Cats For Adoption

Adopting a CAT From Hope VMS ELAINE'S Dogs

It's not often that we have cats available for adoption but in the recent years we were known to rescue one or two. Just like our dogs, before their adoption all of the cats in our care are are vaccinated, microchipped, treated for worms and fleas, and have their own passports. To help defer those costs, we ask for a donation fee of 400 Euros (approx £345) which includes adoption fee and transportation costs. As the transport costs do vary, we can help with fundraising for these costs if necessary.

There are three easy steps to adopting:

  1. Take a look at the the cat's profiles. When you’ve found one (or two) you’d like to know more about, fill out the adoption form here. One of our volunteers will be back in touch. Ignore the word dog being repeated over and over again. We will know it's a cat we are looking into.
  2. A home visit will then be arranged. You will be contacted to set up a convenient time for a home visit to come around and chat. This is vital in making sure that your cat and home are a good match.
  3. Following a successful home visit, we can start to make arrangements for transporting the cat from one of the boarding homes we use.

You will also be asked to sign a “Homing Contract” with us. If you have any questions before, during, or after the process, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

 

 

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Remi

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Should You Adopt a Cat?

When considering adopting a cat from our shelter, you need to know more than how to adopt a cat; you need to know if it's a good idea to begin with.  While they're adorable, cats require work, time, and money, just like any other pet. 

Take the following into account when deciding if a cat is the right pet for you:

Time Commitment:  While cats are generally more low maintenance with dogs, they still need to be fed, have their litter boxes cleaned, brushed, and played with.  Some cats are more sociable than others and will want more of your time and attention, or could even benefit from another cat friend.  It's important to be realistic about the time you have when considering adopting a cat from our shelter.

Space:  Litter boxes take up space and ideally, you should have one for each cat you have, plus one extra.  Cats also like vertigo spaces and furniture like cat trees or scratching posts, can give them appropriate places to take out some of their natural urges.                

Environment:  While you need to take a dog out, keeping a cat indoors will provide the safe environment for your pet.  Keeping your cat indoors helps your pet avoid toxins, other animals, getting lost or otherwise injured.                

Budget:  Cats can live for decades, and will require food, toys, litter, and veterinary care that whole time.  Make sure to factor their long term needs into your regular budget.            

Future:  As previously mentioned. cats can have a long lifespan.  They could join you in college and be there while you raise your kids.  Keep in mind any future desires or plans, and make sure a cat fits that vision.       

If you would like to adopt this cat, please complete the adoption application form here

If you would just like to ask a question about this cat, please contact us here.

Either way, we will be very happy to hear from you.

Alternatively, Fosterers are always wanted. If you feel you could help in the short term to foster one of ours cats, please complete the foster application form here.

Thank you.

Adopting from our shelter is probably easier than you think. Just like our dogs, before their adoption all of the cats in our care are are vaccinated, microchipped, treated for worms and fleas, and have their own passports. To help defer those costs, we ask for a donation fee of 400 Euros (approx £345) which includes adoption fee and transportation costs. As the transport costs do vary, we can help with fundraising for these costs if necessary.