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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 +)

Ruby 21/162

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

Gender: Female

DOB: 15/04/2011

Colour: Tabby & white

History: I was handed to the rescue after my mummy sadly had to go into a new home like me. Since been in rescue I’ve had a full dental and have very little teeth left but I still give biscuits a good go!

Needs: A quiet home with just me and my new owner/owners. Mainly a soft food diet due to my lack of teeth and I demand fresh running water from the tap, as fresh is best!❤️ I can’t live with other cats because I either get bullied or I am the bully, there’s no in between.

Character: I need 12/24 hours to settle in and get settled then once you have sat with me you will realise I own you!So clingy and needy such an affectionate little lady! She isn’t a fan of other cats and would really do best with a couple or single owner with no other pets.But she is the sweetest and needs to find her forever home filled with love and safety 💕

Can I live with other cats? No

Can I live with other dogs? Yes

Can I live with children? No

Suitable for indoor only? Yes Adoption fee £80🐾❤️

All 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.ALL follow up appointments, second vaccs and neutering are ALL carried out at Mirfield Donaldsons. Metecam/loxicom or collars are charged at owners request and chargeable upon collection. Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently and able to go to MIRFIELD Donaldsons for the above. Please note your existing cats must be up to date on vaccinations – we will require proof upon application.http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

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:

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.

Kit 21/475 & Kat 21/476

Our names are Kit & Kat and we need our new home together 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Kit – Male, Kat – Female

DOB: Kit – 1/8/21, Kat – 15/8/21

Colour: Kit – Black & White, Kat – Calico

History: Surrounded into foster due to owners personal circumstances

Needs: A loving patient home with lots of toys and food and a safe space of our own.We will be ready for our new home from approx 22/11/21

Character: Typical playful kittens who love to run around chasing each other and our toys then we snuggle up together for a nap. We are unsure about humans and we just need time and patience to build our trust, we are learning to be cuddled and stroked and foster mummy says we are getting more confident each day but at the moment we will try to run and hide if you get to close or make sudden movements. We sometimes give a very cute little hiss but that’s just because we are still a little scared, foster mummy also says we are just noise and we are softies really 😻.

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? Yes, slow introduction

Can I live with children? 10+ as we are quiet nervous

Suitable for indoor only? YesAdoption fee £220 for the pair 🐾❤️

All 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.ALL follow up appointments, second vaccs and neutering are ALL carried out at Mirfield Donaldsons. Metecam/loxicom or collars are charged at owners request and chargeable upon collection. Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently and able to go to MIRFIELD Donaldsons for the above. Please note your existing cats must be up to date on vaccinations – we will require proof upon application.http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

James 21/474

My name is James and I need my new home 🏡 🙏 🐾
Gender: male
DOB: approx 8 months
Colour: black and white
History: surrendered into rescue with his sister.
Needs: A loving home with lots of toys, food and a comfy place to sleep.
Character: very playful and is fascinated by his own reflection in mirrors and windows! Likes to be his own boss. likes to sit under things and chats a lot when it’s meal time!
Can I live with other cats? Yes, but strong, confident male cats only
Can I live with other dogs? Not tested
Can I live with children? Yes
Suitable for indoor only? No
Adoption fee £110
🐾❤️All 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.
ALL follow up appointments, second vaccs and neutering are ALL carried out at Mirfield Donaldsons. Metecam/loxicom or collars are charged at owners request and chargeable upon collection.
Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently and able to go to MIRFIELD Donaldsons for the above. Please note your existing cats must be up to date on vaccinations – we will require proof upon application.
http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Juliet 21/473

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

Gender: female

DOB: approx 8 months

Colour: black and white

History: surrendered into rescue with her brother.

Needs: A loving home with toys, company and a lap to sit on. Sheba – she is not a Whiskers type of a girl and prefers gravy to jelly.

Character: quite timid and very dainty. Loves company and will snooze in a chair or on the bed as long as you are with her.

Can I live with other cats? Yes, but not dominant bossy cats.

Can I live with other dogs? Not tested

Can I live with children? Yes

Suitable for indoor only? No

Adoption fee £110🐾❤️

All 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.ALL follow up appointments, second vaccs and neutering are ALL carried out at Mirfield Donaldsons. Metecam/loxicom or collars are charged at owners request and chargeable upon collection. Please be aware our rehoming process can be quick, please only apply if you are in a position to adopt imminently and able to go to MIRFIELD Donaldsons for the above. Please note your existing cats must be up to date on vaccinations – we will require proof upon application.http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

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!