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How to Adopt

Find the one

Take a look at our listings on The Rescue Network. If you see any felines you think you'd like to meet or learn more about, you can contact us in any of these ways:

Send us a message via the cat's profile on The Rescue Network

Message us on our Facebook Page

Email us directly at impoundfelinerescue@gmail.com

Meet & Greet

Once you have expressed your interest in one (or more!) of our cats, we will let the cat's foster carer know, and put you in touch with them. You can then arrange a time with the foster carer to go and meet the cat. Foster carers both past and present know their foster cats best, so the meet & greet is a very important part of the adoption process. It is important to us that we share all the information we can about the cat's known history, as well as understand your home setup and lifestyle, so that we can do our best to make a perfect match.

Home Inspection

It's not as scary as it sounds!

Before the cat can come to stay with you, we like to organise a time for an IFR representative to visit you at home and see the place where our cat may be going. Don't worry - we don't need to look at every room, just the areas the cat will have access to. So there's no need to clean up the kids' rooms or tidy the kitchen bench!

This just gives us the chance to make recommendations and talk about what's necessary when bringing a new cat into your household. Requirements may vary depending on the cat. This is especially important if this is your first time owning a cat, if you have children, other pets, or human housemates that aren't a part of your family, and for our special needs and less domesticated cats.

Our aim is to give you the best chance at progressing to adoption with the cat you have chosen.

The Trial

Where your kitty friendship begins! The cat will come to stay with you for a trial period, giving you at least 2 weeks to settle them in and see how they get on in your home before you commit to them.

This is a time to get to know your new friend and see if you are a good enough match to spend the rest of your lives together.

Make it official!

Once the trial period is over and if you are confident that you want to stay together, it's time to make it official.

We'll get you to sign the final papers, transfer ownership on the Microchip registry, and hand over all vet records. Our job is done, and this marks the start of the rest of your lives together!

Feel free to continue to share updates with us on the IFR Adopted Cat Families group, as we love hearing how the cats are going in their new homes! For those not on Facebook, please feel free to send us email updates to impoundfelinerescue@gmail.com. We also love to share adoption stories, so if you would like yours featured, please email us with your adoption story.