Rehoming Policy

Before contacting us please read our Rehoming Policy below, covering our key considerations when finding a new home for one of our cats or kittens. Here at Hay Cat Rescue we want to make sure that we find the right fit between cat and their new adoptive parents, to help a smooth transition and a long happy life for the cats and kittens in our care. As such, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us about adopting a cat from Hay Cat Rescue.

Hay Cat Rescue Adoption Policy

  • Our policy is to home a cat for its lifetime which could mean fifteen to twenty years
  • We do not home cats beside busy or main roads
  • We are reluctant to place a cat where it will spend its life indoors unless the cat/kitten in question has special needs
  • If you are looking to offer a cat or kitten a home, firstly please ring 01497 821401 to discuss the suitability of adopting a cat into your home and to make an appointment to visit and meet the cats and kittens we have available here for adoption.
  • If after your visit you would like to continue with the adoption, please let us know and we will arrange to conduct a ‘home check’ to ensure that the home the cat or kitten is going to will be suitable for their needs. Unfortunately if the home check is not satisfactory then adoption will not take place.
  • No cat will be homed to prospective owners who mislead or fail to provide accurate information
  • Hay Cat Rescue reserves the right to refuse any adoption
  • New owners must agree to provide their adopted cat or kitten with proper veterinary care and nutrition, to provide adequate attention, affection and environmental stimulation for its wellbeing
  • New owners must agree to have a kitten(s) neutered /spayed at four to five months of age, if they have not already been spayed or neutered whilst in our care
  • A carrier must always be used when transporting a cat
  • A vet check form will be provided to confirm treatment given whilst in our care, including
    flea and worm treatment, vaccinations, spay/neutering and microchip number
  • We will check in with you following your adoption with phone calls after a few days and again after two weeks
  • If for any reason the adoption is unsatisfactory to cat/kitten or new owner the cat/kitten will be returned to Hay Cat Rescue
  • We rely on Donations to cover our veterinary expenses, food, cat litter and vet costs. With vet bills running at £150-£180 per cat/kitten, it puts a significant dent in our slender resources and we therefore suggest a donation of at least £50 per cat /kitten would be very much appreciated. We have NO paid officers
  • Cats and kittens available for adoption come to us from a variety of sources. They all have a veterinary health check and treatment as described above and their health is routinely monitored while in our care. Never the less there is a remote possibility that they may be incubating a disease without showing any clinical signs at the time of adoption.
  • Hay Cat Rescue is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any injuries or medical needs required by the cat, its owners or any party coming in contact with the cat after it has been adopted.

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