Insuring your rescue cat
On arrival at the animal shelter, your cat will have been given a thorough medical and an estimated date of birth, which will all be passed on to you, to notify your provider.
You’ll need to tell your insurance provider about any medical conditions your cat has. If you don’t and they come to light later on, you could find your policy invalidated or face a claim not being paid. Any pre-existing conditions won’t be covered by pet insurance.
Although pet insurance isn’t a legal requirement, with vet bills rising by around 12% a year it could be a very costly mistake if you choose not to have insurance.
Insurance premiums don’t have to be expensive. The average cost of insuring a cat is £41 (across all levels of cover), based on Compare the Market data in February 2019**
**50% of people could achieve a quote of £41 per year for their cat insurance based on Compare the Market data in February 2019.