What Rescue and Rehoming Shelters say about Cat Chat...
Thanks so much for your help, I think 99% of my rehomes come from Cat Chat! Canino Animal Rescue, Northampton
It's great to know Vets can use Cat Chat! We go through periods of having strays handed in and also the occasional pet given up by owners, so I am sure we will be posting more in the future, Many thanks for your help. Sidcup Veterinary Centre, Kent
Hello Cat Chat. We are delighted to report that a pair of kittens were homed via Cat Chat, just minutes after I had loaded their photo on to your website! You're doing a great service to homeless cats. Thank you!
RSPCA Stort Valley
Thank you so much for supporting various charities and giving them a helping hand. We cover a very sparsely populated area, but a large one all the same. Sometimes we feel we're battling the world alone up here, but you've given us a lift. Stranraer & District Cats Protection, Dumfries & Galloway
Just wanted to send a huge thank you to Cat Chat - it is a brilliant advertising tool for animal rescue charities. Bolton and Bury Cat Rescue is run entirely by volunteers and any help that we can get is greatly appreciated. Bolton & Bury Cat Rescue
We've had enquiries from such nice people through our Chat Chat presence, and have now rehomed four out of six cats this way. Cavan Vets, Oxley, Wolverhampton.
Thank you for all the great work you do - we get lots of enquiries through Cat Chat and our 'difficult' cats always seem to find a home this way! Bristol & Wales Cat Rescue
My association with Cat Chat has opened up so much more opportunity for me to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome needy cats and kittens. Goldies Oldies Cat Rehoming, Essex
We are averaging an extra 6 homed cats per month solely through Cat Chat which is remarkable and are always eternally grateful for your site. The difference it has made to our rescue is immense and we have also found some fab volunteers through our ads. Willows Cat Adoption Centre, South Shields
Just wanted to let you know that using your site has really helped to make a difference to our rehoming numbers. RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid & Lincoln
Within ten days of our site going 'live' we have homed all three pussies in our care to wonderful homes. They had been in our care for several months and we are so grateful to Cat Chat for the publicity. We are astounded at the number of enquiries the site has generated. Burton-Upon-Stather Cat Rescue, Lincs.
Thanks to your site as always, the enquiries are rolling in and the cats are rolling out. I haven’t even had time to advertise some of them before people are calling up and asking about the cats and kittens we have available, it’s incredible! Thank you again for your efforts, onwards and upwards and long may it continue… Happy Days! Pawz for Thought, Sunderland
Your website really, really helps us to home our cats - about half of the cats and kittens we home every year are homed through Cat Chat. So probably you help us to home about 150 cats and kittens a year, so many thanks for your help. Cat Action Trust, Lanarkshire branch
Hi, Thank you so much for your website! Since we put our cats on Cat Chat we have had a record month - we have rehomed 22 cats in July, typically a really slow month. We have been rehoming so fast that people calling about a particular cat on Cat Chat have actually missed the one they wanted and have ended up taking another one instead. Our biggest success was rehoming 15yr old Mousey this week. I am so glad that we joined your website. RSPCA London South East
Dear Cat Chat, Wonderful news... within one day of our cats photos appearing on Cat Chat, Tilly the kitten had a lovely new home and then 3 days later, Winnie the cat (who'd been with us since February this year) had got a home too! Many thanks for helping with this! RSPCA Craven & Upper Wharfedale Branch
Just to say, it's such a marvelous site. We have never rehomed so many cats in such a short space of time. Thank you so much for all you do. Over 20 cats & kittens have be rehomed since the New Year, many of which were virtually classed as impossible to rehome!!!!! This website is a real life-saver. Cat Action Trust 1977, Central & West London branch
Goodness knows what we would do without you!! We have found some wonderful homes through Cat Chat. Please keep up the great work you do, not just for all us at the rescues but much more importantly for all the wonderful babies we can help. YOU LOT ARE GREAT!!! Many thanks from us all at London Cat Rescue. London Cat Rescue, N8
Thank you for doing a terrific job, the responses we have had since joining your pages has been outstanding! Tails Animal Rescue, Cheshire
We are having a truly great re-homing week thanks to Cat Chat. Your site is working absolute wonders for us and we are extremely grateful for your continued support! Cat Action Trust, Carmarthenshire Branch
Hello Cat Chat, Sookie had been with us for quite a time, but as soon as she became a Top Cat, she got homed, as have quite a few lately. So I'm happy to inform you that your site really does work when they become Top Cats. I best find the next one now for you! Wellingborough & Rushden Cats Protection
We have now homed all the hoarder's cats. People ringing about our cats on your website took the others - last 3 should go tomorrow. Thanks again for all your help, your site is the best means I have found for homing cats. Springfield Animal Rescue, Chelmsford
Via your "Top Cats" page Rue and Tia have found a very nice lady that has taken them on together. Thank you so much, we have ran advertisements locally with no interest and it seems that the way forward is very much via the internet and Cat Chat. Cats Friends, Northants
Once again, grateful thanks to Cat Chat for helping us to rehome yet another two kittens - that's 7 kittens in the past month!! I really don't know what our branch would do without the help and support of your website. It seems most people looking to rehome a kitten/cat check your website. Magnificent!! Dornoch & Cromarty Firth Branch Cats Protection
I cannot believe it. This week we have had several calls and are now looking at homing up to six cats once we have done the home checks.
