Cats in Crisis Thanet

We rescue and rehome cats in the Thanet area, with particular concern for elderly cats and ferals. Registered charity no. 1122296

Adopting a cat

As we carry out home checks we prefer to rehome cats within a 30 mile radius of Thanet, although we may consider homes further afield in exceptional circumstances.

If you would like to adopt a cat from us, please get in touch:

Please note that we do not have a rehoming centre and our cats are all cared for by individuals in their own homes. Meeting our cats is therefore by appointment only, and usually after we have carried out the home check. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Home check

We always carry out a home visit to meet prospective adopters and ensure we place our rescued animals in a safe, comfortable, stress-free and caring home, and to find the best match for you. Some of the factors we will consider are whether you live on a busy road, have young children, or have dogs. Please ensure that everyone belonging to the household is present for the home visit, as the visitor will need to meet everyone who will be living with the adopted cat or cats.

The home visit is also your best opportunity to talk through any queries you, and your family, may have about taking on a rescue cat, so please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have.


We often have kittens available for rehoming, especially during summer, but as the turnover tends to be quick, we usually don’t advertise them individually on our website.

If you are interested in adopting kittens, please contact us, and we will carry out our usual home check.

When we have kittens ready to be rehomed we will let you know and you can take your pick. To prevent disappointment, kittens cannot be viewed or reserved before they are ready to go to new homes. This is usually at eight weeks, but sometimes a little later depending on their development.


All our adult cats are neutered. If you adopt a kitten that is not neutered because it is still too young, we ask you to have this done at your own cost at the appropriate time, unless you have made an arrangement to have this done through us.


If one of our animals has health issues we will disclose these fully to the extent that we are aware, so that you can make an informed decision before adopting. However, where an animal has been rescued, we may have no knowledge of its background and can make no guarantees as to its future health or life expectancy. Any veterinary fees incurred once the animal has left our care are the responsibility of the new owner, unless any specific agreement has been made to the contrary.

Money stuff

We rely very heavily on donations to help us with our rescue work. Whilst a loving home is the biggest priority when we rehome a cat, we ask you to be as generous as you can – suggested minimum donation £40 per cat (which includes a microchip), and £70 if the cat is vaccinated. Thank you.


8 comments on “Adopting a cat

  1. kym and Paul
    February 5, 2014

    We have got 2cats from you George who is about 1yr old and very loving and gizmo who was 9wks old when we got him who is now newted and both cats are a bundle of fun we are loving every minute with then keep up the good work every one .

    • catsincrisisthanet
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Kym and Paul, thank you for the kind comment giving George and Gizmo such a lovely home!

  2. Debbie
    February 8, 2014

    Dear All,

    I am so upset to see again just how many black and black and white cats there are that need a home and that many have been with cic for so long… is the same on many sites. Please if you are reading this and are looking to re-home, don`t overlook them because of superstition or because they are not the right colour. I had two black cats from cic about four years ago and both are black. My question when visited at home was ‘which needs a home the most’. I ended up with Bruno and Niall…both of which I feel I am the lucky one to have in my life.
    Also the older ones are an absolute pleasure. I had an older boy who looked terrible and was very timid; that to look at no-one would give a second glance towards as he was a bit weather beaten and rough. I took him on and he was so special. The few years I had with him I still treasure so much.
    Please give a black cat a thought when you are looking to re-home…..mine are such lovely boys. The older cats too. You may have a shorter time with them but they will give so much in the time you have.

    • catsincrisisthanet
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Debbie – thanks for your lovely comment. You are absolutely right – black and black and white cats are often overlooked, yet they are absolutely lovely. And taking on an elderly cat can be really rewarding. Thank you for giving Bruno and Niall and lovely home, and please keep spreading the word! xx

    • Amanda
      February 8, 2016

      I had my home check today – I am hoping to adopt Jeremy, the nervous black boy. I lost my boy soon after Christmas, and Jeremy looks so similar to him… He was such a huge character! I also have another timid black girl, who is such a sweet, gentle little girl, and quite kittenish although she is nearly nine years old! When my boy passed, we thought about getting a kitten, but then I thought what would happen to my black girl if she was in a rehoming centre. I know she would be overlooked because she is black, and because she is timid. Then when we saw Jeremy, with those beautiful eyes, we just knew that we have to give him a chance…

  3. Liz Mokbuk
    February 14, 2016

    I think all cats are gorgeous, but have a special place in my heart for black cats. We currently have a kitten who is black called Rupert that we got from Cats Protection and are now hoping to adopt Sammy (who is also black) to be his mummy figure and pal, so fingers crossed xx

  4. Amanda Allsop
    May 31, 2016

    We adopted two young cats (i and 2 years) in February. . The Cats in Crisis process was excellent. First a home visit from Mary, then we met and chose our cats, then were given two weeks’ grace to change our minds (or for the cats to change theirs!!) They are now fully ours and I can’t imagine being without them. I fell in love with them and they absolutely own our home. (As should be). |Mary, Janice and the other foster parents are amazing and do an incredible job. They need all the support they can get to carry on this wonderful work. Effie and Ozzy (previously Princess and Mojo) would also express their gratitude if they weren’t too busy sleeping after a hard night’s sleeping.

    • catsincrisisthanet
      June 1, 2016

      Thank you so much for your kind message, we are so pleased that Effie and Ozzy have found such a lovely home with you, and that you are happy with them too! 🙂

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