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cat homing page cat & kitten rescueCAT & KITTEN RESCUE
Registered Charity no: 1143780
Areas covered: Herts, Beds, Bucks, North London and N.W. London.
Taking in and caring for unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens and finding them kind and loving responsible homes. The rescue provides a rescue and rehoming service for cats and kittens, plus a trapping and neutering service for feral cats. They will also take in feral kittens under the age of 11 weeks, when it is possible to socialise and domesticate them. Also, they will help trap and spay/neuter individual feral cats and return them to their home environment, helping to reduce the future stray population.
Operating from bases in Borehamwood, Harpenden, Harrow, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Northolt and Watford.
Volunteers Needed: Hours and work specification available to suit applicant. Cat fosterers are also needed.
Support Shop: 140, Manor Way, Borehamwood. WD6 1QX
Tel: 07843 118 426 (Tuesday to Saturday 12-18.00 Sunday 12-14.)

cat homing page homeless cat rescueHOMELESS CAT RESCUE
Registered Charity no: 1153052
Working across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Homeless cat rescue is a not for profit organisation. They work to trap, neuter and release feral cats and also try to rehome where it is at all possible. Cats are neutered prior to rehoming, and kittens are rehomed pending a signed agreement that the new owners will have them neutered when old enough. Home checks apply.
Tel: 01582 529009

cat homing page little cottage rescueLITTLE COTTAGE RESCUE
Working across Beds, Bucks and Herts.
Please Note: This rescue is currently unable to take further cats in. Please only contact if you are offering a home.
Little Cottage Rescue help with various rescues around the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire area. They are very experienced and carry out a lot of trap, neuter and return and take in and rehome cats and kittens where they can.  They believe in neutering as soon as kittens are old enough and always do home checks.  
Kittens! Kittens often available. If you could offer one or two a home, please get in touch.
NB: New CAT FOSTER HOMES are urgently needed please!
Tel: 01582  968817

cat homing page lea valley cats protectionCATS PROTECTION - LEA VALLEY
Registered Charity no. 203644
Lea Valley Cats Protection helps to home around 200 cats every year.  The branch is staffed entirely by volunteers and covers the following postcodes: E4, EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN6, EN7, EN8, EN9, N9, N18 and N21.
Support Shop: 145 Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0PN - Tel: 0208 367 4813
Postal Address: 145, Chase Side, Enfield, North London, EN2 0PN.
Tel: 0333 567 4746 (08.30 - 18.30 Mon to Fri. 09.00 - 17.00 Sat)
Cat Adoption Email:
General Enquireies Email:
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

cat homing page st.albans & district cats protectionCATS PROTECTION - ST. ALBANS & DISTRICT
Registered Charity no: 203644
Rescuing and rehoming cats in the following postcode areas: AL1 - AL5
Please Note: This branch is currently full. Please only contact them if you are able to offer a cat a home.
Foster Homes Needed: The branch would love to hear from anyone in the area who might like to volunteer as a short-term cat foster carer. All expenses are met by the branch, so please call if you could help.
Neutering Assistance: Contact the branch for more information in order to apply for a voucher.
Lost & Found Register: See the lost and found register on their website linked below.
Tel: 0345 371 2064
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

cat homing page welwyn, hatfield & district cats protectionCATS PROTECTION - WELWYN / HATFIELD DISTRICT
Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering postcodes AL6 to AL10. A group of experienced and dedicated volunteers have formed the new Welwyn / Hatfield District branch of the CP, in response to the desperate need for more help for stray and unwanted cats in their area. Cat care advice available.
Volunteers Needed: Cat loving volunteers are needed to join the Welwyn / Hatfield District CP Team. If you can help, please contact the branch using the details below.
Neutering Assistance: FREE and assisted neutering is available, for those unable to afford to have their cat neutered.
Lost & Found Register: Details of lost & found cats are advertised on their website.
Tel: 0345 371 1855
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

