Home Sitemap Useful information Contact Cat Chat Rehoming
Cat Charity Rescue cats Adoption
Find home
Cat shelters
Kittens
UK Pet Centres
Kittens
Adoption
More kittens
Animal rescue
Purrs of thanks to HiLife pet foods for sponsoring our Overlooked Cats ('Top Cats') section.


CATS NEEDING HOMES who have so far been OVERLOOKED...
All they need is a caring person to give them a chance, and they will surely blossom in a loving home of their own. Please consider adopting an overlooked cat - it could be the most rewarding thing you ever do!
UK Animal Rescue
Overloooked Cats
in Your Area
indent  Avon & Bristol
indent  Bedfordshire
indent  Berkshire
indent  Birmingham
indent  Borders
indent  Buckinghamshire
indent  Cambridgeshire
indent  Central, Scotland
indent  Channel Islands
indent  Cheshire
indent  Cornwall
indent  Cumbria
indent  Derbyshire
indent  Devon
indent  Dorset
indent  Dumfries and Galloway
indent  Durham
indent  Essex
indent  Fife
indent  Gloucestershire
indent  Grampian
indent  Hampshire
indent  Hereford & Worcs
indent  Hertfordshire
indent  Highlands
indent  Humberside
indent  Ireland
indent  Isle of Man
indent  Isle of Wight
indent  Kent (East)
indent  Kent (West)
indent  Lancashire
indent  Leicestershire
indent  Lincolnshire
indent  London (East)
indent  London (West)
indent  Lothian
indent  Manchester
indent  Merseyside
indent  Middlesex
indent  Midlands
indent  Norfolk
indent  Northamptonshire
indent  Northumberland
indent  Nottinghamshire
indent  Orkney Isles
indent  Outer Hebrides
indent  Oxfordshire
indent  Shetland Isles
indent  Shropshire
indent  Somerset
indent  Staffordshire
indent  Strathclyde
indent  Suffolk
indent  Surrey
indent  Sussex
indent  Tayside
indent  Tyne & Wear
indent  Wales
indent  Warwickshire
indent  Western Isles
indent  West Midlands
indent  Wiltshire
indent  Worcestershire
indent  Yorks (East)
indent  Yorks (West)
indent  Yorks (North)
indent  Yorks (South)

Kittens
Kittens needing Homes

Feral / Farm Cats
Farm Cats needing Homes

Could you Foster?
Many rescues rely on volunteer fostererers to care for cats and kittens 'between homes'. Do you have some time and TLC to spare?
About Cat Fostering »

Indoor Cats
Want a cat, but live in a flat? Some cats can be better suited to the indoor life: Cats with F.I.V., deaf cats, blind cats, nervous or elderly cats, or simply cats who have previously been used to living indoors.

For You & Your Cat...
... at the Cat Chat Shop...
catnip cat toys
Every purchase helps Cats out of Shelters... into Homes!
Visit the Cat Chat Shop »

Overlooked Cats - Essex

'Overlooked Cats' Seeking Homes - Essex



Lovely cat  needs a home in Essex PATCH at Caring For Animals 2001, Thurrock, Essex. (Can rehome to:
Ockendon, Grays, Upminster, Hornchurch & Rainham)
I’ve been waiting over a year. Please pick me!

>>Third time lucky for Patch?
Hi there, my name is Patch, I've been through some sad times over the last couple of years. After being with my first owner from birth I was very sad when he passed away... I then happily found a lovely new owner who also sadly passed away. So I am once again alone in the world. I'd love a cosy, quiet home where I can have some love and fuss. I have lots of personality, but after being a much loved family pet for so long, I'm starting to feel a little bit down in the whiskers at the rescue. I'd love a to have a proper home as soon as possible. I'm 12 years old now and would love to be settled again with a special human. Please come down to meet me... Maybe you could give me another chance?
To make an enquiry, please call: 01708 854567 or Email: info@caring-for-animals.org, and pleasemention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Loving people cat needs a home in Essex JOSHUA at Bromley & District Cat Rescue. (Can rehome to: West Kent, Essex, Surrey and Greater London)
** Reserved **

