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THANK YOU For considering Adopting a Rescue Cat!

Right now, there are thousands of incredibly loving, intelligent and unique cats waiting patiently, in rescue centres all over the UK and Ireland, for someone like you to give them a new life. Could you offer a rescue cat a new future..?


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By adopting, you are helping TWO (or more) cats - by freeing up that shelter place for another cat in need!

Adopting a rescued animal can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do, but please remember, it is a long-term commitment, much like a marriage, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. The average life span of a cat is 12-16 years, but it is not unusual for some cats to reach 20 years or more. Food is relatively cheap, but vet bills, cattery fees and regular costs such as worming and flea treatment must also be considered.

When adopting, please consider the less easy-to-home cats...

Black Cats, / Black & White Cats: Did you know black & white cats often get overlooked in favour of 'prettier' colours. All-black cats are also often passed by, even with their 'lucky' reputation. Give a black & white cat or a black cat their 'lucky break'? Top Ten reasons to Adopt a Black Cat »
Diabetic cats: Cats with diabetes or other minor health problems find it harder to be rehomed, yet rescue centres will often pay for their vet bills even after rehoming. Could you adopt a diabetic cat? »
Disabled cats: Cats are surprisingly adaptable when coping with a disability, yet are often overlooked because of it: Three-legged cats, deaf cats, blind or partially sighted cats for example. A disabled cat has just as much love to give as any other cat - the true reward for adopters who look beyond the impairment. Could you adopt a disabled cat? »
Feral / Farm cats: Urban development often means colonies of feral cats become homeless, and most rescues have, or know of, small numbers of such cats in need of relocation. Ideal homes are: Farms, Smallholdings, Stables, or just a rural home with some land or a large garden. Feral Cats - find out more »
FIV positive cats: Due to past misconceptions about FIV, many people are still reluctant to adopt cats with the virus. Cats with FIV can live a normal lifespan, and are in all other respects just normal cats. FIV - find out the facts »
Golden Oldies (Senior Kittizens!): Please consider rescuing an older cat, they are usually undemanding and need little or no house training! Some rescues even operate a 'puss pension' scheme, whereby they will pay for unforseen vet bills, even after rehoming. Top Ten reasons to Adopt an Oldie »
'Indoor Cats': Want a cat, but live in a flat? Although a cat's natural instinct is to go outside, some cats can be suited to the indoor life: Nervous cats, older cats, deaf, blind or disabled cats, or simply cats who have previously been used to living indoors. Ask at your local rescue shelter »
Nervous cats: Shy or nervous cats so often get overlooked, yet these can be the most loyal and loving of pets once you have gained their trust. They might start by hiding under the bed, but how rewarding when they finally sit on your lap! Most rescue shelters have some nervous residents waiting for their lucky break. Ask at your local rescue shelter »
'Overlooked' cats: Some cats, through no fault of their own get overlooked in rescue shelters, for weeks, months, sometimes years. Maybe they just don't push themselves forward as much as the others, or perhaps they are a little shy, or just plainer in appearance. Could you offer a home? Please visit our 'Overlooked Cats' section »

Could you Foster?

Cat Fostering (short-term / long term): Would you like to care for a cat, but don't want the lifelong responsibility or expenses that go with it? Many shelters rely on cat foster homes to care for cats 'between homes' particularly in kitten season when shelters are at their fullest. Could you be a cat fosterer? Find out more about Cat Fostering »
Cat Fostering (life-long / short term): Life-long and short-term foster homes are always needed by the Cinnamon Trust, the national charity for the elderly and their pets. When an elderly owner dies, and their animal companion is left in their care, the Trust aims to find a life-long foster home for them. Short-term foster homes are also needed when people go into hospital and need temporary foster care for their cat. Veterinary fees are covered by The Trust.
If you could foster a cat, either long or short term, find out more here » www.cinnamon.org.uk

When you adopt a rescue cat, you are helping TWO (or more) cats...
By rescuing, you free up that shelter place for another cat in need!

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