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


7th Heaven Animal Rescue Trust

Cat Homing Page for 7th Heaven Animal Rescue TrustRegistered Charity no. 101696
Covering County Antrim. The Trust is a non-profit registered charity, set up in March 2003 by a group of animal lovers united by their common love and dedication to animals. Northern Ireland has the highest rate of stray, abused and abandoned animals in the whole of the UK, with many more animals destroyed for want of a new home than in any other area. 7th Heaven does not have a central sanctuary, instead animals are cared for in volunteers own homes, allowing the animals much more personal care and attention. 7th Heaven operates a no kill policy.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Postal Address: 7th Heaven Animal Rescue Trust, PO Box 198, Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
Tel: 02894 432229
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Website: www.7thheaven.org.uk

Animal Connexions

Registered Charity no. XR54590
Based in Craigavon, Co.Armagh, Animal Connexions  are actively involved in the rescue of unwanted and stray cats and dogs. They also operate a trap-neuter-release programme for feral cats. All the animals are cared for through a network of volunteer foster homes, where they are kept in a safe, warm environment and are able to be socialised before rehoming. If you can offer a home to a rescued animal, they would love to hear from you. Animal Connexions operates a no-kill policy.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 02892 612745
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Animal Connexions Facebook Page

Animals in Donegal AID Ireland

Based in Donegal. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming domestic pets, farm animals and wildlife in Ulster and the surrounding counties. Animals in Donegal AID operate a trap neuter and return scheme for feral cats, rescue and rehoming of FIV cats and the sanctuay also provides pallitive care when needed. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: +353 87 430 5792
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Assisi Animal Sanctuary

Registered Charity no. 104594
Based in Conlig. Assisi Animal Sanctuary is Northern Ireland's largest independent animal welfare charity providing shelter for up to 200 companion animals including cats, dogs and rabbits.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Shelter: 1 Old Bangor Road, Conlig, Co. Down, BT23 7PU.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 4pm.
Tel: (028) 9181 2622
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Website: www.assisi-ni.org

Barn Animal Rescue (The)

Registered Charity no. 106152
Based in Newtownards, County Down. The BARN Animal Rescue is a haven for animals in need. Promoting animal welfare within Northern Ireland, they care for rescued cats and dogs. They have cats, kittens and dogs all within their adoption scheme. An adoption donation is required to cover the cost of health checks, vaccinations and neutering/spaying.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Cat Fosterers Needed: The The Barn Animal Rescue are always looking for foster homes.
Help! Volunteers Needed: Please contact the rescue if you are able to help them with their work.
Tel: 07342 300863
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Website: www.barnrescue.wordpress.com

Belfast Animal Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Belfast Animal RescueBased in Killyleagh, County Down. Rescuing and rehoming mainly cats, but some dogs also, in Belfast and the surrounding areas. This small but dedicated group do what they can with limited resources. If you can help in any way, please let them know. If you are able to offer a loving, permanent home to a rescued cat or dog, they would love to hear form you! Please Note: Belfast Animal Rescue does not rehome young kittens from their shelter.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Outdoor Homes Needed: Outdoor homes are needed for several colonies of feral cats in desperate need of re-location. Farms, stables, smallholdings or rural homes ideal! If you could take even a couple of these super moggies, please contact as below.
Tel: 07922 418 375
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Benvardin Animal Rescue Kennels

Based in County Antrim. Rescuing lost cats and dogs, and caring for them until new homes can be found. Benvardin Animal Rescue Kennels also educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07518 370 478 (9am-6pm daily)
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Website: www.benvardinkennels.com

Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary

Registered Charity no. 105698
An independent animal rescue charity based 1.5 miles out of Ballinamallard on the Kilskeery Road, County Fermanagh. Priority is given to mistreated animals and those whose owners have died or are ill. All adult animals are spayed or neutered and vaccinated before re-homing. Animals stay at the sanctuary until adopted into caring, responsible homes. No healthy animal is ever destroyed. The sanctuary also operates a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) policy in relation to controlling the feral cat population.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Killymittan, Ballinamallard, Co.Fermanagh, Ireland, BT94 2FW
Tel: 028 66 388885
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Website: www.brighteyesanimalsanctuary.org.uk

