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Rescue and rehoming groups dedicated to re-homing unwanted or surrendered, neutered pedigree cats. If you are looking for a particular breed of cat, such as persian or siamese, please adopt and not buy!

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Organisations are listed alphabetically by breed. Groups under ‘Pedigrees’ can rehome all breeds.


Abyssinian: Abyssinian Cat Club Welfare

Co-ordinating Abyssinians that need help with people who are seeking to give homes.
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Website: www.abyssiniancatclub.com/welfare

Asian Cats: Asian Cat Association - Rescue

Tel: 01392 833341
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Asian Cat Association's Facebook Page

Asian Cats: Asian Cat Group Society - Rehoming

For other enquiries regarding Asian cat welfare and rehoming, please contact the AGCS Welfare Officer.
Tel: 0151 286 0066
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Website: www.asiangroupcatsociety.co.uk

Australian Mist: Australian Mist Cat Society

Working across the country concerning the welfare and rehoming of Australian Mist Cats. All cats rehomed by the Australian Mist Cat Society will be neutered and home suitability assessments will be carried out. The society rehouse Mist cats as indoor cats only.
Tel: 01392 882341
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Balinese: Balinese Cat Society

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Website: www.balinesecatsociety.co.uk/comm.html

Bengal: Bengal Cat Association

Cats for Rehoming at - Bengal Cat AssociationBased in the Midlands, helping with the rehoming of GCCF registered Bengal cats throughout the UK. Any Bengal taken into care is vet checked, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped (as needed) prior to adoption. The Bengal Cat Association also assists in the direct rehoming (home to home) of Bengal cats via their website. Only GCCF registered pedigree Bengals will be accepted onto the rehoming list - proof of this will be required
Adopt A Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
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Website: www.bengalcatassociation.co.uk/welfare.php

Bengal: MogsnDogs

Cats for Rehoming at MogsnDogsBased in Cambridge. Rescuing and rehoming stray and abandoned cats within Cambridge and the surrounding counties. Also supporting the Bengal Cat Association UK wide, by rehoming non-registered Bengal cats in need of new homes. All cats must be neutered before relinquishment. MogsnDogs also offer help, guidance, education and support to cat owners.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
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Website: www.mogsndogs.com

Birman: Birman Cat Club - Welfare & Rescue

Registred Charity No: 1123174
Rescuing, caring for and rehoming Birmans of all colours and ages throughout the UK. All cats are neutered before going to the new homes.
Tel: 07980 719758
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Website: www.birmanrescue.co.uk

Burmese: BCS Burmese Welfare And Rehoming Service

A welfare service for troubled, abandoned or lost Burmese cats across the UK. Cats are cared for until their owners can be found, or they can be placed in a new loving home.
Website: www.burmesecatsociety.org.uk/rescue

Burmese: The Burmese Cat Club - Rehoming

Registered Charity no: 1094488
Welfare, rescue & rehoming of Burmese cats in need, throughout the UK.
Their regionally structured rehoming service helps around 400 Burmese cats each year to find a new home. Great care is taken to match cats with prospective homes as ideally as possible. They also run a lost and found register for Burmese cats separated from their owners.
Tel: 01483 828625
Website: burmesecatclub.com/rescue-rehoming

Cornish Rex:

For Cornish Rex cat rescues - see 'Rex Cats' listings below

Devon Rex:

For Devon Rex cat rescues - see 'Rex Cats' listings below

Egyptian Mau: Egyptian Mau Welfare & Rescue

The Egyptian Mau Club Welfare and Rescue helps Maus who are in need of a new home. This could be because of family circumstances, relationship breakdowns or accommodation issues or, (rarely) because the cat is not being cared for properly.
Tel: 07764 359 683
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Website: www.egyptianmaus.co.uk

Havana Brown:

For Havana Brown cat rescues - see 'Orientals' listings below

Korat: The Korat & Thai Cat Association

Occasionally, older Korat and Thai cats find themselves needing a new home for various reasons. Contact the association if you have a Korat or Thai cat that needs rehoming, or if you can offer a good home.
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Website: www.korats.org.uk/korat-and-thai-rescues