>>Joshua is a real people cat
Hello everyone! I'm Joshua, I'm on the look out for a loving forever home with lots of fuss and cuddles on tap. I am a real people cat, who has soooo much love to give. A home where someone is there to spend time with me would be the best, I don't mind being the only cat, more attention for me. But I will be happy to live with another friendly feline too. In fact I am good pals with a chap called Derrick who is also at Bromley and District, no hints there hehe. I am around 5 years old now, healthy and neutered. That special loving home to share all my love and get some nice strokes and attention would make my world complete. So come on, get down and meet me, I can't wait!!
To make an enquiry, please call: 0208 464 6035 or 07788 627130 or Email: bromleyrescuecats@gmail.com, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
long haired, black male cat, friendly and looking for a home in the Essex area DUSTY at Colchester Cat Rescue (rehoming to Colchester and the surrounding area (Clacton in the east, Chelmsford in the south and Ipswich in the north)
>> This cat will leave Dusty paw prints all over your heart

Ah, you look like just the sort of person I've been waiting for! The name's super, fantastic, wonderful Dusty...but you can just call me Dusty! I happen to have a wonderfully fluffy, black, coat and I am a lovely boy who's full of character...what more could you ask for? I need someone who's experienced with cats. I have fused vertebrae and arthritis (I'm only 4 too!) and I get occasional discomfort so there are some times when I'm not so keen on my cuddles and may even be a bit grumpy. I just need a bit of space and will be fine again and back to looking for cuddles and affection. I'm better with no children and no dogs but could share with cats. Oh and I've been neutered too. So, can I come and live with you?
To make an enquiry, please call: 01206 864284 or Email: mail@colchestercatrescue.org.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Sweet Cat needs a home in Essex MONTY at Bow Lodge Cat Rescue, Tilbury, Essex. (Can rehome to:
Tilbury, Purfleet, Basildon and Dartford.)
>>True sweetie Monty

Hi Im a real sweet boy called Monty. I came into the rescue as a stray but I have been someones cat before that's why I'm such a friendly sweet lad. I had a health mot at the vet and they discovered I have no hip joint which is causing me a lot of discomfort, but the nice people at the rescue are going to make sure Mr Vet man does my operation. So what would be amazing would for me to have a loving special forever home to go to when I'm all sorted and lead a happy life full of love. I'm great with kids, other cats and even dogs so I can fit right in.
To make an enquiry, please call: 07505013859 or Email: bowlodgecatrescue@yahoo.co.uk , and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
sweet natured male cats looking for home in essex FLAKE & POLO at Bow Lodge Cat Rescue, Tilbury, Essex. (Can rehome to: Tilbury, Purfleet, Basildon and Dartford.)
>>Sweet pair of brothers

Hello there! I'm Flake and my brother's name is Polo. As you can see, we look very similar but you can tell us apart as I'm the handsome one! We were spotted living rough by a kind lady who fed us and then took us to the rescue. We are affectionate cats but we were scared and shy when we first came in; when life knocks you down, it can take a wee while to bounce back again. We have since grown in confidence and the rescue people are really proud of the progress we have made. We do love a fuss and a cuddle! We just may need a little patience and love for us to shine in our new home. We are the longest residents at the rescue, I'm not sure why - I think we'd be worth your patience!
If you want to make an enquiry about these lovely brothers please call 07505 013859 or email: bowlodgecatrescue@yahoo.co.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Female tortoiseshell and white cat needs home Essex CALLIE at RSPCA Stort Valley. (Rehoming from Saffron Walden in Essex to Broxbourne in Hertfordshire - including Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow and surrounding villages.)
>> Gorgeous, friendly lady will make the perfect companion

Hello, my name is Callie. I'm a beautiful, affectionate lady of four years old, with a short-haired calico and white coat. I'm looking for a quiet loving home with a human friend or two who will give me plenty of time to settle in, as I'll be rather nervous until I get to know you. If you can be kind and patient with me whilst I gain confidence, then you'll be rewarded with my delightful, friendly, furry companionship! I have been spayed. I'd prefer a home without young children, and although I'm not totally averse to my fellow felines I think a home as the only pet may suit me best. Could you offer me a loving, permanent home?
To make an enquiry about Callie, please call: 01279 412109 or 07711 906294 or Email: peter.rason@ntlworld.com, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Tabby and white female cat needs home in Essex PEGGY at Crescent Cat rescue, Tendring, Essex
>> A pleasant girl who just wants a loving home.

