Pussycat Lodge Trust

Cat and kitten rehoming policy

Last updated: April 2020

We welcome families with children over the age of five, as we believe children and animals should grow up together. If prospective new owners are out of the house for long-periods of the day, we encourage them to have two cats to keep each other company. 

For elderly adopters, PCLT ask that family or friend will agree to take on the care of the cat if the adopter is unable to for any reason. 

Every cat we rehome will have had at least one vaccination.  

 

Elderly cats will be given a full vet check, and dental if required before being rehomed.

PCLT would be extremely grateful of a financial donation of £80 per cat (or more, if you choose to), which covers vaccination, microchipping and neutering. Anything leftover will be put towards our ongoing running costs. For a kitten, the donation will cover its first vaccination. Further vaccinations (of both kittens and adult cats) are the responsibility of the adoptee.

 

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, we are currently only able to accept payment via Bank Transfer, or in some cases, PayPal (please note that PayPal fees will be added to the total) - please contact us for more information. 

 

All cats are wormed, vaccinated, treated for fleas and neutered if old enough. Insurance is available for a free trial period of four weeks, after which time it is the responsibility of the owner to renew the policy. PCLT are awarded a small commission on each policy which helps us to continue helping the cats and kittens in our care. 

 

If a kitten is too young to be neutered, the new owner(s) are sent out a neutering reminder form which must be completed by their vet and returned after the neutering operation.

A rehoming form must be completed for all adoptions. 

We carry out home checks where necessary.  An interview will always be carried out by the warden or a member of the PCLT Rehoming Team. Please note that due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, home checks and/or interviews will be held remotely. Please contact us for more details.

We require photographic identification (passport or driving license) and proof of address: e.g. a utility bill (no more than three months old). 

We will not rehome if the prospective new owners:

* live on or near a busy road (including backing on to a busy road)
* live near a railway
* live in a flat - except in special circumstances i.e. the cat is elderly, handicapped or has never been out or won't go out

* are unable to provide photographic ID and proof of address

Giving a cat or kitten as a surprise gift is not something we recommend or agree with: the gift may not be truly wanted. Under normal circumstances, we would insist that a potential owner meet the cat or kitten of their choice before making a decision, however due to social distancing measures we appreciate that this is currently not possible. Please think very carefully before enquiring about rehoming - a pet is for life. 

PussyCat Lodge aims to provide lifelong support for the cats who pass through our doors. To this end, no cat homed by PussyCat Lodge is ever denied sanctuary if the need arises. For example, two cats were recently taken back after 6 years in their new home as the marriage had unfortunately ended. These particular cats have now been found another new home together.

 

Again, we ask that you take time and think very carefully about whether to bring a pet in to your life. 

PCLT reserve the right to change our rehoming policy without notice at any time. 

If you require any further information regarding rehoming, please contact us.