Do you live in Surrey or Sussex and are you able to offer a permanent home to a feline friend? These cats would be so grateful to have the chance of finding a loving home.
Some of the cats in our care may not yet be on our website. Details on how to adopt a rescue kitten/cat can be found below the cat photos.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 3/5/2020 REHOMING HAS STARTED ONCE AGAIN FOLLOWING UPDATES TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR ANIMAL REHOMING CHARITIES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING STRICT PROCEDURES TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY, THE SAFETY OF THE FELINES 1ST VOLUNTEERS, AND THE WELFARE OF CATS IN OUR CARE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, PLEASE FILL IN A HOMING ENQUIRIES FORM.
We have many cats and kittens in need of new loving homes – all with a unique story and their own individual personalities. If you are looking to adopt a cat please follow the steps outlined below so we can help you to find your perfect feline companion.
How to adopt a rescue kitten/cat
Step 1: Download and complete application form.
- Download the Enquiries form:
- Please email it to: email@example.com
*Please note: If we do not receive a full home address (i.e. house number, street and full postcode) we will not be able to process your application. We are also unable to reserve a cat for you until we have received a fully completed homing form and the pre-check and home visit have been completed.
Step 2: Pre-check and home visit.
When we receive your application form, we will do a virtual check to ensure that your location is suitable. For most of our cats that can have access to outdoors, this means that your home must not be located on or near a busy road. We occasionally have cats in our care that need to be indoor only cats, such as FIV+ cats. These cats would be suitable for people living in flats or on a busy road where the cat will be kept indoors.
If your location appears to be suitable, we will contact you to arrange a home visit for a mutually suitable time. We may also require you to show us proof of address (utility bill / similar). At the home visit we give you advice on feeding, general cat care, enrichment and creating a happy and as safe an environment as possible for your cat.
Step 3: Choosing your cat.
Dependent on the outcome of the home visit, our Homing Officer will be in contact with you to discuss suitable cats in our care or suggest other options with you.
Step 4: Meeting your cat.
When we have discussed and agreed the best cat(s) or kitten(s); we will arrange a viewing for you and/or your family. During that time, you can ask questions of the fosterer to make sure that this is a suitable fit for both you and the cat. If you decide that you would like to adopt, you can then arrange for a suitable time to collect your new feline friend(s). Assuming both parties are happy with each other, you also have the option of adopting at the viewing and you can leave with a new family member or two!
Step 5: Follow-up home check.
Once your cat has settled into its new home, normally within 3-5 weeks of adoption, we will carry out a follow-up visit. We will see you and you new feline(s) and be able to discuss and give further advise if necessary.
Introducing a new cat or kittens to your home can be rewarding, exciting and maybe challenging at times. It may take a little while for them to settle; however, remember you are not alone. Felines 1st are here to support you and your new feline friend, all you need to do is contact us.
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