What age can you adopt a cat
You can adopt from the age of 6 weeks old from participating rescue centres.
How do you get a cat?
The adoption process for cats is the same as for kittens:
You can adopt from participating rescue centres (see here for details)
You can also adopt online (see here for details)
You can also adopt from the following organisations:
How much is it?
Costs will vary depending on the organisation and the location you adopt from.
How can I find a cat?
It's a good idea to ask your local rescue centre or animal welfare organisation if they have any cats in need of homes. If not, ask your local vet or a vet who specialises in cats if they know of any cats which have recently been put to sleep.
If you can't find a suitable cat, you can try contacting a local cat rescue centre.
If you live in a rural area you will also be able to get a pet licence which will allow you to adopt a cat from a rescue centre.
What is the best way to house train a kitten?
It's a good idea to begin house training your kitten as early as possible.
You can take your kitten to the vet for neutering and vaccinations as soon as it is six weeks old.
When looking for a cat, you should:
Look at rescue centres and animal welfare organisations
Ask your neighbours, friends and relatives
Contact your local vets
Contact a local cat rescue centre
How much do cat food, cat litter and cat toys cost?
It's a good idea to buy cat food, cat litter and cat toys when you adopt your cat.
You can see our guide to choosing cat food here
You can see our guide to choosing cat litter here
You can see our guide to choosing cat toys here
What is the best way to house train a cat?
It's a good idea to begin house training your cat as soon as possible.
You can start house training your cat as soon as it is six weeks old.
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