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 endeavour 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.

Responsible pet care includes

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 lost and confused.  However much he/she may ask to be let out, the answer must be NO for his/her safety.

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!

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.

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