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Precious Paws Cat Rescue

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Precious Paws Cat Rescue at a Glance

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Precious Paws Cat Rescue knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Our Animal Rescue Service realised that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Precious Paws Cat Rescue in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, run by Jacqui Schafer

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Policies & Conditions You Need To Meet

The following policies help us find our cats their perfect home where they can live a happy healthy life. 


  •  ID may be requested for proof of age. You must be over the age of 18. 

  •  If you live on a main road or near to any main road or rail track or any other hazards we would stop and fail your adoption process. 

  •  If you live in rented or tied accommodation we must have a letter from the landlord stating you are allowed 1 or 2 or 3 cats/kittens.

  • Please be aware we always pair kittens up an explanation of why is below. 

  • We aim for our adoption process to be complete in 2-3 weeks on average. This will vary depending on how quick the communication is and how busy we are. The vet also has to fit us in before we can complete our side we will not let the cat or kitten go until we have completed our process. 

  • We will ask for your home information and for photos or short videos as the home check process. 

  • On completion of the checks and on passing we will arrange a date with you and an appointment time of when to attend meet/greet/adopt cat(s)/kittens. You will at this meeting if you go ahead be given a pack with information and all other relevant documentation. 

  • You must be able to provide ongoing clinical input when needed. 

  • We ask that you keep your Cat(s) or Kittens in for a minimum of 4-6 weeks. After your cat has completed the vaccination course it does take up to 4 weeks to be fully effective. Some vets say 4-6 weeks some say 1-2 weeks so we go on 4 weeks. 

  • Allow your cat(s) or kittens to also become used to their surrounding and the different smells of home so they will know where to come back too. 

  • If your cat or kittens are not spayed or castrated whilst with us we ask that you send us proof of when and where the neutering was done. We will chase this up. 

  • Cat(s) or Kittens must be allowed to live indoors and at no time be made to live outside permanently. 

  • Adoption reason is for a family pet. 

  • We would not home any of our cats or kittens with a dog that has not ever been used to living cat(s) or kittens unless it is a puppy we may then consider it. We would also need to know what breed of dog it is before making any decision on it. 

  • We hold to right to refuse to go any further with the adoption process at any point in the procedure. 

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION DONATION

From December 2023 We Will Be Increasing Our Adoption Fee To £145. Sadly We Have To Do This If We Are To Continue Our Efforts To Help These Cats And Kittens. Due To Cost of Veterinary Care And The Cost Of Food Etc Increasing So Much We Have No Choice.


Note On Neutering 

We as a rescue insist it is completed if it is not done at time of adoption it will be at your expense and we do follow up on it being done. It is part of the terms of the adoption agreement which we reserve the right to remove the cat if it is not completed. 

Included in all Adoptions

  • Microchip

  • Worming Treatment up to date

  • Flea Treatment up to date

  • Complete Health check by our vet

  • 1st vaccination

  • Cats from Precious Paws Cat Rescue come with 5 weeks free pet insurance – whatever their age.

  • Any treatment needed up to the time of adoption.  (Rescuing cats and kittens there are often costly complications involved).


We do insist on our adoption agreement that all cats are neutered.  We do our best to assist with this but sometimes we cannot do it for numerous reasons.  e.g kittens are too young, not a certain weight, funds or vets advice, This expense would be down to adopter if not done by the time of the adoption as is the 2nd vaccination.  

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PLEASE HELP US BY FUND-RAISING OR SPONSORING OUR MUCH NEEDED CAT RESCUE

See below ways you can help us.

We need funds to be able to do what we do.  We do appreciate times are extremely tough at the moment but people are abandoning cats or seeking rescue space to re-home their pet (we are having to turn these away currently as are many rescues).  Without the funds we can not fill spaces as they become available.  Our funds are very very low.

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Precious Paws Cat Rescue is a leader in the sector and ensures that local needs and priorities come first. Our Education program offers a much-desired platform for people who deserve it most. Become a part of a brighter future and join our efforts today.

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WHY OUR KITTENS ARE IN PAIRS

Mother Nature Knew What She Was Doing When She Created Kittens in Litters!


Kittens need interaction with other kittens for healthy social development

A kitten learns a lot in the first several months of life from their mother and littermates. Separating a kitten from their mother is often a necessity for adoption purposes, but taking it away from their littermates and isolating it can delay the kitten’s development emotionally, socially, and sometimes physically. Kittens who are able to remain with one of their littermates or a similarly-aged companion tend to be healthier and happier, and in the long run, better socialized pets than those who are isolated from others of their kind at an early age.


