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Animal Welfare Charity

Covering all of Kent.
Based throughout Kent, the charity rescues and rehomes abused, abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs. They care for cats of all ages, sizes and from many backgrounds until good loving homes can be found. All homes are vetted prior to rehoming. They are a self-funded registered charity (no. 2912973) and are always in need of good quality bric-a-brac for fund-raising, and volunteers & foster homes are desperately needed too. If you are looking for a new feline friend to join your family, or if you wish to help in any way, please get in touch as follows.
Neutering Assistance: They also operate with the RSPCA to offer discounted neutering for cats (& dogs & rabbits).
Tel: 01622 812195 or 01622 673094

Arcadia Animal Welfare

Tenterden / Romney Marsh / Ashford
Based near Tenterden, this small group of volunteers have been rescuing and re-homing animals, mainly cats, for many years. Areas covered: Tenterden, Romney Marsh, Ashford and the South Weald.
Tel: 01797 270024

Beacon Animal Rescue Centre

Rescuing and rehoming cats and dogs throughout Kent. All will be neutered before rehoming (kittens will need to be neutered as part of adoption agreement).
Tel: 07547 909993
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Website: www.barc.uk.com

Canterbury Cat Society

Registered Charity no. 281444
Rescue and rehoming of stray and unwanted cats in the Canterbury and District area. All cats are checked by a vet and sick cats treated before rehoming. All adults coming in to our shelter are neutered if not already. Kittens must be neutered from 5 months of age. This is a small, independent charity dedicated to cat welfare that was established over 50 years ago.
Neutering Assistance: Available if you are receiving benefits or on a low income.
Postal Address: PO Box 891, Canterbury, Kent.
Tel: 01227 464897
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Website: www.canterburycatsociety.weebly.com

Cats in Crisis - Thanet

Cats in Crisis rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 1122296
Rescuing and rehoming cats in the Thanet area, with particular concern for elderly cats and the feral population.
Neutering Assistance: Low cost cat neutering available to those on benefit or low income. Transport can be arranged.
Lost & Found Register: Please use the contact details below.
Donations: There is no set charge for their cats/kittens, but a donation is required towards their rescue work.
Foster Carers Needed: The group would love to hear from anyone in the area who might be willing to become a cat fosterer, whether long or short term. Cat food and litter provided.
Support Shop: 29 King Street, Ramsgate. (all donations welcome including electricals)
Tel: 01843 299 295 or 07796 633 306
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Website: www.catsincrisisthanet.wordpress.com

Cats Protection - Bredhurst Cat Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering Sittingbourne and surrounding areas.
Before adopting a cat from Bredhurst Adoption Centre, you will need to phone to arrange a home visit. Following the visit you will be able to visit the centre (seven days a week between 11.00 and 15.00), and with the help of staff, choose your perfect cat or cats. They also offer advice on cat behaviour. Even if you don’t want to adopt a cat at the moment, you are welcome to go and visit. They also have a retail section with many cat orientated goods!
Neutering Assistance: Please get in touch for further information on assistance available from this branch.
Lost & Found Register: Please contact the Adoption Centre as below if you have lost or found a cat in this area.
Rehoming Centre: 11 Matts Hill Road, Hartlip, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7XA
Tel: 01634 232 471 (between 9am - 4pm)
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Website: www.bredhurstkent.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Canterbury & District

Cats Protection Canterbury rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 203644
Covering Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham and surrounding areas. All cats are cared for in foster pens or in a fosterers own home, until a loving home can be found.
Neutering Assistance: Neutering Voucher for postcodes CT1 - CT6 & ME13 - Tel: 07871 998689 (no texts please)
Neutering Assistance: Neutering Voucher for Thanet: postcodes CT7 - CT12 - Tel: 07522 921790
Lost & Found Register: If you have lost a cat in the area - Tel: 07504 873687
Support Shop & Postal Address: 28 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EQ. Tel - 01227 371676
Cat Adoption: (Before contacting the branch, please visit the 'Adopt a Cat' section on their website and complete the Adoption Enquiry Form). Alternatively - Tel: 01227 788821 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Enquiries / Report a Stray - Tel: 01227 266838 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (include your phone number and location)
Website: www.cats.org.uk/canterbury
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Deal & District

