RSPCA KEIGHLEY, CRAVEN & UPPER WHARFEDALE: OUR CAT ADOPTION PROCESS
We always have lots of rescue cats that are looking for their ‘forever homes’. Some of the cats haven’t had the best start to their life but they are still willing to show love and affection; it’s our aim to make sure that all our cats are re-homed in the best possible environment. We are the only voices the animals have so please don’t be put off by any questions we may need to ask you. Please also feel free to ask us any questions, we are always happy to help you during or after the adoption process.
*IMPORTANT: Our branch cats are usually cared for at foster homes within our branch area. If you would like to view a cat or would like more information on any of our cats, please firstly read the whole adoption process below. Our contact details can be found at the end of this page. Viewings will usually take place at the foster carer’s home where you can spend time with the cat and ask any questions you may have. If you wish to view more than one cat, you may have to visit multiple foster carers. Please let us know which cat(s) you are interested in adopting when you contact us.
1: Contact us regarding your chosen cat(s). Please try to send us as much information as possible so we can make sure your chosen cat(s) are a match for you. Please include details of where you live, if you have children, other pets, if your property is rented do you have authorisation from your landlord to allow pets, how long would the cat be left for work or other commitments and are there any main roads nearby that might be a safety concern when the cat goes outdoors. We will let you know where the cat(s) are being cared for and ask the fosterer to contact you regarding arranging a suitable time to view.
2: A home visit will be carried out before any animals are allowed to leave the branch. The home visit will be carried out by your local branch who will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
3: If the home visit is successful an appointment must be made to collect the animal. When collecting the animal, all adoption paperwork will be completed and the balance of the adoption fee paid.
4: Some cats may need to leave the branch before they have been neutered. A free neutering voucher will be issued to cover the cost, the voucher must be used within 6 months of the adoption date. This will be discussed with you on the adoption day.
ADOPTION FEES AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
Our cat/kitten adoption fee is £80 each, below is a breakdown of what’s included with the adoption fee for your reference. We have also noted the average cost of each procedure at a private vets – shown in brackets. We believe our adoption fee represents excellent value and in addition to everything shown below, you will also qualify for a free four weeks pet insurance trial too. Further information will be provided once you have adopted from us.
Here is what our £80 cat/kitten adoption fee covers:
- Vet Check (£35.95)
- Flea & Worm Treatment (£20.00)
- Vaccinations (£36.50)
- Neutering (£64 male or £97 female)
- Microchipping (£18.00)
- FIV test for feline aids (£51.00)
- Some cats may also need a dental scale and polish which is around £260 but this fee could be higher if extractions are needed.
TO ADOPT ANY CATS SHOWN ON THIS WEBSITE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR BRANCH DIRECTLY. EMAIL IS THE QUICKEST OPTION AND WE AIM TO REPLY TO YOU WITHIN 24 HOURS. IF YOU WISH TO CALL US, OUR PHONE LINE IS OPEN EVERY WEEKEND & BANK HOLIDAYS TOO.
Telephone: 07949 229955