Hello, I'm Peggy. Please, please, please, can someone help me find a loving home. I'm living in a pen, at the moment, and I don't like it because my neighbouring cats aren't that friendly to me. Whenever they're out at the front of their pens, I stay at the back of mine - that means that when visitors come round, they don't see me, so I'm overlooked. At times I wonder if I'll ever get a home! Let me tell you about myself: I'm 6 years old, neutered, I've a tabby and white coat and I think I have a friendly personality in human company. After my recent experiences, I don't think I could share a home with other cats or dogs or young children; I would just love a quiet home with a loving human companion or two. Can you help?
To make an enquiry about Peggy, please call: 01255 861309 or email: carole@crescentcatrescue.org.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Beautiful cat in essex ANNA at RSPCA, Essex South & Southend. (rehoming in: Southend, Canvey, Maldon, Heybridge, Dengie & South Woodham Ferrers)
>> Beautiful cat would like to find a home

Hello, my name is Anna. I'm a beautiful white long haired female cat. I am about 3 years old and have been neutered. I'm looking for a loving new home, if you have one available? I'd quite like access to a secure garden too please! I'm with a foster family at the moment and they adore me! They've been very tempted to keep me but they know I prefer to be the only animal, I don't want to live with other cats or dogs. I wonder if you might like to arrange a visit to see me? I hope you visit soon!
To make an enquiry, please call: 07977 062 894 between 9am and 6pm or Email: cats@rspcaessexsouth.co.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
black and white male cat looking for a home in Essex REGGI at Hazelwood Cat Rescue Centre, Stanford-le-Hope. (Rehoming in: Basildon, Southend, Colchester & Chelmsford)
>> King of the block wants to be king of your castle

Hello, my name is Reggi and I am 3 ish year old neutered chap. I had been living on the streets for over two years, fighting for every scrap of food I got and hunting for a dry place to sleep; I even managed to escape the the cat trap at least once and have the battle scars to show for my lifestyle. When I eventually got caught I was a very cross cat, but after having the snip and realising that food was available when I wanted it and how warm and comfy I was I decided my wandering days were over. I am a changed cat now, loving a cuddle, being groomed and generally being fussed; other cats are now my friends, especially the girls. I have learned to trust again and I am hoping that you will offer me the second chance I think I deserve.
To make an enquiry, please call: 01268 553490 or Email: hazelwoodcatrescuecentre@hotmail.co.uk and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Beautiful cuddly cat in Essex JOSH at Hazelwood Cat Rescue, Stanford-le-Hope. (rehoming in: Basildon, Southend, Colchester & Chelmsford)
>> Beautiful cat needs a home...and a cuddle

Hello, I'm Josh. I'm a 3 year old neutered male cat. I've got black and white short fur. I'm looking for a nice new indoor home please. Do you have some room for me? I've been told I'm a wonderful cat! I've had a hard time in the past and am therefore needing a home with no other pets and no young children. I can get a bit frightened with loud noises or strangers and I tend to hide away. But with people I know, well, you can just bring on the cuddles! I love a nice cuddle, and I like playing with my toys. I'm flea free, wormed, vaccinated and chipped, so I'm all ready for my new home. Come and visit me quick!
To make an enquiry, please call: 01268 553 490 or Email: hazelwoodcatrescuecentre@hotmail.co.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
lively boy cats looking for a home in Essex DOM & RIPPLE at RSPCA Essex South & Southend. (Rehoming in: Southend, Canvey, Maldon, Heybridge, Dengie & South Woodham Ferrers.)
>>A pair of likely lads!

Hello there.. you seem like fun! Think you could handle an exuberant, friendly twosome? Well, I'm Dom of course, and Ripple here is my best mate. We're about the 3 year mark and we've got loads of energy and character. We're not really sure what character means... think it must be something to do with zooming all over the place while people laugh! We're both friendly and like a fuss, Ripple will cuddle up to people and nuzzle their neck - the big softy! We're both quite playful though and can get a little nippy when excited. Don't think anyone told us not to when kittens. Our cheeky behaviour has improved at the rescue and with stability and a caring owner, should continue to do so. We probably won't be suitable therefore for a family with young children. We are friendly and affectionate and just really want a home to call our own - does that sound like something you could think about? We really hope so!
If you want to make an enquiry about these fun-loving brothers please call 01268 785350, or email: cats@rspcaessexsouth.co.uk and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Two female cats need home in Essex LEAH & MANDY at National Animal Welfare Trust - Clacton. (Rehoming in N.E. Essex and S.E. Suffolk)
>> A couple of beautiful young girls looking for their first homes.

