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ABC Animal Sanctuary (The Alexandra Bastedo Champions Animal Sanctuary)

Based in Pulborough, West Sussex.
Registered Charity no. 1133827
Caring for, and rehoming cats, horses and other animals. All cats are neutered/spayed prior to rehoming, and home visits are carried out to match the right cat to the right household. The sanctuary takes in and rehomes cats on a regular basis, so please contact them if you are can offer a forever home.
Visits by appointment only (10.00 and 12.30 am 7 days a week)
Tel: (general enquiries) 01798 813230 / 07584 359311
Tel: (to adopt a cat): 07920 255045 (10.00 -17.30 Mon - Sat)
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Website: www.abcanimalsanctuary.co.uk

Caring For Cats

Registered Charity no. 1060280
Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex.
Caring for Cats is a small registered charity which rescues, neuters and rehomes abandoned and unwanted cats, and ferals. All cats offered for rehoming have had full health checks and in most cases, have had blood tests. Caring for Cats also offers limited long term care for older, and more difficult to rehome rescue cats at their sanctuary in Essex.
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Website: www.caringforcats.org.uk

Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre

Cat Homing Page for Cat & Rabbit Rescue CentreRegistered Charity no. 1010000
Covering Chichester / Portsmouth area and West Sussex.
Founded in 1986, this independent charity runs a rescue and re-homing centre in a four and a half acre rural setting just outside Chichester. All cats are vet checked, wormed, flea treated, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (if over six months) prior to rehoming (adopted kittens are neutered when old enough). They offer help and advice on pet ownership, and the humane control of feral cats. The CRRC are always looking for loving homes for their animals!
Fundraisers: They run a 'sponsor a cat scheme', Friend of CRRC (monthly donation), produce a thrice yearly newsletter, run a Summer and Christmas event, have 3 charity shops. (good quality items always wanted to sell). Foreign and old coins, jewellery, printer cartridges and mobile phones are also needed, which raise funds.
Volunteers Welcome: New volunteers are always welcome at the Centre, in the shops and for fundraising.
Support Shops: 46 Shore Road, East Witterings, W. Sussex, PO20 8DZ. / 9 New Parade, High Street, Selsey, W. Sussex, PO20 0QA. / Unit 1, Harfield Court, High Street, Bognor, PO21 1EE.
Rehoming Shelter: Holborrow Lodge, Chalder Lane, Sidlesham, Nr. Chichester, W. Sussex, PO20 7RJ.
Tel: 01243 641409
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Website: www.crrc.co.uk

Cat Welfare Sussex and Southern Region

Registered Charity no: 1044866
Covering the Brighton & Hove area
A registered charity run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to the welfare of stray and unwanted cats both domestic and feral. They rescue, neuter and, where necessary, rehabilitate stray and feral cats, helping to prevent future unwanted litters. The Charity rescues and rehomes around 100-150 cats each year. No healthy cat is ever put to sleep.
Neutering Assistance: A subsidised neutering service is provided where possible, for those unable to afford veterinary fees.
Registered Office: 164 Mile Oak Road, Portslade, East Sussex.
Rescue / Rehoming - Tel: 01273 423861
Email: There is an email contact form on their website, linked below.
Website: www.catwelfaresussex.com

Catastrophes Cat Rescue

Registered Charity no: 1017304
Heathfield, East Sussex
Catastrophes helps with rehoming domestic cats, as well as assisting with neutering / relocating of feral cats.
Rescue Shelter: Half Moon Cottage, Bakers Lane, Dallington, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9JS
Telephone: 01435 830212
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Website: www.catastrophescats.org

Cats Protection - Chichester, Bognor & District

Registered Charity no: 203644
This is a Neutering Only branch, and is unable to take in or rehome cats.
Neutering Assistance: If you have a cat aged 4 months and over, and are on low income, you may qualify for assistance with the cost of neutering.
Support Shop: 7a Crane Street, Chichester.
Tel: 0345 371 2760
Email: Please see the 'Contact Us' page on their website, linked below.
Website: www.cats.org.uk/chichester
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Crawley, Reigate & District

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Crawley, Reigate & DistrictRegistered Charity no: 203644
Rescuing and rehoming cats in Crawley, Horley, Redhill, Reigate and beyond.
All cats are vet checked, treated for worms and fleas, started on their vaccination course, microchipped and neutered (if over 4 months) prior to rehoming.
Neutering Assistance: Subsidised cat neutering available for those on benefits or low income.
Volunteers Needed: Averagely helping over 600 cats a year, this branch will be glad to hear from new volunteers!
Support Shop: 9 Broadwalk, Crawley, RH10 1HJ. Tel: 01293 528 982.
Adoption Enquiries - Tel: 01293 226155 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Enquiries Tel: 0345 371 2734 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.catsprotection.co.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Horsham & District

