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cat homing page farnham & wey valley cats protectionCATS PROTECTION - FARNHAM & WEY VALLEY
Registered Charity no: 203644
Helping cats in the Surrey Hants border areas - Alton, Bordon, Farnham, Aldershot.
Finding loving new homes for unwanted and abandoned cats in the local area. The branch will also help with feral cats where possible.
Neutering Assistance: Assistance with neutering costs is available to those on low incomes.
Volunteers Needed: Enthusiastic volunteers required to join their merry band, particularly for fostering or admin based roles. Please contact the branch as below to discuss volunteering options - they'd love to hear from you!
Fosterers Needed: More fosterers are needed, to care for cats 'between homes' either in their own home or in an outdoor garden pen.
Tel: 01252 334 644
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

cat homing page happycats recsueHAPPYCATS RESCUE
Registered Charity no: 1151368
Operating in Hampshire, covering Hants and Surrey
HappyCats Rescue was founded due to the increasing number of cats and kittens needing to find new homes. This small, independent rescue places cats and kittens in foster homes until permanent homes can be found. All cats are vet checked, microchipped, neutered and vaccinated; kittens are neutered when at an appropriate age. All potential homes will be subject to a homecheck.
Tel: 07881 557648 - (text or speak to HappyCats direct)
Tel: 0702 405 2252 - (landline with answerphone)

cat homing page pound kitten rescuePOUND KITTEN RESCUE
Registered Charity No: 1167435
Based in Poole in Dorset, covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight & the Channel Islands. Rescuing abandoned cats and kittens, and caring for them in 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)

cat homing page katz castle animal shelterKATZ CASTLE ANIMAL SHELTER
Registered Charity no: 1002198
Based in Cobham (Nr Guildford), Surrey. Rehoming in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.
Shelter Address: Katz Castle Animal Shelter, Redhill Rd., Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1EF. Open Weds to Fri 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm. Sat 10am - 12noon.
Tel: 01932 864232

cat homing page Cat & Rabbit Rescue CentreCAT & RABBIT RESCUE CENTRE
Registered Charity no. 1010000
Covering Chichester / Portsmouth area and West Sussex.
Founded in 1986, this independent charity runs a rescue and re-homing centre in a four and a half acre rural setting just outside Chichester. All cats are vet checked, wormed, flea treated, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (if over six months) prior to rehoming (adopted kittens are neutered when old enough). They offer help and advice on pet ownership, and the humane control of feral cats. The CRRC are always looking for loving homes for their animals!
Fundraisers: They run a 'sponsor a cat scheme', Friend of CRRC (monthly donation), produce a thrice yearly newsletter, run a Summer and Christmas event, have 3 charity shops. (good quality items always wanted to sell). Foreign and old coins, jewellery, printer cartridges and mobile phones are also needed, which raise funds.
Volunteers Welcome: New volunteers are always welcome at the Centre, in the shops and for fundraising.
Support Shops: 46 Shore Road, East Witterings, W. Sussex, PO20 8DZ. / 9 New Parade, High Street, Selsey, W. Sussex, PO20 0QA. / Unit 1, Harfield Court, High Street, Bognor, PO21 1EE.
Shelter Address: Holborrow Lodge, Chalder Lane, Sidlesham, Nr. Chichester, W. Sussex, PO20 7RJ.
Tel: 01243 641409

cat homing page All Animal RescueALL ANIMAL RESCUE
Based in Southampton.
Rescuing, Rehabilitating and re-homing any animal in need and promoting good animal husbandry. All Animal Rescue helps animals of all shapes and sizes, from cats and dogs, to horses and ponies.
Lost & Found Register: See the Lost & Found animals page on their website, linked below.
Email: (for non-urgent, and adoption enquiries)
Tel: 023 80 893 188 or Mobile: 07584 023 449 (for urgent enquiries only)

cat homing page Blue Cross Rehoming Network (Andover)BLUE CROSS REHOMING NETWORK (ANDOVER)
England and Wales (224392) and Scotland (SC040154)
Cats for rehoming are cared for by volunteer fosterers rather than at a rehoming centre. If you are considering adopting a cat, please contact the branch using the details below. Visits are by appointment only.
Tel: 0300 777 1933
Email: rehomingnetworkC&

