FAQs

COVID19

I need to rehome my cat. Can you still take the cat in to care for and rehome?

Yes, if we have space available. One of the team will need to collect the cat from you using social distancing measures. In some cases, we may ask you to bring the cat to us, however again social distancing measures will apply and you will not be able to enter the rehoming centre.

 

Can I still adopt a cat from you during the COVID situation?

Yes you can! We will carry out an email or telephone conversation with you, and if we have a cat that is suitable, this will be followed by a Whatsapp video call or arrange a designated appointment for you to meet them! We would then arrange for one of our team to bring the cat out to you, or another appointment for you to come and collect your new furry friend if you choose to go ahead with the adoption process.

How will you carry out home checks?

During either our email correspondence or Whatsapp video call, we will ask you to send some photos or show us around your home virtually. We may also get in touch with you and/or visit your home after the rehoming has taken place and once lockdown has been relaxed if required.

THE CATS

Are the cats vaccinated before being rehomed?

All of our cats are vet checked, up to date with flea and worm treatment, neutered and microchipped prior to being adopted. We do not stretch to vaccinations and this enables us to keep the donation fee lower however if a cat is admitted into us with active vaccinations, we will keep up with these.

Should I get my cat vaccinated?

This is not a compulsory part of our Adoption Agreement and would be your choice.

Should I get my cat insured?

Again, this is not a compulsory part of our Adoption Agreement and would be your choice. PetPlan offer our new cat owners 4 weeks free insurance if you register with them. If you decide to keep the Policy on, PetPlan will make a donation to Four Paws!

Why are some of your cats not suitable with children?

The cats that are admitted into our care come from various backgrounds and situations. For the welfare of the cat and safety of children, we cannot always allow cats to be rehomed with children.

 

YOUR HOME

I live in rented accommodation, can I still adopt?

Yes you can! As long as you have permission from your landlord that you are able to have cats. We may ask for a copy of written confirmation.

Can I adopt a cat if I live in a flat?

We would advise on an indoor cat if you live in a flat unless you are on the ground floor with your own garden

I live on a busy road, would you still rehome a cat to me?

Many cats are sadly killed on busy roads. However, we will assess the area as well as taking the cat you are interested in adopting into consideration.

 

THE ADOPTION PROCESS AND DONATIONS

Do you have any items we are able to take with us when we adopt?

If the cat is fond of a blanket, bed or any specific toys these will always go with them when they go to their new home. If you would like any cat bowls, a litter box or a cat carrier, we have these available for a donation at our Rehoming Centre!

How much do you ask as a donation for a cat?

We ask a minimum donation of £50 for an adult cat and £40 for a kitten.

How much does it cost the Rescue to care for the cats before finding them new homes?

Neutering costs on average are £60 for a male and £80 for a female. Microchipping costs approximately £15 per cat and a standard vet check along with flea and worming treatment is approximately £40. A large box of cat food that would last around 3 weeks per cat costs on average, around £10- £15. This does not take into consideration any further veterinary treatment or medication a cat may need.

Do you accept donations?

We will always gladly accept donations of cat food and items to our registered address. If you would like to make a cash donation, please visit the ‘Ways you can help’ page 

 

OTHER

I have found a cat. What should I do?

Your local veterinary centre should be able to scan the cat for a microchip free of charge. If the cat is microchipped, they will then be able to contact their owner.
You can also get in touch with Pets Reunited who will advertise the cat in the hope to find their owner
Contact your local rescue centre

My cat has gone missing, what should I do?

Put up posters in your area as well as speaking to your neighbours, postman and/or milkman to keep an eye out.
Always leave food and water outside your home, and their litter box if they have one, to encourage your cat to come home too. Shaking the Dreamie pot whilst calling them can sometimes help as well!
It is a good idea to register your missing cat with Pets Reunited who will be able to advertise that your cat has gone missing, as well as helping to create posters and leaflets.
Contact your local rescue centres and vets.

Registered office:
Four Paws Cat Rescue
2 Wheatley Road
Forest Hill
Oxford
OX33 1EH

Telephone: 07872 450879
Telephone: 01865 340489
Registered charity no. 1138455

Telephone: 07872 450879

Telephone: 01865 340489

Email : fourpawscatrescue@hotmail.com

Registered charity no. 1138455

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