Adopt

Interested in adopting?

COVID-19: We are still open through the current pandemic but are having to do things a bit differently. You can still visit the cats but 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.

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 for a chat. Please keep in mind that we are run entirely by volunteers who do this around full time jobs and families, but we will try to get back to you as quickly as possible.

MEET OUR RESIDENTS

 

WESLEY

Wesley

  • Male
  • Approximately 7 years old
  • FIV+

Hi, I’m Wesley. I came here after spend 6 years living on the streets. I’m a bit battered as you can see. I have my war wounds from my street days. I was scared, tired & poorly when I came but Pawprints got me to the vets & saved me. Sadly I have FIV so I do have to be an indoor cat because FIV can spread to other cats through bite wounds but if I could find the purrfect hooman who would make me a catio or secure garden so I still get my fresh air I will love you furever! I do have to be an only cat for the same reason. I’m a big fusspot now I’ve got used to it here & I’d love a forever home. I’ve never had one. I know I’m a lot to take on with my battered face & my FIV & I know I’m not the youngest, but I really really want someone to love. Could you help me?

NESTA AND SHEBA

  • Females
  • 18 months old
  • Sisters

Hi, we are Nesta and Sheba. We came here after our owner could no longer care for us. We are sisters and love each other very much so must be re-homed together.  We are big fuss posts and love tickles and strokes. We can be timid and hiss when we first meet you but it’s just because we don’t know you yet. Give us a few minutes and we will see you aren’t scary. We are absolute sweethearts if we do say so ourselves and we would love a second chance in a nice home. We have been indoor cats but we could go outside if you had a nice safe garden away from any of those busy roads.

DUKE

  • Male
  • Approx 7 years old.
  • Needs outdoor access

Hi I’m Duke. I came here after I was found in a back garden living as a stray. I was very dirty and covered in matts. Fortunately Pawprints came out to save me and got me help. I was very scared when I came here & hissed at everyone but the volunteers have been working on my social skills & now I love fuss time. I’m a big softie but you have to get to know me first, can’t be too careful. I would really love a forever home if you think you could give a gorgeous boy like me a chance.

 

BASIL

Basil

  • Male
  • Approx 3 years old
  • Cannot be homed with young children
  • Needs outdoor access.

Hi everyone I’m Basil. I came here after I’d been living on the streets for a while. I’m a scaredy cat but I have been taking treats from the volunteers & coming out to say hello. I’m a lovely boy but I’m very misunderstood because I hiss when I see new people. It’s not because I’m mean, I just don’t know you yet & I learned on the streets to be cautious. I’m what they call a project cat. It means I really need a hooman that sees my purrtential and is willing to be patient with me. I am open to a feline friend or two to help me be more cat too! Could you give me a chance?

JIMMY

Jimmy

  • Male
  • Approx 7 years old
  • Adult only home
  • Needs outdoor access

Hello there, my name in Jimmy and I was rescued from the streets by some kind ladies who were looking out for me. I was a bit poorly with my eyes and my mouth hurt so I had to have nasty meds and a some teeth out. I do feel better now though! I’ll be honest, I’m struggling here with rescue life and find it hard to let myself go when the humans try to pet me. I’m certain with my own human and patience I will make the loyalist pet but I need someone to put their trust in me. Could that be you?

RUFUS

Rufus

  • Male
  • Approx 3 years old
  • Cannot be homed with young children
  • Needs to be an only cat 
  • Needs outdoor access

Hello! I’m Rufus! I was rescued from the streets by the kind hoomans here after a nice lady who was feeding me got worried about a wound I had on my face. Being on the streets is hard, I got into a scrap but the rescue ladies treated me and now I’m much better. I love attention and head butting the hoomans, I’m not so keen on other cats though and can occasionally play a bit rough so no tiny people sorry. So what are you waiting for?! Which lucky hooman is taking me home?

EDWARD & LUCY

  • Brother & Sister
  • 4 years old
  • Friendly

Hi, we are Edward & Lucy. Sadly our owner became too unwell to look after us, so the people at Pawprints came to our rescue. As you can see we are absolutely gorgeous. We are very friendly & love all our fusses. We are very bonded so we must have a home together. We really are the most perfect pair. Could you give us a second chance?

BILLY

Billy

Billy

  • Male
  • 7 years old
  • Indoor cat
  • Adult only home

Hello! I’m Billy and I had to come here when my human was moving and couldn’t take me with him 🙁 I’ve been quite sad but I do have a foster mum and dad looking after me while I look for a new furever.home. I’m a bit shy, I’ve been used to  a quiet home but I’m a huge softy once I’ve got to know you and I do like my foster mum’s lap! I’ve never played out, it’s a bit scary out there so I think I’d rather stay safely in the warmth. Can you be my furever hooman?

SKYE, KUBA & PIPPA *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. 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.