cat homing page harlow epping forest & district cats protectionCATS PROTECTION - HARLOW, EPPING FOREST & DISTRICT
Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering the M11 corridor from Woodford Green in the south to Saffron Walden in the north, taking in Loughton, Epping, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and surrounding areas. Postcode areas CB10, CM5, CM6, CM16, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, IG8, IG10. They always have cats and often kittens seeking caring homes - contact them as below for more details.
Neutering Assistance: Help with neutering costs is available to those on benefits or otherwise with limited means.
Volunteers Needed: The branch are always keen to hear from potential fosterers (expenses paid!), home visitors or people who can help with fundraising, publicity etc.
Goods Needed: Also, do get in touch if you are local and have any saleable goods to donate.
Postal address: PO Box 7360, Epping, Essex, CM16 7XZ
Tel: 0333 200 1484
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

cat homing page rspca middlesex north westRSPCA - MIDDLESEX NORTH WEST
Registered Charity no: 208331
Covering Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon (north of the A40), and Watford, Rickmansworth, St Albans and Radlett in South Hertfordshire. The branch does not have a permanent shelter, all cats are cared for at a series of volunteer foster homes until a permanent home can be found.
Fosterers Needed: New volunteer foster homes always needed!
Tel: 020 8966 9688
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

cat homing page rspca stort valleyRSPCA - STORT VALLEY
Registered Charity no: 233908
Covering an area from Saffron Walden, Essex to Broxbourne Hertfordshire, including Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow and surrounding villages.
Neutering Assistance: Subsidised neutering vouchers are available to those on qualifying benefits.
Clinic: 23 The Stow, Harlow, Essex (Mon, Tues & Thurs, 2pm - 3.30pm, Tel: 01279 306058)
Advice Centre: 23 The Stow, Harlow, Essex (Mon/Wed/Fri, 10am - 1pm, Tel: 01279 306058)
Tel: 01279 306058
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

cat homing page RSPCA - Enfield & DistrictRSPCA - ENFIELD & DISTRICT
Registered Charity no: 210873
Helping cats and kittens who are abandoned, unwanted, injured or sick in Enfield and the surrounding areas. Restoring their health, spirit and confidence in humans, and finding them safe and loving homes. The branch also assists in local animal welfare cases and provides advice for members of the public on animal welfare.
Neutering Assistance: Free neutering is available in some cases. Contact the branch for more information.
Support Shop: Horatio's Locker', 214 Baker St., Enfield. Donations of good quality costume jewellery, dvds, books, jigsaws & games, china & glass, clean linen or good quality, clean clothes always welcome.
Rehoming Cattery: 45 Primrose Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0SZ. Open daily 1.30pm - 4pm (Closed Weds)
Tel: 0208 366 3313
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

cat homing page cat welfare lutonCAT WELFARE (Luton)
Based in Luton, helping cats across Beds, Bucks and Herts.
Cat Welfare was established to help match unwanted cats to forever homes and caring humans. All cats that come into Cat Welfare will be assessed and where possible, neutered, flea treated and wormed before rehoming. Kittens will be rehomed with an agreement that new owners will be responsible for neutering at 4 - 5 months. Adoption fees rarely cover costs, so if you can help through donations of cat food, cat litter, or a nominal donation, it will help secure a place for a new cat or kitten in need.
Please Note: Cat Welfare (Luton) is a small rescue with limited space. We prioritise ferals, hand rears, sick and injured cats and kittens.
Tel: 07896 082252

cat homing page the scratching postTHE SCRATCHING POST
Registered Charity no: 1105653
The Scratching Post is a cat rescue charity, based in Waltham Abbey (Essex) & Cheshunt (Herts), but covering a much wider area. They rely solely on charitable donations to help with their rescue and rehoming work. Their policy is to ensure that no cat is ever kept in unsuitable accommodation while it is waiting for a home. All cats are vet checked, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, given any other necessary veterinary treatment, and neutered if old enough (kittens homed with a neutering agreement). Microchipping on adoption.
Support Shop: 107 Lancaster Road, Enfield, EN2 0JN.
Shelter Address: The Scratching Post, Woodgreen Road, off Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey ,EN9 3SB.
Tel: 01992 626110

