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Adopting a cat...

All animals need a lot of love and attention.
We at Worthing Cat Welfare Trust aim to give our rescue cats the best possible advantages by being re-homed with a loving person/family.
We know all our cats before they are re-homed and will endevour to place them in suitable surroundings.
We know if our cats need a home with no other pets or if they mix well with other cats/dogs. Some of our rescue cats need to be kept indoors due to disabilities such as blindness.

SETTLING IN YOUR NEW CAT

Cat in the sink Keep your cat to a confined area with doors and windows closed. Have a litter tray ready in a private corner. A timid cat may initially want to hide - under a bed or behind kitchen units are likely places.
You must not let your cat out for two to three weeks or he/she may become a stray and all our time and patience will count for nothing. However much he/she may ask to be let out, the answer must be NO. Cat on a soap box
Cat clipart When you first let him/her out after this period, do so before a meal. DO NOT carry him/her outdoors in your arms or put him/her on a collar and lead - this may well panic him/her.

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR CAT IN AT NIGHT BECAUSE OF THE DANGER OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND THEFTS - YES, EVEN IN AND AROUND WORTHING!


Cat flu When your cat has settled in, it is important to ensure that he/she is vaccinated against cat 'flu and feline enteritis' (combined vaccine) unless you are in possession of a current vaccination certificate. It is also now possible to vaccinate cats against Feline Leukaemia and we would strongly advise you to discuss this with your vet.

If you do have the misfortune to lose your new cat, please tell us as soon as possible.


If you feel you would like to offer one (or more) of our cats a real home, please contact Iris.Green@WorthingCatWelfare.co.uk or phone 01903-202251. Our welfare officer will come along to meet you and to discuss your requirements. You will be invited for an 'interview' with any prospective new member of your family!

PLEASE NOTE: WORTHING CAT WELFARE TRUST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE BACK INTO OUR CARE ANY CAT ADOPTED FROM US WHICH IS NOT, IN OUR OPINION, BEING CORRECTLY CARED FOR AND/OR IS NOT RECEIVING VETERINARY TREATMENT THAT WE FEEL IS NECESSARY FOR ITS WELLBEING