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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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A Guide To Our Process For Adopting A Cat Or Kitten

Complete our Homing Form and Data Form return them to us by email.

We will look at the forms to see if you are suitable for the cats/kittens you may have named or we will match you with any cats/kittens we have suitable and available at that time. We will not rehome cats/kittens near to the location they were found. This puts them at risk of returning to the streets or their previous owner.

We will send you an email naming the cat(s) and brief details.  Once a decision is made on what cat(s)/kittens you are happy to proceed with we will ask that you pay a holding/reservation donation of £20 per cat to secure them whilst we continue the process as below.  If for whatever reason you fail we would refund this if you request it.

We will then request the home photos or video.  This is in place of the home visit due to covid-19 they were done in this way to comply with DEFRA guidelines.  With online mapping this has worked well for both us and the prospective adopter.  We have made the decision to continue in this way moving forward.

When we have received your photos/videos back by email we will make a decision.  We will notify you by email if successful or not and will give you the proposed date for the meet and greet/adoption to take place.

Once we receive your reply confirming that this is suitable or not, a confirmation email will be sent with information about the cat(s) and a time of appointment as we work on an appointment-only basis.

You will arrive on the planned day and time to meet and greet your cat(s) or kitten(s).  You will then complete the adoption process with Jacqui.

Unfortunately we are not a re homing centre we are predominately a private boarding cattery.  Having people walking around is not in the cats welfare it stresses the cats/kittens and we quite often have our rescue cats in foster homes.  We often have feral mums and babies or feral cats waiting to be neutered.  We therefore arrange the whole meet/greet/adopt on the same day. We want you to be happy with the choice as well as we want to be happy in the same way so if the cat you meet is not the right one(s) for you thats fine we continue to process (choosing arranging another date)  Any money paid will be transferred to next cat or refunded as long as it wasn’t a non refundable deposit.

Any questions are welcomed by email at any time during or after the adoption.

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Policies You Must 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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Note on neutering that we as a rescue insist it is completed if not done it will be at your expense.

Included in all Adoptions


Worming Treatment up to date

Flea Treatment up to date.

Complete Health check by our vet

1st vaccination

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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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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Sponsor A Chalet

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.

Would you like to support our efforts?  Please email us enquiring or to purchase the above. 


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….

Available 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.

Clancy & Joanie - Now Available

Brother & Sister

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Snap & Pookie - Now Available

Bonded Pair Of Kittens

Caramel & Twix - Now Available

Mother & Daughter

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Smokey & Bandit - Available Now

Identical Black Kittens

Shaggy & Nutmeg - Reserved

Top Seller


Hide & Seek - Reserved

2x Male Both Siblings

Butterscotch & Red Velvet - Reserved

Bonded Brothers

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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. 

Home: Adult Cats Looking For Homes

KOJO - Available

Female - White & Black - Approx 2yrs 6mths


HONEY - Available

Female - Ginger & White - Approx 1yr 6mths


MUFFIN - Available Now

Young Female

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.


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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Show Your Support

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.

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Contact Precious Paws Cat Rescue

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

01923 578500

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