Burtonport Animal Rescue

Covering Co.Donegal. Burtonport Animal Rescue is a small non profit rescue, helping animals in need in the Burtonport and surrounding area. All cats are neutered if old enough, and the adopter is required to neuter those that are too young.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 0860 762 228 or 0864 038 888
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Website: burtonportrescue.weebly.com

Cat Support Group

Registered Charity no: 100721
Based in Belfast, covering Northern Ireland. The Cat Support Group is not a rehoming shelter, and cannot take cats in. They offer trap, neuter and return of feral cats, and give financial support to those on a low income who are feeding or paying for vet assistance for feral colonies.
Postal Address: PO Box 2126, Belfast, BT5 9EN.
Tel: 07557 857776
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Cats Protection - Armagh

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Portadown and covering Armagh, Portadown, Loughall, Markethill, Richhill, Tandragee, Craigavon and Lurgan. Armagh Cats Protection was formed in November 2008 by a small but dedicated group of people who care passionately about cats and their welfare. They participate in the nationwide Trap, Neuter, Release scheme and have neutered over 300 stray/feral cats
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07709 483550
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Website: www.armagh.cats.org.uk

Cats Protection - Belfast Cat Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Newtownards. Cats Protection Belfast Adoption Centre, is one of 29 adoption centres throughout the Cats Protection UK network. They provide a safe and loving environment for cats brought into their care, and provide information on cat care and neutering. At any one time they can have up to 170 cats and kittens in their care, all waiting patiently for a new home.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: 270 Belfast Road, Dundonald, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT16 1UE. (Open from 11am to 4pm - Closed Wednesdays)
Tel: 028 9048 0202 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm / Sat & Sun & Wed 9.00am - 1.00pm)
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Website: www.belfast.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Coleraine & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Coleraine. Coleraine & District Cats Protection are a small group of cat lovers who want to improve the lives of cats in their local area. Their primary focus is on neutering. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07488 527 707
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/coleraine/
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Cookstown & District (Neutering Branch)

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Pomeroy. Cookstown and District is a recently formed branch of Cats Protection. It is a small group of people who care passionately about cats and their welfare. 
Please Note: This branch currently offers cat neutering assistance only, and is therefore unable to help with adoption or rehoming.
Neutering Assistance: To enquire about financial assistance with cat neutering, please contact the branch using the details below.
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 - Downpatrick

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Downpatrick. Cats Protection Downpatrick branch rescues and rehomes cats and kittens via their foster carers.  Cats in their care are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and receive a full veterinary health check.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07583 109 777 
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/downpatrick
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cavan - SPCA

Registered Charity no. CHY17527
Based in Cavan. This is a small but active member society of the ISPCA. Promoting better awareness regarding animal welfare. Animals are cared for in foster homes until thier ideal homes are found.
Neutering Assistance: Scheme available to those who are on means tested benefits, living in the county of Cavan.
Tel: 086 8916 186 
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Website: www.cavanspca.ie
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary

Registered Charity no. 104028
Based in Ballynoe. Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary are mainly concerned with horses, but cares for and re-homes other domestic animal. Helps wild animals also.
Rescue Shelter: 26 Crosskennan Lane, Ballynoe, Co. Antrim, BT41 2QY
Tel: 028 9446 5384
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Website: www.crosskennanlane.org.uk

Donegal - SPCA

Registered Charity no. CHY11698
Covering Co. Donegal. Donegal SPCA rehabilitate and rehome neglected, injured, unwanted and sick animals. Their function is to combat cruelty to animals, on many levels and in several different ways. They work with all animals and promote responsible animal ownership.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Postal Address: Donegal SPCA, P.O Box 115, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Tel: 086 605 4943 
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Donegal SPCA Facebook Page
National Cruelty Helpline Tel: 1890 515 515

