We Rehome Cats and Kittens

Our main focus is on helping to reduce the numbers of feral and stray cats through TNR – Trap, neuter and return.  But in the course of that work we sometimes see the opportunity to change the life of a particular cat or kitten by bringing it into foster care. 

Truly feral cats are several generations past living in close company with humans.  They have a home, but it just happens to be outdoors.  They do not want to live in a house and their family consists of the other cats in their colony.   On the other hand, stray or abandoned domestic pets end up in these colonies too.  The adults can often be rehabilitated in foster care with a lot of patience and TLC, and kittens who are brought up in foster care are as tame as any you’ll find anywhere.

Not all our socialisation efforts are completely successful.  Some cats simply prefer to live outdoors and limit their human contact to mealtimes.  They are ready to make a new life for themselves as farm or garden cats, as they are spayed/neutered, fully health checked and parasite treated before they go to their new home. 

We take many things into consideration when we are trying to match a cat with their new home and family.    Although we understand the wish for a particular colour, gender or age, we believe that the cat’s personality is more important.   We try to get to know our prospective adopters, and for this reason we will ask them lots of questions about their home, their lifestyle and their reasons for wanting to adopt a cat from us.    You can access our ‘Application to Adopt’ form here

Ten Lives Cat Rescue is registered with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the Register of Sellers or Suppliers of Pet Animals and the Register of Premises in accordance with the Animal Health and Welfare (Sale or Supply or Pet Animals) Regulations 2019 (SI No. 681/2019)

Registration Number: YPT200009C

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