Give a cat a home


Please consider an 'oldie'

Elderly cats can be wonderfully rewarding to give a home to. They don’t require a lot of attention, only tasty meals and lots of cuddles. When a cat reaches an elderly age, they also develop a fantastic character, are loving, grateful for a warm home and they love the soaps. We always have 'oldies' in residence, waiting in the wings. Most of them will mix happily with other cats

A home is for life. Not until they grow up. Not until they get unwell. Please consider carefully all aspect of pet ownership before taking on a cat, and please do read our cat care leaflet in 'caring for your cat'.

Please give a special thought to those who are a little shy and /or have been with us for a long time - since they were born in some cases....

Adopting  a Cat

If you are interested in adopting a cat, or would like more information of any of the cats featured on this page, please contact our helpline on 01992 626110. 

For a homing application form, please send an email to ros.scratchingpost@gmail.com

Kindly note that all adoptions are subject to a home visit from one of our volunteers and you will be asked to make a donation to the charity.

You can read more about our homing process, including donations, in our Homing FAQs

 
Our waiting list is huge and it breaks the the volunteers hearts on the helpline when they hear the desperate pleas for help. 
We never put a healthy cat to sleep (this include FIV cats who are otherwise healthy) and this can mean that some cats take longer to home, and we take new cats in hearts ofmore slowly, where we have a 'hard to home' cat who is 'taking up a space'.

 If you are on Facebook, you will find our page there is also kept up to date with a selection of our newest residents, please do visit us there!!
 
Please be sure to have your cat micro-chipped to avoid them becoming another LOST CAT. And ensure your details are kept up to date!

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**WE HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL CATS AT OUR SHELTER - BELOW IS JUST A VERY SMALL SELECTION, USUALLY HERE WE FEATURE OUR LONGER STAY RESIDENTS. **
Please note that all new prospective homes will receive a home visit by one of our experienced volunteers. For this reason, we would generally only re-home to within 15 miles of Waltham Abbey. We may be able to make exceptions in specific 'hard to home' cases, and for feral homes on farms, etc if one of our volunteers is able to travel further afield. Please do contact us if you wish to discuss further.





Kittens

  

 

People think it's harmless to buy a cat from a neighbour / out of a newspaper 'because they are giving it a good home', or the owner says 'it was an accident' ('but we are making money from it and you can bet we wont be spending the money we get on getting her neutered if we know we can sell the kittens!!') 

Please think about the consequences for the poor mum cat or when the homes dry up and the kittens can't be sold. Please visit us or your local shelter for a kitten, don't buy them!!












Lots of cats means lots of food !

If you can't take a cat, but would like to help, we are desperately in need of good quality cat and kitten food!

 

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated food to date, or to our collections, so that we can buy food.

Feral/semi-feral/timid cats and kittens.
We currently have lots of timid, semi-feral and feral cats and even kittens who desperately need homes.

Some of these may domesticate in time, or once they have gained your trust, others may remain timid of humans for a very long time. Please talk to us for more information or if you think you can offer a suitable home.

We also have feral cats that need to be released back outside. They are very low maintenance cats. Their only requirement is a warm shelter for the winter and food twice a day.








Mr Smith and Mrs Simpson

Wilma

Zorro


Helping our charity to continue to exist...

We are constantly struggling to survive as a charity, with large vet bills, and many unexpected costs.

Have you considered leaving us a legacy in your Will to help us continue our rescue and re-homing work?

Please don't forget to make provisions for your cat in your Will too! We will of course take your cat whether or not you are able to leave us any bequest. 
Click here for further advice on making your Will:
 

Remember TheScratching Post in your Will

         





 


WE HAVE LOTS OF NEW CATS ALWAYS ARRIVING.
THE ONES ON THIS PAGE TEND TO BE THE ONES WHO HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR A WHILE.
PLEASE CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS