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CAT RESCUE & REHOMING CENTRES - DORSET


cat homing page somerset & dorset animal rescueSOMERSET & DORSET ANIMAL RESCUE
Shelter Address: Balsam Farm, Common Lane, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9RB
Tel: 07971 079249
Email: stray_catsam@yahoo.co.uk
Website: somersetanddorsetanimalrescue.co.uk

cat homing page pound kitten rescuePOUND KITTEN RESCUE
Based in Poole in Dorset, covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. Rescuing abandoned cats and kittens, and caring for them in volunteer foster homes until they can be rehomed. Also helping dogs and occasionally other animals.
Cat Fosterers needed: Foster homes needed urgently in the Bournemouth and Poole area who can keep kittens for 2-3 weeks until they are old enough to be rehomed. Please e-mail us your location and phone number.
Pound Puppy Rescue can also be contacted as below - these are '8th day' dogs rescued in the nick of time before being put to sleep, so if you are seeking a canine companion, please give them a call, you will be saving another 8th day dog by doing so.
Tel: 01202 623078 or 0773 6176613 (between 10am and 6.30pm only please)
Email: cats8@poundpuppy.org
Website: www.poundpuppy.org/cats

MARGARET GREEN ANIMAL RESCUE
Registered Charity no: 252594
Rescuing and rehoming unwanted, abandoned, and ill-treated animals across Devon and Dorset, and helping stray dogs from local authorities. The Sanctuary provides life-time care to retired, bequeathed and long term resident animals, some of whom have specific medical or behavioural requirements, where homing is inappropriate. Animals are housed and helped at the Sanctuaries as below, and good, loving homes are always needed.
Church Knowle Sanctuary: Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ (open daily, 10am - 4pm)
Tel: 01929 480474
Email: ck@margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk
Wingletang Rescue and Rehome Centre: Wingletang, Brentor Road, Heathfield, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0LF.
Tel: 01822 810215 (open daily 12pm-3.30pm)
Email: wt@margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk
Website: www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk

RSPCA - DORSET WEST BRANCH (Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre)
Registered Charity no: 248616
Covering: West Dorset and the Axminster area of Devon, although they are able rehome cats to new homes outside of the branch area if necessary. Their rehoming is mainly centred on cats and small animals, but they sometimes have dogs for rehoming also.
Neutering Assistance: The branch can assist with the payment of neutering and general veterinary bills for those on low incomes.
Fosterers Needed
: Would you like to be a short-term fosterer? Fosterers are a lifeline for animals that come into care for a short time whilst a new permanent home is found for them.
Volunteers Needed: They are desperately in need of help with Fundraising to enable them to reach the £500,000 Rehoming Centre Appeal Target, and the running costs thereafter. So they would be very grateful to hear from anyone with a few hours to spare to help out.
Postal Address: PO BOX 5460, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6WH
Tel: 01305 259672
Email: taylors@westdorsetrspca.org
General Email: mail@westdorsetrspca.org
Website: www.westdorsetrspca.org
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - ASHLEY HEATH ANIMAL CENTRE
Shelter Address: Ashley Heath Animal Centre, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Hampshire
Opening Times: Every day 11.30am to 4pm, (Closed Mondays)
Tel: 0300 123 0749
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/ashley-heath-animal-centre
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - BOURNEMOUTH, NEW FOREST & DISTRICT
Registered Charity no: 205126
Tel: 01202 526520
Website: www.rspca-bournemouthnewforest.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - POOLE & EAST DORSET
Registered Charity no: 248617
Tel: 01202 890415
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/poole-and-east-dorset-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

CATS PROTECTION - WEYMOUTH & DISTRICT
Registered Charity no: 203644
Please Note: This branch is currently running on limited resources, please be patient when making contact. If you have an urgent enquiry, please call the National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12
Covering All DT Postcode areas (South West Dorset).
Providing accommodation, care, neutering and rehoiming of unwanted / stray cats & kittens.
Support Shop: 31 Great Western Road, Dorchester. DT1 1HF. Tel: 01305 213 358
Neutering Assistance: To see if you are eligible for help with the cost of neutering you cat, contact as below.
Tel: 01305 262737
Email: forcatsnkittens@gmail.com
Website: www.cats.org.uk/west-dorset
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

CATS PROTECTION - FERNDOWN HOMING CENTRE
Registered Charity no: 203644
Ferndown is Cats Protection's first Homing Centre, housing only 'ready to home' cats from the various Dorset-based branches and Adoption Centres. A pre-adoption questionnaire and home visit are carried out prior to adoption to ensure that each cat goes to the right home for its needs. All cats are vaccinated, microchipped, de-flead and de-wormed, health checked and neutered (if old enough).
Please Note: Cats cannot be taken in for rehoming from the public at Ferndown.
Opening hours: 10am - 7pm Tues - Fri, 10am - 4pm Sat & Sun. Closed Mondays (apart from Bank Holidays) Viewing on Mondays is by appointment only.
Address: 51 Cobham Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7QZ
Tel: 03000 120175
Email: ferndown@cats.org.uk
Website: www.ferndown.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

CATS PROTECTION - BOURNEMOUTH & DISTRICT
Registered Charity no: 203644
Homing rescued cats in Dorset / Hampshire
Lost & Found: Tel: 01202 680233
Support Shop: 333 - 335 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset (Tel: 01202 530757)
Postal Address: Bournemouth and District Branch Cats Protection, 29 Berrans Avenue, Bournemouth, BH11 9BT
Tel: 0845 3712762
Email: website@bournemouthcats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12
Website: www.bournemouth.cats.org.uk

