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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

Animal Craziness

Based in Newmarket. Animal Craziness takes in and cares for un-wanted small animals, whilst finding them loving homes. All cats are Neutered (if old enough), Vaccinated, Microchipped, flea & worm treated. If you are looking to re-home an animal please contact as below.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Microchipping: £10 Microchipping for your cat in their own home in Newmarket & surrounding villages.
Tel: 07825707866
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Website: www.animalcraziness.webs.com

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

Bury’s Stray Cat Fund

Registered Charity no. 279321
Based in Bury St. Edmunds. An independent cat sanctuary who have been looking after cats and kittens for over 30 years.  The rescue help to control the feral population and reduce suffering through neutering programmes. They care for hundreds of cats each year and always have cats looking for new, loving homes.
Foster Carers Needed: Bury's Stray Cat Fund runs a foster scheme for some of their OAP cats - they provide the food and cover vet bills, you just provide the fireside, armchair and TLC. The cat lives with you, but the Fund is responsible for them, which means they are only able to foster to homes within a maximum radius of 20 miles from Bury St. Edmunds.
Help Needed: Part time volunteers and fund-raisers are always needed, as are aluminium cans, used stamps, margarine tubs, plastic trays, blankets, bric-a-brac and your old woollies.
Rehoming Centre: Friars Orchard, The Street, Little Welnetham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0UH
Shelter Tel: 01284 388455
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Website: www.burystraycatfund.co.uk

Cataholics

Covering Newmarket and the surrounding area. A small cat rescue & rehoming organisation, finding good, caring homes for disadvantaged cats.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: There is a Lost & Found cats section on their website, linked below.
Help! Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are desperately needed, either for hands-on work with cats, or for fundraising. For more information, please contact Cataholics via their website.
Contact: Via the contact form on the Cataholics website.
Website: www.cataholics.org.uk

Cats Protection - Anglia Coastal

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering Postcodes  NR30-NR35. Helping stray and unwanted cats and kittens in Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay and surrounding areas find new, loving homes. All cats are health checked, vaccinated, microchipped, neutered where old enough, and received flea nad worm treatments.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Help towards the cost of neutering is available if you are on a means-tested benefit.
Lost & Found Register: There is a Lost & Found cats section on their website, linked below.
Tel: 0345 371 4202
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Website: www.waveney.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Bury St. Edmunds & Stowmarket

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Bury St. Edmunds & StowmarketRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcodes IP6, IP7, IP8, IP14, IP22, IP23, IP29 to IP33 and CO10. The branch rescue and rehome cats in the Mid Suffolk area. Cats are vet checked, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before finding new homes. Home checks apply prior to adoption
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Postal Address: PO Box 422, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3WE.
To Adopt a Cat - Tel: 01449 674584
General Enquiries - Tel: 01284 850887
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/bury-st-edmunds
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Downham Market Cat Adoption Centre

Cats for Rehoming at Cats Protection - Downham Market Cat Adoption CentreRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, South Lincs & Suffolk. All cats & kittens are homed neutered, microchipped, have had at least their first vaccination, are treated for fleas & worms and come with 4 weeks free pet insurance. If you are looking to adopt a new feline companion, you will be spoilt for choice!
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rehoming Centre: Downham Market Adoption Centre, Wards Chase, Stowbridge, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 3NN. Opening Times: Open 6 days a week, 11am - 3pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Tel: 01366 382311
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Website: www.downhammarket.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Framlingham & Saxmundham

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Framlingham & SaxmundhamRegistered Charity no: 203644
Covering postcodes IP6 and IP12 to IP23. This busy branch rehomes around two hundred cats and kittens every year.  All cats are cared for in foster homes; they are vet checked, neutered where old enough, microchipped, vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms. Home checks apply prior to adoption.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 01728 723 499
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Website: www.framandsax.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Haverhill & Stour Valley

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering CB9, CB10, and CO10 postcodes. Rescuing, caring for and rehoming cats in the local area. Cats are cared for by volunteer fosterers until a permanent home can be found. They also give advice on cat problems and help with feral colonies. They have a non-destruction policy, which means that no healthy animal is ever put to sleep.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Contact the branch for further information.
Help! Volunteers Needed Urgently: Haverhill and Stour Valley CP are always looking for new volunteers. A variety of roles are needed to run the branch, so there is bound to be something to fit your skills. Please contact them as below if you could help.
Help! Fosterers Required: To Foster cats in their own homes whilst they await permanent homes of their own.
Postal Address: Stour Valley Branch, PO Box 94, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7WY
Tel: 01440 535131
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Website: www.stourvalley.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Ipswich

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcode areas: IP1 - IP5 and IP7 - IP11. Rescuing and rehoming cats since 2000. All cats will be microchipped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered if needed and treated for fleas and worms, they are also seen by a vet to ensure they are healthy.  Home checks will be carried out and adoption fees apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Contact this branch for more information on neutering assistance available.
Lost & Found Register: Lost or found cats can be registered via the Ipswich Cats Protection website.
Support Shop: 184 Bramford Lane, Ipswich.
Tel: 0345 371 2069
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Website: www.ipswich.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Country Cat Shelter

Registered Charity no. 297973
Rescuing and rehoming in South Norfolk and North Suffolk. Country Cat Shelter are always looking for kind, loving homes for cats and kittens. No healthy cat is ever put to sleep, and the shelter can sometimes help people with their vets fees when funds allow. If you think you can offer one or more or their cats or kittens a permanent, loving home please give them a call. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer your help with fundraising or can offer any other assistance, they would love to hear from you.
Tel: 01502 574562
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Website: www.countrycats.org.uk