Your service is utterly brilliant, Thank you so much for this opportunity it is unreal seeing these cats go to lovely homes thank you. Team Cat Rescue, Birmingham
What a wonderful week Belfast Animal Rescue has had and it's all down to
Cat Chat! One lady who came to us through you
was amazing - how many times do people say as she did "I'll take the cat that
would be the hardest to home"? It certainly seems that here in Northern Ireland where shelters are closing and
no new ones opening, a 24/7 virtual shelter is the way forward! Many many thanks from all of us. Belfast Animal Rescue
These days I use only your web site to get homes - as I have had such good homes from it. Fosterer for Bromley & District Cat Rescue
You won't believe it but since
I sent the email to you, two of the three kittens have been homed! Usually
we are swamped with cats but now we have your help, we have almost none! Independent Cat Rescue, Dewsbury, W. Yorkshire
Just letting you know we have rehomed quite a lot of cats recently & most
of them have been as a result of people seeing us through your site. So
thanks very much, we are very grateful, & so are the cats!! Manchester & Salford RSPCA
You are a lifeline especially for the smaller charities like us. The number of prospective homes that the site reaches is incredible and some seriously longterm cats have been homed. Long live Cat Chat ! Cat Action Trust 1977 (Nuneaton & Hinckley branch)
Cat chat has been invaluable to us and has helped find homes for many cats in our care, including a black and white cat named Titas who we thought would be with us for ever, now very happy and settled in a new home. Animal Concern Cumbria, North Lakes & Solway branch
Thank you so much for all the interest we have had via the internet since we set up on your site, a high percentage of our cats have been homed after people have seen them on Cat Chat. Thanks very much, Reading and District Cats Protection
Thank you so much for such a wonderful web site - I don't know what we would do without you!!!
I am truly amazed at the wonderful response we get!!!! We are always inundated with pussycats and never never have enough foster homes, but with your help lately we have managed to rehome a lot more and much more quickly, meaning we can free up the few foster homes to take in more babies. Thank you so much for your help !!! RSPCA London North East
Just thought I would share some fantastic news, so far this year NANNA has rehomed a whopping 48 cats in 7 weeks! The majority, if not all, was thanks to your website. Words can not say the thanks you deserve. Northamptonshire Animals Needing Nurturing & Adoption
You do an absolutely fantastic job and we are so lucky to have you as you are such a valuable much needed source of re-homing. We're beginning to wonder how we managed without you!!! We really can't thank you enough, xxx Pennine Pen Animal Rescue, Oldham
I thought you might like to know that for the first time since we have been rescuing cats, we are completely out of kittens, due solely to Cat Chat - Thanks a million! Ann & Bill's Cat & Kitten Rescue, Hornchurch
Hi, I just thought I'd give you an update - although it's only a couple
of months since our link went on your site we have already homed at least four
cats because of it. Many hugs and purrs, Rolvenden & Romney Marsh Cat Rescue, Kent
Thanks Cat Chat, you have done it again. Our homing page has only been live for one week and so far four of our cats have found homes. Luv you all. Furry Tails Feline Welfare, Blackpool
Hi Everyone, as quick as they go out they are coming in!
We have so many people who are logging onto Cat Chat and watching each day for cats It's brilliant. I don't know what we would do without you now!! Mid Cheshire Animal Welfare
What a month! I can't believe how quickly our cats are finding new homes at the moment, it's absolutely brilliant. In the last week through Cat Chat we have rehomed 6 cats. What would we do without you!
Thankyou from all at Oak Tree Farm and all our loved-up pussycats. RSPCA Altrincham
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your wonderful site. We have homed so many cats through our Homing page on Cat Chat, from the first time we used it to the present, and recently the number of enquiries has noticeably increased. In fact now we don't know what we'd do without you!
