Battersea has a Working Cat Programme for cats that are more independent than others and don’t do well in a typical family pet home. We rehome them to working homes where they can live in a way that best suits them. Many Working Cats have a strong hunting instinct, which means they can help to control pests on your property. Even if a cat has limited hunting instinct, their presence and smell within the area may be enough to deter rodents and even help keep the local rodent population down. Farms, garden centres, hotels/BnBs, stables and rural homes with outbuildings are just some of the places we’ve already rehomed Working Cats to.
Battersea’s Working Cats normally require less maintenance than domestic cats and generally only need food, water, a secure and warm shelter, someone to keep an eye on them and a sufficiently large and enriched outside area for them to explore. They usually prefer to come and go as they please without the pressure of interacting with people. All Battersea cats are microchipped, neutered, treated for fleas and worms, and given an initial set of vaccinations.