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Cat Rehoming Process.

I’d like to rehome a cat – what do I need to do?
I’d like a specific breed of cat, but would like to rescue one rather than getting one from a breeder – is this possible?
I’m trying to find a kitten – do you have any tips?
Will my new cat be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped?
How much does it cost to rehome a cat?
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I’d like to rehome a cat – what do I need to do?

  • We’re always pleased when someone wants to offer a home to one of our animals. All three of our centres have cats looking for new homes. Please see our visit us area for details of opening times and how to find us.  

  • We will ask you to fill in one of our Homefinder forms, so that we know a little bit about your lifestyle, and we like to meet the whole family. You can download a Cat homefinder form and bring it with you, or complete one when you visit the centre.

  • We will ask to see two forms of identification, one of which must show your current address.

  • If you have existing cats in the home we ask that they are neutered and recommend that they are fully vaccinated.

  • We will happily introduce you to the cats that meet your requirements and let you know as much as possible about them. We can’t ever promise that a certain cat will be a perfect match for you, but we try hard to ensure you’ll be as compatible as possible.

  • Some cats are able to go to their new homes very quickly or even straight away, while others need to remain at the centre until they have received medical treatment.

  • All the cats we rehome have been neutered and have started their vaccination course.

  • We’re happy to hold a cat for up to 48 hours while you get your home ready for the new arrival.

I’d like a specific breed of cat, but would like to rescue one rather than getting one from a breeder – is this possible?

  • Our rehoming centres often have pedigree cats waiting for new homes so please get in contact with us. It is advisable to research any cat breed that you are interested in rehoming, as some of them require a higher level of care in comparison to the crossbreed cat.
  • If you are struggling to find a pedigree cat at our rehoming centres then for almost every breed of cat, there is a club or organisation which takes in and rehomes only those breeds. Go to GCCF (The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy) and select ‘Cat Welfare Rescue Directory’.

I’m trying to find a kitten – do you have any tips?

  • In general, the winter months see a lull in the number of kittens being born, and the spring is the start of the kitten season. We rehome the largest number of kittens over the summer months.
  • Please check our rehoming page for information on kittens that are available to be rehomed, but please remember that we are unable to reserve them for any significant period of time. We like kittens to find homes as soon as possible, this helps with early socialisation and also helps us to take in more kittens for rehoming.
  • If you are looking for a specific type of kitten then please contact your local centre to see if we have anything suitable.

Will my new cat be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped?

  • Adult cats and kittens will always be neutered before they are rehomed.

  • All cats and kittens will have started their vaccination course at the centre.

  • All cats and kittens will be up to date with flea and worming treatments.

  • All cats and kittens are microchipped before rehoming.

How much does it cost to rehome a cat?

  • The rehoming fee for a cat is £70 or £85 for a kitten (under 16 weeks). 

  • In addition to being treated for fleas and worms, being neutered, vaccinated, microchipped (where appropriate), every animal will also receive four weeks complimentary pet insurance through PetPlan.

For further information on rehoming or to enquire about a specific cat, please contact a member of our Cat Welfare Team on 0300 303 9333 or fill out the form below.

You can find out more about cats by visiting our cat advice section.

Download and print our Cat and Kitten homefinder form  or fill out the form below:

**Please note a cat will not be reserved to you until you have met the cat and the reserve has been agreed with a member of our team**

To enquire about rehoming a cat(s) please fill out the below form. 

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