Even loving, caring, humans are not adequate substitutes for kitten companionship

Even if a person is fortunate enough to be home quite a bit, the amount of attention a lone kitten will demand is likely to occupy more time than the person has available. A pair of kittens will definitely still want to interact with people, but can keep each other occupied. Most cats, regardless of their age, are highly sociable and are truly happier living with other cat companions. This in turn makes them better pets.


Kittens are curious and crave constant stimulation

Out of boredom, a single kitten will often entertain themselves by chewing plants, climbing drapes and furniture, unrolling toilet paper, exploring electrical cords and sockets, etc. Kittens who live with other kittens may sometimes do these things as well, but if they have another kitten to tumble around and play with it is less likely they’ll need to entertain themselves with behaviors like these, which can be destructive and dangerous.


Kittens bite and wrestle with one another–this behavior is normal

You can’t prevent a kitten from doing what comes naturally, any more than you can force a two-year-old toddler to sit still. Though it’s not acceptable for a kitten to bite and wrestle with their human companions, in the absence of having a littermate or companion their own age to play with, this is precisely what a single kitten will want to do. Even if you are willing to allow (and can tolerate) this behavior from your kitten, by the time the kitten matures, you will end up with an adult cat who has developed very bad habits (i.e. biting and scratching as “play”).


Kittens are very active at night

A single kitten is likely to keep people awake at night with constant jumping, pouncing and other “hunting” behavior. With a companion to play with at night, this behavior is minimized because they will have each other to chase and play games with until they too fall asleep.


A single kitten is not a good companion for an older cat

Kittens have boundless energy. They want to play and run constantly which typically overwhelms and irritates an older cat. Likewise, a kitten is apt to be frustrated that their companion doesn’t have their same level of energy. At the very least, this can lead to two very unhappy cats. At worst, behavior problems such as litter box avoidance or destructive scratching can occur as one or both cats act out their frustrations on their surroundings. It’s not likely that the two will have a close, bonded relationship, even after the kitten matures, since their experiences with one another from the beginning of the relationship are likely to be negative. An older cat is better matched with a cat closer to their own age and temperament.


Note: Precious Paws Cat Rescue requires that young kittens be adopted in pairs unless you have an existing kitten or young cat at home. This policy is NOT based on a desire to increase our number of adoptions. Rather this ensures that the kittens we rescue, nurture, and love are adopted into homes that offer the best possible environment for their social development. Most rescue groups have similar policies regarding kittens. 

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Kittens Looking For A Home Now….

If you see a pair of kittens you would like to offer a home too please download, complete and return the forms on the Link/Button at the bottom of this section.  If you have any questions please email us and ask.

PLEASE DONATE

We rely on our supporters to be able to continue helping the cats & kittens we do.

We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Precious Paws Cat Rescue. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Animal Rescue Service and help to strengthen our operations.

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Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Hudson & Rexi

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Hudson - Black & White (White On Nose) - Male

Rexi - Black & White (White Bib) - Female

Approx 7 Months Old


These two must be homed togetherThis duo are extremely friendly, they absolutely love any attention given to them.  They love being around other cats so would suit an already cat household.

Rio & Elsa

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Rio - Black & White - Male

Elsa - Tabby - Female

Must be homed together
Rio is a cuddly furball that enchants everyone he meets with his dashing llooks and friendly personality.  He loves nothing more than to recline in his favourite spot and potter around the house.  If he feels like you haven't paid him enough attention then believe that he will be chirping and popping up for some petting and scratches.
Elsa is a cats cat.  She is energetic, curious and extremely food driven.  If you want a companion in the kitchen when something smells good, you have found the right feline.  Don't be fooled by Elsa's intelligent and vibrant exterior.  Once playtime is over, curling up next to you in await for chin scratches is the only thing on her mind (apart from food).  Taking a little more time to warm up to strangers is no downside, however.  Once you have a purring kitten perching on you when you wake up you know you have a friend for life.  
These two are not used to children so would be suitable for children over the age of 8 years.

Goose & Iceman

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Goose - Female - Long Haired - Black

Iceman - Male - Short Haired - Black

Aged 1 Year

Goose - Loves a lot of attention, doesn't mind being picked up, loves to play.

Iceman - Gets very overwelmed when more than one person approaches him at one time, which is why we are asking for an extremely quiet home/quiet location. Once he realises you're okay he will love back rubs and loves to play with his toys.

Goose and Iceman were born in our care so are not used to a home environment so please keep this in mind and that they will take a while to come out of their shells and settle down.

