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Allerton Cat Rescue Centre (also known as Bradford Cat Rescue)

Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Allerton has a number of cats in their care who have been waiting a long time for someone to offer them a loving home, so please give them a call if you would like to adopt a new feline companion. All cats are neutered or spayed before leaving for their new homes. As part of the rehoming policy the new owner will agree to have the kitten neutered or spayed once reaching maturity.
Supermarket Collections: At Morrisons or Tesco’s please put a tin of cat food (or two) in their supermarket bins!
Donations needed: Donations of cat food, money and bedding are greatly appreciated. Also, good quality bric a brac is always needed for fund raising.
Viewing / Rehoming times - Mondays & Fridays: 11am – 1pm, Saturdays: 11am – 12 noon.
Cat Viewing Appointments - Tel: 01274 481984
Website: www.allertoncatrescue.co.uk
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Ally Cats Rescue

Based in Bradford. Ally Cats Rescue is a small, single run organisation, helping local stray and abandoned cats in need. All adult cats are neutered, and kittens are rehomed with a neutering voucher.
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Website: www.allycatsrescue.co.uk

Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity (B.A.R.C.)

Cat Homing Page for Barnsley Animal Rescue CharityRegistered Charity no. 1052158
B.A.R.C. rescue and rehome mainly cats and dogs but also other small animals, across South Yorkshire and parts of West Yorkshire.
Volunteers Needed: More volunteers needed for dog walking, home-checking or to help in their shops.
Foster Homes needed: BARC desperately needs more volunteer foster carers to look after cats between homes.
Support Shops: 241a Barnsley Road, Cudworth, S.Yorks. / King Street, Hoyland / 21a Hoyland Rd, Hoyland Common, Barnlsey, S.Yorks. / 10-12 Barnsley Rd, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, S.Yorks. / 3 High St, Wombwell, Barnsley, S.Yorks..
Rescue Shelter: Wath Boarding Kennels and Cattery, 11 Station Road, Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, S63 7DG.
Low Cost Microchipping: Barnsley Animal Rescue are now offering a pet microchipping service for £10
Lost & Found Register: On-line resource for lost & found pets in South Yorkshire: www.syorkspetslostnfound.co.uk
Tel: 07534 982314 or 01709 876832
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Website: www.barnsleyanimalrescue.org.uk

Blue Cross - Thirsk Rehoming Centre

Registered Charity No. England and Wales (224392) and Scotland (SCO40154)
Covering: North Yorkshire, Teesside, Wakefield and parts of West Yorkshire.
Rehoming Centre: Parklands, Station Road, Topcliffe, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3SE
Opening hours: 10am to 5pm Tues to Sun, closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays
Tel : 0300 777 1540
Fax: 0300 777 1541
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Rehoming web page: www.bluecross.org.uk/yorkshire-thirsk-rehoming-centre
National website: www.bluecross.org.uk

Blue Cross Rehoming Network (West Yorkshire)

Cat Homing Page for Blue Cross Rehoming Network (West Yorkshire)England and Wales (224392) and Scotland (SC040154)
Cats for rehoming are cared for by volunteer fosterers rather than at a rehoming centre. If you are considering adopting a cat, please contact the branch using the details below. Visits are by appointment only.
Tel: 0300 777 1923
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Website: www.bluecross.org.uk

Bradford Cat Watch Rescue (BCWR) Kittens

Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Bradford Cat Watch Rescue (B.C.W.R.) Kittens rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes cats and kittens across the West Yorkshire region. The rescue is run entirely by volunteers, saving the lives of over 400 cats and kittens every year.
Usually open Sat & Sun from 1pm - 4pm (however, please call first, to ensure the volunteers are available)
Tel: 07942 822 509 or 07821 230 469
Email: Via the contact form on Bradford Cat Watch Rescue (B.C.W.R.) Kittens website.
Website: www.bcwr-kittens.co.uk

Came In From The Cold Cat Rescue

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Rescuing and Rehoming abandoned and unwanted cats / kittens. Educating people on the importance of neutering and microchipping.
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Cat Action Trust (1977) - Leeds Branch