Covering postcode areas CT13, CT14, CT15, CT16 and CT17.
Neutering Assistance: Cat owners on benefits can contact the branch by telephone 0845 647 2187 to enquire about financial help towards the neutering of their cats. This branch currently has no facilities to take cats into care.
Tel: 0345 647 2187
Email: Please use the 'Contact Us' page on their website, linked below.
Website: www.cats.org.uk/deal
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Folkestone & Hythe

Cats Protection Folkestone and Hythe rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 203644
Areas covered: Folkestone, Hythe, Ashford and Wye. They undertake the rescue and rehoming of stray and unwanted cats and kittens. Folkestone and Hythe CP can sometimes help with neutering feral cats, offering trapping & neutering depending on availability of volunteers.They are a small branch with few volunteers but will do the best they can to help.
Neutering Assistance: Assisted cat neutering is available to those on benefits, low incomes, and pensions.
Lost & Found Register: - Cat Search: Tel: 01303 814336 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Support Shop: 139a High Street, Hythe, CT21 5JL (Tel: 01303 238661)
Cat Adoption / Homing - Tel: 01303 247540
Other branch enquiries - Tel: 01303 237744
Website: www.folkestonehythe.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Swale

Cats Protection Swale rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 203644
Based in Sheerness, rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming needy and unwanted cats. Cats are cared for in volunteer foster homes until a new, permanent home can be found. Also providing advice to pet owners on cat care and encouraging neutering.
Neutering Assistance: A voucher scheme is available for help towards the cost of neutering - call the Branch for more information.
Postal Address: Swale Cats Protection, PO Box 202, Sheerness, ME12 9AJ.
Tel: 03453 712 755
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/swale
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Tenterden & District

Cats Protection Tenterden rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 203644
The Tenterden and District branch of Cats Protection was formed in 1997 and is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray and unwanted cats and kittens.They cover postcodes TN23, TN26, TN27, TN28, TN29 and TN30. These include Tenterden, Ashford with their surrounding villages and the whole of Romney Marsh.
Support Shop: 94c High Street, Tenterden, TN30 6JB. Tel: 01580 765277
Cat Adoption - Tel: 07805 928 394
General Enquiries - Tel: 01797 366379
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/tenterden
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Thanet

Thanet Cats Protection is a ‘Neutering Only’ branch, dedicated to encouraging the early neutering of male and female cats via their neutering voucher scheme. Covering CT7 to CT12 postcodes.
Neutering Assistance: Contact the branch as below to ask about low cost neutering for your cat or kitten. Kittens can be neutered from four months of age.
Email: via the 'Contact Us' form on their website (below)
Tel: 01227 360432
Website: www.cats.org.uk/thanet

Feline Friends Rehoming

Feline Friends Rehoming rescue centre cats for adoptionA small, independent cat and kitten rescue, covering the Medway area of Kent (can rehome further afield for the right home).
Tel: 01634 306 355 / 07867 612 967
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Friends of Special Felines

Based in Ashford.
Friends of Special Felines gives abandoned and unwanted cats a second chance to have a loving home. Please contact them if you would like to adopt a cat. All cats are neutered and microchipped prior to adoption.
Tel: 07984 138 611
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Green Wicket Animal Sanctuary

Based in Ashford.
Sanctuary Address: Pleasant Valley Farm, Rock Hill Rd, Egerton, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9EA.
Tel: 01233 756550 or 07850 759332
Website: www.thegreenwicketanimalsanctuary.co.uk

Happy Endings Rescue

Registered Charity no: 1140628
Bases in Faversham, Kent and East Sussex
Happy Endings Rescue are a no-kill, vegan run rescue charity, rescuing and rehoming all species of animal. All cats for rehoming are vaccinated, microchipped, flea-treated, wormed, and neutered (if old enough).
If you can offer a home to an animal, or could volunteer your time to help out, please contact them as below.
Tel: 01795 530371
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Website: www.happyendingsrescue.org

Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary

Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 1093145
Deal / Dover
Founded in 1993, and run entirely by volunteers, the sanctuary often has in excess of 50 cats seeking a new home.
Lost & Found Register: This rescue offers support, and maintains a 'Lost & Found' register for their area.
Rehoming Centre: Tremont, Claremont Rd, Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, CT14 8BU
Tel: 01304 363071
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Website: www.kingsdowncatsanctuary.org

