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Cat and kitten rescue & rehoming centres covering Essex. 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.


Alresford Kitten & Feral Rescue

Based in Alresford, near Colchester. Rescuing and rehoming domestic kittens, young adult cats, and feral cats throughout the whole of Essex and South Suffolk. All cats & kittens will be neutered if old enough, and wormed and deflead.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01206 826968
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Alresford Kitten & Feral Rescue Facebook Page

Ann & Bill's Cat & Kitten Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Ann & Bill’s Cat & Kitten RescueBased in Hornchurch. Ann & Bill's is a small, dedicated and caring rescue taking in cats and kittens from Barking, Dagenham, Romford & Hornchurch. All ages and breeds are cared for, and prospective owners and cats are carefully matched for compatibility before homing. They generally have quite a selection of cats to choose from, so if you are seeking a new feline companion in the above areas, give them a call. If a kitten comes into season before a home is found, it will be taken to the vet for spaying. All adult cats are neutered prior to being homed.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Lucky Black Cats: The rescue often has a number of 'Lucky Black Cats' (and sometimes kittens) needing homes - could one of them get lucky enough to become part of your household? Please call if you can offer a loving, permanent home.
Tel: 01708 440453
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Basildon Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Basildon Cat RescueCovering South Essex. Trapping and neutering of feral and stray cats and kittens. Feral kittens are rehabilitated ready for domestic life and rehomed. All cats and kittens are neutered, chipped and vaccinated before adoption.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07966 513989
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Basildon Cat Rescue's Facebook Page

Blue Cross - Cambridge Rehoming Centre

Cats for Rehoming at Blue Cross  - Cambridge Rehoming CentreRegistered Charity no. 224392
Covering Cambridgeshire and parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. Caring for and rehoming cats and smaller domestic animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs. The centre can house up to 200 cats at any one time, all of whom are looking for a loving new home. There is such a huge variety of cats seeking homes, there is bound to be just the feline you are looking for. Their procedures for 'match-making' pets to prospective owners it so successful, that they have one of the lowest 'returns' rate of any animal rehoming charity in Britain.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rehoming Centre: 20 Garlic Row, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambs, CB5 8HW. Open 11am to 4pm daily except Wednesdays. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Tel: 0300 777 1470
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Rehoming web page: Blue Cross Cambridge Rehoming Centre
National Website: www.bluecross.org.uk

Blue Cross - Suffolk Rehoming Centre

Registered Charity no. 224392
Covering Suffolk, Essex, parts of Cambridge, and parts of Norfolk. The new Blue Cross rehoming centre on Bourne Hill has allowed the Suffolk centre to double the number of animals they can help and rehome. They offer a matching service to ensure the right pet goes to the right home.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8NQ. Open 11am - 4pm daily, Closed Weds.
Tel: 0300 777 1480
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Rehoming Centre Web Page: bluecross.org.uk/suffolk-rehoming-centre
National Website: www.bluecross.org.uk

Bow Lodge Cat Rescue

Covering Thurrock and Basildon in Essex and Dartford in Kent. This is a small, self funded cat rescue. Cats are neutered and treated for fleas and worms before being rehomed. An adoption donation is required to cover running costs. Homechecks apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Thurrock - Tel: 07486 020 138
Dartford - Tel: 07538 184 997
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Bow Lodge Cat Rescue Facebook page

Caring For Animals 2001

Cat Homing Page for Caring for Animals 2001Registered Charity no. 1097762
Based in South Ockenden. This busy rescue centre always has many and various cats and kittens needing loving homes, often over 72! They care for and re-home stray and feral cats. All cats are neutered by the age of 6 months. If you could offer a loving, permanent home to a cat (or two) please give them a call, you will be spoilt for choice! If you cannot offer a home, please consider sponsoring one of their un-homeable cats. See their website linked below for details.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Volunteers Needed: Please contact as below, if you could help out for an hour or two on Saturday mornings.
Help! Short and Long-term Foster Homes Needed: Future Veterinary fees will be paid by Caring for Animals 2001. Please contact as below if you can offer a foster home.
Tel: 01708 854567
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Website: www.caring-for-animals.org

