Adopt

Interested in adopting?

PLEASE NOTE: We are open via appointment ONLY. This is so we do not have multiple people turning up to see the cats at the same time and we can keep to social distancing rules. If you turn up without an appointment you will be turned away.

We are experiencing a high volume of enquires and now have a waiting list for people wanting to adopt friendly cats under 5 years old. Due to the vets not being fully open, there are limited appointments, meaning it’s taking us longer than usual to get a cat ready for adoption. If you are looking for a cat over 5 or are happy to give a second chance to a shy cat then please have a look at our cats below.

We have plenty 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. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY KITTENS

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

 

ROBYN

  • Approx 7 years old.
  • Female.
  • Needs Outdoor Access
  • Adult Only Home.
  • Requires Experienced Owners

Hi there! I’m 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 made me all better. I’m a lovely middle aged kitty. I’m a bit feisty and a bit of a girl boss! I like to do things on my own terms. I like to sit near my foster family and on my chair, I like being around them but I’m not so keen on being fussed over a lot although I occasionally allow them a stroke. I will need an experienced home who can handle my feisty side. I will need access to the outdoors in my new home. Could you give a nice warm home to a princess like me?

 

MOLLY

  • 13 years old
  • Female
  • Indoor ONLY cat
  • 3 legs
  • Suited to retired couple/ individual
  • Cannot be re homed with other cats

Hello, I’m Molly. I’m 13 years old and I’m a very special girl because I have 3 legs! I am clever. It’s recent though. I was found in Halifax as a stray cat looking for food and I was injured. The vets had to amputate my leg to save me, so I’m down to 3. I’m a hugely affectionate girl and I love sitting on my foster mums lap for ages and all I want is fusses and cuddles. I do get lonely so I would ideally suited to a retired couple or retired individual where I would be fussed all the time. I have to be an indoor cat, this is not negotiable, because it would be dangerous for me to go outdoors. I need a home with no other cats, I have met my foster mums cat & I can’t say I’m impressed. I’d like to be the princess in my very own castle.  If you’d like to know more about me them my foster mum helps run the website so just fill out the adoption enquiry form and she will be in touch.

NOTE FROM HUMANS: Molly is not ready to be adopted immediately but she can be reserved pending her final vet check. She has to be taken for her final check up to have her stitches removed before she can go to her new home. Currently we cannot allow people to visit individual foster home but we are doing meetings via video calls. We appreciate this may not be ideal but is the best we can do under the current lockdown rules.

Molly gets around just fine on 3 legs so she can live in a home with stairs.

 

BUSTER

  • 10+ years old.
  • Male
  • Requires experienced owners
  • Adult only home

Hi everyone, I’m Buster. I ended up at Pawprints because my owner became ill and could no longer care for me. I’m about 10 but could be older. I get nervous when meeting people for the first time so I can come of as shy but once I know you I am a huge softie and love fuss time. I can live with other cats with the right introductions or I can be the king of the castle by myself. I will need an experienced home and access to the outdoors when I am ready. Could you give a second chance to a boy like me?

 

SKYE, PIPPA AND KUBA *Extra special home needed

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.

FREDDIE (reserved)

Meet Freddie! This handsome boy is very special. Freddie came to us after his previous owner moved away. He was in a bit of a state. He had terrible worms, fleas, wasn’t vaccinated and had never been neutered. We got him all sorted out at our vets and we worked on finding him a forever home. Unfortunately in early 2020 one of our volunteers found Freddie in his pen struggling to breathe and dragging his back leg. We immediately rushed him to our vets who treated him, it was touch and go for a while, but our vets did amazing work, monitored Freddie 24/7 and had him in an oxygen tent to help him. After a heart scan and several test it was discovered that Freddie had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Which is a condition where a portion of the heart becomes thickened. Freddie takes a couple of different meds, but he’s quite happy to chomp them down if they are mixed with fresh chicken! Freddie is only 4 year old and hasn’t had much of a life so far. His condition will mean he is not a cat that will live to see his elderly years, but our boy has a good few years and more in him as long as his condition is carefully managed.

Freddie’s care is expensive and we appreciate that this could be difficult for even the most well meaning of people. So we are willing to pay for his vet treatment, however you would need to be able to get him to Gatehouse Vets to see our vet Terry as Gatehouse provide us with a significant discount for treatment.

Freddie is an absolute sweetheart and is a secret favourite among everyone at Pawprints. Even the vets love him! While we do our absolute best for Freddie we know that a rescue is not the best place for a cat long term, Freddie is already getting stressed and can be occasionally be grumpy because he wants a home of his own and doesn’t understand why he can’t have one.

Taking on a cat like Freddie is a big commitment but you will have the reward of knowing you get to give him the best years of his life. If you would like to know more about Freddie then please get in touch via our adoption enquiry form below and we can tell you a bit more about him and his condition and even put you in touch with his vets.

 

BOOTS AND SOCKS *Extra Special Home Needed

  • 4 years old
  • Male
  • Brothers
  • Special Needs

Hi! We are Boots and Socks. We are a lovely pair of 4 year old brothers who have been here since September 2019 after our owners gave us up. Unfortunately Boots had been a bit poorly and has IBS and has to be on a diet of easy to digest foods. It is a condition that will have to be managed his whole life. Unfortunately this means no one wants him. We will both need access to outdoor in our new home. We would love a second chance. If you would like to learn more about us please get in touch via the adoption enquiry form and chat to the humans about Boot’s condition.

 

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

 

UPDATE: WE DO NOT HAVE ANY 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 £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.