cat homing page Battersea at Old WindsorBATTERSEA AT OLD WINDSOR
Registered Charity no: 206394
The country annexe of Battersea Dogs & Cats home, covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire and West London. Caring for up to 170 dogs and 80 cats at any one time. If you could offer one of their animals a permanent, loving home, why not go along for a visit.
Rehoming Centre: Priest Hill, Old Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JN
Tel (direct cattery line - to adopt a cat): 01784 494460
Tel (general enquiries): 0843 509 4444
Email (to adopt an animal):
Email (to surrender an animal):
Website: (Old Windsor)

cat homing page Paws A While Cat RescuePAWS A WHILE CAT RESCUE
Caring for cats and kittens who are unable to be looked after in their original homes, or those found wandering the streets. All cats have a vet consultation, and will be neutered if over 4 months, microchipped, have had at least a first vaccination depending on the length of time in care, and will be treated for fleas and worms before adoption.
Tel: 07565 964 802
Website: Paws A While Cat Rescue Facebook Page

cat homing page Safe & Sound Animal CareSAFE AND SOUND ANIMAL CARE
Safe and Sound Animal Care is a new animal welfare charity based in Farnborough, Hampshire, and operating throughout the Blackwater Valley area. The charity's main objectives are the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of all stray or unwanted cats and other animals & reptiles.
Lost & Found Register:
Animals lost or found in the area, can be displayed on their website linked below. Email:
Tel: 07762 806191

cat homing page National Animal Welfare Trust - BerkshireNATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST - BERKSHIRE BRANCH
Registered Charity no: 1090499
Based near Newbury, rehoming in Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. This branch of the National Animal Welfare Trust has lots of super elderly cats who are looking for new homes. Older cats are often less demanding than youngsters, and can be particularly suitable for those who like the quiet life. Please consider adopting an older cat so that they can enjoy their senior years.
Shelter Address:
Trindledown Farm Animal Rescue Centre, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, Berkshire, RG17 7DQ.
Tel: 01488 638 584

Covering Hampshire.
The Ark Animal Welfare Trust is a non-profit making charity, whose mission is to raise awareness of current animal welfare issues & the requirements of all domesticated animals; to take as many sick or medicated animals into foster care, as is financially possible; and to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home stray, sick and unwanted animals. All Animals are neutered before being re-homed as needed. Home visits will be required for all animals prior to adoption.
Email - Adoption Enquiries:
Email - General Enquiries:

Based in the Camberley area, bordering Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.
A small non-registered charity, taking in local and some non-local cats & kittens. All cats taken in are fostered in a home environment and assessed by a vet, whereupon any required treatment is administered. Once given the all clear, they are neutered and vaccinated.
Volunteers Needed: Fosterers, Transporters, Home Checkers, Hands-on Helpers and Fundraisers are always needed.
Tel: 07590 495086

Covering Southampton, New Forest, Portsmouth and Winchester
Barbara's Cat Rescue is a small independent cat rescue based in Southampton. They rehome cats and kittens in need. All cats are neutered, where age appropriate, and vaccinated prior to adoption.
Fundraising: Any items of bric a brac, stationary household items are always needed for fund raising sales and donations of tinned cat food and litter are always welcomed and gratefully received.
Tel: 02380 397059

