Cat Adoption Process

Looking to Adopt?

  • Step 1

    View the animals currently up for adoption by visiting our Adoption page. You can also follow our Facebook page where we regularly post images and updates on the animals.

  • Step 2

    Visit the adoption kennels to view. Visiting hours 10am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday; 8am – 3pm Saturdays; 8am – 12pm Sunday

  • Step 3

    An adoption application will then be completed in person. This assists us in finding a perfect match for you and your family.

  • Step 4

    Pay a non-refundable adoption deposit of R100, which is included in the total adoption fee.

  • Step 5

    A home check will then be done.

  • Step 6

    It is required that once your adoption is approved, a meet and greet is arranged with your family and current dogs.

  • Step 7

    Once your application is approved and the animal is ready to join their new family, you will be notified when you are able to collect.


Cats: R770 – This includes a Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) test. Owing to the high prevalence of Felv and Fiv in the feline community, this test is now done before a cat/kitten is put up for adoption.

Adoption fees include sterilisation, the first vaccination, de-worming, an ID disc and a microchip.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying to adopt a pet, a non-refundable deposit of R100 is required, which is included in the total adoption fee. Please e-mail proof of deposit – using ‘Adoptions’ followed by your initial and surname as the beneficiary reference – to

Home check

Once you’ve decided which cat you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers will visit your home. This ensures that your property is suitable for the animal concerned. The pre-placement officer will also take note of the following:

  • Condition of other pets
  • Whether adequate shelter is provided
  • Size of property/height of wall
  • Ensure that the property is fully enclosed
Other adoption criteria

• You must be over 18 to adopt.
• Your property must be fully enclosed.
• You must be able to afford the services of a private vet and have your own transport to take your pet to the vet.

Considerations when adopting

• If you have other pets, we request that you first bring them to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for a “meet & greet” with your new adopted pet.
• Often we have no history on a cat, therefore if you have young children bring them to meet the animal.

The CoGH SPCA have a resident behaviourist who is happy to assist WITH pre-and post-adoption. Our match-making process is designed for each unique animal and ensures that we know every animal is placed with the best person and family.

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