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 £60 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  Coco and Scamp

 

 

 

 

 

Coco has been in the cattery far too long.  She is a stunning 2 year old female black cat who is neutered and will come with her first vaccination and 5 weeks health insurance.  Coco is super friendly and a big strong girl who is in stunning condition with the softest fur and she would love to go out in a safe location. Coco would suit being a lone cat as she would love lots of attention and would be a great companion. She would suit a family with slightly older children as she is quite bouncy. Wonderfully clean and eats absolutely all her food.  A lovely cat for a black cat fancier. Please come and meet her.

 

 

 

 

This is 4 year old Scamp who is looking for just the right home where he will be understood. Scamp is certainly a scamp he is a cat who definitely doesn’t like children due probably to poor socialisation as a kitten. He likes to rough play which can be misunderstood and his behaviour can be unpredictable. His owner would happily keep Scamp if it was just her but due to having young children she feels that she cannot trust him. He loves to be out hunting, is a clean boy who uses a tray well too. Scamp would be suited to an adult only home and he loves a cosy place to sleep and a garden to play in. He doesn’t roam far and would be a good companion for someone who understands him. He is a beautiful looking cat but just has a wild playful streak. We have found homes for similar cats before and once they are adopted they completely turn the corner and their behaviour moderates. Are you an experienced cat owner who wouldn’t be phased by Scamp? We would love to hear from you?

 

 

 

 

 

Coco handsome 2 year old female would like to be the only cat would like somewhere she can go out safely, Coco is a lovely cat with a forthright personality older children more suitable
(reserved)Hamlet brother to Harriett approximately 4 months old.These are the most cute kittens, full of life and mischief, can be shy Initially but are getting better and better at being handled and love to play. Would benefit from some one who has the time and experience to give to these beauties so they can be the very best they can.
(reserved)Harriett and brother Hamlet approximately 4 months old we would love to see these two adopted together. These are the most handsome kittens, full of life and mischief, can be shy Initially but are getting better and better at being handled and love to play. Would benefit from some one who has the time and experience to give to these beauties so they can be the very best they can.
Cupcake has had rather a poor start in life and would benefit from a calm loving home with an experienced cat owner. She is a lovely girl closely bonded with friend Luna and we would like to see them adopted together, approximately 2 years old
Little Luna and her friend Cupcake have been passed from pillar to post and need and experienced cat owner who could offer ideally both the girls a calm and loving home. Sweet and gentle but needing tlc,we estimate only about 1 year old.
Pickle is just a kitten herself and would like a home with her boy Branston who is shy but will blossom once he finds someone who will nurture him. A gorgeous pair who love to race about and play
Maisie is 7 years old, has a lovely temperament and is friendly. She would be happy in a fairly quiet home with adults and no other cats. Maisie seems fairly agile but would benefit from losing weight. Her new owner would therefore need to feed a limited diet and encourage her to be more active. Maisie was initially bewildered and can be shy until she gets to know you. She is neutered, microchipped and will be fully vaccinated + flea/worm treatment and 5 weeks free insurance.
Introducing our delightful little Imelda. She has been straying for about a year and had two litters of kittens in someone’s garden before she was brought in to us. She can’t be more than 18 months – 2 years old. We’d love to see her warm and snuggled on someone’s sofa in her forever home for winter.
Bonnie 7 years old female who is being attacked everytime she is let out. She has been hit by a car in the past which broke her pelvis in 4 places, she healed well but finds it hard to get out of the way from other animals. Bonnie is very timid and doesn’t seem to like children or other animals and would like a nice safe relaxed home.

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