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Our Available Cats and Kittens

Here at Heronbank Rescue we have a variety of cats and kittens in our care who need new homes. Whether you are looking for an indoor cat, dog friendly, used to small children, the more information you can give us the better match we can make.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All adoptions are subject to a successful home check.
  • We are based in Huddersfield and as a result we can only rehome within Yorkshire.
  • Once you have submitted your form you will be contacted by a member of our team for the £10 home check fee.  This must be payed before your form is processed.  The £10 fee will then be deducted from the adoption fee if your home check passes, or refunded if your home check fails.  It will not be refunded if you pass your home check but decide not to adopt.
  • Adoption fees must be payed in full before collection of your chosen cat/kitten.
  • If we are unable to process your form further you will be contacted by text or email.  This is usually the case if you are not within our rehoming area or live on a busy road.

Fill in our Pre Adoption Form to start your adoption story.

The adoption fee includes:

Home Check

Vet checked

Flea treated up to date

Wormed up to date

Flu, Enteris & Leukaemia Vaccinations

Neutering and Microchip

Where possible, we like to rehome young kittens in pairs. 

As you will be aware, kittens are very playful and a new kitten will often see other cats as a playmate.   Imagine  your teenager being expected to play with their 5 year old sibling 24 hours a day, does anyone else feel a migraine coming at that thought?   This can become a nuisance to the older cat and can sometime cause your existing cat stress or anxiety.  Adopting 2 kittens means that the new kittens have a playmate and your older cat can go about their daily life without that nuisance.

Adult Cats and Golden Oldies (1 year old +)

Daiquiri

My name is Daiquiri and I need a new home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Female

DOB: 2 years old

Colour: White and tabby

History: I originally came into foster with me sister and I was very shy but the past 2 weeks I have started to come out of my shell. I love head and chin rubs and let my foster mum stroke me for hours which makes me purr very loudly. Look out for the love heart on my backI like playing with toys, the ball on a track is my favourite. My foster mum brought home another cat a week ago and I am trying to be friends with her so I started to follow her, she wanted to play chase with me which made us both very tired! Needs: a home that will be patient with me as I am very shy at first

Character : once I get to know you I am very loving and playful. I am very inquisitive and my new place to sit is the windowsill I can’t wait to explore outside once I am fully settled in my new home.

Can I live with other cats? Yes, Preferably young cat who will play with me

Can I live with other dogs? Not tested

Can I live with children? 10 +

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Ola

My name is Ola and I need my new home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Female

DOB: Feb 2019

Colour: Tabby

History: Owner surrender due to change of circumstances

Needs: A lovely calm home, someone who can play with her and give her lots of cuddles and attention.

Character : Such a sweetheart, she takes a few days to come round for her to trust you. Once she is settled you have a lap cat who will snooze on your bed and love you forever

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? Yes (Older quieter children)

Suitable for indoor only? Yes

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Jasmine

My name is Jasmine and I need my new home🏡🙏🐾

Gender:female

DOB: 12 months old

Colour: Tortoise shell and white

History: Living outside pregnant and with her 4 month old kittens.

Needs: A calm quiet, caring home.

Character : Loving and friendly but I spook very easily.The more love and reassurance I get, the more my confidence in humans is growing.

Can I live with other cats? Yes very affectionate and inquisitive of other cats.

Can I live with other dogs? Untested

Can I live with children? Yes preferably older children 10+

Suitable for indoor only? Yes.

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Jester

*** PROJECT CAT ***

My name is Jester and I need a home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Female DOB: 9 months old

Colour: Black and white

History: Jester was brought to Heronbank from another cat charity. Jester will be a project cat.

Needs: A home with other cats and no children. Jester likes to follow and learn from other cats/kittens. Jester will not be a lap cat and doesn’t like human contact unless on his terms and this is few and far between. She is an indoor only cat and needs space to room and hide when nervous.Jester is showing signs of adapting to humans with several times of sleeping on bed with other cats and sitting at other end of sofa, as of yet, she will not allow you to pick her up and needs time to learn to trust you.

Character: Jester is hyper active and absolutely loves running and chasing things with other cats.Jester is fully integrated with foster cats and has no issues with them regardless of age however would certain suit a younger cat as Jester loves to play.

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? Untested

Can I live with children? No

Suitable for indoor only? YesAdoption fee £110 🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

RESERVED Preston

❤️ HOME CHECK PENDING ❤️

My name is Preston and I need my new home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Male

DOB: 3-4 years

Young Colour: Ginger and White

History: Found as a stray

Needs: A quiet home with lots of chin tickles and affection. Plenty of food and treats.

Character : A gentle giant who is generally a calm and placid boy, loves affection on his terms. Can be easily spooked but just needs a little time to settle and adjust and his own safe space. He loves to sunbathe and relax in the windowsill.

Medical history : recovering well from an injury near his ear.

Can I live with other cats? Yes (slow intro)

Can I live with other dogs? Briefly met a dog andNo reaction. (Slow intro)

Can I live with children? 10+ (needs calm environment)

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Iris

My name is Iris and I need my new home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Female

DOB: 2014

Colour: Tortie

History: surrendered due to owner’s illness.

Needs: A quiet home with access to the outdoors and a good supply of treats (meaty sticks are my favourite)

Character : Beautiful sweet girl, she’s is very affectionate and loves attention. but scares easily. She will hide when she’s scared, she doesn’t like loud noises.

Can I live with other cats? Could cope with one other older, calm cat but would need slow introductions.

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? 16+

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £80 🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

RESERVED Flintoff

My name is Flintoff and I need my new home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Male

DOB: 6 years old

Colour: Tabby

History: I was surrendered to Heronbank by my previous owner due to a change of circumstances.