Cat Homing Page for Cat Action Trust (1977) - Leeds BranchRegistered Charity No. 801245
Cat Action Trust 1977 is a small national charity dedicated to the welfare of feral cats. CAT 77's policy is to help feral cats by limiting their numbers through neutering and returning to site, and by finding homes for kittens and tame stray cats. The charity has a no-kill policy, and is run entirely by volunteers. The Leeds branch is a small voluntary group rescuing, caring for and rehoming unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens in the Leeds area. All adult cats are neutered prior to homing, and a home visit is carried out. They are always looking for good, loving homes for many cats and kittens.
Head Office: PO Box 1639, London, W8 7ZZ.
Branch Tel: 0113 218 8262
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Website: www.catactiontrust1977leeds.co.uk

Cats Protection - Calder Valley & District

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering postcode areas HX7 and OL14.
Neutering Assistance: If you require a neutering voucher you should email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the owner's name, address and telephone number along with the cat's name, age and sex.
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers needed for fostering and other roles, please see their website for more details.
Lost & Found Register: Contact as below.
Postal Address: Calder Valley and District Cats Protection, PO Box 63, Todmorden , OL14 8WQ
Tel: 01706 487787
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12
Website: www.cats.org.uk/calder

Cats Protection - Dewsbury, Wakefield & District

Registered Charity no: 203644
Covering WF postcodes, the branch is active in the rescue and rehoming of cats and kittens, as well as the neuter & return of feral cats.
Please Note: This branch is currently full. Please only contact them if you can offer a home, or for general advice.
Neutering Assistance: Neutering vouchers for domestic cats are available from the branch.
Tel: 01924 261524
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/dewsbury
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Gildersome Homing Centre

Covering the area between Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.
This centre has 12 pens, and is slightly different to other CP centres, in that all the cats there are up for immediate adoption. The cats initially start off with fosterers in a home environment whilst being assessed, and only move on to the Homing Centre when they are ready to move on to a permanent home. All cats at the centre will be vaccinated, neutered and socialised prior to adoption.
Volunteers & Fosterers Needed: Volunteer cat fosterers needed - please contact them as below if you can help
Rescue Centre: Gildersome Homing Centre, Gildersome Lane, Gildersome, Morley, Leeds, West Yorks, LS27 7BN
Telephone: 03000 121 505
Website: www.cats.org.uk/gildersome
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Halifax & Huddersfield

Registered Charity no: 203644
Re-homing unwanted cats and kittens and trapping & neutering ferals in Halifax, Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.
Neutering Assistance: Help may also be available toward the cost of neutering your cat.
Lost & Found Register: If you have lost or found a cat in their area, contact the branch and they will post the details on their website.
Postal Address: PO Box 90, Brighouse, HD6 4WS.
Tel: 0845 647 2182
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/halifax
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Wharfe Valley

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Wharfe ValleyRegistered Charity no: 203644
The Wharfe Valley area lies between the Yorkshire Dales and the cities of Leeds and Bradford. In addition to finding homes for many homeless cats and kittens, they run a sponsorship scheme for their long-term residents.
Volunteers Needed: If you love cats and would like to help, the branch would love to hear from you.
Lost & Found Register: The branch runs a lost & found register for missing cats in their area, contact as below.
Feral & Farm Cats: The branch is experienced in trapping, neutering and returning feral or farm cats, have all the necessary humane equipment and work with experienced vets. This work is invaluable to stop interbreeding, reducing the feral over-population, and also gives the adult cats a happier, healthier life. Did you know that a neutered cat makes a much better mouser? (sorry mice!).
Urgent Appeal - Feral & Farm Cats Needing Homes: The branch is full to bursting with feral cats that couldn't for various reasons be returned to site. So if you are around West Yorkshire and need someone to keep the mice and rats down, or just want some outdoor cats, please get in touch. You would need to feed the cats in their temporary home for a couple of weeks then release them and continue to feed to encourage them to stay. A starving cat will only catch food to eat, a fed cat enjoys the sport so catches more rodents (sorry again, mice and rats!)
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
Postal Address: 19 Market Street, Otley, LS21 3AF.
Tel: 0345 1947 292
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Website: www.wharfevalley.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

GreenLeaf Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no. 1143007
Based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, rehoming across the United Kingdom
Greenleaf Animal Rescue provide rescue and rehoming services throughout the United Kingdom. The charity run sanctuaries to provide a safe haven for animals that cannot find homes. The charity also provide animal welfare advice and information. All animals will be neutered prior to rehoming if they are a suitable age; where they are too young, a neutering agreement forms part of the adoption contract. Home checks will be carried out for all potential new homes.
Tel: 01274 792450
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Website: www.greenleafanimalrescue.org.uk

