Adopting a Cat

Following Government announcements, our site is now open again - every day 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • We are able to rehome cats and to Scotland again! 
  • We can do viewings in the cattery with up to 5 people (including staff member). Masks to be worn when in cattery and sanitize hands on entry.
  • As we can now do viewings in the cattery we won't be doing foster to adopt as standard, but may offer this option for difficult cats or those that are in foster homes.
  • An initial interview would be held by telephone to assess compatibility. You may then be asked to supply photos of your property or participate in a video call in lieu of a home check. We can also offer virtual viewings so you can see how the animal interacts with staff.
  • If compatible, you can now come and collect your cat.
  • You can buy all the equipment you need from our on site shop and second-hand pet equipment barn.
  • We will prioritise local rehoming.

What are the adoption fees? 

Our standard donation is £110 for a cat. We may alter the fees if an animal is very old or has a condition which is likely to cost money in the first few months after rehoming. 

Our rehoming packs are provided by Burns Pet Nutrition, who also support our rescue centre with yummy food throughout the year!

We have recently become one of Pet Remedy's rescue partners. Each cat or dog rehomed will receive a Pet Remedy homepack which will help them settle into their new environments. If you would like further details about this product, please refer to a member of our Small Animal Team or Reception Team who will be very happy to talk to you. 

Please keep an eye on our social media to keep up to date with our work and how you can help during this period.

A huge thank you to all our supporters who will allow us to keep helping animals and their owners during this time, your generosity is invaluable to us.

Please be patient - if you don't manage to get through on the telephone, please do email us at the address above and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Don’t forget our website is packed full of information and more specific ways to contact different departments. Whatever your situation, please get in touch and explain your needs and we will do all we can to support you. 

If you are currently self-isolating and your pet requires veterinary care, please telephone your veterinary practice for the latest advice. It may be that they suggest that a friend or family member brings your pet to the practice.

According to the World Health Organisation, there is currently no evidence that companion animals can be infected with COVID-19, however regular hand washing is advisable, as always, when in contact with your pet. 

Stay safe from us all at Oak Tree, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

On average, we have 400 animals come into our shelter every year.

Please take a look at our cats looking for loving homes and see if you can find a friend for life. Where appropriate, all of our animals are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. We also give each animal a behavioural assessment to identify their needs and help you find your perfect companion.

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