Cats Needing Homes UK and Ireland

Cat Chat's Patrons

Sir Roger Gale MP

cat chat patron roger gale

Our first Patron, Sir Roger Gale MP, is pictured here with Mittens, one of the Gale family's rescue cats. Sir Roger has supported Cat Chat for many years, even before we became registered as a Charity. Roger is always ready and willing to help and advise, somehow managing to fit us into his incredibly busy schedule whenever we need his expertise.

"I have supported Cat Chat since its early days. The number of rescued cats they help each year is outstanding, and the continuing success of this valuable Charity is hugely important to cat rescue in this country." Sir Roger Gale MP

Both Sir Roger and his wife Suzy are ardent animal lovers, and campaign tirelessly on their behalf. Find out more about Sir Roger here:

Suzy Gale

cat chat patron suzy gale

Suzy became a Cat Chat Patron in 2013 after many years of supporting us informally alongside her husband Roger. Suzy has always loved animals and the Gale household includes numerous rescue cats and their two (huge) Newfoundland dogs. Suzy has worked in animal welfare for many years both at home and abroad, initially for Parliament's All Party Animal Welfare Group and then, in 2007 founded her own charity, Animals Worldwide - an important global initiative bridging animal welfare and tourism.

"With increasingly large numbers of abandoned and homeless cats, and with rescue centres across the country bursting at the seams, the work of Cat Chat is ever more important. As a Patron I look forward to continuing my support of their already impressive achievements and to do all I can to help them secure a more hopeful future for all rescued cats." Suzy Gale


cat chat patron bagpuss

When we became a registered Charity in 2003, Bagpuss was pursuaded by his close person-friend, the late Oliver Postgate, to become a Patron. Since Oliver's death in 2008, his son Daniel Postgate continues to assist Bagpuss in his role as Cat Chat Patron.

"I really am a most fortunate old cat! This is because, being imaginary, I am never cold or hungry, and always have lots of friends to keep me company and look after me. So it worries me very much to realise that so many real, live, beautiful cats are left lonely, homeless and unloved, when I know that there are really plenty of people in the world who would be glad of their company and be happy to be their friends. That is why I would like to commend to you, my friends, this most feline website:, where they will help you to find a cat-friend, if you are a person, or a person-friend, if you are a cat."
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