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   Phoebe and Steve, Tilly and Esme

Phoebe and Steve

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tilly

Turned 3 years old August 2019 born 31.08.16

Tilly is nervous and unsure in new situations and can be defensive at first, growling and striking out.

This has lessened in the three months she has been here and she has become more friendly, nuzzling my hands when I feed her and enjoying a stroke on her terms.

She plays by herself with little toys and has very active periods but also enjoys looking out of the window. It would be lovely for her to be able to go in a catio or safe garden as she seems happy in her own company and is a young cat with plenty of energy.

As a kitten she was used to a small dog but may have changed her mind now as some time has passed since then. She may be ok with another cat if they were gentle and quiet. She has seen our cat but ran away to her study, her safe area.

Tilly enjoys her food and cat milk and is clean as clean can be with her litter tray, not a single mess anywhere bless her. She hasn’t scratched anywhere or damaged anything and likes her blanket on the chair and a cushion on the windowsill.

She wants to please but lacks confidence and would not suit a noisy home and would be best with adults only as she may scratch a child when alarmed. She isn’t going to be a lap cat although in time I’d be delighted if she proves me wrong! But I think she will make a lovely, loyal little friend for someone with the patience to let her go at her own pace and who will quietly love and cherish her.

Does Tilly sound like a cat that you would like to meet?

 

Esme

Remember Esme the Persian cat who was such a hit with her Persian friends back in 2018 at the Cat Cafe? Sadly she seems to have fallen out with her cat family and we feel that she would now be happier as a sole cat. She is a very friendly girl and would like a safe home as she as been living in the countyside away from traffic. We are looking for someone who is experienced with the Persion Breed to adopt Esme.
Esme is in good health and is approximately 5 years old.


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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.
Its the carry on crew! Babs, Hattie and Sydney (Sydney Reserved) 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.
Advent Kittens.Raven and Ninja. They love cuddles and running around playing and they’ve learnt the word “dinner”. Does that mean Turkey??? These 10 week old lovelies are looking for their furever home.
Advent Kittens.Raven and Ninja. They love cuddles and running around playing and they’ve learnt the word “dinner”. Does that mean Turkey??? These 10 week old lovelies are looking for their furever home.
Bella Bella! Isn’t she though. This very well behaved girl approximately 9 years is looking for a loving home where she would be the only cat.
This very regal lady is Loulou. She has come to stay with us as she has become very stressed in her home. She is 12 year’s young and absolutely stunning. Loulou is a very large lady almost bengal in stature and in excellent health, she would like a home that’s just focused on her with a family with much older children or a retired couple /person who can spend time with loulou in her retirement, she is quite the home bird but likes to Potter in the garden and relax on her bed. Photos do not do this beautiful lady justice
If you have a thing for Persian cats Esme is your girl. Lots of character 5 years young and would prefer to be an only cat, is used to living in the countryside