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.

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

* 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.

 

TEDDY (Visit with view to adopt)

  • Male
  • Approximately 7 years old
  • Cannot be re homed with other cats or dogs
  • Needs outdoor access

Hi everyone I’m Teddy. I came here after I was living as a stray outside some high rise flats, scavenging in bins. I was a bit battered when I came in, I previously fractured my jaw (likely kicked) & I have previously broken my tail (I only have 3/4 left). It doesn’t bother me though. Pawprints have put me back together & they say I should have no more problems. Yay! I look a little wonky but my foster mummy says I’m a handsome warrior, and my battle wounds show everyone how brave I am. I’m super cute & friendly, if I do say so myself. I can be a little wary at first but after a few minutes I will be insisting you pay attention to me. I love food, treats, my heater in my foster cabin, sunbathing & having head rubs from my foster mummy. Do you think you could give a home to a handsome boy like me?


BELLA (Visit with view to adopt)

  • Female
  • 6 years old
  • Needs outdoor access
  • No young children

Hi, I’m Bella! I’ve been in this place since December because my hooman left me with someone else but they didn’t want me and so Pawprints came to my rescue. I was realllyyyy scared when I arrived, it was so cold and I wasn’t used to the outdoors much especially because I had poorly skin too. I got a cold and the nice ladies took care of me and found me a nice foster home which was much warmer! I’ve had to have a magic jab to help my skin because the vet people say I have a flea allergy so it’s very important that you put that horrid spot on thing on me every month even if I don’t like it! I also have a nice spray at my foster home that cools my skin and that has made me feel much better, my fur is almost grown back now! I don’t let something like that worry me though, I like to sit in the window and peruse my kingdom and if the blinds are on, oh what fun I have batting them around! I also like climbing, my foster mum was very surprised to find me on top of the kitchen cupboard! I thought it was rather amusing! I’m not too fussed about sitting on knees and stuff but I do like to have a fuss and sit in the room with my hoomans. I’d like someone who is patient as I will probably be a bit shy to start and a pretty quiet home with safe garden access. If you think you could be my new hooman please fill out the adoption enquiry form and the rescue peeps will be in touch.

 

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 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.