We do not show our very young kittens to the public. It disturbs the Mums, and we need to avoid anything that might make them anxious while they are caring for their gorgeous babies. Once the kittens are 10 weeks old, they are ready to have their first vaccine, and we can offer them for rehoming. All our kittens are wormed, treated for fleas, and will need their second vaccine, which we pay for providing our vet is used, at 13 weeks. They will also be microchipped at 13 weeks at the same time as their second vaccine.
The new owner is responsible for spayng or neutering the kitten. This is condition of rehoming.
Please note that we do not rehome kittens to families where there are children under five years.


Welcome to Heatons Cats Rehoming Page. Once the cats and kittens in our care are ready for adoption, we place posts here with photographs and details on each cat.
Please see the posts below.
Adoption Procedure
If you see a cat or kitten you are interested in, please read our rehoming policy below. The next step is to contact us by email on purrs@heatonscats.org.uk or call us on 0161 975 0784. We would like to know:
– Your name, address and postcode
– Whether you have other pets
– If you have children, and their ages
– Have you owned a cat before
– Is someone around during part of the day
– If you rent your house, do you have your landlord’s permission to have a cat
= Also, please tell us briefly why you would like to adopt this particular cat or kitten

Once we have assessed the adoption applications, we will contact everyone within a couple of days and arrange a home check on the home we think is best suited to the cat or kitten. We aim to do home checks within around 4 days, and we can then discuss a firm date for you to take your cat or kitten home. All cats will be neutered,vaccinated, chipped, flead and wormed. Kittens cannot be neutered until they are around 20 weeks old, but all are fully vaccinated, flead , chipped and wormed.
Our rehoming policy in summary
– We do not rehome to houses or flats on or near a main road, or near a railway line or canal
– We do not rehome kittens where there are children under 5 years old, or where there are dogs
– Most homes easily pass our homechecks, but some do not for a variety of reasons. The homechecker’s decision is final, and cannot be appealed. We do not refuse an adoption without good reason, and have a duty of care to ensure our cats and kittens go to the best and safest homes available

  • Hamish, Henrietta and Holly.

        Hamish (Black tail), Henrietta (black spot on nose) and Holly (fully black nose) are now available for reservations. Mummy Pearl came to us as a stray and that night she gave birth to these bundles of joy. They are all super sweet and loving babies who loves to play, eat and sleep. All […]

  • Rocky and Jay

        Rocky is the handsome black and white tuxedo male, and Jay is the beautiful all black male. Both were born at the Heatons Cat Sanctuary along and have been very strong and healthy kittens from day one. They are very confident and rush out to great you as soon as you open the […]

  • Charlie *RESERVED* , Tilly, Ted and Adele

    Charlie, Ted, Tilly and Adele have been at the sanctuary a couple of weeks and they are almost ready for their new homes.  All four are very loving, want to be handled and cuddled all the time and purr so loudly you cant believe the sound is coming from such small kittens. They are 9 […]

  • Patches, Jake, Dotty, Sailor

     Dottie  Sailor  Patch  Jake These four are beautiful kittens who love to play, They have all been with mum and are super healthy and are due there second vaccine very soon. These kittens can be shy at first but once you sit down with them and show them attention they love it. Dottie is the […]