If you’ve made it to this page you are thinking about adopting a cat.

Please read everything we have to say below before completing our pre adoption questionnaire.

 

Firstly:

Before you think of adopting a cat or kitten please consider where you live. Is it close to a busy road or fast traffic? Do you live near supermarket car parks, railway lines, factories or other hazards. Cats are like little children they don’t understand what happens if they cross a road, they act entirely on impulse. Sometimes our foster mums will work tirelessly with a cat for many months so they don’t want them to end up under the wheels of a car. We will not rehome any of our cats where we think they will be at risk. We cannot avoid cars but we have to find the best and safest homes for our cats and kittens. Shropshire Street Cats.

Points to consider before you apply for a cat:

  1. Some  (but not all) of our cats are  traumatised, insecure and sometimes they have also been physically abused. It will be your responsibility to rehabilitate these cats which will require your patience, understand and full cooperation.
  2. They often need a lot of time spent on them so generally they are not suitable to be left for long periods of time. Kittens in particular benefit from not being left for long periods so please consider this before applying. Please make sure you have time to spend with your cat or kitten for play  and  socialisation.
  3. We are looking for homes for all our cats where they live as part of the family. Please consider the age of the cat/kitten you want to adopt against your own age before applying. Some cats can live into their twenties so you will have to make provision for them in your old age should you not be able to care for them. Whilst we understand life holds no guarantees we try to give every cat the best possible chance of a home for the rest of it’s life.
  4. We will allow cats to be adopted to homes with children of all ages as long as the cat is suitable for that environment. We will discuss your circumstances and try to determine if the cat you’re interested in will be suitable for your home/family/lifestyle/other pets.
  5.  Your garden must be safe, away from traffic and passing cars and not close to any hazards ie factories, shopping areas, car parks.
  6. We are looking for wonderful, responsible, forever homes. That means asking questions and trying to marry up the correct pet with the prospective family. We are not judgmental but we have a very large responsibility to make sure we do what’s right for you and especially for our charges.

Adoption Procedure

Once you have completed an application form you will be automatically added to our database.

If you have applied for a specific cat we will discuss some of your answers in order to ascertain if we think the cat you are applying for is a suitable match for your lifestyle,  or if we have any cats relative to your application. If we do not feel the cat is a match we will keep you on our list or we may suggest a different cat to you. If we feel your application is a match we will contact you, we will be able to tell you a lot more about the cat and answer any questions you may have.

Once it is agreed to go ahead with the application, and you have decided on a cat that you would like to adopt after meeting him or her a home check will be arranged.

In some circumstances you may be asked to provide references, i.e. if you live in rented accommodation we will need to see proof that your landlord allows you to have a cat.

All members of the family and any pets who will be living with the cat you want to adopt must come to meet the new cat or be available to meet at the home check stage. We do not we do not let third parties collect for you or deliver cats to their new homes unless they are verified through u

If you are applying for a kitten you will also be asked to sign a contract to say you will neuter your kitten at a certain age and get your vet to sign a proof of neutering certificate once spayed or neutered.

Adult cats are neutered, micro chipped, had at least their first inoculation, flea treatment and wormed. All kittens are flead, wormed, micro chipped, had at least their first inoculation. If your kitten has not been spayed/neutered a declaration will be signed at time of adoption requiring a new owner to spay or neuter. Each cat is covered by Agria Insurance for 5 weeks, the first week is accident only and the next 4 weeks are full health insurance.

Adoption Fee

The adoption fee for our cats is at £65 and we would appreciate it if you could donate more than this to help other rescue cats and kittens in our care.  The adoption fee is  considered a donation to Shropshire Street Cats  and thereby is NON REFUNDABLE.

Where it goes:

  1. We spend a huge amount each year on vet treatments and supplies. All our adult cats are spayed (unless there is a medical reason for not doing so), have had at least the first inoculation, micro chipped and wormed.
  2. If needed, we have x-rays, lab tests, specialist procedures and operations carried out and often numerous additional medicines and treatments are needed for both adult cats and kittens. There is often specialist food to buy and the upkeep and heating of our pens.
  3. The adoption fee for kittens (although they are not spayed/neutered) goes towards the worming and inoculations and helps with the extra costs of so many specialist operations that other cats at Shropshire Street Cats have to endure to give them a chance of a normal life.
  4. Volunteers spend a huge amount of time and effort fostering, fundraising, transporting and carrying out admin, all done voluntarily.

We hope this will help everyone understand the cost of running this rescue and also let people see where their donations are spent. We are a not for profit rescue and  a registered charity.

If you are happy to proceed please fill in the questionnaire below and return it to us via email at: [email protected]

download our adoption questionnaire form here

Cats of the Month Douglas,  Phoebe and Steve, Coco and Minou

 

Douglas  is a black and white Heinz 57 breed and very handsome big cat, very lovable. He loves cuddles but not loud noises.  Douglas needs an experienced cat owner without young children and with plenty of safe outdoor space as this boy is very active for his 7 years! He is a great chap loves his food and is such a clean boy would be a great cat to adopt and so big! How can you resist that face! Douglas has been waiting patiently since April this year without a visit!  Come on lets get this big chunky boy a home for Christmas!!!!

 

Phoebe and Steve are 6 year old companions who would like a lovely new home together. Phoebe can be shy at times but very affectionate once you have gained her trust. She likes to be outside all day but doesn’t go much further than the garden and she doesn’t hunt. Phoebe likes to snooze on your knee and once she trusts you will allow you to cuddle her and will sit on your shoulder. She gets on fine with children who don’t want to grab her. Steve is friendly and also likes to be outside all day doesn’t go far but does like to hunt.Steve is very calm but doesnt like to be smothered. These two cats would like a home where they can be loved and go outside in safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two golden Oldies Coco and Minou. These great old girls just want a cosy fireside and a lap to cuddle up to.  They have lived with a respectful dog in the past.  Older children only as these old gals like their peace and quiet!  Coco is deaf and would need a little consideration.  These 12 year old would be a delight to adopt with someone who can offer them a safe and peaceful retirement home.