Heronbank Rescue

Covering Huddersfield, Kirklees, South Leeds, Wakefield and all points in between. Providing rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of cats and kittens in need. Trapping, Neutering, Releasing of feral cats and caring for special needs cats. All cats and kittens are neutered, or are rehomed on a neutering contract.
Tel: 01924 445365 / 07724 241523
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Website: www.heronbankrescue.co.uk

Independent Cat Rescue, Dewsbury

Cat Homing Page for Independent Cat RescueRescuing and rehoming unwanted cats and kittens from Dewsbury and surrounding areas. Permanent, loving homes are always needed, in safe, quiet areas, well away from busy roads. Kittens are often available in the spring/summer, and adult cats throughout the year. A home visit is made prior to adopting a cat to assess mutual suitability. Adult cats are always neutered/spayed prior to adoption.
Please Note: This rescue centre is currently full. Please only contact them if you can offer a loving home.
Lost & Found Register: contact as below if you have lost or found a cat in this area.
Tel: 01924 500138
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Keighley Cat Care

Registered Charity no: 1121776
Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Rescuing and rehoming stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the Bradford and Keighley areas. All cats and kittens are vet checked, vaccinated, flead and wormed. Adults are also neutered and all prospective new owners are checked.
Tel: 01274 568380
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Website: www.keighleycatcare.co.uk

Leeds Cat Rescue (formerly Leeds Animal Rescue)

Cat Homing Page for Leeds Cat Rescue (formerly Leeds Animal Rescue)Rehoming homeless and abandoned cats and kittens in the Leeds area, and also around Collingham and North Yorks. Cats are cared for in foster homes until a suitable new, permament home can be found. Home checks are made prior to adoption, and all cats are vaccinated, neutered/spayed and microchipped prior to leaving the rescue.
Safe, loving homes with gardens away from busy roads are always needed!
Tel: 0113 268 0488
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Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR)

Cat Homing Page for Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR)All cats and kittens at Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR) are in foster homes, not in pens or cages. All will be microchipped, wormed, de-flea'd and vaccinated before rehoming. Cats and kittens are neutered prior to adoption unless they are kittens under 4 months, then provision is made for them to be returned for neutering.
Neutering Assistance: Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR) offer a low cost cat neutering scheme for those on low incomes.
Tel: 07521 914398
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Website: www.leedscatrescue.btck.co.uk

Leeds Feline Friends

Cat Homing Page for Leeds Feline FriendsRegistered Charity no. 1138972
Rehoming in Leeds and surrounding areas. Leeds Feline Friends aim to help as many vulnerable cats as they can, but specialise in the harder to home feline friends. This rescue has a wealth of experience in cat welfare, and has many cats seeking safe, permanent, loving homes.
Please Note: Leeds Feline Friends are currently full. Please only contact them if you can offer a safe loving home, or for general advice.
Postal Address: PO Box 294, Leeds, LS16 0ES.
Tel: 01132 160593 (Please leave a message and someone will get back to you)
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Website: www.leedsfelinefriends.org.uk

One Paw Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for One Paw Cat RescueCovering Bradford, Halifax and West Leeds.
One Paw is a not-for-profit cat rescue charity that rescues over a hundred cats per year, and strives to give advice and support to improve welfare of all cats. They are a group of caring people who put the care, love, and affection first for the kittens and cats who are abandoned, unwanted, abused, or simply unloved. The cats and kittens are given all the love and care they require, and found their puuurfect, forever homes. One Paw relies solely on kind donations from the public, their volunteer's fundraising activities.
Please Note: Most of One Paw's Volunteers work full or part time, so if you don't get through by phone during the day, please e-mail or call back in the evening.
Tel: 01274 911 490
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Website: www.onepawcatrescue.co.uk

Pawprints Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Pawprints Cat RescueBased in Bradford, Covering West Yorkshire.
Helping to reduce the stray cat population in Bradford and the surrounding areas by rescuing, neutering and rehoming. All cats are neutered, or are adopted with a neutering package supplied Pawprint's own vets.
Tel: 01274 723708 / 07743 743069
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Website: www.pawprintscatrescue.com

Persians: Ladybower Persian Rescue

Based in Hudderdsfield, West Yorkshire
Ladybower Persian Rescue is a 'home rescue' based in West Yorkshire. Cats are cared for in a normal family home environment, until their very carefully matched 'forever home' is found.
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Persians: West Yorkshire Persian Cat Rescue

Based near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Rehoming Persian cats and kittens in the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottingham areas. All cats are neutered and vaccinated, and home checks are carried out prior to rehoming.
Tel: 01924 826 149

