Covid-19 Notice

Adoption process during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Please note: this advice may change as government guidance adapts to the ongoing pandemic. 

Heronbank Cat Rescue are taking the current pandemic very seriously and as a result we have changed our procedures and policies regarding rehoming.  We are completing ‘no-contact’ adoptions using the following procedure.  

Homechecks: You will be required to have a virtual homecheck by video call (you will need one of the following apps: Whatsapp, Facetime or Facebook Messenger). Before the homecheck you will be contacted for the £10 admin fee and you will be asked to submit a minimum of 3 photos of your home, a photo of your garden/outdoor areas and a photographic identification that includes your address (i.e. drivers license).  Your homecheck will then be passed to our panel who will vote on it and you will be given your decision in due course. 

Adoptions: On completion of a successful homecheck, you will be contacted by one of our fosterers who will complete a meet and greet via video call.  If you decide that this is the cat/kitten for you, we will arrange a no contact collection where we will expect social distancing measures to be implemented by all parties.  We would encourage you not to make a special trip to collect your cat/kitten and instead to collect your cat/kitten when you are doing your shopping in order to reduce the amount of journeys you are making.