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


Ace Cat and Kitten Rescue

Based in Coulsden, Surrey. Ace Cat and Kitten Rescue is involved in the rescue and rehoming of cats and kittens in the Surrey and London areas. All kittens are neutered at 16 weeks and all adults will be neutered prior to homing; all their cats and kittens will be microchipped.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Fosterers Needed: Ace Cat & Kitten Rescue are looking for fosters, please contact them if you are interested in helping.
Tel: 07904 271845
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Website: Ace Cat & Kitten Rescue

Animal Aid & Advice (North London)

Registered Charity no. 1036940
Covering: Barnet, Haringey, Highbury & Tottenham. This charity finds homes for homeless animals. They mainly deal with cats and rabbits but do help other unwanted animals. Most costs are covered by fund-raising, including revenue from their two shops. They have no shelter so cats are cared for by foster carers. Places can become limited so adoption is vital to help as many animals as possible.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Volunteers Needed: to assist the animal Fieldworkers, to help in the shop and to help provide transport.
Support Shop: 48 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 
Support Bookshop: 203 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London, N5 9LL 
Tel: 020 8883 6021 / 07533268649
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Website: www.animalaidandadvice.org

Animal Samaritans

Registered Charity no. 295345
Covering South East London & North West Kent. Re-homing unwanted and ill-treated animals in the South London and North-West Kent area. Run by unpaid volunteers, they re-home over 200 cats and kittens each year. Animal Samaritans also runs a pet bereavement service for those who have recently lost a much loved pet.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Postal address: Animal Samaritans, PO Box 154, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA16 2WS
Tel: 0208 303 1859
Email: cbbishop (at) btinternet.com
Website: www.animalsamaritans.org.uk

BabsCats

Covering North West Kent and South East London. Based in Swanley, helping to rescue and rehome unwanted cats and kittens. All cats will be neutered before rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Please Note: This is a small rescue shelter, which is unable to take further cats in. Please only contact if you would like to adopt a cat.
Tel: 07772 660 006
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Registered Charity no. 206394
Covering London. Battersea care for between 400 and 500 dogs and 100 - 150 cats at any one time. Prior to rehoming, every dog and cat is microchipped, neutered, and vaccinated. New owners receive one year's free Petsafe ID, plus behavioural and veterinary background, and have access to their Behavioural Hotline.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: Lost Dogs and Cats Line: 0901 477 8477 (calls charged at 60p per minute)
Help! Volunteers Needed: In addition to around 200 permanent staff, they need about 150 volunteers to directly help the animals, either by walking dogs or 'socialising' both dogs and cats. Could you help?
Rehoming Centre: 4 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4AA
Tel: 0843 509 4444 or 020 7627 9218
Fax: 020 7622 6451
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Website: www.battersea.org.uk

Blue Cross Rehoming Network (Hadlow College)

Registered Charity no. 224392
Based in Mottingham, London. Cats for rehoming are cared for by volunteer fosterers rather than at a rehoming centre. If you are considering adopting a cat, please contact the branch using the details below. Visits are by appointment only.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 0300 777 1937
Email: rehomingnetworkL&SE (at) bluecross.org.uk
Website: www.bluecross.org.uk

Cat Rescue Association

Registered Charity no. 1062420
Based in Stapleford Abbots. A small charity rescuing and re-homing stray feral, semi feral and domestic cats in Essex and East London. They operate a No-Destruction Policy.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Please Note: This Shelter is currently full. Please contact them if you wish to adopt a cat.
Postal Address: Magpie Cottage, Murthering Lane, Stapleford Abbotts, Essex, RM4 1HT.
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Cats Protection - Bexley & Dartford

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering areas between Thamesmead, S E London and Meopham, Kent. This branch of cats protection was founded in 1988. They are always happy to welcome new members and are always looking for loving homes for the cats in their care. permanent loving homes. Please give them a call if you are seeking a new feline friend. Some of the current cats seeking homes appear on their website, linked below.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: If you are on a low income please conatct 01322 611 911 or 01322 332 334 to see if you qualify for help with neutering costs.
Tel: 01322 611 911
Website: www.cats.org.uk/bexley
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Bromley

