Adopt

Interested in adopting?

COVID-19: We are still open through the current lockdown as animal rescues have been listed as an essential service. You can still visit the cats by APPOINTMENT ONLY. This is to ensure we can keep social distance measures in place. Please wear a mask when visiting, use the hand gel provided and keep 2m away from the person showing you around. If you are bringing members of your household with you to your appointment please let us know before your arrival. DO NOT VISIT THE RESCUE IF YOU HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 IN THE LAST 14 DAYS. IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER YOUR VISIT PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY.

We have lots of cats in our care who are sat waiting for their forever home to come along. From our young cats to our more senior cats, they would all love to say hello to you.

If you would like to enquire about any of our cats please fill out our adoption enquiry form and someone will be in touch with you to arrange a visit.

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

* We have lots of people wanting friendly cats under 5 years old and these cats usually get snapped up before they go up on the website. If this is the type of cat you are looking for and you don’t see one on the website please fill in a form and we will get in touch as soon as we have a match available for you.

TIVI

  • Approx 6 years old.
  • Female.
  • Needs outdoor access.
  • Cannot be re-homed with children.
  • Needs to be the only cat.
  • Cat savvy owner needed

Well hello there mere hoomans, my name is Tivi but my food slaves have rudely nick named me naughty cat & I’ve even heard the word diva thrown around too, I mean how very dare they! I’m very beautiful, even if I do say so myself & I promise I can be friendly, well at least to get what I want (which is usually food!). I enjoy a head scratch but I will use the paw when I’ve had enough! I’ve had it a bit rough these past couple of years, my former human took in another couple of cats & I really wasn’t having that so I moved out into the garden. They then decided to move & because I didn’t like the other cats they decided I’d be best to find a home to call my own so yeah, I am guarded but I have my reasons so I need an understanding human who can earn my trust. Could you be the one for me? If so, pop the food slaves an adoption enquiry & I’ll check my diary for a visit!

BLUE (reserved)

  • Cannot be re-homed with young children.
  • Partially deaf so very safe outdoor home ideally required, indoor home considered but would benefit from catio or secure garden access
  • Cat savvy owner needed

Well hello there, my name is Blue and I came to Pawprints in the summer when I was found living by a really busy main road. I was sneaking into a back yard to be fed but I was too scared to let them stroke me. I have to be honest, I am a bit wary of you humans! I think its partly because I can’t hear properly & find it hard to read you. I do let my carers fuss me now when feeding but will get the paw out if it’s too much. I think I could get braver with the right human to give me the time & patience to gain their trust. Maybe someone who has had a deaf cat before. Please don’t be fooled by my handsome innocent looks, you will need to work hard for me to call you my human. If you think you have what it takes then please fill out a form for me.

HUGO

  • Male
  • Approx 3 years old
  • Needs outdoor access
  • No young children

Hi, I’m Hugo. Pawprints rescued me off the streets after I’d been living rough, going from house to house for scraps. I’m a very timid boy who needs a little extra help to learn to trust you. I’m not used to people yet but the volunteers are helping me with this so I need someone who will understand and give me the time and space I need to come out of my shell. Could you give me a second chance?

TOMMY (reserved)

  • Male
  • 6 years old
  • No young children
  • Needs outdoor access
  • Suited to a retired couple/ individual or a family that are at home alot (not just in lockdown)

Hi, I’m Tommy. I’m in my foster home at the moment. I came here after my fosterer saw a post on Facebook about me. I’d been a stray for over 6 months and my nice feeders needed help with me so my fosterer came out to rescue me. I came here with worms and a very poorly mouth, I had 4 badly infected teeth! I was feeling very poorly but now I feel better after all my vet treatment. I’m starting my vaccinations very soon so I’m now looking for my 5 star forever home. I’m a giant softie and I LOVE cuddle times, I like to sit on my foster mums lap and have lots of head rubs. I’d happily sit on her lap ALL day but she says she has to go see to the other foster cats, how rude! I’m fine with other cats but sudden movements give me a shock sometimes so very little children might scare me, but sensible older ones would be fine. I do need someone who will be around alot (not just in lockdown) because I get lonely. I really am a gentle giant and just want someone to love me forever. Could I give you cuddles for forever and ever?

SKYE, PIPPA AND KUBA *Special & experienced home needed*

  • Skye – Approx 3-4 years old
  • Kuba & Pippa – Approx 2.5 years old
  • Outdoor access required

Our beautiful semi-feral family are needing a special and experienced home. Skye came to us with her 2 kittens Kuba and Pippa. Both Skye and Pippa are semi-feral and Pippa does not like to be touched. Kuba (front) is a friendly chap once you get to know him and gain his trust. They need a home with people who have previous experience with semi-feral or feral cats and who are willing to commit at least 6 months to helping settle these three in. They are a very bonded family and we have tried to separate them in the past but they have become very distressed so they need to be re-homed together.

SEEN ANYONE YOU LIKE? PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US VIA OUR ADOPTION ENQUIRY FORM AND SOMEONE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY TO ARRANGE A VISIT TO MEET OUR RESIDENTS

KITTENS

 

We are a rescue that mainly focuses on adult cats and usually only have one lot of kittens in at a time. However, sometimes we do have kittens looking for homes which will be stated on this page. We only home kittens once they’ve reached the age of 12 weeks and we never home a kitten 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.

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 we 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 them go 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 initially so we can look up your home to make sure it is in a suitable location. If we believe it to be unsuitable, we will contact you to let you know. All final decisions are made by the rescue owner. 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 £75 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.