Maine Coon: Maine Coon Cat Club - Welfare & Rescue

Cats can find themselves needing a new home for numerous reasons, ranging from marriage breakdowns, to emigration, or an allergy to cats in the household. Most of the cats needing to be rehomed are older – very rarely kittens. If you need to rehome a Maine Coon, contact as below. Visit their website to see Maine Coons needing a new home.
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Website: www.maine-coon-cat-club.com/kittens/rescue

Norwegian Forest: Norwegian Forest Cat Club - Welfare

Rehoming of needy Norwegian Forest Cats UK wide. The Club's welfare co-ordinator helps match Norwegian Forest Cats with the right new home. All cats are health checked, neutered and vaccinated before being rehomed.
Tel: 01908 642115 / 07581216294
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Website: www.nfcc.co.uk/welfare

Ocicat: The Ocicat Club - Welfare

The Ocicat Club Welfare Officer can assist with rehoming Ocicats in need, including arranging foster care until the right home can be found. The club can also assist with welfare advice.
Tel: 07870 747639
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Website: www.ocicatclubuk.org/welfare

Orientals: Havana & Oriental Lilac Cat Club - Welfare

Welfare contact for Havana and Oriental cats that have strayed or become lost, and those in need of care or re-homing.
Tel: 01782 641190
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Orientals: Oriental Cat Welfare Trust (OCWT)

Cats for Rehoming at Oriental Cat Welfare Trust (OCWT)Registered Charity no. 1145775
Covering England, Scotland and Wales. OCWT is affiliated to the Oriental Cat Association and provides safehouse accommodation for cats of Oriental bloodlines. Undertaking the rescue and re-homing of Oriental Shorthair cats. Cats are sometimes available in various parts of the country, so if you are interested in giving an Oriental Shorthair a home the organisation keeps a waiting list. All homes are checked prior to adoption. Advice on the welfare of oriental cats available.The harder to home Orientals are cared for at the rehoming cattery in East Sussex until a home is found.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 01424 892618 or local rate: 08450 529655
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Website: www.ocwt.org (then click on 'cats needing homes')

Pedigrees (all breeds): Governing Council of the Cat Fancy - Welfare

Pedigree Cat Welfare Rescue Directory: The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) website, has an extensive list of welfare contacts for pedigree breeds, and also of regional contacts who deal with rescue and rehoming. Please visit their website below, for full details.
Website: www.gccfcats.org/Health-Welfare/Rescue-Re-homing

Pedigrees (all breeds): Life for Cats Welfare

Based in Nottingham. Specialising in the welfare of hybrids, re-homing of retired breeding cats; occasionally kittens.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07516 692334
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Pedigrees (all breeds): St. Francis Persian Cat Rescue

Covering UK Wide. Rescuing and rehoming all types of pedigree cats, specialising in Persian and other long-haired cats.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Centre: St. Francis Cottage, Thornborough, Near Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2RQ
Tel: 01677 470142
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Website: www.stfrancisrescue.co.uk

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

Cats for Rehoming at Strawberry Persian Pedigree Cat Rescue UKRehoming indoor only, pedigree-looking cats in England & Wales (usually around Worcs, Essex, East London, Durham and West Midlands). This small specialist, volunteer run rescue isn’t concerned about pedigree papers, but about the cats themselves. They help all breeds, including Persians, Persian Exotics, Maine Coons, NFC, Ragdolls, Birmans, Burmese, Siberian, Siamese, British Blue and other colours of British Shorthair, 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

PEDIGREES (ALL BREEDS): Street Animals & Pix 'n' Mix Pedigree Rescue

Cats for Rehoming at Street Animals & Pix ’n’ Mix Pedigree RescueThis is a small foster-based rescue based in Islington. Caring for and rehoming abandoned, abused and unwanted cats and kittens in London and the surrounding areas. They also rehome pedigree cats, pedigree mixed cats and pedigree looking cats. Prior to rehoming, all cats are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and vet treated when necessary. Kittens will not be rehomed until they are old enough to be neutered.
Please Note: This rescue only rehomes to safe indoor only homes (cat proof gardens and safe windows and balconies will be accepted). However, they do occasionally have feral cats that can live on farms or safe environments with food and shelter.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07519 250843
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Website: www.indooronlycatspixnmixpedigreesuk.com

