Our top priority at Cat Watch Rescue Shelter are all the cats and kittens in our care, and finding the most suitable home for each individual one so they can start to live their best lives. Our rescue cats are our cats forever and we are very particular about who we let adopt them forever.
Please take a read of the below before applying. We want you to be certain you are ready to adopt.
A cat can live for up to 20 years. Can you commit to a cat for life? No cat deserves to be abandoned by its family.
Can you provide a safe, clean and loving environment?
Will you vaccinate, flea and worm treat, provide veterinary care when required, decent food, cat litter, toys, scratching posts, places to sleep?
Do you live away from busy roads? Do you have a catio or a pet fenced garden? Safety is a big priority to us.
Can you keep a kitten inside until 10 months of age? Can you keep an adult cat inside for at least 1 month?
Can you provide a safe outside space? We only home indoor cats if it is in the cats best interest, e.g. disability, FIV. All cats require outside access in a safe area, this can be a Catio or a pet fenced garden.
Do you have time to help a cat settle in? Rescue cats have all been through some kind of trauma and need time and patience to make them feel safe.
If you answered yes to the questions asked we would love to hear from you. By choosing to adopt you are giving a rescue cat another chance at being part of a family and all of us at Cat Watch thank you.
We do home with families with children but we are selective. All applications will be considered on case by case basis.
We only home kittens in pairs or if there is a resident friendly cat.
We do not hold a waiting list for kittens.
Adoption Process as follows:
1. Complete the application form. Please find HERE! (Please note we do not hold a waiting list for kittens).
2. Spare time to run through a virtual home check.
What to expect from a home check.
If you have passed the location check your details will be passed to our virtual home check team who will allocate your visit to a trained volunteer. You will be contacted by telephone to arrange a convenient time to visit. The home checker's role is to ensure that your facilities are suitable for the cat you have chosen. They can offer advice on the financial aspects and long term commitment needed when offering a home to a rescue animal.
You will need to show any vaccination certificates for any animals you currently own.
Home checks are normally carried out within 7-10 days of your application. Applicants must be ready to adopt the animal as soon as we receive clearance from the home visiting team.
3. Sign a contract stating you will love and care for your kitty.
4. Sign to agree if things don't work out you will not rehome but will return them to Cat Watch Rescue Shelter.
5. Sign to agree you will take kitty back to vet for second vaccination, (paid for) & neutering (if applicable).
4. Donate £250 EACH adoption donation. (This includes a pack that covers neutering, chipping and vaccinations) ((already wormed and pest treated)) (((4 weeks free pet insurance)))
5. Sign a gift aid form if applicable.
6. Answer a few questions.
If you have any questions please take a look at FAQ page where you may find the answer, or contact us.