Ponderosa Rescue Kennels

Registered Charity no. 518996. Covering West Yorkshire.
Also known as 'The Dog Care Association' although they rescue and rehome both dogs and cats.
Rehoming Centre: Ponderosa Kennels, Ninevah Lane, Allerton Bywater, Castleford, WF10 2EW.
Opening hours: 11am - 5.45pm every day, except closed Christmas day.
Tel: 01977 552303 or 516713
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Website: www.ponderosa-kennels.org.uk

Royston Animal Welfare (RAW)

Cat Homing Page for Royston Animal WelfareRegistered Charity no: 1064870
Based in Barnsley, operating mainly in South and West Yorkshire
Rescuing and rehoming unwanted, abused and abandoned animals, mainly cats and dogs but also rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, fish rats etc. This relatively small organisation is constantly fundraising to keep afloat, so if you can help them in any way, they would love to hear from you, or visit their website for more information, and to view the animals. They operate a non-destruction policy which means that no healthy animal is ever put to sleep.
Lost & Found Register: On-line lost & found pets register for S. Yorkshire: www.syorkspetslostnfound.co.uk
Volunteers Needed: Live in the Barnsley area? Love animals? Got time to spare? RAW would love to hear from you!
Tel: 01226 298271 (answerphone - please leave a land-line number, and you will be called back)
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Website: www.roystonanimalwelfare.org/rescue

RSPCA - Bradford and District

Registered Charity no: 232211
Animal Rehoming Tel: 01274 723063
Clinic Tel: 01274 739580
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Website: www.rspca-bradford.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Craven & Upper Wharfedale

Registered Charity no: 232237
Lost & Found Register: Details of lost or found pets in the area, can be displayed on the branch website.
Postal Address: Craven RSPCA, PO Box 493, Keighley, W.Yorkshire, BD21 9AG.
Tel: 07949 229955
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Website: www.rspca-craven.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Halifax & Huddersfield District

Registered Charity no: 225575
Halifax Animal Centre: Wade Street, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX1 1SN (Hours: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 10.15am to 4pm, Sat & Sun 11am to 3pm, (Closed Thursdays)
Lost & Found Register: If you have lost or found a cat in their area, contact the branch and they will post the details on their website.
Tel: 01422 365628
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Website: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Leeds, Wakefield and District

Registered Charity no: 232223
Adoption Hotline (Cats & Rabbits): 07785 750492
Adoption Hotline (Dogs): 07743 773871
General Enquiries Tel: 0113 253 6952
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Website: www.rspcaleedsandwakefield.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Tameside Animal Shelter

Areas covered: Tameside, Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffs
Helping animals in need, encourage neutering/spaying, providing veterinary treatment where necessary, and rehoming animals with care, to loving, permanent homes. Home visits are carried out prior to homing to ensure mutual suitability. Tameside Shelter operates a non destruction policy. The shelter always has many cats and dogs seeking a caring, lifetime home. Help and advice are offered on a wide range of matters regarding animal welfare.
Behaviourist: A fully experienced dog behaviourist offers a free advice walk-in clinic between 12-3 weekdays at the shelter. A donation to the shelter is greatly appreciated.
Donations: Public support is vital to the shelter, all donations gratefully received, however small.
Rescue Centre: Raglan St, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 2DX: Open 11am - 5pm each day including weekends.
Tel: 0161 368 3511
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Website: www.tamesideanimalshelter.co.uk

Yorkshire Animal Shelter

Cat Homing Page for Yorkshire Animal ShelterRegistered Charity no: 1067469
Relieving the suffering of stray and abandoned animals who are in need of care and attention, providing treatment for sick or injured animals. Maintaining facilities for the reception and care of animals, rehoming and fostering where appropriate. Animals are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before rehoming. Educating the public in all aspects of animal care and promoting animal welfare in the community.
Tel: 07968 817803 (Please leave answerphone message if requested)
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Website: www.yorkshireanimalshelter.org.uk

Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Yorkshire Cat RescueRegistered Charity no. 1160138
Rescuing and rehoming unwanted, stray and abandoned cats and kittens in West Yorkshire. Yorkshire Cat Rescue has a no kill policy, meaning that no healthy animal is ever put to sleep.
Rehoming Centre: Lower Pierce Close Farm, Cross Roads, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9AQ. Open: 1pm-4pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri
Tel: 01535 647184
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Website: www.yorkshirecatrescue.org
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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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