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering Postcodes: RG7, RG21, RG22, RG23, RG24, RG25, RG26, RG27 & RG29.
Cats awaiting homes are cared for by a network of Foster Carers, either in their own homes or in luxury cat pens provided by the branch. Please contact Basingstoke & District CP if you can offer a home to one or more of their cats.
Volunteers needed: If you'd like to help, please contact the branch using the details below.
Neutering Assistance: Assistance with cat neutering costs is available to those in the area on low incomes.
Tel: 01256 584544
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
A team of volunteers, dedicated to caring for stray and unwanted cats and kittens in central Gosport and Fareham.
Neutering Assistance: Vouchers are available for people who claim income based benefit, students and pensioners.
Lost & Found Register: For information on lost and found cats in this area, call 02392 583 637 / 07946 678 264 or Email:
Tel: 02392 582601
Email: Via the 'Contact Us' page on their website.
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering Andover and surrounding villages, this busy branch cares for and re-homes around 250 cats and kittens each year through their network of fosterers. Caring homes are always needed for more... Other activities include the humane trapping and neutering of feral colonies and an advice service to the public for cat care. Food and vet bills constantly need to be met, so donations of money, good quality goods for re-sale, and new members offering help are always very welcome.
Neutering Assistance: The branch offers reduced cost neutering all year round, and can also offer free neutering in certain circumsances.
Lost & Found Register: Tel: 01264 361433
Sponsor a cat: You can sponsor one of their permanent resident cats for only a few pounds a year. (Sponsorship makes a great present for a cat lover!)
To rescue a cat Tel: 01256 892019
Sponsorship Tel: 01256 892019
Fundraising Tel: 01256 896982
Web site:
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
All cats at Portsmouth Cats Protection are checked by a vet, and receive all veterinary care needed including vaccinations and treatments for fleas and worms. Adult cats are microchipped and neutered.
Neutering Assistance: Assistance with neutering costs is available to those on low incomes.
Lost & Found Register: This branch maintains a lost and found register for cats in their area.
Tel: 0345 371 2743
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
This branch covers quite a large area around the Winchester Postcodes of SO22 and SO21. It is run entirely by volunteers, with the aim of rescuing and re-homing stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens found in our area.
Volunteers Needed: If you have any time to spare to help with branch fundraising activities, please give them a call.
Tel: 01962 883536
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering most of the BH postcode areas in Dorset and some of Hampshire.
Support Shop: Paws A While, 335 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset.
General Enquiries - Tel: 01202 946303
Neutering Enquiries - Tel: 01202 840543
Lost & Found Register: Contact via Facebook, or email
Email: Via the 'Contact Us' page on their website
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
Area covered includes Camberley, Lightwater, Farnborough, Yateley, Sunningdale & Ascot.
If you can offer a home to a cat or two, or if you'd like to offer your help, the branch would love to hear from you. Particularly needed, are volunteers to help with fostering or fundraising.
Tel: 0845 3712745 (manned weekday eve's 6pm - 10pm. At other times please leave a message)
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
Homing rescued cats in Hampshire
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers required to join their merry band - particularly for fostering or admin based roles. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the branch as below to discuss the options - they would love to hear from you!
Postal Address: Cats Protection Fareham & Waterlooville, PO Box 664, Fareham, PO14 9LS
Tel: 0345 371 2743
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering Southampton and surrounding areas, the branch rescues and rehomes cats through a series of volunteer foster homes, and offers welfare advice.
Neutering Assistance: Neutering Vouchers Tel: 08453712718
Lost & Found Register: Tel: 07540 767482
Volunteers Needed: New members and volunteers are always welcomed, as well as those wishing to adopt cats or looking for help. Please see their website for more information.
Quality items needed
: Southampton CP are always in need of good quality items to sell at their fundraising events.
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: 0845 3712718
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity No. England and Wales (224392) and Scotland (SCO40154)
Rehoming Centre
: Bubb Lane, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2HL
Opening times: 11am - 4pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat - Closed Thursday. 11am - 2pm Sun & Bank Holidays excl. Xmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day
Tel : 0300 777 1530
Fax: 0300 777 1531
Rehoming web page: Blue Cross Southampton Rehoming Centre
National Website:

Registered Charity no: 201291
Covering the major town areas of Aldershot, Farnham, Farnborough, Camberley, Sandhurst and Hook. Rescuing, fostering & rehoming stray and unwanted cats and kittens.
Volunteers Needed: The branch is always in need of volunteers to foster their rescue cats, whilst permanent homes are found.
Tel: 07880 547502
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no. 205096
The Ark is the largest RSPCA animal shelter in the country. Over 500 dogs and 1,000 cats are helped in any one year, as well as numerous small pets and farm animals.
Clinic Address: 315 Shirley Rd, Southampton, Tel: 023 8078 3000 (phone for opening times) the clinic offers assistance with veterinary treatment for those on benefits.
Shelter Address: 174-176 Ranvilles Lane, Stubbington, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 3EZ (Open: Every day 10am to 4pm)
Tel: 01329 667541
Fax: 01329 665262
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 258321
Helping animals in the Basingstoke and Andover area. Rehoming cats, and sometimes dogs, rabbits, small mammals and birds.
Neutering Assistance:The branch runs a low cost neutering scheme for people on government benefits.
Low-cost Microchipping: Subsidised pet microchipping days in the local area.
Fosterers Needed: More foster carers are urgently needed to provide a temporary home to a cat, kitten, dog or puppy until a permanent home is found, (food, litter etc provided), could you help?
Tel: 01256 353209 or Email:
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