Love and purrs from SNIP. SNIP (Society to Neuter Islington's Pussies)
We seem to be doing quite well at the moment, and the website is responsible for a lot of our enquiries. We also take a lot of cats from a nearby vets who rescue all the 'put to sleep because we don't want it' cases, and a lot of those have been homed through Cat Chat. Burton Joyce Cat Welfare
Thank you for all your support. I'm pleased to say that more and more people visit us each day as a result of Cat Chat. Many Thanks! RSPCA Stapeley Grange Cattery
We have a rehoming page with you and it has worked wonders. We are homing more cats than ever before and the quality of the homes is brilliant - thanks so much and keep up the good work! (We home almost exclusively through the pages on Cat Chat now, and because of it's
success have removed our entries in the yellow pages!) Cat & Kitten Rescue, (Beds & Herts)
Thanks for all your help and for such a great website - it is really nice to have people to help us little one man bands. Eight Lives Left Kitten Rescue, Gosport, Hampshire
I've just had another successful rehoming from my Cat Chat homing page, which makes six so far this year - a record for my little rescue. The quality of enquiries through Cat Chat is excellent, and I don't need any other advertising now - just Cat Chat! Bromley Cat Rescue
I just want to give a big clap, hug, thanks and praise for this wonderful website. It has been a God-send, not a day goes by when I don't get an enquiry and it has generated a lot of wonderful homes. As a service that benefits so many cats I think it is fantastic I don't know where we would be without this facility. Top Work!!! Wigan & Atherton Cats Protection
Many thanks for all your help, you do run an excellent site, and it seems just recently that I am getting more and more phone calls from people who have looked at our homing page, which is brilliant! Great Amwell & District Cats Protection
Our rescue homed 42 adult cats last year, and are pleased to report that as a result of your wonderful idea to give small rescues like ours free space, 20 cats, (almost 50%), found loving homes with new owners as a direct result of being displayed on your website. Quite a few of those would normally be classed as hard to home because of age, colour or very timid disposition. Cat Rescue Ellesmere Port
We've recently installed a program for counting hits to our website - and found that 95% of the hits to us are from Cat Chat! We would like to thank every one at Cat Chat for your excellent service to the cat rescue world. Millwood Cat Rescue, Nottinghamshire
you for such a fantastic website! Since we added our first cats
to it, we have had the best interest in our charity we have
ever had, and rehomed many more cats than usual, and it's all thanks
to Cat Chat! Pets Alone, Stockport
We have just had our first successful homing direct via Cat Chat - we are thrilled as our webpage has only been up for about a week! The branch are absolutely delighted - many thanks for your help. I am so impressed with your website and the service that goes with it! Woking & District Cats Protection
Cat Chat has repeatedly proved
a valuable source of quality enquiries for The Mayhew, and has
played a major part in the success of our
re-homing. The Mayhew Animal Home, London
The Trust receives many referrals
from your site, which is fantastic, and Cat Chat really does play
a key part in the rehoming of our
cats not only from London, but Tunbridge Wells and our Hastings
branch too. You must be one of the top rehomers in the country,
with all you do for all cat rescue centres. Cats all over the country
are purring contentedly in their new homes thanks to you! Celia Hammond Animal Trust
The sanctuary has already homed 46 cats
and kittens through being part of Cat Chat, and we regularly receive
several emails each
day from Cat Chat visitors enquiring about our cats. Thank you
very much. New Cramar Cat Sanctuary, West Midlands
would just like to thank you for this wonderful site, it has done
wonders for RSPCA Medway West Cattery, you could say it’s
working too well as in February we had hardly any cats left! I
can't express enough what your website and our special rehoming
page has done for us. We cannot afford advertising and the service
you have given us is excellent. Once again, we thank you for everything,
it’s very much appreciated. RSPCA Medway West
Your site has thrown a vital lifeline to our Charity.
