristics, Interact with them, picking them up, playing with them, and petting them. Each cat is different and has it’s own personality. If a cat is shy or sleepy at that moment it could just be that time of day or it may not be too used to people. Do not try to force anything. The foster carer will give you more information on the cats personality, its likes and dislikes and what it likes to eat.
Are there any adoption requirements?
We always try and place cats and kittens with good families, where they can be assured of good care and stability. For that reason, we will ask you to sign a “Contract of Care” prior to adoption. We do not charge an adoption fee but some people like to make a donation to our charity to help us continue our work. There is no obligation to do that though. All adult cats re homed through Cats Welfare will have been neutered. If you adopt a kitten from Cats Welfare, they will need to be neutered at between 4 and 5 months old. Keep your “Contract of Care” safe as it will entitle you to excellent discounts from the Cats Welfare vets. Please remember to take your contract with you to each vet visit to get your discount.
How to avoid picking the wrong cat?
All our Cats and Kittens go on a trial for a week, most people know within that time whether the animal is right for them and their family.
Are the cats for adoption healthy?
The Cat or Kitten will have been checked by a Vet and will be healthy at the time of adoption unless you are informed otherwise. There could be an ongoing treatment that the new owner will be able to treat with instructions from the Vet but would not prohibit the re homing. Any relevant information can be found on the cats and kittens for adoption page. This, however, does not exclude that the Animal may have a non obvious or dormant and therefore not recognisable disease that could occur. This is a reality from wherever a new pet comes from.