NEW REHOMING PROCESS

Following approval from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) the Cat Hub is once again able to rehome cats.  Although our cattery remains closed to the public, we have agreed a new rehoming process that will minimise any potential risk both to you and to our cats and kittens. The new rehoming process is different to our usual process, but it is carried out in accordance with agreed DEFRA authorisation and current Government rules and guidelines. 

The new process means you cannot meet a cat or kitten prior to adoption, but we will provide you with as much information about our cats and kittens as possible, so you (and we) can be re-assured you are adopting the right cat or kitten. 

If you would like to adopt one of our cats, please follow our new temporary rehoming procedures. Please be aware we have already had many applications and it may take up to two weeks before you hear back from us.

Step One: Please email Jennifer.cathub@rspca-sunderland.org.uk to request a Perfect Match cat adoption application form or you can download one from our national Society website You can express a preference for a cat or cats you have seen on Our Cats page or our Facebook page, but until you meet the new adoption criteria and pass Covid-19 checks, we cannot pair you with a specific cat.

Step Two:  Complete the Perfect Match form and email to Jennifer.cathub@rspca-sunderland.org.uk

Step Three: You will receive an email or phone call, asking for further information and / or advising you whether we are able to pair you with a specific cat at this time.

Step Four: If we can offer you a cat or cats for adoption, the remainder of the application process will be completed via phone, email and potentially via video conferencing. You will be asked to provide photos or video of your home.

Step Five:  If the adoption process is successful,your cat will be brought safely to your home by experienced RSPCA staff.

Step Six: You will receive ongoing support from us following adoption, and a post adoption home visit will be carried out when current movement and other restrictions have been lifted.

Although under the new procedures we will not be able to put up for rehoming every cat and kitten in our care, we continue to rescue, support and care for vulnerable kittens and cats until such time they too can be adopted. 

If you would like to help and support this work please consider making a donation via our Just Giving page or by purchasing something from our Amazon Wishlist. Everything you can give (no matter how big or small) goes directly to supporting the cats and kittens in our care.