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9 Lives Cat Rescue

Rescuing both domestic and feral cats.
Hamsterly Hall, Tyne & Wear
Tel: 0790 055 5133

Animal Krackers

Registered Charity no: 1104787
Rescuing and rehoming lost and abandoned cats and kittens. All cats are vet checked, neutered and vaccinated before rehoming. Founded 2002 as a support group, Animal Krackers is now a rescue in its own right.
Support Shop: 39 Windsor Terrace, Grangetown, Sunderland.
Rescue Shelter: Ferry Farm Boarding Kennels, Offerton Lane, South Hylton, Sunderland, SR4 9JL.
Open 7 days a week, from 10am until 5pm, no appointment necessary.
Tel: 07828 183401
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Website: www.animalkrackers.co.uk

Aristocat Rescue

Registered Charity No 1098383
Rescuing and rehoming stray and unwanted cats and kittens in the North East of England. Aristocat Rescue is run entirely by a dedicated band of unpaid volunteers. All Aristocat rescue cats and kittens are microchipped and blood tested. Aristocat Rescue has A Totally Non Destruct Policy. Donations are always needed to help with vets bills, and providing food and litter for the Cats & Kittens in their care.
Fosterers Needed: Could you foster in your own home, until a permanent home is found for them? A spare room or bedroom would be ideal. All equipment will be supplied by Aristocat Rescue. Please contact as below if you can help.
Postal Address: PO Box 124, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 7WX
Tel: 01325 300 290
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Website: www.aristocat.org.uk

Ark on the Edge

Registered Charity no: 1116552
Covering Teesdale and surrounding areas
Animal rescue - domestic, including rehoming of cats and kittens, also helping wildlife (room permitting). A home-check is always carried out before homing, and follow-up contact is made after homing. The Ark is unable to house dogs but they do run a database to assist with direct homing. Permanent sanctuary is given to those animals which cannot be released or rehomed. Also: Wildlife Education Centre and Nature Trail, plus animal care courses. The Ark caters for disabled visitors and all community groups. Please see their website, linked below, for further information.
Rehoming Centre: Ark on the Edge, Woolley Hill Farm, Woodland, Co Durham, DL13 5RX (NB: Please always phone before visiting, to ensure someone is there to assist you)
Tel: 01833 630505 or mobile 07970 802286
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Website: www.arkontheedge.org.uk

Brysons Animal Refuge

Registered charity no: 227361
The refuge provides temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals, and rehomes as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. If you could offer a loving forever home to a cat, dog or other animal, contact them as below. They operate a non-destruction policy, which means that they never destroy any animal unless under veterinary advice.
Rescue Shelter: Galloping Green Road, Eighton Banks, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, (Opposite St. Thomas' Church)
Opening hours: 11am - 4pm every day, except closed to the public on Tuesdays
Postal address: PO Box 10, Valley Delivery Office, Station Approach, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0UE
Tel: 0191 4875858
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Website: www.brysons.org.uk

Cats Protection - Gateshead & Newcastle

Cat Homing Cats Protection - Gateshead & NewcastleRegistered Charity no: 203644
Rescuing stray and unwanted cats and kittens, rehabilitating and rehoming them where possible.
Volunteers Needed! The branch is in need of new volunteers! Cat fosterers, drivers, admin support, home visitors and more - please contact the branch as below if you would like to become involved.
Neutering Assistance: Help is available towards the cost of neutering for those on income support or family credit.
Tel: 0191 653 1372
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/gateshead
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - North Tyneside

Registered Charity no: 203644
Please Note: North Tyneside Cats Protection are only able to home within the Newcastle / North Tyneside areas.
Postal address: Cats Protection North Tyneside Branch, PO Box 654, North Shields, NE29 1BR
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: 0191 296 3512
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Website: www.cpnewcastle.co.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Feline Friends

Registered Charity No. 1123180
Based in Sunderland, helping and rehoming unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens across Tyne & Wear. They undertake rescue and care of cats in need, caring for cats in foster homes until new homes can be found. The group also help with feral cats.
Tel: 01915 678801
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Website: www.felinefriendscharity.co.uk

Helping Pets (North-East)

Cat Homing Page for Helping Pets - North EastA small organisation covering the North East of England, purely run by dedicated volunteers. They offer help and advice whenever possible with the aim of hopefully preventing pets needing to be rehomed. Animals that are rehomed, will be neutered if old enough, assessed, flea treated, wormed and microchipped by Helping Pets. Please get in touch if you would like to adopt a pet - home check required.
Tel: 07586 562 357 and 07586 534 534
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Website: www.helpingpets.org.uk

Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary

Covering Durham and the North East.
A small independent sanctuary, funded by the generosity of the public and through the fundraising efforts of the Sanctuary's volunteers. Providing shelter and security, and rehoming where possible of cats, dogs, horses, farm animals, rodents, birds, and wildlife. If they can, help they will!
Sanctuary: Stonehouse Chapel, Bildershaw, West Auckland, Co, Durham, DL14 9PL
Tel: 01388 834 996 or 07960 087 605
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Website: www.kayshillsanctuary.wordpress.com

