Adopting Cats and Kittens from the Branch

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The majority of the cats and kittens available for adoption were brought into branch care by RSPCA Inspectors. Many have been ill-treated or severely neglected by their previous owners. If you could offer a cat or kitten a caring new home to call their own please don’t hesitate to ring for an appointment to visit the cattery.

Please note – kittens will only be rehomed to families where there is someone at home during the day and where there are no young children under 5 years of age. We follow an adoption process when rehoming all animals in our care.  Additionally, we won’t consider rehoming an adult cat or kitten to a mainly outdoor environment unless they are deemed unsuitable to live in a family home.

Adopting a Kitten?

These are the true initial costs of a free to good home kitten when compared to one adopted from the RSPCA.

A free kitten from a neighbour or newspaper advert: A kitten from the RSPCA Tameside and Glossop branch:
  • £25 – Initial flea and worm course
  • £55 – Average cost of neutering – often includes a free microchip
  • £30 – Blood test FeLV/FIV
  • £60 – Average cost of initial vaccinations
  • £35 – Average cost of vet check

Total cost: £205 (approx)

  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Basic health check by a veterinary surgeon
  • Vaccinations against Flu and Enteritis
  • Neutering and Microchipping
  • Blood test for FeLV/FIV
  • Dietary advice, help and back up

Total adoption fee: £60 adult – £70 kitten

These procedures are the very BASIC things a kitten or cat needs to keep them healthy and safe. It is not enough to love and feed them. Animals need your time and money too. Animals are a luxury and to care for one properly you need to consider all their needs for life.

We talk to EVERYONE who is taking on an animal about the whole spectrum of the care, commitment, housing and costs involved. This is to help people make an educated choice and safeguards the animal involved, our primary concern.

Cat Adoption FAQs

  1. Can I come and look around? We currently privately board at Bowler’s Boarding Cattery (see link below) where the majority of our cats and kittens are cared for.  However, if the cat you are interested in is living in foster care you will need to get in touch to arrange to meet a cat you are interested in.
  2. How do I adopt a cat? First, have a read of our adoption process. When you have decided you would like to adopt from the branch have a look at the cats for adoption and get in touch to start things rolling.
  3. Where are the cats boarded? Some of our adult cats and kittens are cared for by volunteer fosterers in their own homes until they are adopted, so you must make an appointment to meet these in addition to those in our shared private boarding cattery “Bowlers” with RSPCA Stockport Branch.  You will be very welcome to go along to see any of the RSPCA cats who are there and desperate to find loving family homes.  Please respect their opening times which are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday but arrive early to give yourselves time to choose your special cat or kitten before they have to close at 3pm.
  4. What is the adoption fee? The cost for adoption is £60 for an adult cat and £70 for a kitten see the table above for what this includes.
  5. My circumstances mean I can’t adopt at the moment is there any other way I can help? Yes have a look at our animal welfare volunteering and fundraising pages.
  6. Can I make a financial donation to help branch cats? Yes, you can donate directly to the branch by cheque or postal order, please send an email and we will gladly send you the correct address to send this type of donation to, or by cash at one of our collection days. Did you know that you can also send a donation securely by text from your own mobile phone? See the right hand column of this page for details.

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