Lora’s Cats now need you!
While we are a dog rescue, we always have a
special soft spot for the black animals… and now we
have cats who need their forever humans too!
Abandoning animals in the wake of Covid is worse
than ever, and sadly cats are no exception. But as
ever, we will be concentrating on the black cats
because just like black dogs, they are last to be
adopted and first to be killed…
HOW TO ADOPT A CAT OR KITTEN FROM US
How to adopt a kit through us:
Check out our cat gallery and links, and make a note of the cat/s you love's NAME
AND NUMBER then email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We start the process with the rescue and help get the house check up and running.
Effective from 01.01.2021, due to Brexit.
Prices will have to rise because of Brexit and the necessity for two new blood
tests to ensure we comply with all the new laws coming into place.
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CATS and KITS To adopt. 'Adoption fee' is £300*.
Adopters pay for*:
the cat’s travel (which has increased by 10% due to Brexit and new Eurotunnel
the titre test when needed
the UK legal necessities such as VAT and excise duties.
The rescue pays for/covers:
Distemper/parvo tests prior to vaccination internal deworming and external spot
on against fleas and ticks Passport, microchip, cat/kit vaccines and booster
Rabies vaccine and rabies blood test 3 months after the vaccine at an approved
EU lab, Brucellosis and Giardia tests (8-15 tickets once on arrival at rescue and
one latest 14 days before they leave)
3 DX Snap Test for FIV, cat leukaemia and heart worm
Spay or neuter
their full passport IPAFFS documents custom legal ID tag THREE MONTHS
MINIMUM extra fostering costs (food, insurance and so on) so bear in mind
three months is the now the MINIMUM you will legally, because of Brexit, have
to wait to get a kit from when they first arrive with us in rescue/foster.
Our costs alone would set you back £642 in the UK (not including food, or anything
to walk, feed, entertain and care for the kit with), and costs over 50% of this in
FOR THIS WE NEED DONATIONS and without our Aunties and Uncles (donors) all
these cats would be dead. You can become an Auntie or Uncle by using the ‘donate'
button at the bottom of the homepage (laptops and PCs) or by clicking the three lines
and scrolling down the options (phones etc.)
*NOTE: For cats already in the UK before 01/01/2021 available to foster the
adoption fee is reduced- £250 but you MUST check their location map and you
MUST be in area. For more on recent and accurate spaying costs check out:https://
The cats now WILL NOT leave for their new homes until they are six months old and
neutered (this is a Brexit legal requirement).
You are, as an adopter, involved in his
every step of the way and get added to the Happy Bus live Skype chat (The Happy
Bus is what the dogs travel in to get to their forever homes) while you wait for your
house check. If successful, you stay on the chat to watch your baby come home.
IMPORTANT For the first TWO days the cat must be in ‘DEFRA quarantine’ and
NOT let out of their decompressions room and definitely NOT in the garden when
going to the toilet (and never let out in an urban home).
This is a legal requirement
and MUST be done by all adopters else the cat has to be removed from the
TYPICAL QUESTIONS WE/THE HOUSECHECKER WILL ASK YOU:
Are there kids and if so what age?
How long might the cat be left when at work etc?
How high is the fencing/gate round your garden/yard?
We would prefer them to be house cats. If you live in an urban area this is not
If let outside (rural/ suburban only) what precautions will you take to
ensure they and the local wildlife are safe?
Have you ever had a cat before?
Are there any other pet(s) in your home?
IF YOU RENT, do you have proof your landlord allows cats?
What is decompression and how can I help my new cat through it?
THE FIRST THREE MONTHS
The most important phase that cats go through when getting out of the shelter and
when first in their foster or adoptive home is the “Decompression Phase.”
Any change in a cat’s environment or routine will cause some level of stress and it’s
our job as their guardian to be patient and guide them through this time; however
long it takes.
Most cats do not like change and will take time to connect to you and
your home. We recommend looking at three months minimum before you can see
they have truly started to settle in.
