Adopt via our Direct Homing Scheme

Where we're not able to take in a cat that needs a new home, we try to help via our Direct Homing Scheme. This is referred to as a 'private adoption' as it is up to the potential adopter to liaise directly with the current carer to decide if the cat is suited to its possible new home. Equally, it is up to the current carer to decide whether the potential adopter will provide a good home, properly care for the cat, and keep the cat indoors in its new home for at least six weeks. The current carer continues to look after the cat until an adoption takes place.

We feature the cat on our website and give as much information as we can - but we make no claim to accurate knowledge of the cat, its health, vaccination status, whether it is neutered, micro-chipped, etc.

Cats featured will stay on the site until we hear/establish that they have been rehomed or other arrangements made. We will remove the contact details but leave on the 'success stories' to show how the 'direct scheme' achieves results. If we find the contact number is invalid or doesn't take messages, ie, no-one could get in touch, we will promptly remove the entry.

There are no adoption fees for this - the Direct Homing Scheme - but either party may want to make a donation to the branch which is much appreciated. We ask that the carer ensures they have the full name, address and contact details of the adopter so they can check whether all is going well post-adoption, and this also enables Cats Protection to offer the adopter 4-weeks Petplan insurance, a 'direct cat care leaflet' and a listing of local vets.

The availability of the cat/s currently featured is checked and validated regularly, but  cats or kittens featured may or may not still be available as time elapses.


10.10.17. *update - a viewing arranged.

2.10.2017. Boy kittens Harvey and Jimmy and girl kittens Millie and Ella are all looking for new homes - in pairs. Carers Anna and Steve took in a stray and, before they knew it, she had four kittens.

Mum Elsie is now spayed and has quickly found a new home (thanks to this service). Now Steve says he would 'love to find the right homes for the four kittens'. "They are almost five months old, not neutered or vaccinated, but nevertheless healthy, lively and inquisitive! Very friendly with adults and other cats. Cannot say how they would be with children or dogs as we have neither. Ideally we would want them to go in pairs - boys, girls, or one of each." 

To view, call Anna & Steve on 07812497465. Viewing is in the B23 area, weeknight evening and weekend viewings preferred but flexible. Contact by e-m fine too -  

** Steve has been sent information about neutering the kittens - this can be done at 4 months. There is a '£5 to neuter your cat' scheme for those on low incomes or benefits at participating vets. Phone the helpline for more details.  


31.8.17. Adoption has taken place today. Edith's previous owner had her vaccinated and chipped before the move.  

Update August. Plans made for Edith to move soon to a nice, quiet home in Sutton where she will be the only cat - once her current owner gets her vaccinations up to date. 

29.06.17 Four-year old black beauty Edith needs a new home as owner Jane is moving in with her partner – and unfortunately he has an allergy to cats!


Update mid-July: Thanks to this page, Daisy has been adopted by a 'lovely family in Wolverhampton' Laura tells us. So everyone happy ! 

15.05.17 Six-year-old Daisy is looking for a new home.


03.07.17 Mimouze has found a new home with a friend of the owner!

29.06.17 Mimouze needs a new home as his owner can sadly no longer care for him.


01.07.17 Lucy has quickly found a new home with a lovely family in Stirchley!

29.06.17 Lucy the little kitten needs a new home where she can stay inside


12.06.17 Jessie's owner has decided to keep her.

15.05.17 Adorable little Jessie is looking for a new home where she can sunbathe this summer.


10.06.17 Pinky's owner Peter has decided to keep Pinky as she has become more relaxed.

10.05.17 Cuddly Pinky needs a new home and some new friendly company!

Olive06.06.17 Olive has found a quiet new home.

31.05.17 Olive needs a new home to relax in ready for summer.


21.5.17. Buddy adopted over the weekend by couple from Shard End and doing fine. 

14.5.17. Buddy has been Steve’s ‘best Buddy’ for over a year, but with Steve’s business taking off, he feels Buddy would welcome a new more attentive, cat-friendly home.

04.06.17 Smokey has been taken in by an Adoption Centre for rehoming. 

25.05.17 Two year old Smokey needs a new home

25.5.17. Cleo's owner has decided that she can stay!

19.3.17. Cleo is almost two but needs a new home as she is so playful she drives her owners' two older cats crazy!

Dash the cat13.5.17. Dash adopted today!

01.05.17 A happy 1st of May for these 2 - adopted by an Erdington couple today!

Dad and son need new home - preferably together - no fees

19.4.17. Sleek black boy Sooty needs a new home because his owner is moving away and can’t take him, or his son Thomas, with her.

01.05.17 May update. Millie has moved away to a new home. Good news. 

17. 20.3.17. Millie needs a new home because her owner now has to care for a relative who has cat allergies.

19.3.17. Phoebe sorted and owner Maria delighted with the result.


7.3.17. All adopted now - one to family, two via Cats Pro.  

Three young cats need new homes because their owner Carlie feels she can’t look after them any longer – much as she loves them all.


