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.
PLEASE READ OUR ADOPTION PROCESS BELOW. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING ADOPTING FROM US, PLEASE CONTACT MATT US USING THE DETAILS AT THE END OF THIS PAGE.
1: You can view all our available cats on our website; we will try to include as much information on each cat as possible so please read the full wording. When you contact us, 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 your address, contact number, 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. Our cats are usually in foster homes within our branch area, we will arrange a call with the foster carers once we have all the information mentioned above.
2: A home visit is usually carried our by your local branch before adoption. Due to COVID-19 we have been doing home visits via video calls or you can send us pictures of your home and garden area. We can arrange this once you have spoken with the foster carer.
3: If everything is suitable for the cat and you wish to go ahead, we will email you an adoption form and details of how you can pay the adoption fee via bank transfer – please see below for details of what our adoption fee covers.
4: In some rare cases cats may need to leave the branch before they have been neutered. In these circumstances 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 if applicable.
ADOPTION FEES AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
Our standard cat/kitten adoption fee is from £100 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.
Here is what our cat/kitten adoption fee covers:
- Vet Check (£35.95)
- Flea & Worm Treatment (£20.00)
- Vaccinations (£36.50)
- Neutering (£64 male or £97 female)
- Micro-chipping (£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 MATT ON THE EMAIL ADDRESS SHOWN BELOW. EMAIL IS THE EASIEST & QUICKEST OPTION AND WE AIM TO REPLY TO YOU WITHIN 24 HOURS. PLEASE ADD OUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO YOUR SAFE SENDERS LIST TO MAKE SURE OUR REPLY ISNT INCORRECTLY FILTERED AS JUNK/SPAM.
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