Donegal Cat Rescue

Cats for Rehoming at Donegal Pet RescueBased in Donegal. Taking in cats and kittens that have been abandoned lost or stray. Donegal Cat Rescue are a small non profit organisation that also deals with feral cats (however, they are a small rescue and can only do this in an emergency). All animals over 5 months old will be neutered before leaving the shelter.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 08790 20317
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Website: www.donegalcatrescue.org

Joan's Arc Animal Sanctuary

Cats for Rehoming at Joan’s Arc Animal SanctuaryBased in Glangevlin (County Cavan), covering Cavan, Leitrim, Fermanagh. This organisation is dedicated to providing sanctuary & rehabilitation to abused and dislocated animals. All cats / kittens will be neutered at 5 months. If you're seeking a new best friend, you will soon find the one suited to you! Joan's Arc also provides a capture, neuter and return facility for feral cats.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rehoming Sanctuary: Joan's Arc, Altshallan, Glangevlin, County Cavan, Ireland.
Tel: 087 163 7858
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Website: www.joansarcanimalsanctuary.com

Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary

Covering Antrim. Since opening in April 1996 Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary have found caring homes for over 7000 animals to date. Accepting as many animals in need of help as possible, the rescue has a no-kill policy and always has cats and dogs looking for homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the sanctuary as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Items Needed: Good blankets and towels, along with any donations of tinned food, treats, leads, poop bags etc. will be gratefully received.
Rehoming Centre: Greystone Road, Hurtletoot House, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT41 2QN. Open 12 noon to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Tel: 02894 463993
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Website: www.midantrimanimalsanctuary.org

MSPCA Monaghan Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Covering the Monaghan area. Helping animals since 1996. This is a non-profit rescue shelter dedicated to saving unwanted, abandoned and abused dogs and cats. They provide rescue, medical care, rehabilitation, and adoption services.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Shelter: MSPCA Emyvale Shelter, Killydonagh, Co. Monaghan.
Tel: 086-8262885 or 086-8262956 or 086-4039618
Email: Via the contact form on the MSPCA website.
Website: www.monaghanspca.ie

Rainbow Rehoming Centre (The)

The Rainbow Rehoming Centre is located in Co.Derry, Northern Ireland, only 7 miles from the city, but their rescue and rehoming covers the whole North West region of Ireland. They are a shelter for dogs and cats, kittens and pups that have been abandoned or are stray. The centre rehomes over 400 dogs and cats every year, and has a non-destruction policy, meaning that they will never put a healthy dog or cat to sleep. All animals are spayed or neutered before being rehomed.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Volunteers needed: Willing hands needed to help in the shop and handymen to help with some small jobs inside.
Support Shop: Waterloo Place, Derry.
Rehoming Centre: Rainbow Rehoming Centre, Ballygudden Road, Eglinton, Co. Derry, BT47 3AF (Open daily 11 am - 1 pm and 7.30 pm - 9 pm)
Tel: 028 7181 2882 (dial 048 if ringing from the Republic of Ireland)
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Website: www.rainbowrehoming.com

TC’s Forever Home

Based in Co.Down. Rescuing older, sick and special needs cats and giving them a forever home. Cats are not rehomed, but will live at the shelter where they will be loved and cared for. TC's Forever Home promote the benefits of adopting older, sick and special needs cats and also promote neutering and the importance of vaccinations, and can advise on general cat welfare.
Tel: 02843 751572
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TC's Forever Home Facebook Page

U.S.P.C.A. (The Ulster Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Please note, this USPCA listing is for information. They do not have facilities for rehoming cats.
Aims: To obtain justice for animals, to endeavour by every means to put an end to cruelty to animals and to encourage kindness and humanity in their treatment.
Postal Address: Unit 6, Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry, Co. Down, BT35 6QH 
USPCA Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000
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Website: www.uspca.co.uk

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