Agnes has been through so much and is now looking for her ‘purrfect’ home.  She came in as a stray with two abscesses, a severely infected ear and starving.  After 3 months of care she has now doubled in weight and is in good health.  Unfortunately her ear canal and outer ear have had to be removed so for her safety she can no longer roam freely.  She has adapted well to being confined but enjoys spending time outdoors in the catio.  She is very friendly and affectionate and likes to jump on your lap.  Her ideal home would be as an only cat with adults and a catio (or maybe conservatory) where she can relax and enjoy the sunshine.  If Agnes could be the cat for you then please get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dougal is a Black and White Heinz 57 breed. Neutured 7 year old male, very lovable, but can be sparky! He loves cuddles but not loud noises. Need an experienced cat owner without young children and plenty of outdoor space as this boy is active. Dougal would be ideal for an experienced cat owner without young children.
How about a little ray of Sunshine in your life? very tender,affectionate,calm and friendly and a round one year old and few months Sunshine is speyed,wormed,flead,vaccinated(polyvalent+rabies) passport,microchip,can travel to Uk anytime and can be delivered at home. Sunshine was found this winter in a basement in Romania, we think someone dumped her and she tried to find a shelter in that basement,she ate from a dumpster. What a little ray of sunshine!!! Would you like to welcome this little girl into your home.
Yummy mummy Bourbon has raised her two kids, Biscuit and Bourbon and is looking for a safe loving home with or without her kittens
Its the carry on crew! Babs, Hattie and Sydney (Sydney is female!) These cute kittens really need an experienced owner who has plenty of time to give them the love and attention that is needed to compound all the work Janet has put in to socialise these lovelies. Not suitable for a family with very young children
This is dear Tilly who is such sweet girl and is desperate for a new home. She has had a bad time and needs a very understanding experienced home who will bring her back to the cat she used to be. Here she is in happier times she does get on well with dogs! Its people who have let her down.
Meet Fearless Fred a little kitty who would love a quieter home with someone prepared to continue to give him the love and attention of his fosterer and make him feel nice and secure.
Meg is a fairly independent 5 year old who likes to be out in the fresh air a lot. She is friendly on her own terms and would suit a family with a respectful dog and slightly older children
5 year old Binx loves everyone he loves a cuddle and he likes to go out in the garden and explore so will need a safe home and gets on well with other animals.
(reserved)Like peas in a pod! This is Reza Gavin’s brother a stunning 5 month old grey tabby kitten we have been trying to find a home with his brother Gavin but are thinking maybe it’s time they were considered to be adopted separately. Reza being a curious youg boy would love preferably a countryside home where he can go out and explore in safety. Both Reza and his brother are shy with new people but once they get to know you it’s a different story so we need to find someone who understands they will need time to feel settled. The boys are neutered and will come first vaccinated microchipped and with 5 weeks insurance. They are such stunners and we adore them so only a wonderful home for each of them. Is that you?
(reserved)Beatrice – she takes her time with everything ! Never rushes for food and sits back and observed her siblings playing before she joins in.
Sylvester – should have called him dopey! He’s the most chilled out of the fluffy family kittens
Bovril – very vocal and the most loving of all of the fluffy family kittens. Bovril wants nothing more than to be cuddled.
Stumpy – (female) the second smallest in the fluffy litter but the most playful!
Tussie . Loves attention and is no longer hiding under the bookcase. She still feeding her kittens and is getting braver by the day. Beautiful purring girl – still needs work but she’s going to be a lovely girl for someone
Duke. Cool dude. Loves sitting on shelves and watching the birds. Mischief-maker. 5months old and neutered. At present Star at the Cat Cafe!
Maggie. Reserved soul. Very sweet little girl who would benefit from some one-on-one attention to bring out the best in her. A star in the making, but overshadowed by her siblings.5 months old and neutered and at present star at our cat cafe!
Zeta. Those eyes! Obsessed with feathers, she’ll play with a chase toy for hours. 5 months old and neutered and one of the shadow kittens currently starring at our cat cafe!
(reserved)Bluebell. Superstar of the little shadows litter. A real gem of a cat. Cuddly, fussy, confident. No concept of personal space. Uses humans like a climbing frame.
Sadie. Cuddly gorgeous girl. Loving and playful in equal measure. Would fit into any family. Likes sitting in bags. 5 months old and at present a star at our cat cafe!
Sal Paradise. Named after the main character in ‘On the Road’. Loves food. Super-loud purr. Striking cheekbones! 5 months old and neutered at present a star at our cat cafe!
Tiny sisters Flo and Dottie are looking for a lovely home either together or separately
Meet handsome Hermes 7 years old used to living with a busy family can be an indoor or going outdoor too cat. Very friendly boy.
Agnes has been through so much and is now looking for her ‘purrfect’ home. She came in as a stray with two abscesses, a severely infected ear and starving. After 3 months of care she has now doubled in weight and is in good health. Unfortunately her ear canal and outer ear have had to be removed so for her safety she can no longer roam freely. She has adapted well to being confined but enjoys spending time outdoors in the catio. She is very friendly and affectionate and likes to jump on your lap. Her ideal home would be as an only cat with adults and a catio (or maybe conservatory) where she can relax and enjoy the sunshine. If Agnes could be the cat for you then please get in touch.