Pet Connection

Kitten Rehoming Service

Pet Connection takes unwanted kittens from members of the public and finds new homes for them.

We routinely treat kittens for fleas and worms on arrival to the store.

The re-homed kittens are free, but we do charge £4.00 for the flea and worming treatment received. In addition, we insist that each kitten leaves with a bag of food especially formulated for kittens - the cost of this bag is £6.99, meaning that the charge for rehoming a kitten is £10.99, to cover the costs of this food and the parasite treatments.

Why We Offer This Service

In 2003, Millvale Animal Sanctuary asked if we could help them re-home kittens as they had over 90 in need of new homes. This is how our kitten re-homing service was born.

Over the years, more and more people learned about our service, and the number of kittens coming through the shop grows each year.

We now rehome kittens for the public and on behalf of local sanctuaries, such as Louth SPCA.

Do You Need Help Rehoming Kittens?

We can take kittens from 8 weeks old but they do need to be healthy, tame and well handled.

During kitten season (April - September), demand for the service is very high so people need to put their names on our waiting list and we will contact you when space becomes available. Just telephone the shop on 028 308334858 and let us know your details, name, telephone number, how many kittens, what colours they are, and when they will be eight weeks old.

When we have available space, we will contact you and ask you to bring your kittens in. Sometimes people are phoned within a few days of the kittens turning eight weeks old but, at times, it may be a few weeks before we are able to take them.

All providers of kittens are encouraged to get their cats neutered and spayed. Help with the cost of this is sometimes available through the Cats Protection League. Details can be obtained from the shop or from your local vets.

Rehoming A Kitten

From May until November, on most days, we have a selection of kittens to choose from in the shop. If there are no kittens available for rehoming at that time, we will take your telephone number and contact you when kittens do come in.

All responsibility for the kitten's welfare transfers to the new owner upon receipt of the kitten. If problems do arise soon after re-homing, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can contact the new owners of the other kittens from the litter. Most kittens don't have health problems but some of the problems that may be encountered include cat flu and ringworm. Ringworm is usually encountered in a few litters each year, however this is easily treated. If we suspect either cat flu or Ringworm is present or developing in kittens under our care, we keep them until they have recovered. However, the incubation times for these probelms can vary, so on occasion kittens may be placed in a new home without our knowledge of a developing issue. Unfortunately, another, more serious disease is now in the Newry & Mourne area - feline parvovirus, or feline panleukopenia virus . This is extremely dangerous and will often cause fatalities in young kittens. Please get your pets vaccinated to protect them. If you would like more details about the above, please just ask a member of our staff.

We ask that adopters have their kittens neutered before the age of 6 months, and it is recommended to keep them indoors until they are neutered.

Please read our Kitten Care information page if interested in rehoming a kitten through Pet Connection.

Contact Our Kitten Rehoming Centre

Our Kitten Rehoming Service is based in our store on the Dublin Road in Newry. Please visit the store or call 02830834858 for details on this service, if you'd like to book kittens in for rehoming, or if you can offer a home to one of our lovely kittens.