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Cat and kitten rescue & rehoming centres covering Cumbria. Adopt a cat from your local rescue shelter.

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Organisations are listed alphabetically. Please browse through the page to locate rescues nearest you.

Coronavirus: Rescue centres' procedures may be changed or limited at this time. To ask about adopting please contact them via phone or email » More info & How you can help


Animal Concern Cumbria

Cat Homing Page for Animal Concern Cumbria - WestRegistered Charity no. 1161354
Based near Egremont. Animal Concern Cumbria is a small local charity, rescuing and rehoming neglected or unwanted cats, dogs and other small animals (and occasionally farm animals). They have a firm policy not to destroy an animal, except on the advice of a veterinary surgeon. All their cats are fostered in private homes or boarding catteries. Please telephone to arrange an interview and homecheck appointment. A home visit is carried out prior to adoption, and a donation is required to help towards their continuing work.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Cat Adoption - Tel: 07712 330 829 (Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm)
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Website: www.animalconcerncumbria.org

Animal Rescue Cumbria - The Wainwright Shelter

Registered Charity no. 1086066
Based in Kendal. Helping with rescue and rehoming of both cats and dogs from around Cumbria. Animals come into their care for many reasons but unclaimed strays from local authority kennels form a large proportion. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Centre: The Wainwright Shelter, Kappellan, Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9BS
Tel: 01539 824293
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Website: www.animalrescuecumbria.co.uk

Animal Welfare

Registered Charity no. 519065
Based in Barrow.  Animal Welfare rescues, rehabilitates, nurses and rehomes hundreds of cats, dogs and other animals each year in the Furness area. They provide compassionate advice on caring for all animals.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Postal Address: 207 Rawlinson Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1ED
Tel: 01229 836955 or 581402
Website: www.animalwelfarefurness.org.uk

Bentham & District Pet Rescue

Cats for Rehoming at Bentham & District Pet RescueRegistered Charity no. 1071200
Based in High Bentham, helping animals in North Yorkshire, South Cumbria and North Lancashire. The organisation specialises in cat rescue, but has contacts with other local organisations for dogs and small furries. All cats are neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated before rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 01524 263048
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Website: www.benthampetrescue.org.uk

Cats Protection - Carlisle & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
For branch adoption / rehoming advice during coronavirus, visit: www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice/coronavirus
Covering Carlisle and surrounding areas, Carlisle and District CP help to re-home many unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens. If you are thinking of adopting a cat and you are in or near Carlisle, why not contact them and see what fabulous felines they have in need of a home right now!
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: The branch can also assist in the cost of neutering your cat. For neutering vouchers call: 01228 536168.
Tel: 07805 654859
Email: Via the contact form on the Cats Protection - Carlisle & District website.
Website: www.carlisle.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - West Cumbria (NEUTERING ONLY)

Registered Charity no. 203644 
Please Note: This branch currently offers cat neutering assistance, and advice only. They are currently unable to help with adoption or rehoming.
Tel: 01946 590079
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/westcumbria
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Eden Animal Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Eden Animal RescueRegistered Charity no. 1117113
Covering Eden, Penrith, Alston, Kendal and South Lakes area. Rescuing, caring for and finding new, loving homes for a variety of animals. They have a non-destruction policy, which means that no animal is put to sleep, unless on veterinary advice. Over the course of a year, Eden Animal Rescue cares for an average of 400 cats, 150 dogs, plus wildlife, rabbits, hamsters and much more!
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Support Shop: 37 Great Dockray, Penrith, CA11 7BN 
Rescue Shelter: Moorlands Head Farm, Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1TH.
Help! Kitty Crisis Appeal: As well as adult cats, Eden Animal Rescue currently has lots of kittens for adoption. If you have a loving, permanent home to offer and would like to adopt a kitten, please let them know.
Help! Fosterers Needed: Temporary foster homes for cats and kittens are urgently needed. Please contact Eden Animal Rescue as below, if you can help.
Help! Kitten Food Needed: Donations of wet and dry kitten food would be very welcome.
Tel: 01931 716 114
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Website: www.edenanimalrescue.org.uk

Furness Cat Shelter

Registered Charity no. 1004356
Taking in and rehoming stray, abandoned and ill treated cats and kittens. Providing care and veterinary treatment where appropriate. This shelter operates a no unnecessary destruction policy.
Adopt a Cat:
Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
191 Rawlinson Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1ED
Tel: 01229 431557

Kilngate Small Animal Sanctuary

Based in Carlisle, covering North and West Cumbria. Rescuing and rehoming cats and small animals. Also providing an animal fostering service for families facing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, hospital or hospice stays. All cats over 4 months will be neutered prior to rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes
Sanctuary Address: Kilngate Cottage, Welton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 7HW.
Tel: 01697 476196; 07598 053885 or 07969 092813
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Kilngate Small Animal Sanctuary Facebook Page

Oak Tree Animals Charity

Registered Charity no. 1169511
Based in Carlisle. Oak Tree provides a safe place for all animals in their time of need. The charity look to rehome dogs, cats, and equines and work to support good, long-term healthy relationships between animals and their owners in the community. They are also a safe haven for stray, abandoned or unwanted dogs and cats who are awaiting new homes through the adoption programme.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Centre: Oak Tree Farm, Wetheral Shields, Carlisle, CA4 8JA
Tel: 01228 560985
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Website: www.oaktreeanimals.org.uk

Pets Lifeline

Registered Charity no. 518593
Based in Keswick, Cumbria. Taking in unwanted or stray cats and kittens and rehoming them to suitable, loving homes. Also helps with feral cats where possible.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 017687 73723
Pets Lifeline's Facebook Page

RSPCA - Cumbria North & East (Carlisle Clinic & Rehoming Centre)

Registered Charity no. 232262
Based in Carlisle.  RSPCA Cumbria North East care for cats until suitable homes can be found. All cats are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated (where appropriate) before they are rehomed.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Tel: 07718 065995
Veterinary Financial Aid: Including vaccination and microchipping Tel: 07718 065995
Clinic & Rehoming Centre: 28 Close Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HB. Open: Mon & Wed: 1pm - 2pm, Fri: 9.30am - 10.30am (Shop open Sat. 10am - 1pm).
Tel: 01228 512893
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/cumbria
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Cumbria West

Registered Charity no. 232261
Based in whitehaven. RSPCA Cumbria West prioritise animals rescued from cruelty & neglect, which may mean they cannot take in unwanted pets. All animals are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated (where appropriate) before they are rehomed.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01946 693585
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/cumbria-west-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Furness & Barrow

Registered Charity no. 232247
Based in Barrow-in-Furness. This branch cares for cats, dogs and rabbits brought in by the RSPCA Inspectorate. Through a small group of dedicated volunteers, they work to provide care for those animals that are most in need, the abandoned, abused, distressed and injured.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Advice & Rehoming Centre: 106 Church Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2HJ. Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 11am, closed Sat & Sun.
Tel: 01229 824 583 or 07581 560552
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/furness
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Westmoreland

Registered Charity no. 232236
Based in Kendal, covering Cumbria and North Lancashire. The main aim of this branch is to take in neglected or abused animals. They then nurse them back to health, rehabilitate and find a loving, permanent home for each and every one.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Available for individuals on low income with the cost of neutering their pet.
Veterinary Financial Assistance: RSPCA Westmorland provides veterinary treatment for animals of those on government benefits.
Tel: 07743 604599
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Website: www.rspca-westmorland.org.uk/
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

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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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