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 - Basildon, Brentwood & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering the whole of the Basildon & District Council area, including Wickford, Billericay, Stanford-Le-Hope and Corringham. They also assist across Thurrock and Brentwood. Rehoming unwanted cats and kittens, promoting responsible cat ownership and neutering. All cats over 4 months old are neutered prior to rehoming. Home visits apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: For those on a low income - Tel: 01268 543283 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Help! Volunteers Needed: Please get in touch if you can help with fund-raising, fostering, driving etc.
Postal Address: 2 Reed Pond Walk, Langdon Hills, Basildon, Essex, SS16 6AX.
Adoption - Tel: 01268 285778
General Enquiries - Tel: 01268 543283
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Website: www.bascats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Chelmsford & District Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Chelmsford. Chelmsford Cats Protection has been helping cats since 1963, at a rate of over 1,000 a year! They cover any area within a 10 - 15 mile radius of Chelmsford, and the shelter usually has around 50 cats awaiting new homes at any one time.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Shelter: Willow Grove, Deadmans Lane, Chelmsford, Galleywood, CM2 8LZ (Open daily, 11am - 3pm, closed Wednesdays)
Tel: 01245 478389
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Website: www.chelmsfordcats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Colchester

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcode areas: CO1 - CO4 and CO6. Caring for stray and unwanted cats and kittens and finding them new, loving, forever homes. Prior to rehoming, all cats and kittens will have been vet checked and where appropriate, neutered, vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 0345 260 1079
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/colchester

Cats Protection - Colne Valley

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Colne ValleyRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering Braintree and Halstead in N. Essex. Colne Valley Cats Protection rescue and rehome cats and kittens, they also provide advice on cat care. All cats over 4 months old will be neutered prior to adoption. Home checks will be carried out prior to adoption to ensure they find the right home for each cat in their care.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: The Branch offers neutering assistance to cat owners on low incomes.
Help! Fosterers Needed: Urgently required, for the many cats at Colne Valley waiting to be rehomed!
Support Shop: 75 High Street, Halstead, Essex. CO9 2JD.
Tel: 01376 755 725
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Website: www.colnevalley.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Harlow, Epping Forest & District

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Harlow, Epping Forest & DistrictRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering the M11 corridor from Woodford Green in the south to Saffron Walden in the north, taking in Loughton, Epping, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and surrounding areas. Postcode areas CB10, CM5, CM6, CM16, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, IG8, IG10. The branch always has cats and often kittens seeking caring homes.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Help with neutering costs is available to those on benefits or otherwise with limited means.
Help! Volunteers Needed: The branch are always keen to hear from potential fosterers (expenses paid!), home visitors or people who can help with fundraising, publicity etc.
Help! Goods Needed: Also, do get in touch if you are local and have any saleable goods to donate.
Postal Address: PO Box 7360, Epping, Essex, CM16 7XZ
Tel: 0333 200 1484
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Website: www.harlow.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Hornchurch & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcode areas: RM11, RM12, RM13, RM14 and certain parts of RM15. Rescuing and re-homing stray and unwanted cats since 2001. All cats & kittens receive a full veterinary check, including blood tests and any treatment needed to ensure a clean bill of health prior to rehoming. Become a member of the Hornchurch and District branch, and you will receive their excellent quarterly newsletter.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01708 755211
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Website: www.hornchurch.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Rayleigh, Castle Point & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering Canvey Island, Benfleet, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Rayleigh, Hockley, Hullbridge and Hawkwell. This branch is run entirely by volunteers and in 2016 they re-homed 256 cats and kittens from this area, as well as providing advice and practical assistance.  Cats are placed in foster homes until their ideal home can be found.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: An assisted neutering scheme is available, for those on a low income.
Lost & Found Register: The branch are always happy to display details of cats that have been lost on their website.
Help! Foster Carers Needed: The branch would love to hear from anyone in the area who might like to volunteer as a short-term cat foster carer, as they have a long list of cats waiting to come in to the branch. All expenses are met by the branch, so please call 01268 794648 if you could help.
Tel: 01268 750831
Email: Via the contact form on the Cats Protection Rayleigh, Castle Point & District website.
Website: www.catsrayleigh.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Romford & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcode areas: RM1 - RM10, this branch fosters and rehomes numerous cats and kittens during the year. They operate a non-destruction policy, which means they will never put a healthy cat down. The branch is also actively involved in the trapping and neutering colonies of feral cats in the Dagenham & Barking areas, helping to reduce the future feral and stray population. All cats are health checked, de-flead and wormed before moving on to new homes. As soon as one cat is homed there are another 10 waiting to come in, so good homes are always needed! 
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 - Southend & District