New Beginnings Cat Rehoming

Cat Homing Page for New Beginnings Cat RehomingCovering Northumberland, Gateshead and Newcastle.
A small group with a wealth of experience in cat rescue and rehoming. All cats are neutered, fully vaccinated andmicrochipped before rehoming. New Beginnings are totally self funded, so an adoption fee is required to cover this.
Tel: 01661 835941
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Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter

Registered Charity no: 220506
Rehoming in Tyne & Wear / Durham and Northumberland.
The shelter operates from two premises as below:
Opening times: Mon - Fri: 1pm - 4.15pm • Sat: 12.30pm - 3.45pm • Sun: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Shelter: Benton North Farm, Benton Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE12 8EH
Benton Farm Tel: 0191 215 0435
Shelter: Claremont Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE2 4NL
Claremont Road Branch - Tel: 0191 232 2878
Website: www.dogandcatshelter.com

Pawz for Thought

Cat Homing Page for Pawz for ThoughtRegistered Charity number 1103331
Based in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, covering Sunderland and Surrounding area. Rescuing and rehoming through a series of foster homes and kennels since April 2003, during which time they have helped hundreds of cats and kittens to find new homes. They are also involved with the rescue of dogs and other animals. The rescue is funded by two support shops selling donated goods. The group is working towards establishing a permanent rehoming centre. Fosterers Needed: Good, loving foster homes needed, for both semi-ferals and also domestic cats. If you can help, please call: 0191 5496101
Cat/Kitten Adoption - Tel: 07463 923749 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cat Rehoming / Queries - Tel: 0191 5491982 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.pawzforthought.org.uk

Persians: Medomsley-Moggies

Based in Medomsley, Consett, Durham. Working throughout North East England. Caring for and re-homing abandoned, abused or neglected Persians and other long haired cats. All cats are neutered, vaccinated and chipped prior to homing. The rescue has a non-destruction policy, and any old or unhomeable cats live out their lives at the rescue.
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RSPCA - Newcastle & North Northumberland

Registered Charity no: 232240
Rehoming Tel: 07973 952575
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Website: RSPCA Newcastle & North Northumberland Website
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Sunderland, Hartlepool & South Tyneside

Registered Charity no: 232265
This branch does not take in or rehome animals, but can provide trap, neuter and return to site of feral cats.
Neutering Assistance: Discounted neutering for cats available to pet owners in receipt of certain benefits. See website for details.
Postal Address: PO Box 88, Peterlee, SR8 9AH.
Tel: 0191 250 7148
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/-/rspca/sunderland-hartlepool-and-south-tyneside-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

St. Francis Animal Rescue

Covering South Shields, Newcastle and Washington.
This group's main priority is the collection of sick and injured animals, providing veterinary treatment and rehabilitation before rehoming them. All animals are either neutered before adoption, and kittens must be neutered by their owner when old enough.
Rescue Centre: 266 Stanhope Rd, South Shields, Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 0191 456 9613 or 07528 245088
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Website: www.stfrancisanimalrescue.co.uk

The Peoples Animal Rescue & Re-homing Team (P.A.R.R.T.)

Cat Homing Page for Peoples Animal Rescue and Re-homing Team - PARRTFostering homeless pets and finding permanent loving homes through an adoption programme or longterm foster scheme. All cats are neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, blood tested for FIV/ FeLV and treated for worms and fleas.
Support Shop: 33 Queen Street, Amble, NE65 0BZ.
Tel: 07885 978691
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Website: www.parrt.org.uk

Westgate Ark Cat Homing Centre

An independent cat rescue and rehoming organisation based in Newcastle, covering Co.Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. Westgate Ark Cat Homing Centre is run by a small but dedicated band of Volunteers, rescuing and re-homing all cats who need a second chance. They neuter most cats before adoption, or require neutering as part of the homing agreement.
Items Needed: Blankets, sheets, old jumpers, etc. for bedding and cleaning, and of course cat food or monetary donations.
Volunteers Needed: If you are in the local area, and would like to volunteer your help for rescuing, trapping, feeding and cleaning, they would love to hear from you.
Rehoming Centre: Westgate Ark Cat Homing Centre, Prospect Place, Newcastle, NE4 6PH.
Tel: 01912 739 555 (please ring for an appointment to view our cats)
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Website: www.westgateark.org.uk

Westways

Based in Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Westways is a veterinary practice which often has cats available for rehoming: strays, abandonment, surrenders, charity cases, etc. Westways has a standard rehoming policy: all cats rehomed from Westways are (or must be) neutered & vaccinated, as well as treated for worms, fleas and other parasites. A donation to their Stray Fund is required to adopt - contact as below for more details!
Veterinary Clinic: Westways Veterinary Group, 426 - 428 West Rd, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2ER
Tel: 0191 2747910
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Willows Cat Adoption Centre

Cat Homing Page for Willows Cat Adoption CentreBased in South Shields, covering Tyne & Wear including Sunderland, Co. Durham and Northumberland. Purrfectly formed dedicated shelter that's been helping cats get back on their paws since 1972. All their rescue cats are treated for fleas and worms, and when five months old they're also neutered before rehoming. If you have space in your home and your heart for a cat companion, take a look at their cats for homing, and get in touch. Willows pride themselves on matching their fabulous felines with your family before adoption.
Adoption Centre: 1a Wantage Street, South Shields, NE33 4RY. (Please call first for an appointment)
Tel: 0191 4568511
Website: www.willows-cats.co.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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