CATS PROTECTION - BLANDFORD & STURMINSTER NEWTON
Registered Charity no: 203644
Please Note: This branch is currently running on limited resources, please be patient when making contact. If you have an urgent enquiry, please call the National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12.
Tel: 01258 858 644
Email: Via the 'contact us' page on the website, linked below.
We site: www.blandford.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

CATS PROTECTION - EAST DEVON
Registered Charity no: 203644
Area covered: East Devon and borders of West Dorset excluding the Exeter and EX14 postal area. This means from Cullompton to Tytherleigh in the north, and from Budleigh Salterton to Lyme Regis in the south. In addition to their many foster homes, they run a long-stay sanctuary at Fluxton Farm, where you can sponsor one of their permanent residents. The branch also helps with feral / farm cats where possible.
Neutering Assistance: To see if you are eligible for help with the cost of neutering you cat, contact as below.
Lost & Found Register: If you've lost or found a cat, contact as below.
Support Shop: 72 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon (10am - 4pm, Mon - Sat, Tel: 01395 513394)
'Golden Oldies' Scheme: If you could give a loving home to a cat over 11 years, the branch will agree to pay any veterinary bills which are age related, under their Golden Oldies scheme.
Tel: 01884 277929
Email: admin@eastdevoncats.com
Branch Web site: www.eastdevoncats.com
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

CATS PROTECTION - MERE & GILLINGHAM
Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering Mere & Gillingham, Shaftesbury (shared with Blandford and District), Sherborne, Tisbury, Templecombe, Wincanton and all the villages between them, plus postcode areas beginning with BA8, BA9, BA12 (excluding Warminster), DT9, SP3, SP7 (shared) or SP8.
Support Shop: High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AA Tel: 01747 833669
Lost & Found Register: If you have a query concerning a lost or found cat, please contact their lost and found officer on: 01963 23364
Volunteers needed: The branch would love to hear from volunteers for fostering cats, drivers and cake makers and plant growers for their fundraising events.
Branch Tel: 01747 840621 (answerphone - please leave your number!)
Email: Please see the 'Contact Us' page on their website, linked below.
Website: www.mere-gillingham-cp.co.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Registered Charity no: 279159
A small independent band of volunteers whose constitution is to prevent pain and suffering, if possible and to rescue and re-home animals that come into their care.  Based in the Weymouth & Portland area, they are probably now best known for rescuing and re-homing cats. 
Assistance: The charity can help with vet bills for people on low incomes, for more information call the number below.
Tel: 07746 559043

SIAMESE CAT CLUB WELFARE TRUST
Registered Charity no: 1072366
The SCCWT operates a rescue and re-homing service for unwanted adult siamese cats. Permanent, loving homes are often needed for adult cats. Please note, they do not have kittens for rehoming. They also operate a lost and found register, and a sponsorship scheme for un-homeable cats. See their website for more details.
Lost & Found Register: Contact Welfare Officer as below.
Welfare Officer for the South West - Tel: 01752 343966
Email: sccwt@siameserescue.org.uk
Website: www.siameserescue.org.uk

DORSET CAT RESCUE
Based in Dorset - rehoming throughout the UK. Their cats and kittens from a variety of backgrounds and their aim is to give them a second chance in life, by rehoming them with suitable loving families.
Tel: 07533 332610
Email: dorsetcatrescue@hotmail.co.uk

RUSHTON RESCUE
Based in Dorset, covering Weymouth , Portland and Dorchester . Taking in and finding loving, forever homes for a small number of unwanted cats.
Tel:Tel: 01458 259056
Email: Cgoodvibes@aol.com
Website: www.rushtondogrescue.co.uk

FERAL CAT CARE AND SANCTUARY
Registered Charity no: 1058892
Neutering and care of Feral Cats in and around Dorchester.
Jasmine Cottage, Cemetery Road, Portesham, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4HA
Tel: 01305 871656
Email: marie@feralcatcare.org.uk

RAINBOW ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Rainbow Animal Sanctuary is set on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Offering sanctuary to almost 300 animals from cats, dogs and rabbits, to horses and farm animals. Injured wildlife areß also helped here.
Rainbows End, Gutch Common, Nr. Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9BQ
Tel: 01747 828989

SILVERDALE SANCTUARY
Yawl Hill, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3RW
Tel: 01297 443255

THE CINNAMON TRUST
Registered Charity no: 293399
The National Charity helping elderly and terminally ill people to look after their pets. The Cinnamon Trust’s UK wide network of dedicated Volunteers offer support, enabling pets and owners to stay together. They provide dog walking, pet food shopping, feeding, cleaning, and will foster pets when owners need hospital or respite care.
Please Note: The Cinnamon Trust is not a rescue shelter and cannot take unwanted cats in, but if a pet becomes bereaved they will take on their full time, life-long care.
Cat Fosterers Urgently Needed: The Cinnamon Trust are looking for volunteers throughout the UK who are pet free themselves, and can offer short-term foster homes to cats whose owners are in hospital or respite care. Please contact them as below, if you can help.
Postal Address: 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HE.
Tel: 01736 757900 / Fax: 01736 757010
Email - General Enquiries: admin@cinnamon.org.uk
Email - To Volunteer: volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk
Website: www.cinnamon.org.uk

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