Adopt

Interested in adopting?

We have plenty of cats and kittens in our care who are sat waiting for their forever home to come along. From our kittens to our more senior cats, we’ve got plenty who’d love to say hello to you.

If you would like to enquire about any of our cats or to ask about kittens (not all kittens are listed on the page yet, so please do get in touch) then you can enquire via our Facebook page or e mail paws_in_need@yahoo.co.uk.

If you would like to visit the rescue to meet our cats you are more than welcome to do so, please do get in touch first so we can arrange for someone to greet you and show you around.

 

MEET OUR RESIDENTS

 

JANET

Hi, my name is Janet. I’m about 6 years old and came to the rescue after I was found as a stray in Bradford. I love my fusses and strokes. I can be an independent little madam, but I am a cat it’s in the job description! I’ve been in the rescue for months and months as people don’t want me because I’m not a kitten. It’s not fair. I would love a nice home of my own with a sofa to curl up on. I would like to be an only cat as I’m not one for sharing. Could you give another chance to a beautiful girl like me?

BELLA

Hi, I’m Bella. I’m a sweet 8 year old girl who’s a little shy to begin with. Can’t be too careful these days! I came here with Tilly after our owner could no longer care for us. To be honest we get on each other’s nerves a bit so we don’t mind going our separate ways. Once I get over my shyness I’m super lovely & like my fusses. I would prefer a home with no little people please, but I could manage with older children. Could you be my forever family?

 

FREDDIE

Hi everyone I’m Freddie. I’m a lovely chunky 4 year old boy who loves my food. I came into the rescue after my owner could no longer care from me. I’m a super friendly boy once I know you, I can be a little food guarded because I reeeaaalllyyy love my food! I’ve been waiting for a long time to find my perfect home but I’d love a nice family to call my own with a garden to play out in when I’m ready. Could you be the forever family for me?

 

SKYE, KUBA AND PIPPA

 

Hi, I’m Skye (3 years old) and this is my daughter Pippa and my boy Kuba (both aged 2). We are all very close and need a very special home. Myself and Pippa are a bit timid and can get very scared around people, but Kuba is a friendly and cheeky boy. We would love a nice family who understand our needs and would have the patience to help us come out of our shells. We would love to be homed with all together, but we know this might be a huge ask. We would need access to the outdoors once we are settled in. Would you help us?

 

GRACIE (reserved)

Hi all! I’m the beautiful princess Gracie! I’m a rather beautiful lady if I do say so myself. I’m the most friendly & affectionate girl here. I love my fusses & like all attention to be on me. I’d like a nice garden to play out in when I’m ready. I’d be ok with other cats I suppose, providing we have the right introductions. If you’re looking for a lovely lady in your life then I’m for you!


OLIVE AND OREO

Hello, we are Olive and Oreo. We came to the rescue after we had been living on the streets with our mum Stella. We have never had much contact withe people, so we are timid and shy when we first meet you. We’ve been in foster care for the last couple of months to work on our bravery skills & our foster mummy says we are doing very well & being super brave. Olive likes to have fuss from our foster mummy, especially in the mornings & we both love running around with our foster sister Ivy. Oreo isn’t so keen on tickles yet & gets nervous, but he’s quite happy to sit in the room with you & is super lovely. We both LOVE food, in fact Oreo is quite the little thief! So far he’s stolen multiple packets of food, a recipe magazine, a phone charger, a slice of bread, a huge bag of catnip and a pair of glasses and taken them to his stash under the sofa! We can be kept as indoor or outdoor cats. We need a really super special home with people who have experience with semi feral or very timid cats. If you would like to meet us please message the Facebook page & ask to be put in touch with our foster mummy Sarah.

 

 

DIESEL

Hi! I’m Diesel. I’ve been through a lot in my life. I was abused for many years on the streets, but fortunately was taken in by Andy from Andy’s Feral & Strays who helped me to trust humans again. Sadly Andy passed away a few months ago. Another rescue helped find me a home, having been open about my mistrust of humans. However, a kettle fell and made a large bang in the kitchen and I got scared and bit my owner. My so called owner tried to take me to the vets to be put to sleep because I’d got scared! Fortunately Wonder Woman Cat Rescue and Pawprints found out what she planned to do and rescued me at the last minute! I am a sweetheart that just wants to be loved, but I can be jumpy and I’m very guarded of my food. I need an extra special and experienced home with no children or other cats, with access to outdoors. If this could be you, please come to say hello! 

STANLEY


Hi, I’m Stanley. I’m a very handsome man who hasn’t quite got the hang of this modelling thing yet! However there is a lovely video of me looking all lovely though. I’m a lovely fella but I can’t be doing with this sharing business and all the other cats at my foster house keep being mean to me and bullying me! I’m currently in foster in York and I’m accepting visitors. Could you give a home to a loveable boy like me?

