Adopting A Cat

Looking after a cat is a big responsibility and we make sure that the cats we put up for adoption will be going to good and loving homes. We also make sure that our cats are as healthy and as sociable as possible before we allow them to leave us. If you have any other questions about what you need to consider before adopting, please get in touch by phone or email.

Health Checks

All adult cats are blood tested for FIV (Feline Aids) and Feline Leukaemia (FeLV). All cats and kittens are vaccinated against Cat Flu, Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia - a second vaccination is needed three weeks later, and we will issue a voucher which goes towards the costs of these. All cats and kittens are treated for worms and fleas.


All adult cats are neutered. If you adopt a kitten, a voucher will be issued to cover the costs of neutering at five months old.

It is very important that you do get your kitten neutered at the recommended age. This will prevent unwanted pregnancies, curb unwanted behavioural problems and reduce the risk of certain diseases.


All our cats and kittens are microchipped and we will register them once the cat has been re-homed. It is then the owner's responsibility to keep the details up to date.


All cats and kittens are insured with PetPlan for four weeks from the date of adoption. It is then up to you whether you continue to insure your cats. However, we strongly advise you to take out pet insurance.

Your Home

We vet all potential new owners for suitability as we need to make sure that our cats will be going to a good home. Looking after a cat is a huge responsibility and you should be sure that you can provide everything he or she needs to remain happy and healthy.

If you are a tenant we require a copy of your tenancy agreement clearly showing that you are allowed to keep pets.

Adoption Cats

Cats Paws Sanctuary is a charity and we ask for a minimum donation of £120 for each adopted cat. This ensures we can carry on the work we do and also helps to pay for some of the costs of health checks, vaccinations, neutering and insurance.

We run an appointment only system for adoptions. If you would like to come and see us about adopting a cat, please call in advance to make an appointment.