How to adopt a cat
Homing a cat from Bracknell & Wokingham Districts Branch
Firstly, please contact our duty line on telephone number 03453 714 212
(Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00 pm only
and Saturday 9.00am - 3.00pm only)
Or email our Homing Officer on email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please advise us what type of cat you are looking for, the details will be passed on, and you will be contacted in due course..
- Phone or email the branch (contact details as abov
- Our homing officer then passes your details to one of the home visitor team
- A home visitor will contact you to arrange a date and time convenient for you to have a home visit
- Home visitors are there to help with any advice and support they can give you
- If everything is ok you will receive a letter from the homing officer.
- You will be then placed on the waiting list for a suitable cat / kitten
- A cat / kitten becomes available that matches your criteria
- Our homing officer then passes your home report to the relevant fosterer
- The fosterer contacts you to make an appointment to view the cat / kittens
- You can take the cat / kittens home that day, or you can arrange to collect them on another day
- Please note we only take forward the first two home visits for any cat you choose, and then we follow up on others once we have pursued the first two enquiries. Due to getting lots of enquiries, we have to follow this procedure, to prevent too many upset people.
- Please be aware we operate by Waiting Lists and people on these lists will be given priority for when a Cat/Kitten becomes available on the website.
When you are ready to take your cat home with you, you will be asked to sign a simple adoption form. If you are adopting a kitten you will need to sign an agreement to have him/her neutered at the appropriate time. All our adult cats are neutered prior to rehoming.
Cats Protection asks adopters for a fee when rehoming a cat. If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received. We know times are hard, so thank you for your decision to rehome a CP cat!
On average, each cat can cost us more than £350 before it is ready for rehoming, and the difference has to be made up through the efforts of our fund raisers and supporters.
Here at Cats Protection, we take in lots of cats, and some are not ready to be re-homed due to medical conditions. It is only when a cat is fit and healthy will it be added to our website for homing. If you feel that you can offer a home to an unwell or elderly cat, please do not hesitate to contact the Homing Officer, and we will be happy to discuss any cats that may be available in the future.
Once you have adopted your cat, you will automatically be enrolled as a member of the branch for a year, which will entitle you to receive three editions of our newsletter, PawPrints.
We like to home kittens in pairs for companionship, especially if the owner is at work all day. Kittens are viewed at 9 weeks old, having had their first vaccination, and then can be homed from 12 weeks old. We then pay for the second vaccination if the kitten has not had already had the vaccination prior to homing.
We, as a branch, feel that the welfare of any cat, unless it is sick, should not be homed as an indoor cat, unless it states this on the details attached to the cat/s pictures. All cats should be allowed to roam free.
New Changes for homing, if you are in rented accommodation
On the day of your homing visit, please can you ensure that you have a copy of your landlords written permission for you to be able to have a cat live in the property. From January 2010 this is now a legal requirement before homing a cat/kitten from Cats Protection can take place.