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Horsham & DistrictRegistered Charity no: 203644
Covering from Rusper down to Partridge Green and across to Kirdford, encompassing Horsham, Billingshurst and Southwater. Postcodes: RH12 RH13 & RH14. Aiming to provide safe, loving homes for any cats that need it. Also offering advice, and to reuniting lost cats with their owners. They believe all cats deserve loving, responsible homes. Always pleased to hear from new volunteers and receive offers of good quality bric-a-brac to help fund their cause.
Lost & Found Register: Contact the branch regarding lost or found cats in their area.
Postal Address: PO Box 466, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XN.
Tel: 01403 854 464 or 07805 654 881
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/horsham
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Mid Sussex

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering Ardingly to the North, Ansty and Bolney to the West, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint to the South and Scaynes Hill to the East.
Neutering Assistance: Help available for those on low incomes, towards the cost of neutering their cats.
Lost & Found Register: Details of lost and found cats are on their website.
Tel: 01444 647012
Email: via the ‘Contact Us’ form on their website
Website: www.cats.org.uk/midsussex
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - National Cat Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no: 203644
Based in Sussex, but can rehome UK wide.
The largest cat rehoming centre in the UK, finding homes for over 1,000 felines every year.
Neutering Assistance: In some cases financial assistance is available towards the cost of neutering. Please contact as below for more details.
Rehoming Centre: National Cat Adoption Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7TT.
Adoption Centre Tel: 01825 741330
Adoption Centre Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ncac.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Worthing & District

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Worthing & DistrictRegistered Charity no: 203644
Worthing, West Sussex
Golden Oldie Scheme: Cats over the age of 12 can be adopted under our Golden Oldie Scheme. This scheme exists to help owners who need it to meet the extra costs of caring for older cats. It provides financial assistance to meet the cost of age related illnesses such as thryoid, renal, kidney, heart etc. It also offers to meet half the cost of
special veterinary prescribed food. The Scheme does not include the cost of preventative treatment such as vaccinations, worm and flea treatments and neither does it cover injuries/accidents for which insurance is recommended. Please ask about older cats.
Lost & Found Register: In addition to rescuing and rehoming, the branch also runs a lost and found register: Tel 01903 200332 ext 21.
Support Shop: 35 Rowlands Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3JJ.
Tel: 01903 873717 or 01903 200332
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/worthing
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

City Cat Shelter

Cat Homing Page for City Cat ShelterBased in Brighton, rehoming within 20 miles of Brighton & Hove.
City Cat Shelter is affiliated with Cat Welfare (Sussex) charity number 1044866
A privately owned, volunteer-run cat shelter. City Cat Shelter is at the forefront of Brighton's cat welfare and neutering programmes. The cattery homes around 250 unwanted cats per year. All cats are neutered, microchipped, treated against fleas and worms prior to adoption, and come with 4 weeks' free pet insurance.
Volunteers & Donations: The shelter relies on volunteers and public donations, more of both always needed!
Neutering Assistance: The Cat Shelter can arrange neutering at reduced rates for those on limited incomes.
Tel: 01273 606843
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Website: www.citycatshelter.com

Crowborough Animal Welfare Society

Crowborough, Covering: East Sussex, West Sussex and West Kent.
Rescuing and rehoming all manner of animals since 1980. Please contact them using the details below If you have a home for one of their animals, or can help them with a donation.
Rehoming Centre: Wickham Place, Alice Bright Lane, Crowborough, E. Sussex, TN6 3SQ
Tel: 01892 664859 / 01892 662172
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Holbrook Animal Rescue

Based in Old Holbrook, Horsham.
Holbrook Animal Rescue works in conjunction with other animal welfare organisations who all have the same aim: To help with the neutering, veterinary care, feeding and rehoming of stray and abandoned dogs and cats.
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Website: www.holbrookanimalrescue.co.uk

Kitty in the City Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Kitty In The CityRegistered Charity No: 1144129
Based in Brighton, rehoming across Sussex.
Kitty in the City Cat Rescue look after abandoned and homeless cats in foster homes prior to finding a new forever home. All cats and kittens are vet checked, vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms. All cats will be neutered prior to rehoming and kittens are rehomed on the understanding that neutering must take place at an appropriate age. Kitty in the City will carry out home checks before rehoming takes place and will carry out follow up visits to ensure that the cats has settled into the home environment.
Fundraising: Kitty in the City are currently fundraising for new cats pens to allow them to rescue more cats.
Tel: 01273 279138
Website: www.kittyinthecity.org.uk

