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Adopt a cat today

Owning and caring for a cat is great fun and very rewarding, but it is also a big responsibility and a long-term commitment in terms of care and finances. If you own a cat you are required by law to care for it properly. Cats have an average life span of 16 years and beyond and should be part of the family; you should be committed to involving them in all life change that can occur in this time such as moving home, having a family and changes in personal circumstance.

We carry out a home-visit prior to adoption and in some cases suggest minor changes that help ensure your home is as pet friendly as possible. We’ll also call or visit afterwards to make sure you and your new pet are adjusting well to your new life together.

Can you afford a cat?

The cost of owning a cat would be in the region on £360 per year as a rough guide.

  • Can you afford £5 per week for cat food?
  • Can you afford £10 per month for pet insurance? Pet insurance in an essential part of being a pet owner with a cats lifespan being 16 years upwards you need to be ready for the unexpected – what will you do if your pet develops a illness can you find the £150 plus to diagnose the problem. Modern veterinary care means that it is possible to treat serious injuries and illnesses successfully, but such treatment can be complex and expensive. Vets bills continue to rise and pet insure will give you the peace of mind that should something happen to your pet bills will not a problem.
  • Can you afford the vet bills throughout your cat’s life?
  • Can you afford you cats annual vaccination booster of around £35 per year
  • Can you afford to board your cat or arrange for friends or family to look after you cat while you are on holiday?
  • Can you afford regular preventative treatment against fleas and worms?

Can you meet your cat’s needs?

  • Can you give your cat safe access to a garden or somewhere safe outside?
  • Can you give time to your cat each day and provide love and attention.
  • Can you cope with you cats natural instincts such as scratching at furniture, hunting birds and rodents and possible biting or scratching all of which a cat will do at some point.

cat adoption charges

Adult cat (over 6 months of age) £70.00
Kitten (6 months and under) £80.00

These charges will include:

  • A health check plus flea treatment and worming
  • Microchipping
  • First vaccination
  • Neutering (for kittens too young to be neutered at the time of adoption a voucher will be provided to cover the cost of this procedure)

If you would like to go ahead and adopt a cat or kitten then view those currently available and simply click on the contact us button
Phone: (020) 8966 9688 or Email: info@rspcamiddlesex.org.uk

 

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