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Bromley. This branch is run entirely by a small team of unpaid volunteers, and they do not have a central shelter like some Cats Protection branches. Instead the cats taken in are cared for by foster volunteers in their own homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Neutering vouchers are available from this branch - please see branch website.
Lost & Found Register:  See Bromley Cats Protection website for details.
Postal Address: Bromley CP, PO Box 1124, Bromley, BR1 9TU.
Tel: 020 8313 3687
Website: www.cats.org.uk/bromley
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Central London

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering Westminster, West and East Central London, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. A small group of volunteers whose principal aim is to rescue and rehome as many cats as possible. All cats neutered before rehoming. The group also takes part in education and community engagement work to help local pet owners.
Please Note: Contact for this branch is currently through head office, as follows:
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12 / National CP Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Website: www.cats.org.uk

Cats Protection - Croydon

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Croydon. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray and unwanted cats. Croydon CP cares for between 50 and 250 cats and kittens at any one time, all needing permanent loving homes, the cats are cared for in foster homes, until their ideal home can be found. Please give them a call if you are seeking a new feline friend.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Tel (help with neutering costs): 03333 441544
Lost & Found Register: Croydon CP operates a lost and found service for the Croydon area. Tel: 020 8763 0072
Support Shop: 13 High Street, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2AF (Open: Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm)
Tel: 07580 996 993
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Website: www.croydoncpcats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Eltham, Sidcup & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Eltham. Run by volunteers, this branch cares for unwanted and stray cats until their ideal homes can be found. The branch would love to hear from you if you could offer a loving home to one of the cats in their care, or if you would like to help in any way.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Support Shop: 14 Tudor Parade, Well Hall Road, Eltham, London, SE9 6SX 
Tel: 07796 856296 or 020 8859 6009
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/elthamsidcup
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Greenwich

Registered Charity no. 203644
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: If you are on a low income and are local to Greenwich, the branch offers reduced cost neutering vouchers. Please contact them if your cat is not yet neutered, this is the most humane way of reducing the number of unwanted and homeless cats in the future.
Lost & Found Register: Greenwich CP operates a lost and found service for cats in their area.
Support Shop: 18 Old Dover Road, Westcombe Park, Blackheath, SE3 7BT. 
Tel: 020 8853 8666
Website: www.cats.org.uk/greenwich

Cats Protection - Lea Valley

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Lea ValleyRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcodes: E4, EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN6, EN7, EN8, EN9, N9, N18 and N21. Lea Valley Cats Protection helps to home around 200 cats every year. The branch is staffed entirely by volunteers. 
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Support Shop: 145 Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0PN 
Postal Address: 145, Chase Side, Enfield, North London, EN2 0PN.
Tel: 0333 567 4746 (08.30 - 18.30 Mon to Fri. 09.00 - 17.00 Sat)
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Website: www.leavalley.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - North London Cat Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Archway. Rescuing and rehoming unwanted and abandoned domestic cats across the North London area. Dedicated to finding good homes for cats in need as well as supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats and improving people's understanding of cats and their care. If you are interested in adopting a cat just drop in and talk to their friendly staff, no appointment is necessary.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: This branch holds details of lost or found cats in their area.
Rehoming Shelter: 135 Junction Road, Archway, London, N19 5PX. Open: Mon, Fri, Sat 11am-5pm. Wed 12pm-5pm (or 5pm-8pm by appointment only), Sunday 11am-4pm. Closed Tues & Thurs.
Tel: 020 7272 6048
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Website: www.northlondon.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Redbridge (Neutering Branch)

Registered Charity no. 203644
Please Note: This branch currently offers cat neutering assistance only, and is therefore unable to help with adoption or rehoming.
Neutering Assistance: Assistance with cat neutering costs is available to those in the area on low incomes.
Lost & Found Register: This branch can help with queries about lost or found cats in their area.
Please Note: Cats Protection - Redbridge is not taking in or rehoming cats until further notice. This branch is currently able to help with cat neutering only.
Tel: 0345 647 9163
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Waltham Forest

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcodes E10, E11, E17 and E18.
Please Note: This is a new Cats Protection branch, currently assisting with trap, neuter, return of feral cats only.
Tel: 0345 260 1681
Website: www.cats.org.uk/waltham
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT) - Canning Town