Hello, my name's Leah and I'd like to find a home for me and my sister, Mandy. Just so you can tell us apart, I have a black coat and Mandy has a tortoiseshell one. We are about 1 year old and we have been at the Rescue since we were very small kittens when we were brought in with our mum. I am the most confident and friendly girl. I like a fuss once I get to know you and I am always the first one to go and investigate new things. My sister Mandy is still shy and she is not keen to go exploring like me, she just needs a little more time. I think we both need fairly quiet homes where people have the time and patience to help us grow in confidence. You see we have no idea what it is like to live in a real home so it will take a bit of getting used to. We both get on well with other cats but we've never had experience of dogs or children, although I suppose we'd be fine with sensible older children. If you are a patient cat lover please come and say hello, we would really appreciate your friendship. We are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
To make an enquiry about Leah and Mandy, please call: 01255 860062 or email: clacton@nawt.org.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
female cat looking for a home in Essex or Suffolk FELICITY at National Animal Welfare Trust - Clacton. (Rehoming in N.E. Essex and S.E. Suffolk)
>> Lovely little lady who is hoping to find love

Hello, my name is Felicity and I am a six year old, neutered lass. I came into the rescue over a year ago, thin and bedraggled and covered in fleas. I am happy to say that the lovely people here fixed me up and go rid of the fleas and I am now the prod owner of a lovely, thick coat and definitely a thicker waistline! I am a very friendly girl, who loves a bit of fuss; don't worry about not knowing if I want attention, I have a lovely voice and I am not afraid to use it. I am happy to live with other cats but I am not sure about dogs or children. I would love access to a garden for exploring; but most of all I want a home where someone will help me look after my sensitive skin and who will care for me and love me, could it be you?
To make an enquiry, please call: 01255 860062 or email: clacton@nawt.org.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Friendly sibling cat seek family home in Colchester POPPY & NEO at Poppy's Place Animal Rescue, Colchester
>> Gentle Duo Seek Family Home

Hello, we're Poppy and Neo. We're 8 years old neutered short haired cats. We're brother and sister so we must be adopted together. We're looking for a loving new home, do you have one of those for us? We'd very much suit a family home as we're coming from a family with children. We're both really gentle! We are good with other cats but haven't lived with a dog before. We would love access to outdoors please so a home away from busy roads would be more suitable for us. We don't like to brag....but we do have fantastic personalities and make great family pets! We both love lots of cuddles and attention. We absolutely love to snuggle up. Is that an empty lap you have there? We can fix that. Please arrange to come and visit us really soon.
To make an enquiry, please Email: poppysplace@hotmail.co.uk, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Pair of male cats both tabby and white and looking for a home in the Essex and Herts areas BO & BONNIE at Harlow, Epping Forest & District Cats Protection. (rehoming to: M11 corridor from Woodford Green to Saffron Walden, including Loughton, Epping, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and surrounding areas )
>> Handsome pair of tabby boys looking for their purrfect home

Hello there and welcome to our little write up! I'm Bonnie and I'm here with my friend Bo to see if we can find someone we think would be our ideal human. We like to take our time to get to know you first but once we do we love getting fusses and cuddles. We're both tabby and white although Bo is more tabby than me and we're both only 1 year old and are due to be neutered. We'd love a garden in our new home and are happy to share with dogs, cats and children. We've had a chat and although we'd love to go together, if it means we'd get a home we can go to separate homes. So I guess now that you know all the important stuff about us, it's our turn to meet you and find out how purrfect you are!
To make an enquiry about Bo & Bonnie, please call: 01992 579539 or Email: catsharlow@dsl.pipex.com, and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!
Three female cats need home together Essex POLLY, MOLLY & TREACLE at Poppy's Place Animal Rescue, Colchester
>> Three generations of adorableness!

Hello, my name is Molly, and I'd like to introduce you to my daughter Polly and granddaughter Treacle. We are a gorgeous trio who are looking for a home in which we can stay together. I'm a long-haired tortoiseshell and white lady, and Polly is a smaller, short-haired version of me. Little Treacle is a gorgeous black coated kitten - she is a terrific character, but has a heart murmur which means we're looking for an indoor-only home. We are all playful, attention-loving and affectionate girls who could share a home with sensible older children or calm felines (but no dogs please!) We'll go to our new home spayed and ready to begin our fabulous new life with all the love we need. Please get in touch!
To make an enquiry about Polly, Molly & Treacle, please Email: poppysplace@hotmail.co.uk,
and please mention you saw this notice on Cat Chat, thank you!

