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What does a home check from the cats protection league actualy involve ?

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nutcracker Thu 03-Mar-05 15:40:21

Just that really, they rang me the other day as i had enquired about adopting a cat. They said the fact that my youngest is only 2 isn't a prob to them, they are more concerned as to wether the cats likes the kids and visa versa.

They are arrangin a home check soon.

Freckle Thu 03-Mar-05 15:41:34

Don't know what it involves. They wouldn't even come and visit us as soon as they found out we had young children. Were quite rude about it too.

nutcracker Thu 03-Mar-05 15:44:54

Well we had that reaction from another rescue centre, but when i told the CPL about it they were quite surprised.

They said they wouldn't let us have a kitten (which is fair enough) but that anything about a year onwards would be fine so long as everyone got on o.k

We live in a cul de sac so the road shouldn't be a big concern.

Aimsmum Thu 03-Mar-05 15:48:34

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advocateofthedevil Thu 03-Mar-05 15:49:06

The just talk about what you need to do - keeping them in at night, agree to return the cat to them and no one else, make sure you know what you're letting yourself on for etc. I guess they also get an idea about whether you're suitable adopters at the same time but it's not like the spanish inquisition or anything. Our cat came from the CPL.

nutcracker Thu 03-Mar-05 15:50:46

I was told march for kittens too.

The lady i spoke to said that although they were full at the mo, she couldn't think of a cat that would be suitable at the mo as most were quite old or needed rehoming as pairs, so we will probably be put on the waiting list too.

Aero Thu 03-Mar-05 15:53:35

Have to say nutty, that having two is lovely - they're great company for each other. Do you think you could house two?

nutcracker Thu 03-Mar-05 15:58:06

Well i would like two yeah but the minimum donation for one is 40 quid so it will depend how flush i am at the time.

Aero Thu 03-Mar-05 16:01:35

AAaaaaaahhhhhhh - gosh - that's quite a bit - hadn't realised that. Glad we were able to adopt ours in that case! Is costly enough for their injections and flea treatment once you have them.

RTKangaMummy Thu 03-Mar-05 16:03:28

does £40 mean they are wormed/vaccinated/and had their bits done????

I quite alot if not

Gem13 Thu 03-Mar-05 16:04:05

We had a rather strange woman who came out to us years ago. We had a male cat already and wanted another from the CPL who were advertising for homes.

The woman who came couldn't believe that we let our cats out at night and went on about the cat being harmed (we lived on the edge of the countryside up a private lane) and cat AIDS (ours have always been vaccinated).

She didn't look around, just lectured us and then left. She didn't pass our details on but we told the rehoming person we'd been inspected and got a cat from her (she was lovely).

It was all very odd but the cat is lovely!

advocateofthedevil Thu 03-Mar-05 16:04:35

according to their website, the donation is (technically) voluntary. I would imagine that if you are prepared to take a pair of slightly older cats they would not insist on a huge donation. Apparently it can cost £150 for them to look after the cat prior to rehoming, hence the donation.

advocateofthedevil Thu 03-Mar-05 16:05:38

RTK, they come neutered but not necessarily vaccinated. i think the cpl routinely neuter their cats before rehoming them.

JonahB Thu 03-Mar-05 16:22:14

Nutcracker, we had a bad experience with the cat's protection. We have always got cats from various sanctuaries, but these 2 women were total nutters! Although they did offer us a cat, they seemed more intent on finding the "perfect" home for their cats, with the result that a no. of their cats sat in a sanctuary for weeks. They also didn't seem to know their cats at all, misjudged their characters and got really uppity with me when I wanted to meet the cat before I took it on.
Like Gem said, they also lectured me about keeping cats in at night.
If you dont have any joy with them, try your local RSPCA, who are always on the lookout for good homes.

nutcracker Thu 03-Mar-05 22:43:17

Hmmm that doesn't sound too good JonahB.

They told me i could go and see the cats they had if i pass, and then see if any suit us.

TBH If there aren't any suitable then i think i will probably look elsewhere.

miggy Thu 03-Mar-05 22:50:18

Nutcracker-have you tried the notice board in/phoning local vets. They often have cats for rehoming-strays/moves etc and usually free as people glad to find them a new home. Most adulkt cats will have been neutered anyway
good luck

Jimjams Sat 05-Mar-05 21:18:37

Yep we had a nutty lady as well. we still snigger about her 8 years later. And the cat is long gone- died years ago. She did manage to palm us off with a nutty cat. And we got made to keep him in at all times.

We have a new cat- this one was left behind when the previous house owners moved to Spain! She came free with the house.

sobernow Sat 05-Mar-05 21:31:10

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MaryP0p1 Sat 05-Mar-05 21:38:57

Our cat is the grumpist thing you've ever met and if she's in a really bad mood she attacks the dog. He gets out of the way pretty sharpish. We're moving to Italy in the Summer and decided we were going to try and rehome her. The cat was obviously listening because since we decided the journey was too far, she wouldn't be happy etc she's been sitting on our laps purring even allowing the children to touch her and has left the dog alone. Its amazing what threatening to find a new home for her has done.

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