When you adopt you are saving more than one life

Every spring in France, thousands of female cats will get pregnant. Last year was particularly bad because vets were only accepting emergencies during Covid-19 lockdown. This year, it is likely to be even worse. Many of the females are completely wild and the kittens will go on to have dreadful lives – the females kittens will get pregnant and the males seriously injured or killed in fights with other males.

Leila and kittens 2020
LEILA and her litter of kittens last year. All her kittens were adopted, but Leila is still looking for a kind and loving home

Foster families needed

This is why it’s so important to have your cats sterilised. We do what we can every year, but this year we are anticipating more calls – day and night – from caring people who have found abandoned kittens. Chats de Chatillon desperately need foster families to help hand-rear and look after some of these kittens when we just can’t take any more in. We are also looking for caring, responsible homes for the cats we already have in the refuge, so we can free up cabins for females and their litters. And we will also soon need loving homes for the kittens that will be coming into our refuge. As soon as they are 10 weeks old, have had their first vaccination and are micro-chipped, that is when they are ready to be re-homed.

Life time commitment

At Chats de Chatillon we always vet potential owners because people have to understand the level of commitment required to look after cat and kittens for the rest of their lives; to be responsible for neutering, vaccinations, feeding and giving them all the love they need.

FELIX is two years old and has been with us since he was abandoned as a very tiny kitten.

If you would like to adopt a cat or kitten please get in touch with us. Even if we don’t have any young kittens available maybe you would consider saving the life of an older cat or kitten. Or, if you only want a young one then leave us your contact details, and we will get in touch with you just as soon as there are some available.

When you adopt you are saving more than one life – you are saving all the lives of the animals we have to turn away when our refuge is full.