cat homing page National Animal Welfare Trust - HertfordshireNATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST - HERTFORDSHIRE
Registered Charity no: 1090499
National Animal Welfare Trust - Hertfordshire rehome around 400 cats and dogs through their Hertfordshire centre every year. Every animal has been individually assessed, vet-checked, neutered, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped before being rehomed.
Shelter Address: NAWT Hertfordshire, Tylers Way, Watford-By-Pass, Watford, Herts, WD25 8WT.
Opening Times: 1100 - 1500 Thurs to Tues (Closed Weds, Christmas / Boxing / New Years Day)
Tel: 0208 950 0177 (select option 2)

cat homing page HULA Animal RescueHULA ANIMAL RESCUE
Registered Charity no: 1094115
Covering Beds, Bucks, Northants and Herts.
HULA stands for 'Home for Unwanted and Lost Animals'. Since 1972 they have provided a refuge for abandoned or unwanted animals until they can be re-homed. You can visit HULA on one of it's open Sundays, or visit their web site for more details of this charity's invaluable work. They also have a support shop in Woburn Sands which brings in much needed funds. In addition to rescuing and rehoming domestic pets & birds, they also provide a permanent home to unwanted goats, geese, ducks, chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, donkeys & Shetland ponies. HULA has a non-destruction policy.
Shelter Address: Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8HZ
Tel: 01908 584000
Fax: 01908 282020

cat homing page Feline Cat RescueFELINE CAT RESCUE
Registered Charity no: 803055
Rescuing and re-homing unwanted, stray or mistreated cats and kittens in Luton, Dunstable, Hatfield and the surrounding area. All cats in the shelters care are neutered and medical care is provided for those in need. All volunteers care for the cats in their own homes until suitable permanent homes are found. All money is raised through fund raising and donation to cover food and vet bills.
Tel: 01582 732347

cat homing page Rushden Persian RescueRUSHDEN PERSIAN RESCUE
Registered Charity no: 1124730
Based in Rushden, Northants, rehoming across Northants, Warks, Leics, Cambs, Herts and Beds. Rescuing and re-homing Persian cats. All cats are vet checked, vaccinated, neutered and groomed before going to vetted homes. Please contact as below for details of cats needing new homes.
Tel: 01933 387658 or 07954 571814

cat homing page Whiskers SanctuaryWHISKERS SANCTUARY
Based in Harlow.
Giving shelter to unwanted and homeless cats and kittens, all of whom will be health checked, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Flea and worm treatment is also given before rehoming. Whiskers Sanctuary do not charge a fee, but do ask for a donation.
Tel: 07711 906294

cat homing page Battersea at Old WindsorBATTERSEA AT OLD WINDSOR
Registered Charity no: 206394
The country annexe of Battersea Dogs & Cats home, covering Berkshire, Herts, Surrey, Hants 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 South Oxhey Animal RescueSOUTH OXHEY ANIMAL RESCUE
This is a non-profit making rescue, mainly rehoming stray and abandoned cats but will also help relocate rabbits and guinea pigs. All the animals rehomed from here are strictly for pets only and not for breeding.
Tel: 0208 386 3275 (please phone after 12 noon)

Registered Charity no: 248489
Animal rescue, rehoming and welfare across Central London (north of the river) and Hertfordshire. The branch is run entirely by volunteers. All kittens and cats are vet checked, wormed, defleed, vaccinated and microchipped and neutered where old enough.
Tel: 0207 272 2264 or 07710 294 180
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & London.
A small Cat and Kitten rescue centre based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Helping to take in unwanted and abandoned kittens and cats in order to find forever homes. All cats and kittens receive worming and flea treatment, and those who are old enough are neutered prior to rehoming.
Items Wanted:
Donations of food and unwanted cat items are always welcome.
Volunteers Required: If you would like to help Cherry Tree Cat Rescue with their work, please contact them.
Tel: 07740346108
Cherry Tree Cat Rescue Facebook Page

