The Adoption Process

Adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment.

Please, before you consider adoption, consider the long-term responsibilities of pet ownership. The financial commitment, your personal, family and home circumstances should all be taken into consideration before adopting any pet. 

 

But we hope the fact that you're looking at our page will mean you've thought about this and are considering adopting a cat from us.

Thank you, by adopting from a registered charity, you are not only helping an animal that needs it, you are helping to break the cycle of breeders making money from animals.

Firstly, we try to make our adoption process as quick and simple as possible. The cats that are advertised are ready now; if you're going away on holiday or having building work done in the near future, please wait until you are ready to adopt;

We cannot reserve cats for long periods.

As any cat owner will know, not all cats are the same, understanding you, your lifestyle, what you expect from a cat and what you can give a cat is vital to ensure that both you and your cat, spend many happy years together. 

Take a look at the cats & kittens for adoption, and complete our enquiry form, indicating which animal is of interest. We are very busy and a lot of our cats are adopted before even getting onto this website, so even if you don't see a cat that takes your fancy, please still get in touch.  

The sort of information we'd like to know is:

  • Do you work ?

  • Have you got other pets?

  • Where do you live?

  • Have you owned cats before?

  • Do you have young children?

There are no right or wrong answers. We just need to know about you, so we can suggest the cat that's right for you. If we think there’s suitable match, we’ll then arrange for you to meet the cat or (cats).

Putting Cats First

As we know cats choose their owners so once you've met, if you (and more importantly the cat), are happy we'll arrange a home visit, either in person or post Covid, virtually. Rest assured we're not checking on your domestic skills, it's to enable us to get a better understanding of you and your lifestyle.

 

All our cats are health checked, with any required surgery or treatment carried out prior to adoption. In addition they are neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. They also come with five weeks free insurance through Agria Pet Insurance, no matter what their age.

The cost of care and treatment for each animal varies enormously. For this reason, we don't charge an adoption fee. Instead, we ask for a minimum donation. This is a contribution to help us continue our work with cats, it is not a contribution towards your cat's treatment. 

Due to increased costs we have no option but to increase the suggested donations. From 1st Feb the suggested donations are £115 per cat and £155 per kitten.

 

We do hope this won't put you off adopting from us and helping to put an end to the trade and profit in breeding animals. 

We are quite old fashioned and believe its good to talk, so if you're considering adopting one of our rescued cats or kittens, please feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call on 07504 129955 or email us at adopt@cats-in-distress.org

But please note we are busy, so we might not be able to talk straight away, but rest assured, leave a message, we will call back.