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A volunteer-run transport service for sick, injured or vulnerable animals and birds in Nottinghamshire.
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cat homing page animal accident rescue unitANIMAL ACCIDENT RESCUE UNIT
Registered Charity no. 701405
The unit is a volunteer-run Ambulance service for sick or injured animals in the Nottingham area. The Charity rehomes those cats, dogs and small animals transported by them to the vets and unclaimed by their owners.
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Postal Address: Animal Accident Rescue unit, PO Box 5414, Burton Joyce, Nottingham, NG14 5DT
Cat Adoption - Tel: 0115 998 4307 or Email:
General Enquiries - Tel: 0115 9321 555 or visit their website, linked below

cat homing page burton joyce cat welfareBURTON JOYCE CAT WELFARE
Based in Burton Joyce, Nottingham - Rehoming in Nottingham and surrounding areas.
This small cat welfare group has been rescuing and rehoming cats and kittens since 1983, through a series of volunteer foster homes. The group also offers help with trapping, neutering and managing feral colonies. They operate a non-destruction policy, meaning that no healthy cat is ever destroyed. All cats over 6 months are neutered prior tohoming. All animals are micro-chipped prior to leaving the welfare.

cat homing page kirkby cats homeKIRKBY CATS HOME
Tel: 01623 756592 (Kirkby Cats Home), 01773 784586 (Kirkby's Co-ordinator)
Mobile Tel: 07743 498907 (Kirkby Mobile)
Email: and your message will be passed on (please state Kirkby Cats Home in your message, thanks!)

cat homing page racrRACR
A small Nottingham based rescue, rehoming cats, dogs and other small furry animals across the UK through a network of fosterers.
Tel: 07765 016101

cat homing page thorneywood cat rescueTHORNEYWOOD CAT RESCUE
A small non registered cat rescue based in Nottingham, for pedigree cats (mainly Persians) and some non-pedigree cats. All cats are vet checked, wormed, Flead, microchipped  and neutered before being adopted, and prospective adopters are home checked.
Tel: 0115 8440243 / 07813 368242

cat homing page woodland nook cat rescueWOODLAND NOOK CAT RESCUE
Rescuing and rehoming animals in Chesterfield, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. A unique bungalow-style shelter where the cats rule the roost, just as they do in a real home! There's a kitchen, bedroom and living rooms with settees and beds for the cats to sleep on, plenty of hidey holes to play in and lots of little corners to retreat to for those cats who just want to get away from it all. These pampered pets even have Sky TV! Outside, in the fully enclosed garden, there are trees to climb and fountains to drink from. Prospective homes are checked for suitability, both for the benefit of the new owners, and for the animals. They aim for their cats to come to you neutered, chipped, tested for FIV and Felv and fully vaccinated. So, if you are seeking a new pet, please give them a call.
Tel: 07941 806536

cat homing page ashfield & amber valley cats protectionCATS PROTECTION - ASHFIELD & AMBER VALLEY
Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering postcode areas: DE5, DE55, NG16, NG17, S44. Their main rehoming is through their shelter at Scarcliffe, run by a small band of dedicated helpers.
Lost & Found Register: Tel - 01332 780800
Scarcliffe Shelter, 'Sherwood', Rotherham Road, Scarcliffe, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6ST.
Shelter Tel: 01246 825165
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

cat homing page life for catsLIFE FOR CATS
Based in Grantham, on the Nottinghamshire / Lincolnshire border.
Rehoming of rescue Bengal and Savannah cats and kittens. All their cats are neutered. The majority are alsovaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption.
Tel: 01400 282637

cat homing page west yorkshire persian cat rescueWEST YORKSHIRE PERSIAN CAT RESCUE
Based near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Rehoming Persian cats and kittens in the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottingham areas.
All cats are neutered and vaccinated, and home checks are carried out prior to rehoming.
Tel: 01924 826 149

cat homing page lina's cat rescueLINA'S CAT RESCUE
Rehoming in Derbyshire, Nottingham & Burton-on-Trent
All cats taken in by the rescue will be neutered prior to rehoming if they are old enough; in the case of a kitten the prospective adopter must undertake to have the kitten neutered as soon as it reaches the appropriate age. Home checks will take place prior to adoption.
Tel: 07895 540 361

cat homing page sophie's refuge for animalsSOPHIE'S REFUGE FOR ANIMALS IN NEED (SRAN)
Covering Nottinghamshire.
Rescuing animals from cruelty, abuse, neglect, abandonment and sometimes owner relinquishment. All animals are rehabilitated, microchipped, vaccinated and given worm and flea treatment before they are re-homed. They will also be neutered before being adopted out, age and health permitting. If this isn't possible however, the new owners will have a contract to get the animal neutered as soon as it is safe to do so.
Tel: 07582 113089

Registered Charity no: 203644
Sponsor a Cat: If you cannot re-home a cat at this time, why not consider sponsoring one of their long-term cats or sponsor a cat pen?
Shelter Address: Mansfield Road, Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 0EF. Open 1pm to 4pm daily.
Tel: 01623 845846
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Registered Charity no: 203644
Many of the cats at the adoption centre are family friendly felines! Please visit the cats (no appointment necessary), and see if you can make your house a home.
Shelter Address
: The Gatehouse, New Farm Lane, Off Watnall Rd, Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1DY. Open from 11am to 3pm daily (closed Tuesdays).
Please Note: Cats can only be taken in at the Adoption Centre by prior arrangement, as there is a waiting list.
Tel: 0115 9386557 (9.30am to 4.00pm daily, except Tuesdays)