Registered Charity no: 203644
Rescuing, neutering and rehoming cats in postcode areas SG1 to SG7.
Lost & Found Register: See the lost and found register on their website, at this page: Lost & Found
Shop and Help!: Check out the super shop on this branch's website, there's some lovely gifts there for humans as well as cats, including the famous Sparkipuss catnip cushions. All profits to the branch.
Postal Address: Cats Protection, PO Box 382, Stevenage, SG1 9BU
Tel: 01438 228877
Email: via the web form on their website, linked below.
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering postcodes HP1 to HP4. The branch has cats of all ages (and at times kittens) all in need of loving homes and a second chance in life. All cats are vet checked, neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated and blood screened prior to adoption. Home visits are carried out prior to rehoming a cat/kitten. In addition the branch are always on the lookout for new volunteers for fostering and fund raising, (owning a car is an advantage for both these roles).
Tel: 03453 711 851
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no. 203644
Rescuing and rehoming cats and kittens in these postcode areas: WD3, WD4, WD5, WD17, WD18, WD19, WD24 and WD25.
Cat Fosterers Needed: New volunteer fosterers are needed to care for cats 'between homes'. If you have some spare time and a garden or a spare room, and love cats, then please contact the branch as below.
Tel: 01923 283 338
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Rescuing and rehoming cats in Essex, parts of Greater London and Hertfordshire. If you are looking for a new cat companion or two, there is always a variety of fab felines seeking new homes.
Shelter Address: 2 Esgors Cottages, High Road, Thornwood Common, Epping, Essex, CM16 6LY.
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10.30am - 2.00pm. Sat & Sun 11.00am - 2.00pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Tel: 01992 560510 (phones answered 9am - 2pm daily)

Operating in the Broxbourne, Hoddesdon and East Hertfordshire area.
The Cats Whiskers Rescue Centre takes in stray and abandoned cats and find them suitable new loving homes. All cats go to their new homes vaccinated and neutered where old enough and all cats will have any necessary veterinary treatment. They aim to help with feral colonies, and the dedicated team of volunteers will do their best to trap, neuter, and relocate (where possible) these feral cats.   
Tel: 0787 880 3137

Registered Charity no. 298348
Wood Green, The Animals Charity takes in and rehomes around 5,000 animals every year. Originally purchased in 1954 as a pig farm, their Heydon centre rehomes cats and small animals.
Centre Address: Wood Green - The Animals Charity, Heydon Centre, Highway Cottage, Chishill Road, Heydon Nr. Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 8PN.
Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Tel: 0844 248 8181

Registered Charity No. England and Wales (224392) and Scotland (SCO40154)
Rehoming cats, dogs, rabbits and ponies across Herts., Bucks and Beds.
As part of the oldest animal welfare charities, the centre is backed up by years of experience in rehoming animals successfully. Their dedicated animal behaviour team assess the individual personalities of animals, and address any behavioural problems before rehoming. Potential owners are also 'screened' to ensure that they are matched to just the right pet for them. Cats and dogs are vet checked, wormed, de-flead, microchipped and neutered before rehoming.
Shelter Address: Kimpton Bottom, Nr. Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8EU
Opening times: 10.00am - 4.00pm Mon to Sat (on Wed the centre is open between 10.00am - 3.00pm). Closed on Sundays & Bank Holidays
Tel : 0300 777 1490
Fax: 0300 777 1491
Rehoming web page: Blue Cross Hertfordshire Rehoming Centre
National Website:

Registered Charity No. England and Wales (224392) and Scotland (SCO40154)
Covering: Cambridgeshire and parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire
Caring for and rehoming cats and smaller domestic animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs. The centre can house up to 200 cats at any one time, all of whom are looking for a loving new home. There is such a huge variety of cats here, there is bound to be just the feline you are looking for. Their procedures for 'match-making' pets to prospective owners it so successful, that they have one of the lowest 'returns' rate of any animal rehoming charity in Britain.
Shelter Address: 20 Garlic Row, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambs, CB5 8HW
Open: 10 - 4 (Mon - Fri), and 10 - 2 (Sats, Suns, Bank Hols.) Closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day.
Tel : 0300 777 1470
Fax: 0300 777 1471
Rehoming web page: Blue Cross Cambridge Rehoming Centre
National Website:

Shelter Address:Packhorse Lane Ridge, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 3LZ
Open: Daily 11am to 4.15pm, Closed Wednesday
Tel: 0300 123 0704
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 208244
Rehoming cats and rabbits. Also providing assistance to people on benefits and low incomes who cannot afford medical treatment for their animals.
Volunteers Required: Help needed at our shop in Hitchin, and with fundraising for our Branch. Please get in touch using the details below if you can give an hour or two of your time.
Tel: 01462 672278 / 07500 967145
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 208699
Covering Hertfordshire and North London.
Providing welfare assistance, advice and rehoming of strays and inspectorate derived cats from the area. There are limited fostering and boarding facilities at this branch. Home visits apply prior to adoption.
Neutering Assistance: Snip and Chip subsidised neutering assistance for those on benefits and low income.
Microchipping Assistance: Snip and Chip subsidised microchipping assistance for those on benefits / low income.
Lost & Found Register: Details of lost & found animals in the area can be found on the news page of their website.
Tel: 07872 902710
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 1067970
Based in Royston, Hertfordshire, Heathlands is run solely by volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted domestic pets. They help cats, dogs, rabbits and some types of caged birds and specialise in Border Collies and collie crosses. They do not have a dedicated sanctuary, so most animals are cared for by dedicated foster carers in their homes, although some of the dogs are boarded at kennels until they can be moved to foster care.
Shelter Address: 13 Eastfield Road, Royston, Herts, SG8 7ED.
Tel: (Cats & General Enquiries) 01223 207823 (9.30am to 5.30pm only please)
Tel: (Dogs & Rabbits) 01763 244488 (9.30am to 5.30pm only please)

ARC gives animals in need a safe haven, where they are protected and sheltered until such time as their problems can be solved. A no-kill policy is in operation. High quality veterinary care is given where needed to both domestic animals and wildlife. New homes for domestic animals are carefully selected, and wildlife are rehabilitated to their natural habitat. If you can give a home to a rescued animal, whether it be a cat, dog, rabbit or horse, ARC would be pleased to hear from you. Or, if you would like to support ARC by becoming a member, you will receive their excellent newsletter. Please visit their website for more details.
ARC is an associate member organisation of the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
Shelter Address:Foxdells Sanctuary, Foxdells Lane, Rye Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2JG
Tel: 01279 501547

Registered Charity no: 803364
Rescuing and rehoming cats, dogs and small mammals to good, loving homes, in the Beds / Herts area.  They help with rescue, neutering, behaviour and socialising work and many other aspects of rehoming animals.
Shelter Address:Highfields, Hare Street, Nr Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 0AD
Support Shop: Biggleswade: 15b Hitchin Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8AX
Support Shop: Bedford: 18 Greyfriars, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HP
Tel: 01767 681157

The Ark Cat Rescue is a small friendly rescue run solely by volunteers, with foster homes in Amersham, Chesham, Harrow, Luton, Milton Keynes, Baldock and surrounding areas. Ark cats and kittens are cared for in foster homes whilst they await new families. The Ark prides itself on having a sensible and friendly approach to homing and aims tomake finding a new family member an enjoyable experience.

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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