Last Chance Animal Rescue Centre

Registered Charity no: 1002349
Covering Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. All animals are health checked, inoculated & microchipped and are rehomed with 4 weeks free Pet Insurance. Last Chance Animal Rescue have a full neutering policy, and also operate a non destruction policy.
Tel: 01732 865530 or 01797 366620
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Website: www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk

Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary

Registered charity no: 283483
Canterbury
The Lord Whisky Sanctuary Fund not only cares for and re-homes cats and dogs, but also cares for a variety of other animals: horses, goats, rabbits, fowl, and in more recent years, wildlife casualties including foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, and birds. The Lord Whisky Sanctuary Fund was named after a little Jack Russell whose history and character inspired the creation of the trust. Lord Whisky lived with the founder and her family for most of his 22 years. The Lord Whisky centre would love to hear from you if you can offer a responsible, permanent home to one of the many animals in their care. The centre's other facilities include two veterinary clinics for those on a low income (see below), acupuncture, behaviour classes, dog training classes and a gift shop.
Neutering Assistance: Help is available towards the cost of neutering for cats living with people on benefits, or low income families.
Low income veterinary clinics:
• Wealden Woodland Forest Park, Herne Common, (Monday and Friday 3 - 4 pm)
• Lord Whisky Centre, Rhodes Minnis, (Tuesday and Thursday 2 - 3 pm)
Rehoming Centre: Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6AN
Tel: 01303 862622
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Website: www.lordwhisky.co.uk

Moatwell Animal Sanctuary

Moat Lane, Ash, Near Canterbury
Tel: 01304 813152

Rhodes Minnis Cat Sanctuary

Registered Charity no: 262245
Canterbury / Folkestone
Caring for and rehoming unwanted and homeless cats since 1970. Could you offer one of their cats a loving home? You can also help by donating goods to their support shop, having one of their collection boxes in your workplace, or becoming a member. They also assist Animal Aid & Advice who are based mainly in N. London. The sanctuary will never refuse to accept a cat because of its age, and cats are never put to sleep unless on veterinary advice.
Members Invited: Become a member, and receive their excellent bi-annual newsletter.
Supports Shop: 'The Cat Basket', 16a Cheriton Place, Folkestone, Kent, Tel: 01303 252802
Rehoming Centre & Sanctuary: Seathwaite, Green Lane, Rhodes Minnis, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6XU
Sanctuary Tel: 01303 862243
Sanctuary Fax: 01303 862544
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Website: www.rhodesminnis.co.uk

Rolvenden Cat Rescue

Rolvenden Cat Rescue cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 1141631
Covering Rolvenden, Romney Marsh, Ashford and surrounding areas.
Assisting with the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of stray and unwanted cats and kittens, whether domestic or stray, and general cat welfare. This independent rescue group, averagely cares for up to 60 cats at any one time. They have a small team who assist with fundraising and spending time with the cats and kittens iso that they are used to being handled kindly.
Volunteers Needed: More helpers are urgently needed for tasks such as cat socialising and fundraising - please contact below if you can help. Even if it's only a couple of hours each week!
Rehoming Shelter: Bower Valley, Hastings Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4PL
Tel: 01580 241632 / 020 3239 9538
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Website: www.cats.rolvenden.org.uk

RSPCA - Ashford, Tenterden & District (Ashford Garden Cattery)

RSPCA Ashford and Tenterden rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 208111
Rehoming Shelter: Ashford Garden Cattery: 34 Station Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PH (Open daily 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, closed Wednesdays) - Ashford Garden Cattery always has a selection of gorgeous cats needing homes.
Cattery Tel: 01233 646855
Branch Tel: 01233 641189
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Website: www.rspca-ashforddistrict.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Canterbury, Dover & District

RSPCA Canterbury and Dover rescue centre cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 210743
Carrying out rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, education, affordable neutering and microchipping in Canterbury, Whitstable, Faversham & Herne Bay. All cats are neutered when they are admitted to the branch. Home checks and interviews will be carried out with potentail adopters.
Rehoming Centre: RSPCA Canterbury, Dover and District Animal Centre, Haseden Farm, Island Road, Westbere, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4JD. (Open every day 11am - 4pm except Wednesday)
Tel: 01227 719113
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Website: www.rspca-canterbury.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Folkestone & District