13.05.17 Now Rehomed

7.3.17. Ginger boy Bailey needs a new home because he is not happy since his ‘Mom’ Sophie had a new baby.


Tigger the cat

07.05.17 Update: Tigger has now been adopted

26.04.17 Tigger, a ginger 2-year-old boy, needs a new quiet home as he really doesn’t like children or too much noise.

21.04.17 Darling successfully homed!

13.3.17. Darling needs a new home as she is currently living in temporary accommodation after being taken into care by her current carer Sophie.   

21.04.17 Wendy has found a new permanent home!

13.3.17. Wendy needs a new home as she is currently living in temporary accommodation after being rescued by her current carer Sophie.  

Felix the cat17.04.17 Tom and Felix have now been adopted!

31.03.17 Two loving brothers, Tom and Felix, are hoping to go to a friendly, permanant home together.

Beetle the cat17.04.17 Beetle has been adopted and is relaxing in her new home! 

31.03.17 Calm and gentle Beetle is looking for a peaceful and relaxing home to spread her positive energy.

Sandy the Cat12.04.17 Sandy has been adopted!

23.03.17 Playful Sandy is looking for a generous cat lover after being taken in from the cold by a local family.

7.3.17. Successfully rehomed! 


12.3.17. Snowball and blueberry rehomed together by a lovely couple from Oldbury! Great news. 

12.3.17. Rehomed with best mate Snowball! Great news. 


1.3.17. Esther is a white, long-haired Persian Chincilla who needs a new home because her owner's health has taken a turn for the worse.



10.2.16. Lovely Lou Lou needs a new home because she is not happy since her owner’s baby son arrived on the scene and stole the limelight.



A ginger and white stray, who the finder/feeder has called Billy-Bob, needs a home and has now been neutered. 


KEVIN RESERVED on 15.2.17. *HOMED ON 17.2.17. 

Could cuddly Kevin melt your heart this Valentine’s day? He is a 2-year old neutered boy who needs a new home because his owner’s circumstances have changed, and her long working hours mean she can no longer give him the fuss he craves.



15.2.17 - MOGWAI BEING VIEWED/RESERVED. *HOMED on the 19.2.17.

11.2.2017. Magnificent Mogwai, half moggie and half Bengal, needs a new home because her rescuer has a dog and – try as they might – they just don’t get on. So will Mogwai find true love by Valentine's day? 


Adoption of Missie arranged and she will be off to her new home in Walmley soon. Temporary carers Janet and Rob are getting her spayed before she goes, so instead of being an indoor 'flat cat' she will be able to enjoy the outdoors in a garden she can call her own - without the risk of unwanted kittens spoiling her fun!  

Any local adopter on a low income or benefits may be able to take advantage of the '£5 to neuter your cat' scheme running in association with several vets in Birmingham.  

Update 8.2.17. These two cats have been sorted out - temporarily at least. More later.

19.1.2017. Lilly and Molly are pretty-much identical young tabby-and-white sisters, and need a new home because a premature baby has joined the household who is allergic to cats.



Update 5.2.17. Pusspuss adopted today by a family from Kingswinford, and now named Bella. 

Adopter Sarah has a direct cat care info sheet, and the offer to take up 4 weeks free petplan. She says Bella will be checked over by a vet first thing on Monday morning! Everyone is very happy! 

28.1.17. Merlin adopted by Lynda and John today! Thanks from Natasha for CP help in offering the directs service.   

26.1.2017. Black boy Merlin needs a new home due to owner Natasha’s change of circumstances - and hopes it will be more than a 'cardboard box'. 



28.1.17. Gurgi adopted by a teacher and her family in Aldridge, new name Eevee.

We are assured she will be taken to an Aldridge vet to be 'well pet' checked, spayed and microchipped. A lovely outcome for this friendly girl. Thanks from CP for the generous donation to help us with our work.  

26.1.2017. Gurgi is a really cute ginger and white female kitten who was found abandoned in a cage in Rectory park at Christmas. Since then, carer/finder Annmarie has ‘brought her on a bundle’ and hopes to find her a permanent home.



8.1.17. On their way today to their new home! Carer Steve delighted.

4.1.17. Two very attractive young cats, Freddie & Alfie, started life as strays and were taken in by Steve in Erdington and nurtured until they grew into this devoted pair. Now they need a ‘forever new home’.


Update 18.1.17. Tussy settled now in her new home in Mere Green. Carer Paula had her chipped and her nails clipped for her new owner! 

6.1.17. Tussy to be adopted by a kind lady in Mere Green on Monday (9.1.17), who has found her new forever companion via this page - the directs scheme. Great news. 

3.1.2017. Paula of Sutton has asked for help in getting her Mum's cat - ginger girl Tussy - a new home; this is because Mum has moved into a nursing home.


Update 7.1.17. Betsy now has a place at an adoption centre - so good news. (However, it did turn out that Betsy was a boy!) 


Update 5.1.17. New Year - and an adoption centre place has been found for this little kitten and her Mum! Good news.


01.07.17 Lucy has quickly found a new home with a lovely family in Stirchley!

29.06.17 Lucy the little kitten needs a new home where she can stay inside