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Cats awaiting adoption are housed in the cattery at our centre on Barrack Street in Norwich. We have space for up to 38 at any one time.
Our cats are all vet checked, microchipped, neutered, fully vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms.
If you are interested in adopting a cat you can visit us at the address below between 12.30pm-4pm, 6 days a week, (closed Mondays).
No appointment is necessary, although if you are interested in a particular cat we advise you to call us first to check they are still available.
RSPCA Norwich & Mid-Norfolk
71-75 Barrack Street
Your home must not be on a busy main road.
The cat will need access to the outdoors, either through a cat flap or from someone being at home regularly. We do sometimes have cats that must be rehomed as indoor-only, meaning that they do not go outside for health reasons.
We cannot rehome kittens (under 6 months) to homes where children are under 4 years of age and if there isn't someone at home most of the day until the kitten is at least 6 months old.
At The Centre
We will ask you to fill out an application form to adopt one of our cats. From there, staff will have an informal chat with you about the type of cat you are looking for and help you choose the right cat for you. They will also explain any special needs they may have. Please note we can only rehome one cat at a time, unless they have come to us as a pair or more.
The Home Visit
Home Visits are arranged at a time convenient to you, usually within a few days of the animal being reserved. Our representative will want to ensure that each member of the family is happy and has thought about the implications of adopting an animal. The Home Visit is also an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
Once an animal has been adopted, we carry out a post-home visit a few weeks later. This is to ensure that the animal has settled in well and to help with any problems that may have arisen.
Once you have had your Home Visit and have been issued with a pass slip, you should phone the centre to book an appointment to adopt your cat. (Please allow at least 30 minutes for this).
We will take you through the animal's veterinary history and dietary needs and ask you to sign a simple legal declaration of adoption. We also provide 4 week's free insurance for our adopted animals in association with Pet Plan, the leading pet insurer.
We have a well stocked shop at the centre with everything you need for your new companion at very reasonable prices.
We charge a minimum adoption fee for our animals, payable by cash or credit/debit card:
Kittens (6 months & under) £70
Cats (over 6 months) £55
These fees in no way cover the amount it costs the RSPCA to care for all the animals we have. Please remember we receive no national or government funding and raise all our own finances in the local area.