Persians: Ladybower Persian Rescue

Based in Hudderdsfield, West Yorkshire. Ladybower Persian Rescue is a 'home rescue' based in West Yorkshire. Cats are cared for in a normal family home environment, until their very carefully matched 'forever home' is found.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Persians: Persian Rescue

Based in North West Kent This small, self funded rescue takes in and rehomes adult Persian cats, (they do not have kittens). Permanent, loving homes are always needed, particularly for older persians. A home check is carried out before rehoming, and all cats receive necessary veterinary treatment, are FIV/FeLV tested if appropriate, vaccinated and microchipped.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01634 712723
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PERSIANS: Persian Rescue Scotland

Based in Kirkcaldy. Rehoming neglected and unwanted Persians. All cats are neutered before being rehomed. Home checks apply.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07517 272654
Email: Via the Persian Rescue Scotland's Facebook Page
Persian Rescue Scotland's Facebook Page

Persians: The Chinchilla, Silver Tabby & Smoke Cat Society

The Society occasionally has pedigree Chinchilla, Shaded Silver, Golden, Smoke and Silver Tabby cats looking for permanent, loving homes. Prior to homing, all cats are neutered or spayed, fully vet checked, blood tested, vaccinated and microchipped. All prospective homes are fully checked. Sometimes the society has older cats whose owner can no longer keep them, whilst others are rescue cases. All will have been assessed for their suitability to be re-homed. All new owners will receive a home visit and a follow up, to ensure the cat has settled and there are no problems. The society is funded entirely by donations and adoption fees.
Please remember that all Persian cats require regular grooming, and they will reward you with plenty of love and affection.
The Chinchilla, Silver Tabby & Smoke Cat Society's Facebook Page

Ragdolls: Jelly Beans Ragdoll Rescue & Rehome

Based in Oldham. Taking in unwanted pedigree ragdolls, providing shelter and care, and finding secure and loving homes. Jelly Beans also offer advice, support and guidance for pet owners.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Items Needed: Please contact Jelly Beans if you have any spare fleece / vet bedding, towels, sheets, quilt covers or blankets.
Tel: 07961 435538
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Ragdolls: Progressive Ragdoll Breed Cat Club - Rescue

The club maintains a Welfare/Rescue scheme for the Ragdoll breed, assisting with rehoming where needed.
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Website: www.prbcc.co.uk

Ragdolls: Ragdoll Rescue

Rescuing ragdoll cats, and finding them loving, forever homes. All cats are neutered before they are rehomed. Home checks are carried out for all adoptions.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Website: www.ragdoll-rescue.co.uk

Ragdolls: The British Ragdoll Cat Club - Rehoming

The British Ragdoll Cat Club provides a rehoming service throughout the UK. A home visit is carried out before placing a cat to ensure suitability, and to give adoptees a chance to voice any queries they have on the general care and upkeep of the Breed. They assess each cat individually for it's character and temperament, and it's previous lifestyle is taken into consideration. When it is certain that the right home has been found, they will arrange for the transfer.
If you are intetrested in rehoming one of their cats, or if you have a Ragdoll you need to rehome, please contact them.
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Website: www.tbrcc.co.uk/rescue-rehome

Rex Cats: Cornish Rex Cat Society Welfare

From time to time the Welfare Officer at this society is contacted to assist Cornish Rex cats in need of help. They work together with other Rex Clubs and Welfare Officers to find the most suitable new home for each cat or kitten.
Tel: 01420 479 307
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Website: www.cornishrexcatsociety.co.uk/welfare

Rex Cats: Rex Cat Association - Welfare

Helping Rex cats in need of a new home. The association takes every care to match each cat with the perfect new family. Adopters are required to complete an adoption application form and undergo a home check.
Tel: 07515 885254
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Website: www.rexcatassociation.co.uk/welfare

Rex Cats: Rex Cat Club - Welfare

Rex Rescue/Re-homing service for all Rex cats. If you would like to offer a Rex a home or know of a Rex needing a home please contact their Welfare Officer as below:
Tel: 07985 604603
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Website: www.rexcatclub.com/welfare