Feline Care Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Feline Care Cat RescueRegistered Charity no. 1144830
Covering Norfolk and North Suffolk. A purpose built Cat Rescue Centre set in three acres of rural tranquility, offering cats a loving home whilst finding them new forever homes. Feline Care Cat Rescue also carries out therapeutic work with feral and nervous cats. Every cat taken in at the shelter is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Home checks apply.
Adopt a CatSee Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rescue Centre: Feline Care Cat Rescue, Roudham Road, East Harling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2QN
Tel: 01953 718529
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Website: www.felinecare.org.uk

Ipswich & District Animal Welfare Centre

Cat Homing Page for Ipswich & District Animal Welfare CentreRegistered Charity no. 1159595
Based in Ipswich. Providing food, shelter and veterinary care for stray and abandoned cats. All cats are neutered, and treated for worms and fleas before they are rehomed.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: A neutering programme, and veterinary clinic is available for owners in receipt of state benefits (proof required).
Rescue Shelter: 181 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.
Tel: 01473 727496
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Website: www.ipswichcats.co.uk

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

Newmarket Cats

Registered Charity no. 1089460
Based in Newmarket. Caring for more mature cats in their own environment. Adult cats available for rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Norfolk & Suffolk Animal Trust

Registered Charity no. 295518
Covering Norfolk and Suffolk. The happiness and health of their rescue animals, is crucial to Norfolk & Suffolk Animal Trust. They aim to find a loving family home for life, for each and every animal in their care, and they never destroy a healthy animal.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Support Shop: 2 Broad Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Rescue Centre: Norfolk & Suffolk Animal Trust, Fremantle Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AT.
Cat Adoption Tel: 01493 844631
Dog Adoption Tel: 01502 740787 or 07803 745541 (9.00am to 6.00pm. Tuesday to Sunday)
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Website: www.nasatrust.co.uk

PACT (People for Animal Care Trust) Animal Sanctuary

Registered Charity no. 1045251
Covering Norfolk and North Suffolk. The sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes all kinds of animals including wildlife. PACT is the largest all-animal sanctuary in Norfolk. Good homes are especially needed for elderly animals. The sanctuary specialises in helping abused animals return to health and enabling them to find loving homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the sanctuary as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: River Farm, Woodrising, Near Hingam, Norfolk, NR9 4PJ. (Open Wednesday - Saturday, 12 noon - 3.30pm or by appointment)
Tel: 01362 820775
Email: Via the contact form on the PACT website.
Website: www.pactsanctuary.org

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

Rose Cottage Cats

Based on the Norfolk / Suffolk border. A small home run cat and kitten rescue, always looking for good, loving homes for the cats in their care.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01508 482737
Rose Cottage Cats Facebook Page

RSPCA - Cambridge & District

Registered Charity no. 205098
Based in Cambridge. The branch usually has a wide variety of animals in need of a new home, including cats and dogs. If you are looking for a new pet to share your life with, visit the rehoming gallery on their website, linked below.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Also available at reduced cost, at the Cambridge Clinic, below.
Microchipping
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Also available at reduced cost, at the Cambridge Clinic, below. 
Low Cost Vet Clinic: Low cost vet treatment is available to those on low income or receiving benefits. See their website for full details.
Clinic Address: 1 Pool Way, Whitehill Road, Cambridge (Tel: 01223 247 986).
Adoption Enquiries - Tel: 01638 508316
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Website: www.rspca-cambridge.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Suffolk East & Ipswich

Registered Charity no. 206269
Based in Woodbridge. This busy branch rehomes around 200 dogs and 250 cats each year, as well as numerous smaller animals. All cats rehomed are neutered, fully vaccinated (if FIV negative), flea'd, wormed, micro chipped, blood tested for FIV/FELV and vet checked.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Woodbridge Animal Centre: 2 Mill Lane, Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4PD. Open Mon-Sat 11.30am-3.30pm (Closed Wednesday). Sunday 1.30-3.30pm (Sunday by appointment only).
Tel: 0300 999 7321
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Website: www.ipswich-rspca.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Suffolk East Coast

Registered Charity no. 206576
Covering Lowestoft, Waveney Valley, Beccles, Bungay, Kessingland, Southwold, Halesworth, Yoxford, Leiston and Aldeburgh. Prioritising animals rescued from cruelty & neglect, which may mean they cannot take in unwanted pets. The branch always have animals in their care looking for loving homes. Animals are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated (where appropriate) before they are rehomed. They also come with 6 weeks free pet insurance. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Branch Tel: 01502 560813
Adoption Tel: 07824 353128 (9am-3pm Tue, Thur & Fri only)
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/suffolk-east
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - West Suffolk Branch

Registered Charity no. 206965
Covering Bury St. Edmunds, Sudbury, Stowmarket. If you would like to rehome one of their dogs or cats, please telephone to find out about the animals up for re-homing, before you visit.  All animals are cared for in foster homes until new, loving homes can be found for them.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Cat Adoption - Tel: 0300 330 1405
Dog Adoption - Tel: 01284 703807
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/west-suffolk-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

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

Suffolk Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no. 1065934
Based in Stowmarket. Rescuing and rehoming stray and unwanted animals, mainly cats, dogs and other small domestic pets. All cats are neutered, vaccinated, wormed and de-flead before rehoming. They operate a non-destruction policy.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Shelter: 5 Cherry Tree Lane, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6QT (Please call before visiting)
Tel: 01728 860937
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Website: www.suffolkanimalrescue.org

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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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