Cat Homing Page for Celia Hammond Animal Trust - Canning TownRegistered Charity no. 293787
Covering Essex, West Kent and East London. The Celia Hammond Animal Trust run low cost neuter clinics, for those on a low income, as well as an extensive rehabilitation and rehoming service for stray and unwanted animals in London and throughout the South East. They also run a sponsorship scheme for their un-homeable cats.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Neutering assistance for Cats and Dogs is available at the centre.
Help! Semi-Feral Cats Needing Homes:
The Trust are desperate to find homes for some of their semi-feral cats. At the last count they had over 200 semi feral cats currently in care, who need safe, understanding homes. Many will be fine in a rural or semi rural situation, such as farms, smallholdings or stables. Please call if you could offer a suitable home.
Neuter Clinic & Rescue Centre - Canning Town: 151-153 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E16 4HQ. Viewing cats at the centre is by appointment only.
To Adopt a Cat or for Neutering Enquiries - Tel: 020 7474 8811 (10am - 5.30pm)
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Website: www.celiahammond.org

Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT) - Lewisham

Celia Hammond Animal Trust Lewisham Cat Homing PageRegistered Charity no. 293787
based in Lewisham. The Celia Hammond Animal Trust run low cost neuter clinics for those on a low income, as well as an extensive rehabilitation and rehoming service for stray and unwanted animals in London and throughout the South East. They also run a sponsorship scheme for their un-homeable cats. See their web site for details.
Semi-Feral cats needing homes: The Trust are desperate to find homes for some of their semi-feral cats. At the last count they had over 200 semi feral cats currently in care, who need safe, understanding homes. Many will be fine in a rural or semi rural situation, such as farms, smallholdings or stables.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Neutering assistance for Cats and Dogs is available at the centre.
Neuter Clinic & Rescue Centre - Lewisham: 233 / 235 Lewisham Way, London, SE4 1UY
Open Day Every Saturday 1pm – 5pm. At other times viewing the cats is by appointment only.
To Adopt a cat - Tel: 0208 694 6545
Neutering Enquiries - Tel: 020 8691 2100
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Website: www.celiahammond.org

Croydon Animal Samaritans

Registered Charity no. 1067498
Covering Croydon and the surrounding area. Rescuing and re-homing abandoned cats, kittens, dogs and other small animals since 1974. All adult cats are neutered before re-homing. Homes are especially needed for older cats, who give so much love, in return for nothing more than regular meals and a comfy lap.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Foster Homes Needed: Temporary cat foster homes always needed. If you can help, please email as below.
Postal Address: 236 Pampisford Road, South Croydon, CR2 6DB
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Website: www.croydonanimalsamaritans.co.uk

Feline Friends London

Cat Homing Page for Feline Friends LondonOperating accross London. A group of experienced cat rescuers and veterinary professionals helping cats in need. This includes offering sanctuary to stray cats, including sick, injured, pregnant & nursing strays; neutering & ensuring veterinary treatment when needed and providing general advice about cat care and what to do if you lose or find a cat. All the cats will be vet-checked, neutered, vaccinated, deflead, wormed, microchipped and come with 5 weeks’ free insurance. Kittens are rehomed having had at least one vaccination, with neutering assurance from the new owners they will be neutered by 6 months of age and kept in until they are 6 months old. A range of cats are always available for adoption, including indoor cats.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Needed: Fosterers & Volunteers, donations and good homes for cats are always welcome!
Tel: 07786 380572 (Thurs, Sat & Sun anytime. Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri after 6pm. Please leave a voicemail at other times)
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Website: www.felinefriendslondon.uk

Hornchurch Animal Rescue & Rehoming

Based in Hornchurch. Covering Essex and the South East. Rescuing and rehoming domestic pets, and encouraging and educating on responsible pet ownership. All animals will be neutered at the correct age. Home checks and adoption fees apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07739 487448
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Website: www.hornchurchpetservices.co.uk

Last Chance Animal Rescue Centre

Registered Charity no. 1002349
Covering Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. All animals are health checked, inoculated & microchipped and are rehomed with 4 weeks free Pet Insurance. Last Chance Animal Rescue have a full neutering policy, and also operate a non destruction policy.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01732 865530 or 01797 366620
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Website: www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk

Lilly's Legacy Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Lilly’s Legacy Cat RescueBased in Stoke Newington, Hackney and run on a voluntary basis. Lillys Legacy helps stray and feral cat colonies, and seeks treatment for sick and injured cats. Following treatment and neutering / spaying, cats are either returned to their colony, or rehomed to a suitable forever home. Kittens born to rescued cats will be available for adoption from 12 weeks of age. Spaying / neutering & microchipping will be discussed in relation to each individual rescue. Home checks and adoption fees apply. Adoption enquiries are to be made via email or Facebook.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
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Lilly's Legacy Facebook Page

