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What is the best way to rehome a bonded pair?

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Soubriquet Mon 09-Sep-19 09:28:28

PIL potentially moving abroad. They are not taking their cats with them.

We can’t have them as our own cat hates other cats, my dh and dd are allergic and just about cope with ours.

So we may need to look at rehoming them.

What’s the best way?

They are a pair of spayed female black cats. I’m not sure of their age but I know it’s over 5 and under 10

Friendly things who love a bit of fuss

We are in Lincolnshire

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ExpletiveDelighted Mon 09-Sep-19 09:39:35

We got ours from Cats Protection, they had been rehomed as a pair for similar reasons, they are a litter pair and were young adults at the time.

squee123 Mon 09-Sep-19 09:43:49

Blue Cross have a Home Direct scheme which avoids them having to go into a cattery and would give PIL some involvement in the process. That would be worth looking into.

Always go through a reputable rescue so there is backup if things go wrong and they can do appropriate homechecks. Far too many vata rehomed via Facebook and Gumtree etc end up in very unpleasant circumstances.

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Soubriquet Mon 09-Sep-19 09:49:31

Thanks. Will look into them

It’s a shame we can’t take them as they really are sweet things but it would be fair on our cat and it definitely wouldn’t be fair for dd (dh is an adult...he can cope grinwink)

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chemenger Mon 09-Sep-19 09:50:42

Cats Protection should be able to facilitate a home-to -home adoption.

FunkySnidge Mon 09-Sep-19 09:52:01

Contact a cat rescue. We rescued our two cats as a bonded adult pair. Tbh most of the cats the centre were offering came in a pair! Not sure if it is a desperate attempt to get more cats into homes but we went with it even though we only started out wanting one cat!

Soubriquet Mon 09-Sep-19 10:10:28

We could pretend they are both the exact same cat...they just move quickly gringrin

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viccat Mon 09-Sep-19 13:54:29

You can find rescues in your area on this website

Please start contacting rescues as early as possible - every rescue is extremely busy and has emergencies (i.e. stray kittens, ill cats etc.) and ask to have them added to waiting lists.

It's never a good idea to try to rehome privately through Facebook or anything like that, you just don't know people are who they say they are and there's no back up o safety net if things go wrong.

thecatneuterer Tue 10-Sep-19 12:36:55

bumping to knock all the cat pee threads off the front page.

ExpletiveDelighted Tue 10-Sep-19 14:01:58

Yes, I've reported a few of those

thecatneuterer Wed 11-Sep-19 06:48:04

It going to be difficult - just because there are too many cats and not enough homes. And middle aged, black cats are rarely the top of the wish list of adopters. What a shame your PIL won't take them. Cats can go on planes after all.

The best time to rehome adults is between November and February, as that is when there is a lull in kitten season and so the rescues generally aren't in the full in crisis mode they are the rest of the time, and because there are fewer kittens, some people will be more likely to consider homing adults. Good luck.

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