Cat Homing Pages - Essex

Cats in Basildon: Hazelwood Cat Rescue Centre »
Cats in Basildon: Basildon Cat Rescue »
Cats in Basildon & Upminster: Goldie's Cat Rescue »
Cats in Braintree: Colne Valley Cats Protection »
Cats in Brentwood: Pussycat Lodge Trust »
Cats in Bromley (can home to Essex): Bromley & District Cat Rescue »
Cats in Canning Town (can home to Essex): Celia Hammond Animal Trust »
Cats in Chelmsford: Chelmsford & District Cats Protection »
Cats in Chelmsford: Springfield Animal Rescue »
Cats in Chingford (can home to Essex): RSPCA - London East »
Cats in Clacton: National Animal Welfare Trust - Clacton »
Cats in Colchester: Colchester Cat Rescue »
Cats in Colchester: Poppy's Place Animal Rescue »
Cats in Thurrock: National Animal Welfare Trust - Thurrock »
Cats in Harlow: Harlow, Epping Forest & District Cats Protection »
Cats in Harlow: RSPCA Stort Valley »
Cats in Hornchurch: Ann & Bill's Cat & Kitten Rescue »
Cats in Hornchurch: Hornchurch Animal Rescue & Rehoming »
Cats in Southend: RSPCA Essex South & Southend »
Cats in Tendring: Crescent Cat Rescue »
Cats in Thurrock: Caring for Animals 2001 »
Cats in Thurrock: Cuddly Critters Small Animal Rescue »
Cats in Thurrock: Bow Lodge Cat Rescue »
Cats in Waltham Abbey: The Scratching Post »
Cats in Witham: BB's Cat Rescue »

Want to Adopt a Cat?

Adopt a Cat: Cats Needing Homes in Essex »
Adopt a Kitten: Shelters with Kittens Needing Homes »
Adopt Feral / Farm Cats: Shelters with Farm Cats Needing Homes »
Cat Rescue Shelters (Essex): Cat Rescue Centres in Essex »
Cat Rescue Shelters (UK & Ireland): Rescue Centres across the UK & Ireland »»


cats seeking homes UK and Ireland

 Printable Version

Buy a BAG, Help a PUSS!
cotton shopping bags
Help us spread the `Rescue` message with our Eco-friendly shopping bags.

(1) `Senior Kittizens Rock (between naps)` • Supporting our Adopt an Older Cat Campaign • (Cotton bag £3.95 or heavyweight canvas bag £5.95)
(2) Black bag • with our original `Please Rescue…` message • Cotton • £3.95
(3) Our 'Adopt a Rescue Cat' bag • Cotton • £3.95

All bag designs are EXCLUSIVE to Cat Chat! Visit the Cat Chat Shop »

How You can Help!
Cat Chat now finds homes for over 5,000 rescue cats every year,
Please Help us to help More Cats out of Shelters... into Homes!


Help us with a donation, however small - Thank You! » Donate Here
Join us as a 'Friend' of Cat Chat » Friends of Cat Chat
Treat yourself - and your cat - at our webshop » The Cat Chat Shop
Other ways to help, like selling on eBay or collecting stamps » Ways to Help

Home | Site Map

Registered Charity no.1100649
Cat Chat, PO Box 358, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6YP


DISCLAIMER: All information on this website is represented in good faith. We try to be as accurate and informative as possible, correcting any errors brought to our attention in a timely fashion, however we can take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained herein, or for any assertions made by, or specific activities or practices or conduct of any rescue and rehoming group represented. Information contained herein is provided for convenience and information and is not an endorsement by Cat Chat.

Search Top Cats





Select Your County



Senior Kittizens!
Adopt an Oldie!
Older cats are usually undemanding and require little more than a warm lap, regular food and love.
adopt an older cat
Top 10 Reasons to
Adopt an Oldie »

'Lucky' Black Cats?
Black cats, and black & white cats often get overlooked in favour of 'prettier' colours.
adopt a black cat
Top 10 Reasons to
Adopt a Black Cat »

Friends of Cat Chat
Join Friends of Cat Chat
friends of cat chat
Friends of Cat Chat
help more Cats out of Shelters… into Homes!

Kittens Needing Homes
Kittens! Kittens!
kittens for homing
Looking for a kitten (or two)? Please Rescue!
Find Kittens Needing Homes Near You! »

Shy or Nervous Cats
Shy or nervous cats often get overlooked, yet they can be the most loyal, loving pets given time and love.
adopt a nervous cat
Earning their trust is so rewarding... fancy a challenge?
Ask at Your Local Rescue »

Farm Cats Need Homes
Rural Homes Needed!
farm cats for homing
If you can offer a rural home to a farm cat or two, please Rescue! Farm Cats needing rural homes here:
Feral / Farm Cats »

Want a Posh Puss?
Pedigree Cats need rescuing too...
If your heart is set on a specific breed of cat, please rescue!
adopt a rescued pedigree cat
Breed-specific rescue groups here »