As a result of our emergency rescue and rehabilitation work, there are always cats and kittens needing homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our adoption policy and then contact us with answers to our standard adoption questions.
The majority of people who think about adopting want a kitten. Obviously we need homes for our kittens but please also consider the benefits of adopting an adult cat:
- Every kitten becomes an adult with its own unique personality. This personality can be influenced but not determined by its owners. When you adopt an adult cat, you know their personality.
- Increasingly, cats live into their late teens and even early twenties. Adopting an adult or even older cat will still mean making a commitment for many years to come.
- Kittens are indeed incredibly cute (!) but they can be surprisingly hard work. Unlike with puppies or toddlers, where you can "baby-proof" each room relatively easily up to a certain height, kittens will jump and climb pretty much anywhere. Adult cats are usually a lot calmer!
- All kitties older than 6 months from SHUA have already been neutered and microchipped.
- If you adopt one of our older adult cats then with any luck, they will not bring you any "presents" from the garden! There is a good chance that their hunting days are long over and that your local wildlife be safe.
Plea to anyone who works on a farm, in a stables or an industrial unit: we always have feral and semi-feral cats who need homes. Whether you go back one or five generations, every feral cat comes from a tame cat which someone abandoned or threw out without neutering. These cats still need feeding and caring for. It is not their fault that they are terrified of humans. If you have the space, one or two feral cats could be a beneficial addition to your land. They would come to you neutered and microchipped and would only require food and shelter (such as access to an outbuilding or waterproof kennel) in exchange for assistance in keeping the rodent population in check! Contact us for more information.
Last updated 03/05/13
To be rehomed together: Gavin and Stacey are short-haired black siblings, approx. 11 months old. They have been spayed/neutered and microchipped.
To be rehomed together: Mr Keis and Mrs Meis are short-haired black and white siblings, approx. 7 months old. They have been neutered and microchipped.
Mel is a short-haired white male, approx. 8 years old. He has been neutered and microchipped.
Eddie is a short-haired black and white male, approx. three years old. He has been neutered and microchipped.
Harriet is a short-haired tabby female, approx. 3 - 5 years old. She has been spayed and microchipped.
Danielle is a short-haired black and white female, approx. 9 months old. She has been spayed and microchipped.
Alpen is a short-haired white and grey female, approx. 2 years old. She has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.