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Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Somerset & Dorset Animal RescueA non-profit organisation improving the life of unwanted animals. The rescue takes in animals of all shapes and sizes; cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, and farm animals, and finds them loving new homes. The organisation is volunteer-run and is reliant on the generosity of the public to fund their work
Shelter Address: Balsam Farm, Common Lane, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9RB
Tel: 07971 079249
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Website: somersetanddorsetanimalrescue.co.uk

Pound Kitten Rescue

Pound Kitten Rescue cat homing pageRegistered Charity No: 1167435
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)
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Website: www.poundpuppy.org/cats

Margaret Green Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no: 252594
Caring for animals, many of which have been abandoned, unwanted and ill-treated, and rehoming them to loving owners. Also providing life-time care where homing is inappropriate. Margaret Green Animal Rescue always has cats and other animals that are looking for new, loving homes.
Sanctuary Address: Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ.
(Open daily - 10am until 4pm)
Tel: 01929 480474
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Website: www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk

RSPCA - Dorset West Branch (Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre)

Registered Charity no: 248616
Covering Covering the towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Sherborne and Axminster (Devon) as well as all the surrounding villages and hamlets. Rehoming cats, rabbits, small animals and birds (including ex battery hens). All cats will be neutered before they are rehomed.
Neutering Assistance: Available toward the payment of neutering and general veterinary bills for those in the area on low incomes.
Shelter Address: Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.
Tel: 01305 259672
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Website: www.westdorsetrspca.org
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Ashley Heath Animal Centre

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

Cats Protection - Weymouth & District

Registered Charity no: 203644
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
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/west-dorset
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Ferndown Homing Centre

Registered Charity no: 203644
Ferndown Homing Centre is a purpose built facility for rehoming cats and kittens in Dorset. Their homing wing has 24 pens where cats are cared for until loving new homes are found. All cats are neutered (if old enough), vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and insured free of charge for a 4 week period. A pre-adoption questionnaire is carried out prior to adoption, and in some instances a home visit is advisable to help you prepare for the particular cat you have selected.
Neutering Enquiries - Tel: 03000 121212 - option 2 (lines open from 9.30am-1pm)
Opening hours: please visit their website, linked below for current opening hours.
Address: 51 Cobham Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7QZ
Tel: 03000 120175
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Website: www.ferndown.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Bournemouth & District

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Email: Via the 'Contact Us' page on their website
Website: www.bournemouth.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Blandford & Sturminster Newton

Registered Charity no: 203644
Tel: 01258 858 644
Email: Via the 'contact us' page on the website, linked below.
Website: www.blandford.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - East Devon

Registered Charity no: 203644
Rehoming in East Devon and borders of West Dorset excluding the Exeter and EX14 postal area). This is from Cullompton to Tytherleigh in the north, and from Budleigh Salterton to Lyme Regis in the south. 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
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Website: 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.
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.
Support Shop: High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AA Tel: 01747 833669
Branch Tel: 01747 840621 (answerphone - please leave your number!)
Email: Please see the 'Contact Us' page on their website, linked below.
Website: www.cats.org.uk/mere
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: 01305 788 138

Siamese: 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 web site for more details.
Rehoming lines as follows:
Welfare Officer for Norfolk & Suffolk - Tel: 01473 830894 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Essex & East Anglia - Tel: 012776 22734 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Essex - Tel: 01702 218108 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Kent, London & Surrey - Tel: 020 8464 8857 (12pm- 9pm. Urgent calls anytime - within reason)
Welfare Officer for Plymouth / West & South West England - Tel:01752 343966
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Website: www.siameserescue.org.uk

Feral Cat Care and Sanctuary

Registered Charity no: 1058892
Neutering and care of Feral Cats in and around Dorchester.
Tel: 01305 871656

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.
Address: 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

 

Cinnamon Trust - Homes Needed UK Wide
Cat Fosterers and permanent homes always needed. The Cinnamon Trust (the National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets, Reg. charity. 293399) are looking for more volunteer homes throughout the UK. Pet free homes are needed for short-term fostering of cats whose owners are in hospital or respite care. Permanent homes needed for cats whose owners have died or who are no longer able to care for them. The Cinnamon Trust is not a rescue shelter and cannot take unwanted cats in. Please contact the Trust as follows if you could help: Tel. 01736 757900 or visit: www.cinnamon.org.uk

 

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