Interested in adopting?
COVID-19: We are still open through the current lockdown as animal rescue has been listed as an essential service. You can still visit the cats by appointment ONLY. This is to ensure we can keep social distances measures in place. Please wear a mask when visiting the rescue, 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.
- Estimated 7 years old.
- Needs outdoor access.
- Can be re homed with sensible older children.
Meet Tigger. This handsome boy came to us after his previous owner moved out and left him behind. Since then he has collected himself a few feeders and has been wandering the streets. We first became aware of him when he started turning up at the rescue for food twice a week. We asked around and managed to find out his story. Tigger can be a little cautious when you meet him but he soon warms up to you and is a lovely and friendly boy. He can occasionally get spooked so we don’t feel like a home with very young children would be suitable. He will need a garden to go out in when he is ready, but any new owner must commit to keeping him in for the first 6 weeks so he can get used to things. Tigger is ok with other cats but he is a big lad so may intimidate other cats. If he is to be re homed to a household with other cats then experience introducing cats is required.
If you feel like you could give Tigger a home please fill in an adoption enquiry form and his fosterer, Sarah, will be in touch.
McGUINNESS *Experienced Cat Home Needed*
- Needs outdoor access
- NOT suited to a family with children
- Needs to be an only cat
Meet McGuinness. This handsome boy came to us just before the first lockdown. He was found as a stray living in an area of Bradford notorious for abandoned cats. He’s had a tough life that’s for sure. We think McGuinness is over 10 years old. When he came to us he was in such a state that he had to have 2 dental operations, blood work, steroids & antibiotics to make him better. He now has no teeth (doesn’t stop him messy eating everything in sight!) & his blood work showed him to be a FIV+ cat. He needs an cat savvy home as while he’s a lovely boy he can get a bit impatient and swipey at times if he doesn’t get his own way. We know McGuinness will be hard to re-home due to his age & FIV+ status but we believe this boy must have spent years living on the streets & we think he deserves a chance at a lovely home. If you would like to have a chat about McGuinness or would like to discuss any of his needs, please fill out an adoption enquiry form & we will be in touch.
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
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.
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.
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.