 

BOOTS AND SOCKS

Hi, I’m Boots and this is Socks next to me. We are two very handsome boys, if we do say so ourselves! We are about 2 years old (we think!) and we are the best of friends so we really must be homed together. We are very shy once we get to know you and we are struggling with rescue life, but we are slowly getting used to it and we let some of the more regular volunteers give us fusses now. We really love our fusses with people we know. We can be indoor or outdoor cats, we don’t mind. We need a really special home with people who are kind enough to help us come out of our shells. Could you be the special person we are looking for?

SNIFFS

Hey all! Sniffs here! Having a rough time of it with these silly humans. Here’s my tale of woe…. First I was given up by owners because I was unwanted! How that could possibly happen is beyond me… So I found myself at Pawprints at the end of 2018. I was finaalllyyy re homed in February BUT THEN, much to the mystery of the humans at Pawprints, I turned up as a stray at a vets. Fortunately I had a chip and it had my previous place of residence down as Pawprints, as well as the place I was re homed to. So when the vets couldn’t get in touch with my owners, they called Pawprints who of course came to my rescue for the second time, and here I was again at Pawprints. THEN (oh I’m not finished yet!) I buddied up with Marlon another resident and I was re homed with me (Marlon had his own tale of woe but all attention on me right now!) but after a few days we were sent back because they decided they had allergies! So here I am AGAIN!!! Can you believe it. Now lets get down to business. I’m approx 6 years old and if you turn your nose up and call me old then you don’t deserve me! So there! I’m not keen on other cats, although I could be persuaded. Now I’m off for a snooze, please direct all your enquiries towards my Social Media Manager and general assistant Racheal over on the Facebook page and form an orderly line, she will deal with you all shortly.

 

ROBYN

Hi there! I’m newcomer Robyn. I was found sleeping on a pile of leaves under an abandoned car. I was very very cold & a bit poorly, but Pawprints rescued me and are making me all better. I’m a lovely middle aged kitty. I was a bit scared at first but now I’m super sweet & friendly. Could you give a nice warm home to a princess like me?

 

RASTA

Hi I’m Rasta. I came to the rescue along with Jess, Blackie & Biscuit after our owners little person got the sneezes. We all came in with terrible dental problems & infections. So the people here took us to the dreaded vets & we have to take lots of medicine to make us better before we have our dental ops & can start our vaccinations. So I won’t be ready to leave here for a few weeks but you can still come & visit me & reserve me for when I’m ready. I’m a very sweet boy, I’m about 5 & I’m a little shy right now as I’m uncomfortable with my mouth but I like to have fusses & strokes with the people here while I’m snuggled up in my blankets. I’m fine with other cats, dogs & children & would make the puurrrfect addition to your house. I would soooo like to have a furrrever family. Could that be you?

 

HARRY AND CHESTER

Hello, we are Harry & Chester. We came to Pawprints & were re homed you them 3 years ago. However our human mum died suddenly in April & the family could no longer keep us. So here we are yet again. We are a bit shy at first but we are lovely sweet boys once we know you. Could you give us a second chance?

 

SIMBA

Details coming soon…

 

 

KITTENS

We do have kittens looking for homes. We only home kittens once they’ve reached the age of 12 weeks and we never home akitten under the age of 8 weeks as it goes against the animal welfare act, kittens are far too young to be away from their mother at such an age. When adopting a kitten from Pawprints you enter into an agreement that the kitten will be neutered/ spayed when it is old enough (usually around 4-6 months or when it has reached 2kg) and we will be informed by our vets when this has taken place.

If you would like to meet some of our kittens then please get in touch here.

Adoption Process

We are unable to home cats to anyone living on or very near to a main road or railway line, this is for their own safety. All cats are home checked (not as scary as it sounds promise). We appreciate that not everyone likes the idea of a home check, however we are responsible for the welfare of the cats in our care and it would be irresponsible of us to let just anyone walk off with them, without knowing where they are going. We are not there to judge you or your decor! We are there simply to check that everything is ok, that you don’t live on a main road and that you know everything you need to know to get your cat settled in.

We will ask for your address so we can look up your home to make sure it is in a suitable location. If we believe it to be unsuitable you will not be able to adopt the cat and we will contact you to let you know, all final decisions will be made by the rescue owner. We politely ask that you do not send family/ friends to argue on your behalf. A home check will be performed when we drop off the cat you would like to adopt to you, if everything is ok we will ask you to fill out an adoption form that signs the cat over to you. Up until this point we do have the right not to hand the cat over to you, however this only happens in very exceptional circumstances when we believe there is a risk to the cat/ kitten and is very rare.

Adoption Fees

All cats adopted from Pawprints Cat Rescue come with 5 weeks free insurance from Agria Pet Insurance and have been health checked by a vet, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have received treatment for fleas, ticks and worms. The adoption fee is to cover part of the cost. This basic care alone will cost us upwards of £150 and that’s before we add in costs of food, litter and any additional vet care. We ask for an adoption fee of £65 for adult cats and £80 for kittens, which is just a fraction of what we have paid out. This enables us to carry on our work of rescuing unwanted and abandoned cats.