Needs: lots of love and attention, someone who will play feather toy with me.

Character : I am a very handsome, very easygoing big boy. I love to play with feather toys and I have unlimited energy! I am very vocal and love being where you are, I’m super placid and I’ll do well in almost any home 🖤 I’m a big panther love bug who settles easily

Can I live with other cats? No

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? Yes

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.https://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onli…/pre-adoption-form/

Dexter IS RESERVED

My name is Dexter and I need my new home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Male

DOB: Around 9 years young

Colour: Black History: surrendered due to owner illness

Needs: A comfy spot to lay! I am super chilled a proper love bug ❤️

Character : I’m a lovely boy so my foster mummy tells me. I’m a cuddly chilled boy looking for my perfect home.

Medical history : Was on tablets for skin and hair issues, however since been in foster I haven’t needed them. 🙂

Can I live with other cats? Yes (very slow intro)

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? Yes

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.https://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onli…/pre-adoption-form/

CLIVE IS RESERVED

My name is Clive and I need a home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Male

DOB: approx 6 years old.

Colour: Black and white

History: Was a stray but is extremely loving and accepting of affection

Character: He’s a friendly boy with lots of love to give. He doesn’t bother with toys much currently but he loves to follow you around and cuddle up

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? Yes

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.https://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onli…/pre-adoption-form/

Ollie is reserved

My name is Ollie and I need my new home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Male

DOB: Approx 5

Colour: Black and white

History: Rescued as a stray

Needs: Prefers own space, needs patience and to build trust Be able to go out

Character: He can be a nervous cat and possibly has not been used to people for a while. He is improving and is a more affectionate every day. He prefers to be independent. Though quiet, He is very well behaved and litter trained

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? 16+

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £80🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered (or included in the adoption fee for a future appointment) microchipped, flea and worm up to date and come with 5 weeks free insurance.https://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onli…/pre-adoption-form/

Young Cats (20 weeks to 12 months old)

Up and coming

For the most up to date information of cats and kittens that are coming up for adoption soon please visit our Facebook page “friends of heronbank cat rescue” or follow the link below:

Kittens - 10 weeks to 20 weeks old

Single-Kitten Syndrome

If you’ve ever raised a litter of kittens or adopted a pair of them, you know how much they play together. Some of this play is painful, as confirmed by the yowling and complaining that occurs. The kittens bite and scratch each other, sometimes quite hard. All the while they are learning from one another that this behavior is not the best way to make friends! If they’re lucky enough to have a momcat around and she hears the ruckus, she will often give a warning “that’s enough of that” to the kittens and they settle down.

In order to become well-socialized cats, kittens need to learn appropriate behavior from one another. A human is not a substitute for a feline companion. You can provide attention and love but there is simply no way you can replicate the play behavior of the species. If they don’t learn limits in their play as youngsters, they often develop inappropriate playful aggression. In other words, it may be cute when a kitten attacks your ankles when you walk by or playfully nips at your fingers while you’re playing. It will be much less cute, not to mention annoying and painful, when your cat is full grown.

Over the years we have placed thousands of cats and kittens. We have also had cats returned to us, often as young adults, that did not work out in their new homes. What we found repeatedly was that single kittens adopted into homes without other young cats frequently develop behavioral problems. Kittens have been returned because of litter box problems. Litter box habits are learned at an early age and kittens actually play a large part in teaching each other how to faithfully go to the proper place when nature calls. Kittens have also been returned because of aggressive play biting. Cat behaviorists now believe that kittens raised without kitty companionship transfer the playful biting behavior, which is so important in developing proper manners, to their humans. To prevent these problems, and to encourage the general well-being of the kitten, Heronbank has adopted a policy of not placing any single kitten under the age of six months into a home without another kitten or young cat.

Two kittens playing together is one of the most entertaining activities in the world, both for you and for the kittens. Having two cats will also ensure that they are not lonely when you are away from home. A lonely cat can become neurotic and will sometimes let his/her owner know about their unhappiness by destructive behavior or inappropriate urination. This is not something most people would like to risk.

Heronbank will not place a single kitten under the age of six months into a home without an appropriate feline playmate. This is not about placing more kittens and cats. It’s about the future of the individual kittens, their habits and their happiness. Many people have been skeptical about adopting two kittens rather than one only to thank us later for sticking to our policy. The rewards are great. We’ve never had anyone tell us they wished they had only adopted one.

If you feel you are unable to care for two kittens, we strongly encourage you to consider one of the wonderful adult cats needing a home. Many of these are young mothers are scarcely more than kittens themselves. They’re still very playful and entertaining and have learned good kitty manners from being around other cats. Remember, the difference between a cat and a kitten is only about six months. But a happy cat can bring you joy and companionship for twenty years or more. It’s well worth laying a good foundation in their early months. The payback is tremendous.

Up and coming

For the most up to date information of cats and kittens that are coming up for adoption soon please visit our Facebook page “friends of heronbank cat rescue” or follow the link below:

If you are interested in helping Heronbank Cat Rescue to look after these cats and kittens then please consider donating using the PayPal donate button.


Further Information

We do make every effort to keep the available cats and kittens up to date, however due to adoption and other circumstances they may no longer be available but we do have other kittens and cats awaiting their advertisement who may not be ready yet due to young age (under 12 weeks) or for vet treatment. Please ask on application if you do not see a cat you like we may have your perfect match at a fosters but not yet advertised!

Thank you to Agria for offering our amazing adopters 5 weeks free insurance upon adoption.

Thank you to Donaldson’s Vet for their wonderful help and support.

Thank you to Nick at Urban Haze for hosting and maintaining our wonderful website for us!  We cannot recommend him enough!