Thank you for considering a Mayflower cat. With an average of 30 cats in care at any one time, I’m sure we will be able to find you the cat of your dreams and one that will suit your lifestyle.
Prior to adoption all our cats will be vaccinated against cat flu and enteritis, neutered and microchipped. Their flea and worm treatment will be up-to-date and a health check carried out by our Vets – Raoul Dowding.
Once you have chosen your new furry friend, we reserve the right to carry out a home visit to assess the suitability of your choice. Please be prepared to be flexible in your choice as the cat that first catches your eye may not be suitable for your lifestyle. The one that you didn’t first consider may be the perfect match.
Points to consider when choosing are:
1. Do you require a cat that will spend part of the day outside or a housecat?
Although ALL new cats must initially spend their time indoors getting used to their new surroundings (we recommend a minimum of 4 weeks), we appreciate that you may wish your new cat to explore your garden. Likewise you may wish for a cat that will spend its days as a housecat. Please remember that a housecat is one who never goes outside. This obviously doesn’t suit every cat however this is the best option for some. Likewise a cat that has previously enjoyed the freedom of the outside world is unlikely to be happy as a housecat. If you live on a very busy road you will be asked to consider a housecat and we will help you choose one that is suitable.
2. Do you have existing pets?
Consideration must be given to pets that are already established in the household. Although they aren’t going to best friends immediately, with careful introductions they can learn to live together and in time become buddies. Although we can only work with the information that we are given by the previous owners or our own assessments, I’m sure we will be able to find a suitable cat who will be happy to live in a multi-pet household.
3. How busy is your household?
Some cats would prefer a quieter lifestyle whereas others will blossom in a more livelier environment. Again a cat can be chosen accordingly.
4. How long will kitty be left alone?
Young cats can be very destructive if they are bored and can get very lonely if they have to spend long hours alone. If you work long hours please consider rehoming a pair of cats or an older cat who is happy to snooze their day away.
Once your choice has been made, please fill in a Cat Rehoming form. This gives us a valuable insight into where kitty is going to live and also gives you the chance to consider your choice with other family members calmly, away from the initial excitement of choosing.
Following a successful Home Visit you will be able to come to adopt your new cat. A suitable cat carrier will be required to take kitty home. Please note that you will not be allowed to take kitty home in a carrier that we consider unsafe/not secure. We sell carriers for £10 and this is an alternative if yours is deemed unsuitable.
We ask for an adoption fee of £105 per cat payable by cash or cheque on adoption. Sorry but we are unable to accept cards.
Following adoption please keep in touch. We are here for your support and guidance and we always appreciate pictures of your new friend settled into their new home.
Please come and visit us soon.