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 – Rase. 4 weeks free insurance with Pet-Plan is also included.
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. We also require you to visit your chosen cat at least twice before taking it home. Please be prepared to be flexible in your choice as the cat that first catches your eye, might 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 the cat 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 you have visited our cattery and your choice has been made, you will be asked to fill in a Cat Adoption Application form. This gives us a valuable insight into where the cat 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.
A suitable cat carrier will be required to take the cat home. Please note that you will not be allowed to take the cat 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 £180 per cat and £230 per kitten(under 12 months), payable by cash or card on adoption. There is also a £10 reservation fee.
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 call us on 01302 711330 to book an appointment. Any questions please don’t hesitate to email us on email@example.com.