1) Adoption Criteria

  • Adopters must live within 20 miles of postcode area CR5 (or further for the right home). If you live more than 20 miles from us and are looking for a domestic cat or kitten, please look on catchat.org for rescues nearer to your home.
  • Never have been banned from keeping animals in any country.
  • Adopters must have permission from their landlord if they live in rented accommodation.
  • We do not rehome with children under 3 years old.
  • We do not rehome kittens to indoor-only homes.

2) Search and Enquire

  • Search our adoption page here, facebook and instagram to view cats and kittens available for adoption.

  • If your home and lifestyle matches a cat or kitten up for adoption, please complete our Adoption Inquiry Form below which aims to support us with making suitability decisions and matching our cats and kittens with the right homes.

Adoption Inquiry Form

First Name*

Last Name*

Email address*


Address Line 1*

Address Line 2



Post Code*

What type of property do you live in?*

Property details* Please note: if your property is rented, written consent or agreement that states pets are allowed in your home is required. Evidence of this will be requested.

Does the property have a secure garden/outside area?*

If you answered yes above, please provide details:

Who lives at home?*

Do you currently have any pets living with you?*

If you answered yes above, please provide details:

How many hours would the cat/kitten be left alone on a daily basis?*

Have you or anyone in your household ever been banned from keeping animals by any court of law in any country?*

Other relevant information

Your information: The information you have provided in this form will be used by The New Moon Rescue for the purposes of facilitating your enquiry or application to adopt. We will not use or share your your personal information for any other purpose without your prior consent.

3) Matching

  • We are committed to matching each cat’s and kitten’s needs with the right home. We will review your form and get in touch to discuss your adoption enquiry.
  • Adopters will require a home check before adopting cats and kittens.

4) Adoption

  • Once matched, all adoptions are subject to a home check and a minimum donation of £90 per cat or £125 per kitten.

  • You will need to sign and agree to the terms in our adoption agreement.​

On leaving our care:​​

  • Cats and kittens are flea and worm treated.
  • All kittens over four months old will be chipped and neutered. For kittens younger than this, it is the adopter’s responsibility to ensure the kitten is microchipped, neutered and vaccinated before allowing them outside.

  • Adopters can always contact us for support and advice.