Cats for Rehoming at Cats Protection - Southend & DistrictRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering Southend, Westcliff, Leigh. Shoebury and Rochford. This branch helps find new homes for hundreds of cats & kittens, and re-unites cats with their owners through a lost & found register. All cats are neutered, microchipped and treated for fleas and worms prior to rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Help available for local cat owners on limited incomes to get their cats neutered.
Lost & Found Register: More information can be found on the Cats Protection Southend & District website linked below.
Tel: 07914 843587 or 01702 710630
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Website: www.southendcats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Tendring & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcodes: C07 & CO11 - CO16. An area from the River Stour in the north, to the coast and the River Colne in the south, with the coast to the East and the town of Colchester to the west. Caring for unwanted cats and kittens in the Tendring area. The main aim is to provide new homes for cats that come into their care. They also have an ongoing neutering programme to try to reduce the number of stray and feral cats in the area.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Cat neutering vouchers are available for those on benefits and limited incomes.
Lost & Found Register: The branch are always happy to display details of cats that have been lost or found in the area, on their website.
Tel: 01255 744 014
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/tendring
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Thurrock & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcodes RM15, RM16, RM17, RM18, RM19 and RM20.
Neutering Assistance: An assisted neutering scheme is available, for those on a low income.
Tel: 0345 371 2752
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/thurrock
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.
Tel: 020 7474 8811 (10am - 5.30pm)
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Website: www.celiahammond.org

Change A Paw Life Rescue

Based near Rayleigh and Rochford, rehoming across Essex. A foster-based rescue which predominately rehomes dogs but also helps with pregnant cats and kittens. All animals are flea-treated, wormed, microchiped, vaccinated & neutered. A pre-adoption interview and home-check are carried out prior to adoption.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Foster Homes Needed: More foster homes always needed!
Tel: 07863 253627
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Web page: www.dogsblog.com/author/change-a-paw-life

Colchester Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Colchester Cat RescueRegistered Charity no. 275238
Covering from Clacton in the east, Chelmsford in the south and Ipswich in the north. Colchester Cat Rescue cares for around 70 cats at any one time. Many of these are long term and haven't been able to be rehomed. Cats are generally only rehomed in the local area.  The sanctuary is run entirely by volunteers, who organise various fund raising events.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Support Shop: Colchester Cat Rescue Shop, 17 Eld Lane, Colchester, CO1 1LS 
Rehoming Centre: The Sanctuary, "Lyndhurst", Bromley Rd, Colchester CO7 7SF. Open Sat & Sun 12 - 3pm, and Mon to Fri 10 - 1pm (including all Bank Holidays). No appointment necessary.
Tel: 01206 864284
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Website: www.colchestercatrescue.org.uk

Colne Valley Animal Rescue

Brooms Farm, Colne Park Road, White Colne, Colchester, Essex
Tel: 01787 223619

Crescent Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Crescent Cat RescueRegistered Charity no. 1079086
Based in Tendring. Crescent Cat Rescue is a small, friendly cat rescue, who have been caring for cats for over 20 years. Their centre is situated in the Tendring area of Essex. If you'd like to adopt a cat, they have some super characters just waiting for the right home to come along!
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Volunteers Needed: If you have any time to spare and would like to help, volunteers are needed for caring for the cats and organising fund raising events.
Support Shop: Walton on the Naze
Tel: 01255 861309 (For a viewing appointment)
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Website: www.crescentcatrescue.org.uk