With your help, we hope to be able to rescue even more sick and
injured cats. I just can't tell you how delighted we are with the
response we've received so far, thanks to your website, not to
mention all of the help, kindness and encouragement you have shown
to us. Our Charity is very proud to be associated with Cat Chat. With our very grateful thanks, Animal Accident Rescue Unit, Notts
Just want to let you know how
much we are benefiting from your pages. We are particularly delighted
that we are receiving regular
calls from people prepared to take on more mature cats and we have
had some great success in this respect. Thanks for all your continued
support. Feline Friends, Pontefract
We have had an enormous response from
the Cat Chat homing pages. The response has been so large that
the staff at the shop can no
longer deal with the amount of phone calls we are receiving - not
complaining - we now have to consider an answering service/answering
machine. Yesterday we re homed 2 cats after being seen on your
site and also that's how we found a home for the sisters (normal
duo's are with us much longer). Thank you! The Heatons Animal Rescue Group, Stockport
Handsome, cuddly Bogart packed his bags on Friday and went
off to his very own home to meet his new mum and dad and fellow
puss cat called Romeo who also is FIV positive. It was totally
to you guys featuring him on your Top Cats. Life is definitely
on the up second time round for our Bogart. So thank you! He'd
thank you too if he only realised... so a big purr instead. Trafford Cats Protection
One thing we've noticed is that,
in stark contrast to many responses to adverts placed in our local
newspaper, the people who contact us through our Cat Chat homing
page have all been genuine cat lovers - not just looking for cute
kittens as "toys" for the children or "gifts" for
their girlfriend. They seem prepared to take on older cats or those
with medical conditions, as well as the healthy cats we have up
for adoption. I can't tell you how heartening this has been to
us. What would we have done without you! Animal Accident Rescue Unit, Notts
I am happy to report that all of our cats from the Top Cats page
are now in new homes - Jack, Lionel and the pair Freddie and Gina.
We had many calls for them from your site, and often the caller
didn't take the cat they had originally called about but another
cat in our care - so it has worked! National Animal Welfare Trust (Grays, Essex)
Cat Chat is one of the best put together animal welfare sites
that we have had the pleasure of visiting. It helps us by featuring
our difficult cats, and the link to our own web site
brings in visitors who would probably not have been aware of our
existence. Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Somerset
Your help in displaying details of our harder to home cats has
been invaluable. We have had a number of enquiries generated from
the site. We hope you are able to continue the good work, what
would we do without people like you? 9 Lives Cat Rescue
Cat Chat has proved a really invaluable source of enquiries for
me. Last year I homed some 250 cats, and Cat Chat was key in this.
The way in which the site is maintained is excellent, and is one
of very few sites we can rely on for consistency and quality of
support. Chapelhouse Persian Rescue
What Members of the Public say about Cat Chat...
Hi Cat Chat! We have recently adopted Lynx. She had been at the rescue centre for 2 years, we cannot imagine why as she is simply adorable. Thanks Cat Chat, we wouldn't have found her without you! The Hodsons, Notts.
Hello Cat Chat. A big thank you for the advice provided on your website. Your site has given me all of the info I need about FIV - especially about life-span and cross-infection. Your website has made such a difference, very high quality information. Thank you, Bob M.
Megan, had been at a shelter through no fault of her own for two years. Her new owners said "She is a ball of delight on legs and plays with everything, purring all the time. Your site does a lot of good, anything that makes it easier and quicker to home cats is a very positive thing. So we are a happy family now and we send our love, headbumps and Best Wishes." Tom, Megan and Estelle
Hi Cat Chat, I have recently adopted the most gorgeous little girl which I found on Cat Chat - she was advertised by Burton Joyce Cat Welfare in Nottingham. She is a wonderful addition to my other three rescue kits. What a brilliant site Cat Chat is, there are so many lovely cats being adopted through it - Well done! Maggie
Hello Cat Chat, I just wanted to say thank you. I have recently rehomed a cat via your pages through the Manchester and Salford RSPCA called Hayley. She's a lovely addition to our family. Thank you again! Carol x
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers at Cat Chat for putting in the time and effort to run such a valuable charity. I have just joined the Friends scheme, but wanted to take the time in addition to say thank you to everyone behind the scenes who give their time and effort to make Cat Chat work, and particularly to the forum moderators whose names I recognise from my own desperate exchange on the 'health and behaviour' forum this week. You are making so much difference to the lives of cats everywhere, and to their owners (which has to be the wrong word for someone living with a cat, surely! But I couldn’t think of another one). With love and thanks, Sue
I really want to thank you for an excellent site which lead me to one of the rescues listed. Our new kitten Rio had a very tough start and you can tell just how much handling love and attention he has been given by the fosterer. Rio is a complete bundle of joy, very affectionate and loving and thanks to your site now has a very happy family. Many thanks for all the excellent work you do. Kim, the Wirral
Thanks to your site, in the past 3 weeks we have found
3 beautiful new cats, that are bringing joy to our life after the death of
our beloved cat recently. Thank you for such a wonderful site. Lisa, and cats: Max, Meg and Ruby
Hi, I wanted to take a minute to say I think what you are doing is amazing. Your website not only gives people a chance to get to know more about cats looking for adoption and more about their 'story' but you actively address the things that stop certain kinds of cats from ever finding a home - old cats, pairs, nervous cats... And the 'homed' pages are so heart-warming :) You are giving every single cat shown an enormous chance they would probably never have had. The more people that know a cat is there, the more likely they are of finding the perfect match. I'm sure you have heard all of this a million times but thank you for doing what you do! Best regards, Laila
The support and people on CC leave me speechless … you and all the ladies offer invaluable advice. I know for a fact Billie's recovery was aided by the kind hearts on CC. Bless you all. Jane (commenting on Cat Chat's Feline Forum)
Just to let you know we adopted “One Eyed Jack” from Manchester & Salford RSPCA after finding him on your website. As soon as I saw him I rang my Hubby and we went to see him. He has fallen in love with our cat Lucky. He is lovely - he can’t half eat though!! Alison G.
