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    We are looking for landowners, stables, farms, garden centres, and other rural locations who would be willing to offer a safe home to working cats that wouldn’t thrive in a traditional pet home.

    What are working cats? 

    At Mayhew, we occasionally have cats brought into us who are not properly socialised with people and would prefer to live a more independent lifestyle. These cats wouldn’t cope well in a traditional pet home. In these situations, we will look elsewhere for rehoming solutions better suited to their needs.

    Cats like these are happier living in rural or semi-rural environments, where they have a suitable home base, but can choose to have less interactions with people and the freedom to exhibit their natural behaviour, roam and hunt as they wish. Rural homes and businesses offer an alternative so that these cats can be given a safe shelter. In return, they are useful in helping to deter and control the rodent population. 


    Think you can take in a cat? 

    Upon taking in a new cat, you will need to set up a safe and enclosed area for the cat to settle in e.g an outbuilding or shed. They will need a supply a food, water, and litter, as well as a cosy area to rest with blankets. Moving forward, they will need continued access to their shelter and an ongoing supply of food and water. 

    If you have any questions or concerns during this time, our Cat Adoptions Officer will be contactable and able to assist you. 

    If you fit the criteria to take in a working cat, please fill out our enquiries form linked below.


    Getting a working cat 

    All of the cats in our care will have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and had a vet check before being rehomed as working cats.  

    We are unable to provide delivery for the cat, so you will need the ability to collect the cat from our shelter in Northwest London.