Lost Cats Brighton

Registered Charity no: 1119083
Based in Portslade, Brighton, and covering East and West Sussex.
Lost & Found Register: As the name suggests, Lost Cats Brighton aim to help people find their lost cats.
They also take in stray cats, and rehome them after they have been health checked and microchipped. Lost Cats Brighton is a self-run organization and donations are always needed. They never turn way a cat in need - no matter what the age, and the rescue can be contacted any time of day in an emergency. Extra volunteers also needed!
Foster Homes Needed: More fosterers are desperately needed to look after cats between homes. Food, litter and vet bills are covered - you just provide the love and care. Can you provide a temporary home to a needy cat?
Can you donate the following?: Clean bedding, blankets, litter trays and any old wool (they know a kind Lady who knits blankets). Also needed is donations of cat food or bric-a- brac for fundraising.
Rehoming Centre: 182 Valley Road, Brighton, BN41 2TJ
Tel: 01273 422721 or Mobile: 07990 812 669
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Website: www.lostcatsbrighton.org.uk

Orientals: Oriental Cat Welfare Trust (OCWT)

Oriental Cat Welfare Trust Cat Homing PageRegistered Charity no: 1145775
England / Scotland / Wales
OCWT is affiliated to the Oriental Cat Association and provides safehouse accommodation for cats of Oriental bloodlines. Undertaking the rescue and re-homing of Oriental Shorthair cats. Cats are sometimes available in various parts of the country, so if you are interested in giving an Oriental Shorthair a home the organisation keeps a waiting list. All homes are checked prior to adoption. Advice on the welfare of oriental cats available.The harder to home Orientals are cared for at the rehoming cattery in East Sussex until a home is found.
Tel: 01424 892618 or local rate: 08450 529655
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Website: www.ocwt.org (then click on 'cats needing homes')

Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service

Cat Homing Page for Paws & Claws Animal Rescue ServiceRegistered Charity no: 281075
Rescuing, re-habilitating and re-homing stray and abandoned cats in Mid Sussex, and encouraging spaying & neutering to avoid future unwanted litters. Paws & Claws has dedicated quarters for old and harder to home cats. No cat is ever put to sleep, except on veterinary advice. All cats are neutered (neutering is advised to adopters of kittens), de-flea'd, wormed, microchipped and will have received any due vaccinations before rehoming.
Rescue Centre: Paws & Claws ARS, Coombe Down, London Rd., Sayers Common, W. Sussex, BN6 9HZ
Visitors are by appointment only.
Tel: 01444 457758 or 01273 831125
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Website: www.pawsandclaws-ars.org.uk

Paws Animal Sanctuary (Findon)

Registered Charty no: 1096231
Based in West Sussex. As well as rescuing and rehoming cats, the sanctuary helps horses, goats, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, chickens, gerbils and hamsters etc. Paws Animal Sanctuary is entirely supported by donations and run by unpaid volunteers. The sanctuary is open 12 - 4pm on Sundays for visitors to come and see (or even rehome) an animal in need of a loving home. A £1 admission donation is required, to help towards the running of the centre, feeding and maintaining all of the animals and also to pay veterinary bills.
Please Note: This rescue centre is currently full, and unable to take in any more cats. Please only contact them if you can offer a loving home
Rehoming Shelter & Sanctuary: Squirrels Cottage, 15 The Oval, Findon Village, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 0TN.
Tel: 01903 872734 (no answer phones used, someone will answer your call)
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Website: www.pawsanimalsanctuaryfindon.co.uk

Pedigrees (all breeds): Fluff & Feathers

Pedigree Cat Rescue, covering West Sussex
A semi rural, natural loving home for rescuing and rehabilitating pedigree cats who have found themselves homeless. Neutered cats only (can only take in and neuter entire queens in cases of urgency). Pre and post-adoption home visits apply.
Shelter Address: Alnwick House, Bracklesham Lane, Earnley, Chichester.
Tel: 01243 673468
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Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Registered Charity no: 237696
Based in Ringmer, East Sussex covering the whole of Sussex, West Kent and parts of Surrey.
Raystede is open between 10am and 4pm for visitors. You can take one of their enjoyable walks to see for yourself the work they do, or spend time in their Visitor Centre where information is available, and films are shown. There is also a gift shop, picnic area, parking and toilets. The Centre is located on the B2192 between Ringmer and Halland. There are usually over 1,000 animals being cared for here, from cats and dogs, to sheep, goats, horses, tortoises, and not forgetting the birds and waterfowl on the lakes! Dogs, Cats and small companion animals are rehomed from Raystede, but many others spend the rest of their years here. There are usually around 35 cats looking for a new home at any one time.
Fun Fundraiser Days: On the last Sunday of June and December, the centre hosts a fun day out for all, including stalls, a tombola, sideshows, refreshments and music: put it in your diary!
Rehoming Centre: Raystede, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ (cat viewing times: Every day, 11.00 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 3.00)
N.B. Raystede only rehomes to within 30 miles of their centre at Ringmer, Sussex.
Tel: 01825 840252
Fax: 01825 840995
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Website: www.raystede.org