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
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 205126
Tel: 01202 526560
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 205153
Rehoming Tel: 01428 604499
Web site:
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 1074886
Covering Watelooville and Portsmouth areas.
Taking in abandoned, unwanted or stray cats and kittens and offering advice on responsible pet ownership. All animals in their care are looked after in a safe, loving environment. This rescue operates a rigid neutering policy.
Support shop: 8 Wellinhgton Way, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 7ED.
Phone: 02392 231082
Fax: 02392 231082

Registered Charity no: 1075974
Covering Basingstoke and surrounding areas - rehoming cats, dogs other small animals.
Fostering opportunities: If you are an animal lover, but cannot commit to owning one on a permanent basis, you might like to consider fostering an animal for STARescue while it is between homes. This helps in periods of over-crowding. You would care for the animal and provide it's food, however the rescue will cover any vet bills. Call them as below if this might be for you!
Tel: 01256 330532

FRIENDS OF ANIMALS - Hampshire branch
Charity no. 1000249
Friends Of The Animals helps cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, wildlife and birds.
Neutering Assistance: Help with the cost of spaying/neutering is available to those on limited incomes.
Branch Address & Support Shop: 89 London Rd, North End, Portsmouth, Hants. PO2 0BN - Tel: 02392 660660.
Head Office Address: 17A Riverway, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5UX.
Tel: 01983 522511  

Registered Charity no: 1002511
Cat, Dog and small animal rescue, covering all of southern England, though mainly Hampshire. Helping animals across the south of England for over 25 years. Second Chance take in all kinds of animals and rehome them to suitable homes all over the southern counties of England, and sometimes as far away as France. In any one year they can home close to 100 dogs and over 300 cats, as well as many small animals such as rabbits and budgies.
Shelter Address: 4 Mansbridge Cottages, Mansbridge Road, Mansbridge, Southampton, SO18 2NH
Opening hours: 10am - 4pm, Mon - Fri, by appointment only please.
Tel: 023 8055 9552

Cat and Kitten rescue are an independent charity, rescuing and re-homing abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the following areas: Winchester, Southampton, Eastleigh and environs. All adult cats re-homed are neutered, and kittens are re-homed on the understanding that they will be neutered at the appropriate time (usually six months). The cats are cared for at two main centres, in Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh, and also at various foster homes. Please call them to discuss the type of cat(s) you are looking for, and they will then help locate the best match!
Donations: Cat food, bric-a-brac and of course money, are always welcome.
Tel: 023 8025 3563

Fordingbridge, Hants
Rescuing, caring for and rehoming abandoned, unwanted and stray cats in and around the Fordingbridge area.
The sanctuary usually has up to 20 cats needing loving, permanent homes at any one time.
Support Shop: 3 Carbery Row, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 3QR. (the Support shop is run by Friends of Val Boller's Cat Rescue, charity number 1076182, who fundraise for the sanctuary).
Tel: 01425 653432

Registered Charity no: 1060244
Taking in, caring for and rehoming cats and kittens.
Shelter Address: 18 Highfield Avenue, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9HW
Tel: 01590 678663 or 01590 678233

Registered charity no: 263172
St Francis care for and rehome numerous animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, birds and small mammals who are in need of loving forever homes. They always have a large number of adult cats looking for loving, fireside homes.
Shelter Address: Sunnyside Cottage, Mortimers Lane, Fairoak, Southampton, Hampshire, SO50 7EA
Tel: 02380 693282

Rescuing and re-homing abandoned, stray and sick cats for many years, through a network of volunteer foster homes. They would love to hear from you if you can give one of their cats a permanent loving home, or if you would like to help with fostering or fundraising. You can also help by donating saleable goods to their support shop, or even just a tin of cat food. All donations directly help the cats in their care.
Support shop: 203 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants.
Tel: 02392 646143

Registered Charity no: 288473
(Formerly the Animal Rescue Group, Wokingham) They have been rescuing and rehoming cats, dogs and other domestic animals for over 40 years, across Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. Although a high level of funding is needed to keep the rescue ticking over, several generous legacies enabled the charity to relocate to their new, properly equipped Rescue Centre at Hurst in May 2003, where their animals receive the best of care until they are rehomed.
Shelter Address: Nelsons Lane, Hurst, Near Wokingham, Berks, RG10 ORR. Open daily 11.00am to 1.00pm, and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Tel: 0118 9341122

Tel: 023 9278 5624
Based in Horndean, Waterlooville, Hampshire

314 Shirley Rd, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 3HL
Tel: 023 8077 5555

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:
Email - To Volunteer:

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