FAQs

Below you will find a list of some of the questions that future adopters often ask us.

If your question is not below, then please contact us and we will help you as best we can.

What does my adoption fee cover?

The money that you pay goes straight back to the volunteers and our cats.

Below are a range of the things that volunteers spend their money on to get our kitties healthy and ready for adoption.

- A full health check-up and any vet-recommended urgent treatments.
- Their first booster & rabies vaccinations
- Deworming
- For cats, FIV / Felv and FCoV testing
- Neutering or spaying
- Micro-chipping
- A pet passport

 

How much is my adoption fee?

International adoption

We do not make any money from this, it is merely a contribution to the relocation costs and getting your cat healthy and ready to fly to their new home.

 

UAE adoption

No adoption fee is paid to us. Your money goes straight to the veterinary clinic that is working with your cat and goes towards getting your cat ready for their forever home.

Please contact us for further details.

 

What are the requirements for me to adopt?

Commitment - cats can live for over 20 years

Age - 21 years or older
Finances - you must be able to finance all the things that come with owning a cat. We will let you know what these may be during your application
Your home - no shared housing
Time - daily interactions are essential for your cat to be healthy
Other pets - proof of their vaccinations

 

I already have a pet at home, is ths okay?

We will need to see proof of all of your pets vaccinations and FIV & FCoV tests. If your pets do not have these vaccinations, then we can put you in touch with a vet who can help.

 

Why are all of your cats indoor only?

UAE traffic - City traffic in the UAE is really bad. The UAE is also known for it's low-riding, fast cars. Sadly, this is a terrible combination for many unfortunate cats.

UAE summers - The weather in the UAE is hot. Very hot! With temperatures averaging 40 degrees, our cats, if left outside, often become dehydrated, as well as suffering from heat stroke and sunburn.

Stray cat exposure - There are a lot of stray cats in the cities of the UAE. Mingling with these cats can result in the spread of diseases as well as behavioural changes.

 
 

What are FIV and FCoV?

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

FIV is a immunodeficiency virus that affects cats. I cannot be transferred to humans. Many cats will not show any symptoms and often have a similar life expectancy to cats without FIV. But, some can be more prone to certain illnesses.

Click here for a handy leaflet made by the Cats Protection Agency in FIV.

Feline Coronavirus (FCoV)

FCoV is common in cats, around 60% of them.

It cannot be transmitted to humans and most cats do no show signs of being infected.

Click here for a handy leaflet made by the Cats Protection Agency on FCoV.