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  Kevin, King George II and Opal

We are on the hunt for a very special home for Kevin. We rehomed Kevin over 4 years ago after he was picked up as a stray. We eventually found Kevin’s original owners who wanted him rehomed as he was always going missing and their children got very upset. Kevin was adopted to  a 5 star home but after a few weeks he upped sticks and left. Kevin has just turned up after over 4 years!!! Fleabitten and with a bite wound but all in all in remarkably good condition. Kevin is a mature cat who needs to be safe and looked after. He is a friendly boy who would be suitable only for either a good sized home with a catio or with a garden that is catproofed other wise he will be on the move again!!! It must be the gypsy in him. Do you have a soft spot for handsome big black toms could you keep Kevin safe and sound?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King George II is a big handsome black cat with white throat, paws and impressive white whiskers to match. He needs a new home through no fault of his own as his owners want to spend more time abroad. 

He is 11 yrs old, neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. He is a friendly sweet natured boy once he has got used to you and new surroundings. He is used to a quiet home with no children, dogs or other cats. He loves his food especially Dreamies!He is used to free ranging so any home offered must be in a traffic safe location

 

Opal is a 10 year old tabby cat. A little on the larger size, but this doesn’t stop her from being playful on the odd occasion!! Opal doesn’t like other animals or children and would love someone who understands cats who knows that sometimes they need their own space. Opal is very loveable and loves a fuss. She loves looking out the window and loves a drink from the tap!! She also loves playing with light reflections!!! A big personality!!

 

 

Opal is a 10 year old tabby cat. A little on the larger size, but this doesn’t stop her from being playful on the odd occasion!! Opal doesn’t like other animals or children and would love someone who understands cats who knows that sometimes they need their own space. Opal is very loveable and loves a fuss. She loves looking out the window and loves a drink from the tap!! She also loves playing with light reflections!!! A big personality!!!
(reserved)Meet fusspot Milo. He’s a lively, playful 6 month old kitten. He’s been a bit bored and frustrated at his previous home and may be better suited to a home with other animals where he can continue to learn socialisation skills. He adores food, toys and attention.
King George II He is 11 yrs old, neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. He is a friendly sweet natured boy once he has got used to you and new surroundings. He is used to a quiet home with no children, dogs or other cats. He loves his food especially Dreamies!He is used to free ranging so any home offered must be in a traffic safe location
Dougal is a Black and White Heinz 57 breed. Neutured 7 year old male, very lovable, timid with new people to start with. He loves cuddles but not loud noises.
KevinWe are on the hunt for a very special home for Kevin. We rehomed Kevin over 4 years ago after he was picked up as a stray. We eventually found Kevin’s original owners who wanted him rehomed as he was always going missing and their children got very upset. Kevin was adopted to a 5 star home but after a few weeks he upped sticks and left. Kevin has just turned up after over 4 years!!! Fleabitten and with a bite wound but all in all in remarkably good condition. Kevin is a mature cat who needs to be safe and looked after. He is a friendly boy who would be suitable only for either a good sized home with a catio or with a garden that is catproofed other wise he will be on the move again!!! It must be the gypsy in him. Do you have a soft spot for handsome big black toms could you keep Kevin safe and sound?
6 month old Jessie is looking for a home with sister Jummie. The girls are friendly, sweet and playful and would adapt to most families.
Jummie who is just 6 months old is looking for a home with her sister Jessie. The girls are sweet, playful and friendly and would adapt to most families.
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.
Olive is a lovely, sweet & friendly girl who is around 5 years old. Would make a lovely companion for couple/single person. She needs to be an only pet as not keen on other cats & hasn’t lived with dogs. Neutered, fully vaccinated (booster due Feb ’20), flea/worm treatment all up to date. Sadly this is the second time Olive has been staying with us she was originally rescued with her kittens and now due to no fault of her own needs a real forever home.
What a beautiful boy. Meet Ronnie. Ronnie is 4 1/2 years old. He is a cat who needs a very quiet calm living home as he has come into us very stressed. He would be better as an only cat and could be a lovely companion for the right couple or single person who are experienced cat owners living in a cat safe location with a garden. Ronnie really needs someone who will give him so much love to make him feel better.

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