Cuddly Critters Small Animal Rescue

Based in South Ockendon, covering Basildon, Chelmsford, Harlow, Thurrock.  Cuddly Critters takes in unwanted and neglected animals. The rescue makes sure all the animals are well enough to be rehomed and are vaccinated, neutered and treated for fleas and worms. All cats over 6 months of age will be neutered prior to rehoming and for kittens a neutering agreement must be signed by potential adopters. Home checks will be carried out.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07582263248
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Website: www.cuddlycrittersrehoming.webs.com

Goldie’s Cat Rescue

Covering Essex and surrounding counties, operating from bases in Basildon & Upminster. Goldie's give priority to senior cats of 12 years plus, and to sick and FIV+ cats. All cats are neutered, vaccinated, health checked by a vet, flea and worm treated and microchipped prior to rehoming. Senior cats also have a general wellbeing blood test. Homecheck and adoption fees apply. Goldie's run a ‘forever fostering’ program, where they continue to pay any vet bill for cats over 18, after rehoming. Please get in touch if you would like to adopt or foster a cat.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07969 318 443
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Website: www.goldies-cat-rescue.co.uk

Hope for Cats Rescue & Rehoming

Covering Billericay and the surrounding areas. Rescuing and rehoming cats. All cats homed over 6 months will be neutered, and younger cats will be homed with neutering agreement.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Hornchurch Pet Services

Based in Hornchurch, covering Essex and the South East. Hornchurch Pet Services finds homes for unwanted pets and promotes responsible pet ownership. Animals have a standard health check, appropriate vaccinations, flea and worming treatment and are neutered as part of the adoption process. 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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Hornchurch Pet Services Facebook Page

Kozy Katz Rescue and Rehoming Centre

Based in North Essex.  Kozy Katz Rescue and Rehoming Centre rescues unwanted cats and kittens, and rehomes them in suitable homes and environments. All cats are neutered before homing, and home checks apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07939 878508
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Website: www.kozykatz.org.uk

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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Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre

Based in Mistley. Mistley park is more than just a rescue centre, it is a great day out for the family! Stroll along their woodland walk and visit the environment centre, then relax in the tea room and browse the gift shop. All profits go towards the welfare of the 2,500 animals in their care.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Centre: Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre, New Road, Mistley, Nr. Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1ER
Tel: 01206 396048
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Website: www.mistleyplacepark.com

National Animal Welfare Trust - Clacton

Cat Homing Page for National Animal Welfare Trust - ClactonRegistered Charity no. 1027106
Covering N.E. Essex and S.E. Suffolk. Rescuing and providing sanctuary and re-homing centre for cats and dogs looking for caring, loving homes.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Volunteers Needed: Volunteers to help mornings in the cattery are very welcome, please call as below.
Support Shop: 10 West Road, Clacton On Sea, Essex. CO15 1QR. (Open 11am - 4pm)
Rehoming Centre: The Street, Little Clacton, Essex, CO16 9LG.
Viewing hours: 11.00 am - 3.00 pm daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day)
Tel: 01255 860062 (10.00 am - 5.00 pm)
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Website: www.nawt.org.uk/centres/essex-clacton

National Animal Welfare Trust - Thurrock

Cat Homing Page for National Animal Welfare Trust - ThurrockRegistered Charity no. 1090499
Based in Thurrock. N.A.W.T. rescue and rehome unwanted cats and dogs. All animals are spayed/castrated at six months. Good loving homes are urgently needed. The charity relies totally on donations and their own fund raising efforts.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Volunteers Needed: Extra help always needed, so please contact the branch if you could help.
Rehoming enquiries - Tel: 01375 393663 or 07599 225350
Rehoming enquiries - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.nawt.org.uk/centres/essex-thurrock

