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What age to adopt a cat

You can adopt a cat from the age of 8 weeks old.

How much does it cost to adopt?

Adopting a cat costs between £150 - £300.

Where do you adopt a cat from?

You can adopt a cat from any local rescue centre.

When do you adopt a cat?

You can adopt a cat from any local shelter.

How many cats do you have to adopt?

You can adopt one cat or a group of cats.

What are the best places to adopt a cat?

You can adopt a cat from any local animal shelter.

Why do you need to adopt a cat?

Because they are homeless and need your love and attention.

What will you do with the cat once you have adopted it?

You will take it to a local vet, keep it in a safe place and give it a loving home.

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