RSPCA - Mid Sussex & Eastbourne

Registered Charity no: 206308
Tel: 01323 844727
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/mid-sussex-and-eastbourne-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Sussex North

Registered Charity No: 276355
RSPCA Sussex North works within the areas of Horsham, Crawley & Haywards Heath. The branch relies totally on donations, local fundraising and legacies to support their work with animal welfare within the branch area. All prospective adopters will be home checked. All cats and kittens will be neutered prior to rehoming where old enough; where the kitten is too young a free neutering voucher will be provided to be used at a later date. The branch is able to offer low cost veterinary treatment for those on low incomes to find out if you are eligible please contact: 01403 251954 between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Neutering Assistance: Subsidised neutering is provided for those on government benefits, low income and the elderly.
Tel: 01403 267204
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/sussex-north-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Sussex, Brighton and East Grinstead (Brighton Animal Centre)

Registered Charity no: 206630
Based in Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex.
The centre has facilities to care for a wide range of animals until they are ready for re-homing or release. Over 3,000 animals pass through each year, and they can accommodate up to 84 cats and 90 dogs at any one time, plus numerous other animals. As there is a non-destruction policy, the centre is usually very full. The Branch has to fund the Shelter itself, which runs at a deficit each year, so relies on fundraising events, special appeals, boarding of dogs and cats, shop sales and legacies and donations. Volunteers are always needed for many activities, such as dog walking, home-visiting, fund-raising and pet food collection - please get in touch if you could help!
Neutering Assistance: The branch runs a subsidised neutering scheme for cats and female dogs, for people on low incomes.
Rehoming Centre: Braypool Lane, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8ZH (Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30am - 4pm, closed Mondays and Bank Holidays)
Centre Tel: 01273 554218
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Web site: www.rspca-brighton.co.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Sussex, Chichester & District (Mount Noddy Animal Centre)

Registered Charity No: 206300
Rehoming Centre: Black Mill Lane, Eartham, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0LL
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 11am to 1pm, and 2pm - 4pm (Closed Weds and Bank Holidays)
Tel: 01243 773359
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/sussex-chichester-and-district-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

The Kit Wilson Trust For Animal Welfare

Registered Charity No: 270419
Based in east Sussex, providing rescue and rehabilitation of mainly cats and dogs, and a wide variety of other animals both domestic and wildlife. Good homes are always needed for the many animals in their care, please contact as below if you can help.
Support Shop: 6/7 Bell Walk, Uckfield. (behind Boots / Blockbuster video at the bottom of the high street) opening hours for the shop are: Mon - Sat, 9.30 - 4.30 Tel: 01825 763140
Rehoming Centre: Stonehurst Lane, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4ED
Tel: 01825 830444 (please phone between 10am and 4pm.)
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Website: www.kitwilsontrust.org.uk

Worthing & District Animal Rescue Service

Worthing, West Sussex
Registered Charity No. 257843
Cat Food Needed: Tinned cat food is always needed for our senior cats in foster care.
Rescue Shelter: Wadars, Hangleton Lane, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6PP.
Tel: 01903 262828
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Website: www.wadars.co.uk

Worthing Cat Welfare Trust

Registered Charity no. 1049596
Established 1985, rescuing and rehoming cats and kittens in the Worthing area. There are often up to 60 awaiting a new home at any one time. All cats over 5 months old will be neutered. Home checks apply. The trust is assisted by funds raised from their support shop. So if you cannot rescue a cat at this time, you can help by donating any good quality, unwanted items to the shop.
Lost & Found Register: Tel: 01903 752198 or 07776 301218
Support Shop: 31 South Street, Tarring, Worthing, W. Sussex, BN14 7LG. Tel: 07858 452450
Postal Address: 36 Orchard Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex
Tel: 01903 202251
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Website: www.worthingcatwelfare.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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