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Cat Rescue & Adoption Centres, UK & Ireland

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Cat rescue centre listings for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Find your local cat and kitten rescue organisations and rehoming groups
Please choose your area from the links below (listed alphabetically by county or region)

When contacting cat adoption centres please ask about their harder to home cats...

harder to home cats

Senior Kittizens: Please consider rescuing an older cat, they are usually undemanding and need little or no house training! Some rescue organisations even operate a 'puss pension' scheme, whereby they will pay for unforseen vet bills, even after rehoming. Top 10 reasons to Adopt an Older Cat » 
Black Cats, / Black & White Cats: Did you know black & white cats often get overlooked in favour of 'prettier' colours. All-black cats are also often passed by, even with their 'lucky' reputation. Give a black & white cat or a black cat their 'lucky break'? Top 10 reasons to Adopt a Black Cat »
Nervous cats: Shy or nervous cats often get overlooked, yet they can be the most loyal and loving of pets once you gain their trust. They might start by hiding under the bed, but how rewarding when they finally sit on your lap! Choose your area from the links above and ask your local rescue shelters about their shyer cats.
Diabetic cats: Cats with diabetes or other minor health problems find it harder to be rehomed, yet rescue centres will often pay for their vet bills even after rehoming. Could you consider adopting a diabetic cat? »
Disabled cats: Cats are surprisingly adaptable when coping with a disability, yet are often overlooked because of it. They may have three-legs, or be deaf, or blind, but they have just as much life and love in them as any other cat. Adopting and living with a disabled cat »
FIV positive cats: Due to past misconceptions about FIV, many people are still reluctant to adopt cats with the virus. Cats with FIV can live a normal lifespan, and are in fact, just normal cats! FIV - the Facts not the Fiction »
'Indoor Cats': Want a cat, but live in a flat? Although a cat's natural instinct is to go outside, some cats can be suited to the indoor life: Nervous cats, elderly cats, deaf, blind or disabled cats, or simply cats who have previously been used to living indoors. Choose your area from the links above, and ask your local shelters.
Feral / Farm cats: Urban development often means colonies of feral cats become homeless, and most rescue organisations have, or know of, small numbers of such cats in need of relocation. Ideal homes are: Farms, Smallholdings, Stables, or rural home with some land or a large garden. Feral Cats - find out more »
Cat Fostering: Would you like to care for a cat, but don't want the lifelong responsibility that goes with it? Many rescues rely on cat foster homes to care for cats 'between homes' particularly in kitten season when many rescues are bursting to the seams. Could you be a cat fosterer? Find out about Cat Fostering »

Could you help your local Rescue Centre?

Rescue centres and rehoming groups are always in need of help and support, from adopting, volunteering, donating, fostering, or helping out in a variety of ways. Check out our page of ideas of how you can help your local shelter, or other animal charity, there is sure to be something to suit you: Help Animal Charities: Make A Difference

Cats Needing Homes UK and Ireland