Maybe older childre, No Dogs or other pets

Suki & Delight

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Suki - Black& White - Female

Delight - Tabby - Female

They delightful young cats. As a bonded pair they are doing really well on their socialisation journey.  With their trusted humans they greet with tails raised and a tickle under the chin results in loud purring.  Trust is gained by hand feeding endless supplies of cooked chicken!!  They can shy away from a stroke initially but soon enjoy themselves when they relax into it...they don't like hands going over their heads.  They are Hoover/TV and Xbox trained and enjoy watching their humans from high vantage points.  They are both very playful and enjoy cat toys and their water fountain.  Delight is very chatty and very greedy.  Both startle easily and Suki occasionally hisses when spooked.  Lovely cats who are used to an adult family so not suitable to live with young children.  Older ones maybe considered.

Clover & Rose

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Clover - Black - Female

Rose - White & Black - Female

Clover is very independent and loves space.  Rose will come out of her shell and come for a stroke eventually but it does take her time.  Patience and time is needed with these two can you help them gain their trust in humans.

Kittens

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Must Go In Pairs

If you are looking for kittens but don't want to adopt before you go on holiday then this is the idea place to be you can have your choice and adopt now!  We will then board your kittens free, all we ask is you supply some food.

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Sooty & Simba

Sooty - Black DSH - Male
Simba - Ginger Tabby DSH - Male
Approx 2 Years Old (Oct 2023)

Must Be Homed Together

Sooty and Simba came to us from a multi cat household where most of the cats were semi feral, luckily these two just have a lot of character so we believe they would be best suited in a home environment.

They both love their food so so much, they love to play and they love to watch birds outside.

We are looking for an adult only home for these two as they do have very bold characters and do become over stimulated which results into nipping your leg or hand (which we do not think is aggression however it does hurt at times). Not suitable to live with Children, Dogs or other Cats

Sylvester & Jakey

Both Black & White - Males 

Sylvester and Jakey are both nervous and shy.  They are slowly coming around.  Sylvester loves to play and is quite a bit more forward.

Need to be homed together as bonded pair.

Dolly

 Tabby & White - Female - Approx 2 years old

Dolly is a fiesty girl.  Dolly was unfortunately dumped at our gate in her carrier. Sadly she does not like being a cattery environment so we are unable to stroke her.


We do not have anymore fosterer's to check if she becomes friendly in a home environment so we are unsure how she will react but we do believe she will calm down.


Dolly loves to sleep, she is very relaxed and likes her wet food. 

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Wolfie

Maine Coon - Long Haired - Male - 1 Year

Wolfie is an affectionate Maine Coon male.  This beautiful boy was given up as his owners could no longer care for him.  He is so relaxed, loves a brush and doesn't mind being picked up.  He is looking for an adult only home.

Mia - Reserved

Black & White - Female - 2 Year Approximately

Mia came to us with her kittens, She's a lovely friendly girl that loves attention and loves to eat loads.  She does tolerate other cats so we believe if she is given enough space in her new home she will be ok with living with other cats.

Princess

Tabby & White - Female - 1 Year Approximately

Princess came to us with her very young babies. Now it is time to find her forever home.  She is a lovely girl that loves attention but gets very over stimulated and gets a bit too excited.  She hasn't shown any sort of aggression but due to her behaviour when being over stimulated we believe an adult only home will be best.

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Flame

Ginger Tabby - Female - Approximately 2 Years 

Flame came to us after she was found with two kittens that were only a few days old!  Unfortunately one of her kittens passed away a day after being with us.  She is a very nervous girl who has come out of her shell ever so slightly with certain people.  We believe in a quiet home environment with no children she may come forward in time.

Milo & Paisley

Both Black & White - Males - 1 Year Approximately

Both black with a tiny amount of white on their chest area Milo and Paisley have been overlooked lots sadly.  They are quite nervous boys, they do come forward for strokes and food but they have to build trust with you.

Shaggy

Black & White - Male - Approximately 1 Year

Shaggy is a lovely boy who loves attention and can spend hours sitting outside in the catio! He even does it in the rain.  When relaxed and is being cuddled he dribbles all over you.  Shaggy can go with another cat as he is used to being around them and having a play together when he doesn't get told off.

If you can offer these kitties a forever home please do email us using the contact button or complete the forms buttons at the top of this section then send them to us by email.  Thank you for taking the time to look at our website and hope we have inspired you for your new furbaby.

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Adult
Cats

Available Now & Reserved

Please fill out a Rehoming Form & Data Form and return it to us by email for any of the below Cats/Kittens. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Contact Precious Paws Cat Rescue

Jacqui Schafer
Springhill Cattery, Springwell Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 8UR

01923 578500

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