Little Darlings Pet Rescue

Based in Chingford on the Essex and London East border. Little Darlings works to rescue and rehome cats in the E4 postcode area. This rescue works closely with other local charities and usually has cats and kittens looking for homes (on occasion they may have dogs available). All cats will be neutered where old enough, prior to rehoming. A home visit will be carried out.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Volunteers Needed: If you are able to assist with fostering animals, they would be pleased to hear from you.
Help! Items Needed: Little Darlings welcome donations of food, cat litter, bedding, blankets, towels, powdered milk and feeding bottles (as they take in abandoned kittens as young as 24 hours old!).
Tel: 07955 010695 or 0208 524 8894 (If there is no answer, please leave a message including a landline number where possible)
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London Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for London Cat RescueBased in London N8 (Hornsey), rehoming cats in the City of London & North London. This is a small but dedicated group, caring for cats in foster homes until a new, permanent home can be found. The group always has a number of cats waiting for a home, please contact them if you could offer a permanent, loving home to a cat or cats.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Fosterers needed: Could you foster? Please contact as below.
Tel: 0782 889 8319
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Orpington Cat Rescue

Covering postcode areas: BR, DA, TN, SE. Rescuing & Re-homing Stray, unwanted and ill treated cats & kittens. Cats are cared for in foster homes until suitable new, permanent homes can be found. All animals are thoroughly examined by a vet and treated where necessary, and will stay in foster care until they are well enough to be rehomed. Orpington Cat Rescue operates a non destruction policy, except on good veterinary advice. A home visit is carried out to assess mutual suitability, and all cats old enough are neutered and microchipped prior to homing. New owners adopting kittens are required to sign a neutering agreement for when the kitten is of age.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Postal address: PO Box 696, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4XA
Tel: 0208 309 1571 / 07799 264510
Website: www.orpingtoncatrescue.org.uk

Paws & Mittens

Covering Essex, and parts of Suffolk and South East London. This is a small friendly self run rescue that helps to rescue and rehome cats and kittens. They run a purpose built kitty haven where the cats can stay, progress and play until a suitable forever home is found. Every cat rehomed is neutered, micro-chipped, flea and worm treated and vaccinated if required. Paws & Mittens is run purely on donations.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07709 925788
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Paws & Mittens' Facebook Page

Paws for Life & 9 Lives Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Paws for Life & 9 Lives Cat RescueBased in S.W London but will cover other areas when possible. A small, dedicated rescue group with many years experience of rescuing cats. They mainly specialise in harder to home cats such as FIV positive, elderly, disabled or cats that need medication. Although they are London based, if they can get there, they will. They specialise in the older cat but will try to rehome any age. Paws for Life and 9 Lives operate a non-destruction policy. Can you help give one of their beautiful cats the love they so deserve?
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Fosterers needed: More foster homes for cats 'between homes' are needed.
Postal Address: Paws for Life & 9 Lives Cat Rescue, c/o 26 Russell House, London, SW1V 4EQ.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm • Sat: 10am to 1pm • Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Tel: 07986 135081
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Website: www.pawsforlife.org.uk

Pedigrees (all breeds): London Persian Rescue

Registered Charity no. 1143374
Based in SE1. The rescue has helped to rehome displaced persians and other cats for over 20 years in all parts of the UK. They cater predominantly for Persians, but also other pedigree cats, working alongside breeders to assist cats in need. All cats are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and vet checked before being homed, also all cats are fully groomed, de-wormed, de-flead and other treatments needed.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 0207 403 7907 / 07712 194 856
Email: Via the contact form on the London Persian Rescue website.
Website: www.london-persian-rescue.co.uk