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

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. Helping to rescue and re-home any pedigree-looking cats throughout the UK. This small specialist, volunteer run rescue isn’t concerned about pedigree papers for the cats, but cares about the cats themselves. They help all breeds, including Persians, Persian Exotics, Maine Coons, Ragdolls, Birmans, Burmese, Devon Rex, Siberian, Turkish Angora, Siamese, British Blue and other colours of British Shorthair, Russian Blue, Orientals and others (no longer taking in Bengal cats). All cats are cared for in foster homes, as opposed to catteries.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07722 826 935 (Call or Text)
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Website: www.strawberrypersianpedigreecatrescue.co.uk

Poppy’s Place Animal Rescue - Colchester

Cat Homing Page for Poppy’s Place Animal RescueBased in Colchester, covering Essex and the surrounding area. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming unwanted and abandoned animals, and giving them a chance of a happy and safe future. All cats over six months old are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, worm & flea treated before adoption (younger kittens are rehomed with a contract for owners to arrange neutering at 6 months). Poppy's Place offer rescue back up for life, if the rehoming doesn't work out. Viewings are by appointment only.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
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Website: www.poppysplaceanimalrescue.co.uk

Purrs Cat Rescue

cats needing homes at purrs cat rescue, hornchurch essexRegistered Charity no. 1168965
Based in Hornchurch. Purrs is a small dedicated charity in Essex aiming to rescue stray and abandoned cats and find their forever homes. All cats are cared for in foster homes, and are fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, health checked by a vet, neutered and micro-chipped before they are rehomed. If a kitten is too young neutering is arranged by their adopters with guidance when needed.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07828 191481 (Hornchurch and surrounding area)
Calls taken between 11am and 3pm. Please use email or Facebook outside these hours.
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Website: www.purrscatrescue.org

Pussycat Lodge Trust

Registered Charity no. 1148883
Based in Ingrave, Brentwood, Essex. Areas covered: Havering, Redbridge, Barking, Dagenham, Brentwood. Pussycat Lodge has been helping cats for over 20 years. They care for and re-home domestic cats and are keenly involved in the management of the feral population. No healthy animal is ever destroyed. Loving homes are always needed for cats in their care, and they would also love to hear from anyone wishing to offer help. They also run a sponsorship scheme for un-homeable cats and produce a newsletter for members. Visit their website for more details, or give them a call.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Enquiries: 07751 199037
Rehoming / Rescuing a cat: Tel: 01277 811904
Feral cat line: 01708 378452
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Website: www.pussycatlodge.co.uk

RSPCA - Chelmsford, Brentwood & Mid Essex

Registered Charity no. 210634 
This RSPCA branch is run by a committee who make decisions about how they can best carry out animal welfare work in the area. They often have cats available for re-homing. All cats will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. They require a small donation for each animal adopted. All funds are raised locally from individual donations with no government or lottery funding. They also have a charity shop in Chelmsford town centre offering a range of goods for sale.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: 32-34 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, CM2 7DL. Open Mon to Fri, 9am - 3pm.
Tel: 01245 478886
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RSPCA - Chelmsford, Brentwood & Mid Essex Facebook Page
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Danaher Animal Home

Registered Charity no. 1112369
Based in Braintree. The Home takes in unwanted animals (principally cats, dogs and small domestic animals) from the general public in Essex normally via the RSPCA branches and animal homes in London. They provide temporary refuge and veterinary care for the animals, all of which will be neutered and microchipped before adoption.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Thorley Farm, Hedingham Rd, Wethersfield, Near Braintree, Essex, CM7 4EQ. Open Monday - Sunday, 11am - 3pm (closed Wednesdays)
Tel: 0300 111 4321
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Website: www.rspcaessex.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Essex North East

Registered Charity no. 206799
Based in Colchester. Prior to being adopted, animals are microchipped, neutered and treated for worms and fleas where appropriate. An adoption fee will be charged which helps towards the cost of this, as well as any veterinary treatment given. Also offering a welfare clinic for pet owners who fulfil certain eligibility criteria. See their website for more details.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Pet neutering scheme available for people on certain government benefits.
Rehoming Centre: 116 Harwich Road, Colchester, CO4 3BZ (Open: Mon - Thurs 9am - 4pm).
Tel: 01206 860586
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Website: rspca.org.uk/local/essex-north-east-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Essex North West

