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Help Cats Online - Join the Cat Chat Team!

If you would like to help rescued cats from the comfort of your own home, then Online Volunteering is perfect for you. Cat Chat currently has some online ('virtual') volunteer vacancies, so why not check them out? You will need to be computer literate, over 18, and love cats!

Current Online Volunteer Opportunities »

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Who's the person behind the pet?

Unsuspecting buyers are being led to believe their new puppy or kitten has come from a happy home. The sad truth is, animals are being bred or kept in appalling conditions and sold by deceitful traders. People are spending huge amounts of money on pets that have physical or psychological problems due to mistreatment.

Be aware of the risks, and how to avoid them »

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Help more Cats out of Shelters... into Homes

There are many ways you can help us; such as becoming a Friend of Cat Chat, or by making a donation, or supporting us through eBay. You can help us for FREE if you shop online via Give As You Live or Easyfundraising at over 4,000 retailers. Or, donate your old car (Giveacar) or book a cottage holiday (Sykes), or treat yourself (and your cat) on our webshop, and other ways too...

Find out how to help Cat Chat here »

See Cats Needing Homes Near YOU...

Cats Needing Homes section

Find a Rescue Centre

Our Cat Shelters section is a comprehensive register of cat rescue centres, rehoming groups, shelters, sanctuaries and cat welfare charities across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. All kinds of cat rescue organisations are included, from the smallest homing groups to branches of the national rescue charities. If you could offer a home to a rescued cat, you can find details of all your local rescues here...
Visit our Cat Shelters Section »

Adopt a Rescue Cat

Are you thinking of adopting a rescued cat or kitten? Perhaps you are looking for a friendly family cat or a loving feline companion? Could you offer a caring home to a kitten or two, or a rural home for neutered feral cats? Our Cats Needing Homes section features thousands of cats and kittens of all ages, colours and personalities in rescue centres throughout the UK and Ireland, all looking for a loving home...
See Cats Needing Homes near you here »

Help for Shelters

If you run a Cat Rescue Centre or Rehoming Group in the UK or Ireland - Cat Chat can help you!
We offer free 'virtual cat shelters' and web-based assistance to cat rescue centres and rehoming groups, to help find more good homes for cats in shelter care. We can also help vets practices with cats to rehome.

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