Registered Charity no: 226142
Shelter Address: Mayfield Animal Centre, 137 Spital Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 OHL
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4.30pm, (Animal viewing: 11.00am – 4.00pm) Closed Mondays
Tel: 01246 273358
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Rescuing and rehoming animals in Nottingham, Derbyshire & Lincolnshire since 1984. On average they care for around 15 dogs, 20 cats, 100 rabbits and 40 guinea pigs. Prospective homes are checked for suitability, both for the benefit of the new owners, and for the animals. So, if you are seeking a new pet, please give them a call. They operate a non destruction policy.
Rescue Centre: 6 Ashtree Square, off Town Street, Bramcote Village, near Beeston, Nottingham.
Tel: 01159 220286 (Please telephone between 10am and 4pm, our opening hours)
Mobile: 07778 352541

Based in West Bridgford, Nottingham
A small, independent rescue centre caring for and rehoming cats and kittens around the West Bridgford area of Nottingham. All cats/kittens are checked by a local vet prior to rehoming, and are at adoption, leukaemia free, wormed and deflead if necessary. The rescue relies on donations and volunteers to continue their work. They have two or three Open Days each year to raise funds and meet supporters old and new. If you would like to go along to the next event, would like to volunteer your help, or wish to adopt a cat, please contact as below.
Lost & Found Register:
If you have lost or found a cat in this area, post the details on Millwood's on-line Lost & Found register, on their website, linked below
Tel: 0115 923 5704

Registered Charity no: 1082052
Based in Bawtry, Doncaster, covering: South Yorkshire & Notts.
Rescuing and rehoming abandoned and abused cats and dogs to loving homes. The group also undertakes feral cat trapping, neutering and release. All cats are fostered in a home environment until new homes are found, as the sanctuary only has accommodation for dogs at the present time.
Shelter Address: Narrow Lane, Bawtry, Nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6QJ
Tel: 01302 711330
Email: Via contact us form on their website linked below.

Based in Old Basford, Nottingham, rescuing and rehoming across Nottinghamshire.
Rainbow Rescue is a small rescue, caring for troubled cats (behavioural issues, etc) and provide a safe environment for kittens and cats looking for a new home. All adult cats are neutered before adoption. Adopters of kittens are required to spay/neuter as soon as they reach an appropriate age. Interviews with potential adopters are conducted, along with a checklist of requirements that an adopter must meet. Home checks are carried out when required.
Shelter Tel: 07870 949861
Shelter Email:
Emergencies only: 07400 215256

This small, dedicated rescue started in 1994 purely to rescue and rehome cats, but they have since evolved to help most small animals, from domestic pets, to exotics, wildlife and birds of prey. Good, permanent homes are always needed for cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs etc. All cats are neutered, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms and insured with Pet Plan prior to homing. There are 2 rescue shelters as below:
Shelter Address: 20 Plantation Hill, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Shelter Address: Cat Foot Lane, Nottingham, NG4 4QL
Tel: 01909 478049 / 07970 390725

Based in Newark, Notts - covering Newark and Sherwood
Rescue and rehoming of domestic cats and kittens. They also assist with neutering of feral cats, and offer advice on de-flea-ing and worming. All cats over six months old are neutered and microchipped prior to homing.
Tel: 01623 835212

Rescuing and rehoming animals in the Huthwaite area of Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire for over 20 years. All cats will be neutered prior to rehoming. No kittens are rehomed before the age of 8 weeks. Home checks will be carried out before an adoption takes place. Huthwaite raises all funds through car boot sales, jumble sales and coffee mornings.
Tel: 01773 784586

Based in Bestwood Village, Notts.
This is a small rescue centre, that rehabilitates and rehomes mistreated, unwanted and abandoned animals. They are a centre with a difference, as they recycle and re-use materials to grow plants to make money for their rescued animals.
Please contact them using the details below, if you can offer a loving home to any of their animals:
Shelter Tel: 01159 630326

Based in Ranby, Retford.
Caring for and rehoming unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens in Nottinghamshire. All cats felv / fiv tested, and kittens tested where possible. They will be de-flead, wormed and neutered before rehoming, therefore donations are required.
Tel: 07904 386866

A small rescue rehoming cats and kittens, based in Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Volunteers Needed:
Please contact the number below if you can help with fundraising.
Tel: 07737 205938

Registered Charity no: 255763
This Branch no longer has animals on premises, but offers low cost neutering, assistance with pet transport to a neuter appointment booked via the branch, fundraising and advice & information on rehoming and animal welfare.
Neutering Assistance: Low cost pet neutering is available for those within the branch area.
Postal Address: RSPCA Nottingham and Notts Branch, 137 Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham, NG7 5DU.
Tel: 0115 9784 965
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 503759
Shelter Address: RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter, 32 Nottingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG12 2DW - Open: Daily (except Weds) from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Telephone: 0115 9334422
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 255761
Tel: 01636 610178
Web site:
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Registered Charity no: 255762
Tel: 01623 442673 (Evenings and weekend only)
Web site:
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Tel: 01623 657893

Kimberley, Nottingham, Notts.
Tel: 0115 938 2246

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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