Pedigrees (all breeds): Strawberry Persian Pedigree Cat Rescue UK

Cats needing a home at strawberry persian rescueBased in East London / Essex, with fosterers in Kent, Essex, London / Greater London, Norfolk and NE England. Rehoming all over the UK, finding new homes for Persians and any other pedigree looking cats, including Ragdolls, Maine Coons, Siamese, Orientals, Siberian, Persian Exotics, British blues and other pedigree looking BSHs. Volunteers transport the cats to and from the shelter (if being taken to an adopter, the cost of the fuel is requested). All cats are vaccinated, vet checked, neutered and treated for worms and fleas before adoption. This group encourages the adoption of older cats, and takes in older and ill pedigree cats and pairs to rehome closely bonded pairs are rehired together).
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07722 826 935 (Call or Text)
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Strawberry Persian Pedigree Cat Rescue UK's Facebook Page

Rescued Animals In Need (RAIN)

Rescued Animals In Need Cat Homing PageRegistered Charity no. 800145
Covering a wide area, including Bromley, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Edenbridge, Tonbridge, West Malling, Kings Hill, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Westerham, Biggin Hill and surrounds. RAIN are a volunteer group aiming to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and kittens, providing general care and any veterinary treatment needed.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
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Rescued Animals In Need Facebook page

RSPCA - Bromley & District

Registered Charity no. 210632
Covering postcodes: BR1, BR2, BR3 (1, 2, 3), BR4, BR5, BR6, BR7 and TN16 (3). Contact National Call Centre 08705 555 999 to obtain details of Branch required if not in the above postcodes. Caring for unanted and stray animals until new, loving homes can be found.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Low cost neutering vouchers are available to those receiving benefits or on low income.
Microchipping: Microchipping events are held at various times throughout the year - check their website for details.
Postal Address: RSPCA Bromley and District Branch, PO Box 723, Bromley, BR2 9WR
General Enquiries - Tel: 07538 472822
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Website: www.rspca-bromleyanddistrict.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Central & North East London

Registered Charity no. 248489
Covering Central London (north of the river) and Hertfordshire. Animal rescue, rehoming and welfare. The branch is run entirely by volunteers and helps over 1700 animals each year. All kittens and cats are vet checked, wormed, deflead, vaccinated and microchipped and neutered where old enough. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 0207 272 2264 or 07710 294 180
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Website: www.rspcacentrallondon.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Croydon, Crystal Palace & District

Registered Charity no. 276861
Covering Croydon, Thornton Heath, Crystal Palace, Penge and surrounding areas. Providing animal welfare advice, supporting local RSPCA inspectors and taking in animals most in need. All animals will be neutered before rehoming, or homed with a neuter voucher if too young. Home checks apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Snip and Chip subsidised neutering assistance for those on benefits and low income.
Microchipping: Microchipping events are held at various times throughout the year - check their website for details.
Help! Volunteers Needed: The branch is always in need of volunteers to foster their rescue cats, between homes.
Help! Donations Needed: If you have any good quality items you would like to donate to their shop, please call: 07548 840 934
Tel: 07548 840 934
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Website: RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Enfield & District

Registered Charity no. 210873
Covering in Enfield and the surrounding areas. Helping cats and kittens who are abandoned, unwanted, injured or sick. Restoring their health, spirit and confidence in humans, and finding them safe and loving homes. The branch also assists in local animal welfare cases and provides advice for members of the public on animal welfare.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Free neutering is available in some cases. Contact the branch for more information.
Support Shop: Horatio's Locker', 214 Baker St., Enfield. Donations of good quality costume jewellery, dvds, books, jigsaws & games, china & glass, clean linen or good quality, clean clothes always welcome.
Rehoming Centre: 45 Primrose Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0SZ. Open daily 1.30pm - 4pm (Closed Weds)
Tel: 0208 366 3313
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Website: www.rspca-enfieldanddistrict.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Essex South West

Registered Charity no. 208381
Covering from Dagenham & Barking in the South to Epping & Nazeing in the North, Waltham Abbey to the West and Abridge to the East. As with all RSPCA branches, Essex South West is an independent charitable trust, relying on it's own fundraising to support their animal welfare activities.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01371 851201
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Website: rspca.org.uk/local/essex-south-west-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Essex, Havering & Harold Hill

Registered Charity no. 240507
Based in Romford. This branch of the RSPCA works to rescue and rehome animals, providing veterinary treatment for them if necessary.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Clinic Address: Campbell Clinic, 144 Chippenham Rd, Harold Hill, Romford: Open 9.30am - 2pm Mondays & Wednesdays (Advice Centre Only) / 9.30am - 3pm Tuesdays & Thursdays (Vet in Attendance).
Tel: 01708 381822
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/essex-havering-and-harold-hill-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Friern Barnet Adoption Centre

