We appreciate this might be a delicate subject, but it is very important. We ask all adopters who are aged 60 and over for the details of a good friend or family member (under the age of 60) who agrees to take on all responsibility of the cat if you are no longer able to look after the cat in years to come. Of course, we hope this wouldn’t ever need to happen, but we want everyone to be prepared just in case - cats can live into their 20's and old cats are over-looked for kittens in rescue centres. It would be extremely hard on the poor cat if they not only lost you but also ended up homeless and back in kennels again, elderly cats do not do well in rescue centres. It would be much easier on them to go to a friend or family member they already know and trust. We need the following information so we can contact them by email and gain their written permission to be added into your adoption contract as a named person responsible for the care of the cat if it was ever needed.
You must be sure that your pets are cat-friendly as they are unable to meet your adoptive cat before you have them in the home. If you are not sure, please do not complete the application form.
It is likely that any animal will display signs of discontent with a new animal in the home, this will fade in time and you must be sure that you can continue to keep the cat in the home even if it takes 6+ months to build a relationship between any and all pets.
We require any cats in the home to be neutered before submitting an application form. Intact cats can be very territorial and display signs of aggression to other cats. If your cat is not neutered please do not continue your application.
If your cat cannot be neutered due to a medical condition and you can provide proof from your vet, please continue your application.
Please note: Anyone without a garden or has a communal/shared garden will be expected to keep the cat indoors as a house-cat. If you are unhappy with this please close the form.
If cats do not have enough activity or mental stimulation throughout the day they will become destructive in the home. This may be, but is not limited to: damaging/scratching furniture, wallpaper, breaking ornaments/possessions, toileting all over the house, aggression, hyperactivity.
Kittens will display a lot of these behaviours as they are growing so you must be prepared to kitten-proof your home and ensure that they cannot knock off items and damage as little as possible. You should expect some form of destruction to occur in the home.