Hi, I am writing to let you know that my wife and I have rehomed penny from Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre, Caernarfon, thanks to your site we now have another lovely cat, many thanks. Mr. & Mrs Bailey.
Hi Cat Chat,
Last September I rescued two kittens from Cat and Kitten Rescue in Watford, who I found through Cat Chat. Without this website, I doubt if I would have known of their existence.
Abi and Pepper are growing into fabulous cats who are much loved, and along with my Birman cat, they are all best of friends.
I can’t thank Cat Chat enough. I still look on the site often - still hoping to persuade my husband to let us rescue cat number four!!! Best wishes, Lorraine.
Just thought you would like to know about a cat I re-homed from Lothian cat rescue who we saw on their Cat Chat page. He is a big beautiful laid back tabby, who we renamed Buzz! He is a wonderful pet, very chatty and he loves the great outdoors. Last night we had a bonfire on the beach and he joined us for a while, then spend the rest of the evening running up and down the big tree beside us. Just want you to know how much I appreciate your work and what a lovely cat we have. Trish
Hi i just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic service you offer its wonderful. I was lucky enough to spot tulip here who was at the Yorkshire animal home, and she is a joy to have around, a really loving cat. Thanks and best wishes, Emma
I would just like to thank you as I have just found a kitten in my area thanks to your website. Freshfields in Caernarfon Gwynedd. Thanks once again. Mrs J R Jones
Dear Cat Chat, Thanks to your website I now have a beautiful Ginger Tom called Colin who is now 13 weeks old. He is adorable and purrs all the time even if he just sees me! He loves all our children and gets carried around by my 5 year old son as though he was a baby. He is in his element! Thank you and I hope you continue the good work. Many thanks, Joanna
I have only recently come across Cat Chat and how glad I am. What an absolutely wonderful site. I cannot praise it enough; it has given me a great deal of pleasure already. Thank you for the wonderful organisation you help run - it is wonderful. Mrs. Marsden, Bolton
I had wanted to offer a 'forever' home to a cat but had been turned away by a couple of shelters because I have a dog. I asked on the Cat Chat forum if anyone in my area needed to rehome a cat or kitten. I eventually got a reply from a fellow member who's parents had a stray in their garden for 2-3 months and they needed a home for him. After emails and conversations, we arranged to meet the cat and we liked each other straight away. He's litter trained, very affectionate and is great with other cats & my dog too. So, thanks to you Cat Chat, we have a new addition and a much loved little boy has a forever home safe and sound. Lona
Thank so much for your informative and excellent website, it really has been a great find. I have been totally astounded by the help and advice offered. We have now found a cat rescue centre near us , and are waiting for a home visit before going to see the cats, so all good news.
Thanks again for all your help. Angus
Just a quick but sincere thank you for your wonderful web site.
I lost my 15 year old cat a few weeks ago and found your site
whilst browsing for cat related web sites.
I saw the most gorgeous boy called Dermot and he is now the newest member of our family and we love him to
So thank you again for your superb site and for helping me to find such a
wonderful addition to our family.
Kindest regards, Shona and Dermot,
I recently adopted a rescue cat after browsing your pages, and
wanted to thank you for bringing together all the different cat
rescues - it’s so much easier for us visitors! Ms. J Turner, Hereford.
Can I just say what a delight Cat Chat is. I have recently re-discovered it and it is better than ever. I can't thank you enough for brightening my days this last week. Plus because of your site we are adopting 2 kitties aged 6 and 7, we collect them next week. Keep up the good work. Niki
I just wanted to say what a great website this is. I am now the proud owner of a kitten I found through you, at South Oxhey Animal Rescue Centre. Well done. J. Duell
Thank you for providing somewhere for people to find rescue cats. Our new furry friend arrived today from Watford Cat & Kitten rescue and is settling in well.
Thanks again!! Claire