Cat Homing Page for RSPCA - Friern BarnetRegistered Charity no. 219099
Covering London, rehoming cats and other animals, fundraising, raising awareness and providing pet care advice. The centre supports the local RSPCA animal hospital and branches with the rehabilitation and rehoming of rescued cats.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rehoming Centre: RSPCA Friern Barnet Adoption Centre (Inside Pets at Home), Friern Bridge Retail Park, Friern Barnet, London, N11 3PW.
Tel: 0300 1230 594
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/friern-barnet-adoption-centre

RSPCA - London East

Cat Homing Page for RSPCA - London EastRegistered Charity no. 285472
Based in Chingford, covering Postcodes: E4, E6, E7, E12, E13, E14, E15. A small branch of the RSPCA, helping stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the East London Area. All cats are health checked by a vet, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped and neutered before rehoming. Kittens must be neutered when old enough, as part of the adoption agreement.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Please Note: Enquiries about rehoming your own cat(s) - Tel: 0300 1234 999.
Branch Tel: 07958 578 151 or 07949 473 829
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/london-east-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - London South East

Registered Charity no. 212444
Covering South East London. As well as animal rehoming and fostering, the London South East branch are actively supporting a regional RSPCA project focusing on cat neutering. The branch can assist towards the cost of treatment of any animal covered by their area where the owner cannot afford it, as well as promoting microchipping and offering general advice on animal welfare. More details about their work, and volunteer opportunities appear under 'how you can help' on their website.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: The scheme covers the costs of neutering cats to anyone on benefits or looking after strays. More details on their website.
To Adopt a Cat - Tel: 07952 680 522
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/london-south-east-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Purley, Caterham & District

Registered Charity no. 202399
Covering Croydon and Purley. The branch run a low cost veterinary clinic in New Addington on a Monday between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. This provides subsidised veterinary treatments for animals whose owners are on benefits. They also inoculate dogs and cats at a discount. They have cats and kittens for adoption and offer advice and support to the public by telephone and email.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Microchipping: The branch offers microchipping to everyone for £12 per animal. Please ring first to check the availability of a vet on tel: 07530317121
Rescue & Rehoming Tel: 01883 625847
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/purley-caterham-and-district-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Siamese: Siamese Cat Club Welfare Trust

Registered Charity no. 1072366
The SCCWT operates a rescue and re-homing service for unwanted adult siamese cats. Permanent, loving homes are often needed for adult cats. Please note, they do not have kittens for rehoming. The trust runs a sponsorship scheme for un-homeable cats. See their web site for more details.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: To report a lost or found siamese cat, contact the relevant welfare officer below.
Rehoming contacts as follows:
Welfare Officer for Norfolk & Suffolk - Tel: 01473 830894 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Essex & East Anglia - Tel: 012776 22734 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Essex - Tel: 01702 218108 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Kent, London & Surrey - Tel: 020 8464 8857 (12pm- 9pm. Urgent calls anytime - within reason)
Welfare Officer for Plymouth / West & South West England - Tel:01752 343966
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Website: www.siameserescue.org.uk

SNIP - Society to Neuter Islington’s Pussies

Registered Charity no. 255298
Based in Islington. SNIP specialises in resiting desperate feral and stray cats into stables and small holdings outside London.The cats are neutered, vaccinated, health checked and chipped and then resited to stables and small holdings where they will be fed and kept an eye on.
Neutering Assistance: If you are on a low income or state benefits, and live in Greater London you can get free neutering from SNIP, who are part of the Cat Care and Control Consortium: Tel: 0208 954 2265. Please visit the Cat Care and Control Consortium website.
Postal Address: SNIP, Box 145, 2 Lansdowne Row, London, W1J 6HL
Tel: 07757 118 484
Email: Via the contact form on the SNIP website.
Website: www.snipcats.org

Stokey Cats… and Dogs

Cat Homing Page for Stokey Cats... and dogsCovering North London. 'Stokey Cats... and dogs' is a Volunteer group ready to help when a pet is lost, found or needs re-homing. All cats in their care are neutered/spayed, micro-chipped, treated for fleas and worms prior to re-homing. Kittens are rehomed in pairs, after neutering. Those too young are rehomed with a neutering agreement for the new owners. Should there be any unforeseen problems in the future, cats will be taken back into care.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07408 873811
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Website: www.stokeycatsanddogs.co.uk

