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, 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

TIMMY

  • Male
  • Approx 4 years old
  • Needs outdoor access
  • Needs to be the only cat

Hello, Timmy here! The kind people at Pawprints came to my rescue after I didn’t have anywhere to go. A nice lady was feeding me and asked for help as she couldn’t find my humans. I’m very friendly and enjoy a little play and fusses but too much of it can be a bit overwhelming. I do love people but the hoomans here say I need a home that has been used to having cats as I am a little unsure at times even though I act all confident. You have to keep your street creds don’t you! I’d make a great companion so purrlease pick me!

WESLEY

  • Male
  • Approximately 7 years old
  • FIV+
  • Needs a cat savvy owner
  • Would love a catio/secure garden

Helllooooo, I’m Wesley or Wez for short. I came here after spending around 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 and poorly when I came but Pawprints got me to the vets and sorted me out. Sadly I’m FIV+ so I’m not allowed to play out where other cats are because if I got into a fight I could pass it on through a bite wound but if I could find the purrfect hooman who would make me a catio or secure garden so I still get to be able to play out a little I would love you furever! Other than the FIV I’m in good health and have put on a few pounds whilst I’ve been here! More to love! I’m a big fusspot now and I’d love a forever home. I know I’m not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but I really hope there is someone out there to love me for me. Is it you?

CHOPS

  • Male
  • Approx 6 years old
  • Needs outdoor access

Hello, I’m Chops  and I was rescued from the streets after giving the hoomans a bit of a run around. I didn’t know I needed help, I had at least 6 good food joints keeping me in supply but the hoomans said I was crossing busy roads to get to them and they didn’t want me to get hurt so here I am . I don’t mind it here, I have food on tap but I’d like it even better if I had a home of my own. I even give the hoomans my well practiced cute meow from my bed to try to get them to bring the food to me. It works sometimes! I’m a little timid at first and need a home where you’ve had cats before so will be patient to let me come around at my pace. I might be OK with older children. I’m not sure how I feel about other cats, I am used to being the top cat but check out these looks, how could I not be?! So what are you waiting for? Pick me!

KITTY

  • Female
  • 7 years old
  • Needs outdoor access 
  • Ideally an only cat home

Hey, I’m Kitty and I arrived here with 2 other cats after our mum became poorly. The hoomans have been trying to get to know me better but I’ve been in hiding mostly here, I’m not so keen on being couped up with these two, luckily they are reserved so I’ll get my own space soon! The hoomans feel I would prefer to be an only princess and I think they are right, I don’t mind the others if I have to but prefer my own space. I’m a sweet girl but finding rescue life quite stressful so the sooner I can be out of here the better! So can you purrlease break me out?!

SKYE, KUBA & PIPPA (RESERVED)

*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. All are semi-feral. Kuba (front) is the most friendly followed by Skye who has come on leaps and bounds this past year and then ‘the lesser spotted’ Pippa who makes an appearance for food and fusses on her terms. 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 not looking for a solely outdoor home, they deserve to enjoy home comforts. They do love to play out though! 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.