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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 +)

Urus

My name is Urus and I need a retirement home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Male

DOB: 10 – 15 years old.

Colour: Black

History: Was brought in as a stray seen in a local area in not the best condition, has been given a good clean up and a good hair brushing to get him back in good health.

Needs: A retirement home for the rest of his life, he’s clearly an old man but he’s always at your heels for attention. Someone to give him his daily dose of biscuits and attention and he’ll be your best mate. He’s still got life in his legs but he’s not the fastest anymore so if you have other cats some at his own pace would be ideal to chill with.

Medical history: At some point in his life he has had all his teeth removed. This does not affect him in the slightest 🤣

Character: Lovely friendly boy, just likes being near people whilst he naps or while you’re keeping busy. Will circle around your feet to let you know he’s there for his scratches. He gets on well with other cats but will give them a swipe if they annoy him too much running around him (that’s the old man in him). We cannot confirm or deny he’s not part pigeon, as he chips like one to get your attention.

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? Yes

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.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. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Berty

My name is Berty and I need my retirement home🏡🙏🐾

Gender: male

DOB: approx 4/4/2007

Colour: Black with hints of brown (could I possibly be an unusually shaded tortie?)

History: Berty was owned by an elderly couple 14 years ago (presumably they had him as a kitten). At some point the owners passed away and berty was left homeless. Without anyone to look after him he became very matted. A nice couple took him in and took him to the vets to be shaved and neutered. Then they became unable to look after him so he started spending longer and longer outside until he was officially a stray (and he became severely matted and pelted again). He was being fed at different homes and one of his feeders contacted us to find him a permanent home to spend his golden years.

Medical: Berty has had bad skin due to severe matting and pelting. His skin is healing nicely but he will need brushing regularly to avoid matting in the future. He recently had a dental and his teeth aren’t in too bad of a condition for an older gent (he had 2 teeth removed).

Character: I love cuddles on my own terms. Once I’ve had enough love I will let you know with a growl or a nibble 😺. I enjoy being brushed too which is good because my new owner will need to brush me regularly to prevent the matts coming back. I’m not a fan of being touched on my belly and I’m not a very playful cat. All I want is a nice warm home to spend my remaining years and possibly some kind of buffet to help me onto the sofa 😹. My foster also thinks I might be going deaf but I think she’s being ageist.

Can I live with other cats? Yes but preferably less playful cats that will leave me alone.

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? Older children (16+)

Suitable for indoor only? Yes

Adoption fee £80 🐾❤️

All of our cats and kittens are triple vaccinated, neutered, 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. https://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onli…/pre-adoption-form/

Double Trouble

Our names are Xenovia (Female) and Xenonema (Male) and we need a home 🏡🙏🐾

Gender: Female and Male

DOB: March 2020

Colour: Female Black and white, Male Black and White (more white)

History: Surrendered due to a change of circumstances

Needs: A home where Xenovia will be given all the attention of a lady while Xenonema will be given the space to find his feet and be allowed the time to grow his confidence. We will Need grooming regularly due to our long coats.

Character: Xenovia believes she is a princess where she is served upon on her terms. She likes everyone to know she is present whether that by banging her head against you for constant attention or rolling around asking you to play.

Xenovia is full of love and confidence and will dominate any room she walks into. Xenonema however likes to stay out of the spotlight and will only seek attention at times when he wants. He is lacking in confidence and needs more attention to help this grow, he is a loving cat once settled. They must go together as he relies on his sister ❤️

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? Not tested

Can I live with children? 10+

Suitable for indoor only? Yes

Adoption fee £160 for the pair

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. 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. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Quinn

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

Gender: male

DOB: 1 Year

Colour: Ginger & white

History: Found straying. I was a bit scared my first few days in foster I lashed out at my Fosterer here and there but now I’m settled in and I love cuddles – but still on my own terms! I like a few strokes and I might come and sit on or next to you and I will definitely let you know when I’ve had enough.I haven’t been outside at my foster home but I have explored the house and haven’t broken anything! I love a big comfy bed or to stretch out on the couch! I live with another cat and we’re not the best of friends as we stare and hiss at each other but we don’t fight and try keep our distance!

Needs: a loving home with lots of cuddles until a i’ve had enough

Character : I am quite loving and once I get settled I might sit on your lap or next to you. I love treats and if I’m feeling cheeky I might try to eat your food if it smells nice!

Can I live with other cats? No

Can I live with other dogs? No

Can I live with children? 16+

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.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. http://www.heronbankrescue.co.uk/onlin…/pre-adoption-form/

Kami

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

Gender: Male

DOB: 7 months

Colour: Black and white

History: Owner surrender

Needs: Kami loves attention 😻he will happily come for head rubs and strokes. He’s a confident boy and likes to play.

Character : Hes a very friendly boy, likes to explore and loves the sound of his own voice which is very sweet.

Can I live with other cats? Yes

Can I live with other dogs? Yes

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. 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/

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.

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!