The Catcuddles Sanctuary

CatCuddles Cat Homing PageRegistered Charity no. 1147971
Covering London & West Kent. Taking in, assessing, rehabilitating and rehoming pre-loved cats and kittens that need new forever homes, due to unavoidable changes in family circumstances. This is achieved using an expanding London-wide fostering network with fostering hubs both in North and South London. All cats get veterinary care, up to date vaccinations, flea and worming treatment, microchipping and neutering. The sanctuary simulates the kittie's home environment where each kitty gets 1-2-1 affection and lives in it's own quarters in a custom build residential annexe with heating, insulation, lighting and music. The Catcuddles Sanctuary also aims to help senior citizens care for their furry friends, and believe that cats are therapy to humans and should stay with them as long as possible.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rehoming Sanctuary: The Catcuddles Sanctuary, 36 Sidney Avenue, N14 4UY.
Tel: 0208 1232230 / 0778 2661255
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Website: www.catcuddles.org.uk

The Mayhew Animal Home

Registered Charity no. 1077588
Rehoming throughout London. The Mayhew have been rescuing and caring for abandoned, abused and unwanted animals in London since 1886. They also operate a trap, neuter and return service for feral cats in the following postcode areas: NW2, NW6, NW8 to NW10, W2, W3, W5, W9 to W12, W14 HA0 and HA9. Apart from adopting or fostering an animal in need, there are many other ways you can support The Mayhew, such as sponsoring an animal and attending seasonal fundraising events. The Mayhew operates a non-destruction policy.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, Brent, London, NW10 6BJ. (Viewing times: 12:00 - 3:30 Tuesday to Friday and by Appointment Saturday to Monday)
Cat Adoption - Tel: 0208 962 8011 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Enquiries - Tel: 0208 962 8009 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.themayhew.org

The Retreat Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no. 1105654
Bases in Crockenhill, Ashford and High Halden. The Retreat always has many cats looking for loving, permanent homes, and is also a sanctuary for a wide variety of animals. If you feel that you can give a good home to an animal please contact the Retreat as below. Home checks are always carried out. The retreat operates a strict no-kill policy. Visitors are welcome by appointment only
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Postal address: The Retreat, Brickyard Farm, Cripple Hill, High Halden, Kent, TN26 3LJ
Tel: 01233 851015 or 07941 435829
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Website: www.retreatanimalrescue.org.uk

Wanderers Haven Animal Sanctuary

Cat Homing Page for Wanderers Haven Animal SanctuaryRegistered Charity no. 261874
Based in Upminster. Rescuing and finding homes for animals in need throughout Essex and the South East. Contact the sanctuary if you can offer a permanent, loving home to an animal, or if you would like to sponsor one of their permanent residents. All cats are neutered before adoption (those too young are rehomed with a neutering agreement).
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rehoming Sanctuary: Front Lane, Cranham, Upminster, East London, RM14 1LW. Open 12.30 - 4.00pm, Closed Tuesdays.
Tel: 01708 220 168 / 07788 530 036 / 07763 646 257
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Wanderers Haven Animal Sanctuary Facebook Page

Whitty’s Kitties

Co-ordinated from Plaistow, East London (Newham). Assisting in the homing and placement of stray /homeless cats and kittens of any age, aiming to match the right animal to the right home environment. They also rehome cats with F.I.V positive conditions. An agreed donation is required to adopt an animal, to enable the group to continue their vital work with animals.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Advice: Advice on Neutering, vaccinations and all aspects of care given.
Help! Fosterers Needed: If you are able to foster a cat or kitten 'between homes', please call: 07919 362712
Help! Donations Needed: If you can help by donating food, bedding or grooming items, please ring or email as below.
Tel: 07919 362712
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Wood Green, The Animals Charity (London Centre)

Registered Charity no. 298348
Covering London. Wood Green, The Animals Charity takes in and rehomes around 5,000 animals every year. Their original centre in North London rehomes cats, and offers a community focussed preventative clinic. They aim to find the right home for every animal in their care. The charity offers advice and support to pet owners.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Wood Green - The Animals Charity, 601 Lordship Lane, Wood Green, London, N22 5LG.
Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Tel: 0844 248 8181
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Website: www.woodgreen.org.uk

 

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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