Registered Charity no: 209580
Neutering Assistance: Contact Branch Secretary at the Clinic (address below). Clinic open on Mon, Wed & Fri from 1.45 to 2.45 for those on benefits, plese bring proof on first visit.
£10.00 Microchipping: Call to make an appointment to microchip your cat or dog for only £10.00.
Address: RSPCA Folkestone & District Branch, 21 Grace Hill, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1HA
Tel: 01303 242869 (24 hour phone / answer phone)
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/kent-folkestone
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Isle of Sheppey

Registered Charity no: 241712
This branch is made up of a small number of dedicated members and supporters who campaign for and support animal welfare. They often have cats looking for a new home.
Tel: 01795 874451
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/kent-isle-of-sheppey
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Isle of Thanet (Animal Centre)

Registered Charity no: 209365
Rescuing and rehoming of cats through the Animal Centre at Woodchurch, Birchington.
Neutering Assistance: For cats of Thanet residents on a low income or income support: Tel: 01843 826180.
Donations of quality goods always gratefully received at their support shops (details on their website), which are their main source of income.
Rehoming Centre: RSPCA Animal Centre, Queensdown Road, Woodchurch, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0HG. Open: 11.30 am until 2 pm every day (Closed Weds and Christmas Day). Outside of these times it is by appointment only.
Tel: 01843 826180
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Website: www.rspcathanet.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

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. The trust runs a sponsorship scheme for un-homeable cats. See their web site for more details.
Lost & Found register: To report a lost or found siamese cat, contact the relevant welfare officer below.
Rehoming contacts 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

Sugar Loaf Animal Sanctuary

Rehoming cats and dogs in their area. Their regular boot fair pitch at Ashford market helps feed the animals, so if you are in the area, why not go along and support them.
Lost & Found Register: Sugar Loaf also runs a lost and found register for lost pets.
Sanctuary Address: Poundhurst Road, Upper Ruckinge, Kent, TN26 2PQ
Tel: 01233 732588
Mobile: 07879 828627

TAG Pet Rescue

TAG Pet Rescue cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 1110837
Covering Thanet, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate.
TAG Pet Rescue have been rescuing and re-homing stray and abandoned animals since 1988, and always have many cats and sometimes kittens looking for homes. Could you offer one of them the very special home they need? TAG also have lots of guinea pigs, rats and rabbits needing good homes (all buck rabbits are neutered). More information is on their website, which also contains a detailed section about caring for your pet. TAG operates a non-destruction policy.
Neutering Assistance: They also offer reduced rate spaying and neutering for cats and dogs for low income families.
Volunteers Needed: More helping hands are needed at the sanctuary, even if it's only for one morning a week (office / admin / phone answering / cleaning out, feeding and befriending the animals, electricians, builders, handymen etc). Also, volunteers are always needed to help out at their support shops.
Quality Goods Needed: You can also help the animals at TAG by donating any good quality, unwanted items to one of their support shops. Cat food is always needed too!
Support Shop: 114 High Street Broadstairs. (opposite Pierremont Pharmacy) Tel: 01843 604039
Support Shop: 41 Station Road, Birchington.
Rehoming Centre: Lydden Farm, Valley Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 4LF. (Please phone first for an appointment)
Sanctuary and support line Tel: 01843 822931 (please keep trying, the line can be very busy!)
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Website: www.tagpetrescue.org.uk

Thanet Cat Club

Thanet Cat Club cats for adoptionRegistered Charity no: 285035
Covering Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate and surrounding areas.
Foster Homes Needed: We are frequently asked to take in litters of kittens, born outside and found in people's gardens. They would really benefit from being in a home environment rather than being in a pen, to get them used to human interaction and the normal household sounds. If you are able to take cats / kittens into your home until they are homed, even if it's just in a spare room, please contact us as below.
Please note: Thanet Cat Club are only able to home within their local area (Thanet and surrounds).
Postal Address: 92a Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent.
Tel: 01843 579044 (at busy periods an answer machine will be in use - please leave a short message and phone number so that we may ring you back, thank you)
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Tree Tops Animal Rescue

Based in Whitstable.
A non-profit, non-destruct rescue centre who take in creatures great and small, from cats, dogs and small animals to horses.
Volunteers & Fosterers Needed: Please contact as below if you could help.
Donations Needed: Donations of blankets, towels, petfood, litter, pet toys and other items always needed.
Rehoming Centre: Wraik Hill, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3BY.
Tel: 01227 266747
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Website: www.treetopsanimalrescue.org.uk

 

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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