Decompression is exactly that- unwinding or unfolding after a period of high stimulus
(travelling to a new place.) And some cats do it faster than others so there are no
hard and fast rules. Imagine a squeaky toy.
Now stand on it.
Then quickly take your foot off.
See how long, and how noisily, it goes back to
‘normal’. Multiply that by at least one hundred for a living creature!
Your foster will have helped your new cat through a lot of this, but as all cats get
back into their ‘normal shape’ at different rates, s/he could be anywhere on that
progress when he comes to you.
“Settling Your Cat Into the New Home
Once you’ve arrived, keep your kitty in their safe carrier as you cat-proof the
new home. Close all windows and doors, and tuck away any electrical cords or
plugs where your cat might get stuck.
Introduce one room first. When the room is secure, let your cat out of the
carrier to explore. It’s safest to keep your kitty in one designated room while
there's a lot of activity in the new home.
Make sure there’s a litter box, food, and water- in separate bowls- in this
designated room. Set aside time to quietly spend time with your cat in their
temporary room to help them feel comfortable in the new house.
If your cat seems nervous, you may choose to keep your cat in one room for a
few days to give them ample time to acclimate to the new space.
We will need
you to do this for the 48 hour quarantine period anyway as a legal requirement.
Things to Look Out For:
When moving to a new area, it is common for cats to attempt to return to their
old stomping grounds. It’s safest to keep your cat indoors all the time. Even if
you plan to let the cat go outside eventually, keep them indoors until you are
sure they have bonded with the new space. It is best to keep your cat indoors
for a minimum of two weeks. You can encourage positive associations with
your new home by feeding your cat more often with small meals and
incorporating more treats and play into your cat’s day.
When you do let your
cat outside, make it short at first, and keep an eye on them. Call the cat in after
10 minutes to start, and work your way up to longer times outside.
If you do start letting your cat wander the neighbourhood, stay vigilant and
listen for the sounds of a catfight. Keep a close eye on your cat until both of
you are familiar with any other cats in the area.
Stressful events. Even after you and your cat have settled, stressors like
thunderstorms or fireworks can unsettle your cat during the early days in your
new home. Take extra precautions to keep your cat indoors, safe, and secure
in their new home.” Amy Flowers, DVM. June 28, 2021
All cats need structure for them to feel safe. They thrive on predictable routines. The
greatest form of affection we can show our new cat is to fulfil their needs:
• to eat,
• to have clean water,
• to go the toilet in an obviously positioned litter tray,
• need to roam in the house
• to have a safe cozy/soft/warm area (their den) to rest in.
This can be a basket, igloo, blanket fort, pile of cushions or toys... whatever your cat
feels safe with. NOTE we at Lora’s Luck DO NOT CAGE or crate, and use soft
baskets with high sides; wet pads for ‘accidents’; and blankets, but a cat carrier will
be needed for a ‘starting den’ for the cat of course, and to take them to the vets,
They must not be locked in it all day and/or all night; or outside all the time
unsupervised. Leave the gate open as much as possible and be close by as much
as possible after quarantine.
Of course you can pet your new cat; you can give her/him treats and a toy to play/
cuddle with. BUT it’s important to keep all of these things to a minimum for at least
the first few days. Lora’s Luck when they foster get this process started in the first
(up to) three months so it is easier as a new adopter to continue the same comforting
routine so the transition from foster cat to forever cat is as smooth as possible.
However, any/all of the following can be used to get your cat used to your forever
home. Sometimes the best thing is just to leave them to it to decompress as, unlike
dogs, most cats will decompress 100% on their own terms!
They will choose HOW, WHEN and WHERE they feel safe.
For more see this blog
*NOTE: For cats already in the UK before 01/01/2021 available to foster the adoption fee is reduced- £250 but you MUST check their location map and you MUST be in area. For more on recent and accurate spaying costs, as in the UK it can cost up to £100 to spay a cat.