WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We aim to improve the lives of the vulnerable cats on the streets of Leeds, wherever and whenever possible, and to leave them healthier, happier and more secure than when we found them.
With this in mind, and we make no apologies for putting the needs of our cats first, before any cat is placed with a potential owner a home visit will have to be completed. This may sound "off putting" but, in reality, it takes the form of a friendly and informal discussion. It is purely to assess the kind of cat that would be suited to your household, taking into account all members, human or animal ( individual cats can react quite differently to children, dogs and other cats and whereas some like a busy home others prefer a quieter life), to assess the starter room, where the cat will be placed initially to enable it to settle without undue stress, for any bolt holes and to discuss the types of equipment that may be needed to make it easier for the cat and yourselves during the settling in period.
We are looking for homes for our rescued cats well away from any busy roads or roads used as cut throughs or roads affected by school traffic. We feel that, to avoid disappointment,we must make it clear in advance that we want the future lives of our rescued cats to be long, happy and safe and we will,therefore, not home where we consider there is an obvious risk of a nearby busy road. Also, unfortunately, statistics show that the majority of cats killed on the road are young ones, frequently under 12 months of age ,so this is particularly pertinent when homing kittens. Where possible the ideal home would be in a suitable and safe location with a garden or greenery nearby and we will be asking for a cat flap to be fitted into the house, especially if you work full time away from home, so that the cat can find shelter whenever it needs it, although suitable alternatives can be discussed at the home visit.
As an indication of how much this costs - vet checks are around £30, flea and worm treatments £10, neutering £40-£45 (on average) and micro chipping £25.
We are a non profit making organisation and every penny we fund raise is used for the benefit of our rescued cats. Whilst we would not expect a new owner to cover the costs of any extensive medical treatment a cat may have had whilst in our care, adoption donations do help us to fund our next rescue cat. An acceptable donation would be in the region of £60 for a cat over 6 months old and £30 for younger kittens, although, should you wish to do so, you may of course donate more. Donations for multiple cats can be discussed at the home visit.
When thinking about adopting a cat or kitten please remember that a kitten's true character and temperament is not always apparent at 10 weeks of age or younger, even if they are cute. If you are looking for a loving, more settled lap cat then please consider an older kitten or cat.
Likewise, black or black and white cats are often overlooked but they are just as loving, sometimes even more so, than a more colourful cat.
Please remember that black and black and white cats are beautiful too.
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Please note we do not have a shelter or adoption centre that you can visit. All our cats are fostered in people's homes.
Read about some of our successful adoptions on