Rex Cats: Scottish Rex Cat Club Welfare

A small breed club run by enthusiasts of Rex cats, mainly based in Scotland and Northern England. Their welfare officer can assist with rehoming Rex cats in need of a new home.
Telephone: 01546 886392 (after 7pm)

Russian Blue: Russian Blue Breeders' Association - Welfare

Assisting with rehoming adult Russian Blue cats. If you need to rehome a Russian Blue, need advice, or could offer a home, contact them as below. The Welfare service does not have kittens available.
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Website: www.russianblue.org.uk/welfare

Siamese: Midshires Siamese Cat Association - Welfare/Rescue

Midshires Welfare/Rescue is part of Midshires Siamese Cat Association. They aim to find the best home possible for Siamese cats needing a new home, based on their individual needs. If you would like to give a home to a Siamese Cat(s) or would like to foster, please contact them as below.
Tel: 0116 289 2076 / 07742 763434
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Website: www.midshireswelfarerescue.co.uk

Siamese: North of England Siamese Rescue

Based in Sheffield, rescuing and rehoming Siamese and Orientals in need or in danger throughout the North of England. All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rescue as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 0114 272 5318
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Website: northofenglandsiameserescue.co.uk

Siamese: Seal Point Siamese Cat Club - Welfare

Working alongside the Siamese Cat Club Welfare Trust to re-home siamese cats in need. If you have a secure room and could foster a siamese cat whilst they are between homes, the club would be pleased to hear from you.
Tel: 01327 860788
Website: www.sealpointsiamesecatclub.org/welfare

Siamese: Siamese & Oriental Cat Society of Scotland - Welfare

The society's Welfare Officer is dedicated to finding new homes for Siamese and Oriental cats in need of rehoming. Great care is taken to ensure each cat goes to the right home for their needs.
Tel: 01546 886392 (please call after 7pm. Welfare matters only!)
Website: siamese-scotland.co.uk/welfare

Siamese: Siamese Cat Welfare Trust

Cats for Rehoming at Siamese Cat Welfare TrustRegistered Charity no. 1072366
The SCWT operates a rescue, foster 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 website for more details.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Lost & Found Register: To report a lost or found siamese cat, contact the relevant welfare officer below.
Rehoming contacts as follows:
Welfare Officer Tel: 01473 830894 (Not after 9pm please)
General enquiries and after hours welfare Tel: 020 8464 8857 (Urgent calls anytime - within reason)
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Website: www.siameserescue.org.uk

Singapura: Progressive Singapura Cat Club

The Progressive Singapura Cat Club takes a very active part in the welfare of these cats. Occasionally they take in older cats who need to be rehomed through no fault of their own, usually a change in family circumstances.
Email: Via the Contact Us Form on the Progressive Singapora Cat Club's Website
Website: www.singapuracatclub.co.uk

Somali: The Somali Cat Welfare Trust

The Trust helps Somali cats who, for whatever reason, need a new home. All cats are neutered prior to rehoming. If you are able to offer a caring, permanent home, please email the Rescue & Welfare co-ordinator as below. Advice is also available for any queries related to your Somali cat.
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Website: www.somalicatclub.com/welfare-rescue

Sphynx: Sphynx Cat Association - Welfare

The Sphynx Cat Association operates a national rehome & welfare service for the breed.
Areas covered - UK Wide.
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Website: www.sphynxcatassociation.org.uk/rehome/

Tonkinese: Tonkinese Breed Club - Rescue & Welfare

A small organisation, providing expert advice or help to find a suitable home for Tonkinese cats in need. A thorough matching process ensures each cat is placed in the right environment for their needs.
Tel: 01428 661392
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Website: www.tonkinese.info/rescue

Tonkinese: Tonkinese Cat Club - Welfare and Rehoming

Promoting the health and wellbeing of the Tonkinese breed, offering help and support to owners needing advice. The Club's Welfare Officer can help owners of Tonkinese cats who are no longer able to care for their cat(s), assisting with rehoming to a caring, suitable new home. Temporary fostering can be arranged in emergencies.
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Website: www.tonkinesecatclub.co.uk/rescueandwelfare

Turkish Van: Turkish Van Cat Club - Welfare & Rescue

Assisting owners of Turkish Van cats in the event that they are no longer able to care for them.
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Website: www.turkishvancatclub.co.uk/welfare

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