Rehoming Animals Since 2005

Rehoming a cat can be a rewarding and exciting experience but it is important that you understand the commitment can be anything up to twenty years of your life.

At Woodlands Animal Sanctuary we understand that all our animals’ health and well-being is paramount. We work with Rufford Veterinary Group to ensure that all our cats and kittens receive the highest standards of care and medical treatment possible before being rehomed. This includes:

  • Veterinary Checks
  • Worming Treatment
  • Microchipping
    All of our cats and kittens leave Woodlands registered to the Sanctuary to ensure they can be re-united with their family.
  • Tests for Feline Aids and Leukemia where necessary
  • Spayed/Neutered
    All cats over 6 months old are spayed/neutered
  • Vaccinations
    All of our cats receive at least their first vaccination before leaving Woodlands. Any cat who has not yet received it, will also leave us with a voucher for Rufford Veterinary Group for their second vaccination. It is of upmost importance that your cat has the same type and brand of vaccine for its second vaccination as the first vaccine. Hence we ask you to return to Rufford Veterinary group to get the second vaccination regardless of which veterinary practice you would normally use.

This care costs over £175 per cat to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary but rehoming a cat from Woodlands means we only ask for a donation of £85.

Our Rehoming Process

All of our applications go through the same three-stage process. This helps us to ensure not only the cats safety, but that you and your new cat are the perfect match. Please also pay special attention to our rehoming rules outlined at the bottom of this webpage.

Rehoming Rules

We will not rehome an adult cat into a home where there are existing adult cats.

We ensure that no cat or kitten is released to its new home until 48 hours after its vaccination.

If there are other pets in the household i.e. dogs, we will normally recommend a kitten unless we have an adult cat who is used to living with dogs.

All existing cats in any household must be neutered.

All cats and kittens that leave Woodlands Animal Sanctuary must leave with the food and litter that they are currently using here, this can be purchased from our onsite shop.

The Cats

This is Harry, who is approx. 2-3 years old! Harry has been at Woodlands since 4th September 2018 and was brought in by one of our Staff members that saw him roaming the streets.

This was due to his previous owners moving house and leaving him behind.

Harry would love an understanding home with no or older children so he can chill out and watch the world go by! He would also need a home away from a busy road so he can roam the great outdoors!
Minnie and Flump
Minnie and Flump
These two beautiful girls are Minnie and Flump! They are approximately 3 years old.

They were rehomed from us as kittens in 2015, came back into our care in 2018 due to their previous owner facing unemployment. they were then rehomed from us in 2019, but again have come back to our care due to the child of the family facing an unexpected allergic reaction. As you can see, Minnie and Flump have came back to us at no fault of their own, and they are incredibly sweet cats. They come fully vaccinated and neutered and we are desperate for them to go into their final forever home.

Minnie is a little bit more timid than Flump, but both are loving and friendly cats that can be homed with children.
This gorgeous girl is Tilly and she is approximately 3 years old!

Se was brought into Woodlands on 5th October 2019 after her family moved and sadly could not take her with them. After a health check by our vet and her first vaccination being done, she is ready to find her new forever home!

Tilly can be a little shy, but with enough chin tickles, she really does come out of her shell!
This pretty lady is Coco and she is approximately 2 years old!

She was brought into Woodlands on 26th September 2019 after she was sadly unwanted. After a health check by our vet and her first vaccination being done, she is ready to find his new forever home!

Coco is a staff favourite! She is a very enthusiastic cuddler and just LOVES attention! She would be an ideal cat for any family looking for an affectionate companion!
This beautiful girl is Dorothy and she is approximately 6 years old!

She was brought into Woodlands on 12th March 2019 whilst pregnant and had her kittens shortly after. Dorothy was an incredibly good mum, raising her kittens 90% on her own with no need for staff intervention!

All Dorothy's kittens have now found loving homes, and it is her turn now! Dorothy definitely prefers cuddles on her own terms, but this may be due to the fact that she does not enjoy being in a cattery setting
Scooter - RESERVED
Scooter - RESERVED
This gorgeous boy is Scooter, who is approximately 11 weeks old!

He was brought into Woodlands on 27th October 2019 after him and his litter of three brothers were unwanted and full of parasitic worms. After strict barrier nursing, medicine and lots of TLC (including their first vaccination), they are now ready for their forever homes!

Scooter, as well as his brothers, are incredibly friendly and absolutely love to to play!
This lovely girl is Bella and she is approximately 3 years old!

She was brought into Woodlands on 5th October 2019 after her family moved and sadly could not take her with them. After a health check by our vet and her first vaccination being done, she is ready to find her new forever home!

Bella is still very stressed at the sanctuary and would benefit with moving to a quiet and patient home. We are hoping that the right people will come and give her a second chance

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