Registered Charity no. 207972
Based in Braintree. Helping to improve animal welfare in the North West of Essex. Helping abused and abandoned animals rescued by RSPCA Inspectors, to find a new start in life. All cats are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before rehoming. Home checks apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: This branch operates a Pet Neutering Scheme (in association with local vets) for people on government benefits or low income.
Help! Quality Items Needed: RSPCA Essex North West are always in need of stock (accept electrical goods) for their charity shop.
Support Shop: 13 New Street, Braintree. 
Tel: 01376 618483
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Website: rspca.org.uk/local/essex-north-west-branch
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.
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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 South, Southend & District

Cat Homing Page for RSPCA - Essex South, Southend & DistrictRegistered Charity no. 208538
Covering Southend, Canvey, Maldon, Heybridge, Dengie & South Woodham Ferrers. This busy branch regularly cares for between 30 and 40 cats at any one time, all looking for loving new homes. Also seeking homes are dogs and rabbits.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Lost & Found Register: For information on lost or found pets in this area, visit: www.petsearchsoutheast.co.uk
Cat Adoption: 07977 062894 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Enquiries - Tel: 01702 548261 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/essex-south
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 - 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
Adoption and General Enquiries - Tel: 07876 753228
Enquiries about rehoming your own cat(s) - Tel: 0300 1234 999
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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 - Stort Valley

Cats for Rehoming at RSPCA - Stort ValleyRegistered Charity no. 233908
Covering from Saffron Walden, Essex to Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, including Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow and surrounding villages. RSPCA Stort Valley provide a clinic staffed by a qualified Veterinary Surgeon for people on a means tested benefit. They also have an advice centre that you can telephone or call in to obtain advice on the care of animals.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Subsidised neutering vouchers are available to those on qualifying benefits.
Clinic: 23 The Stow, Harlow, Essex (Mon, Tues 10.30am - 1.30pm, Thurs/Fri 10am - 1pm. Tel: 01279 306058)
Advice Centre: 23 The Stow, Harlow, Essex (Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Tel: 01279 306058)
Tel: 01279 306058
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Website: www.rspcastortvalley.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Scratching Post (The)

Cat Homing Page for Scratching PostRegistered Charity no. 1105653
Based in Waltham Abbey (Essex) & Cheshunt (Herts), but covering a much wider area. The Scratching Post rely solely on charitable donations to help with their rescue and rehoming work. Their policy is to ensure that no cat is ever kept in unsuitable accommodation while it is waiting for a home. All cats are vet checked, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, given any other necessary veterinary treatment, and neutered if old enough (kittens homed with a neutering agreement). Microchipping on adoption.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Support Shop: 107 Lancaster Road, Enfield, EN2 0JN.
Rehoming Centre: The Scratching Post, Woodgreen Road, off Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3SB.
Tel: 01992 626110
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Website: www.scratchingpost.co.uk

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

Small Animals Boarding & Rescue Facility (AKA Ardleigh Pet Rescue)

Based in Essex, operating thoughout England. Established in 2001, rescuing and rehoming cats and other small pets. All Cats are neutered if old enough, prior to rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Aylands, Harts Lane, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex. CO7 7QH.
Tel: 07815 797936
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Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (SESAW)

Registered Charity no. 1124029
Based in Levenheath. A small rescue and rehoming centre on the Essex/Suffolk borders, dedicated to caring for injured and abandoned domestic and wild animals. The group also traps ferals for neutering, before returning them to suitable locations.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Foster Homes Needed: Volunteer foster homes always needed for short or long term placements.
Rehoming Centre: 'Idano', Stoke Road, Leavenheath, Suffolk, CO6 4PP
Tel: 01787 210888
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Website: www.sesaw.co.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

Whiskers Sanctuary

Based in Harlow. Giving shelter to unwanted and homeless cats and kittens, all of whom will be health checked, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Flea and worm treatment is also given before re homing. Whiskers Sanctuary do not charge a fee, but do ask for a donation on adoption.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07711 906294
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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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