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Help for Shelters

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If you run a Cat Rescue Centre or Rehoming Group in the UK or Ireland - Cat Chat can help you!
We offer free 'virtual cat shelters' and web-based assistance to cat rescue centres and rehoming groups, to help find more good homes for cats in shelter care. We can also help vets practices with cats to rehome.


FREE HELP for Cat Shelters...

Free Listing on our Shelter Pages
shelter listing buttonCat Chat's Cat Rescue Centre Listings are the most comprehensive on the web. A listing will bring more homing enquiries your way, and give additional publicity to your shelter. To get listed, or to update your listing go here: Shelter Listings Form

Free Cat Homing Web Page
Free Cat Homing Page ButtonIf your shelter has cats needing homes, then you need a free Cat Chat Homing Page! This is your very own page on Cat Chat, plus your cats will then be featured on our regionally-targeted 'Cats Needing Homes' section. Easy to use, you just post details and photos of your cats needing homes to your page (no website knowledge needed), and wait for the homing offers to come in. Free Cat Homing Web Page

Free Help for 'Overlooked' Cats
If you have long-stay or harder to home cats, use our Overlooked cats section to find their perfect new home. All shelters with a free Cat Chat Homing Page can have up to 3 entries on 'Overlooked Cats' (pairs count as one entry). You can even use your Cat Chat homing page solely for your long-stay cats if you wish! Apply for a Homing Page now, and then ask us to put your three longest-stay cats on the Overlooked Cats section.

Free Listing on our Kittens Need Homes page
kittens needing homes buttonTo increase the number of homing enquiries for kittens, ask us to add your rescue to our Kittens Needing Homes section. You can also use this link to ask us to take you off the section, when all your kittens are homed. Kittens Notification form

Free - Cat Chat Feline Forum
Shelters and Rehoming Groups - you may also post about your cats needing homes on our Friendly Feline Forum

Free Cat Homing Page details

Extra Help for Shelters with a Cat Chat Homing Page  

homing page login buttonCat Homing Pages - Login:
Shelters - log into your Cat Homing Page using the LOGIN button here »

Cat Homing Pages - Need Help Managing your Page? The 'Help & Tips' section within the admin area of your page contains easy, step-by-step guides for managing your page, ie adding a cat, editing details, uploading photos etc. Or, for further help, email our Help Team who will be pleased to assist: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

submit a cat for your homing pageCat Homing Pages - Need Help Adding a Cat? If you would like us to add a cat to your page for you, use our Submit a Cat form, to send us details and a photo of the cat(s) you would like adding to your page. Click the button to go to our Submit a Cat form »

Cat Homing Pages - Short Page Address: We also offer Short Page Addresses, in this style: www.catchat.org/sheltername linking to your Cat Chat Homing Page. Short links help greatly when you want to publicise your page (on emails, Facebook, Twitter, newsletters etc.) and is easier for people to remember. If that would help you, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating what you would like your Short Page Address to be.

Cat Homing Pages - Top 10 Tips: Tips to get the BEST homing results from your Cat Chat Homing Page » Top 10 Homing Page Tips. Also read our blog post with Top Tips from a professional cat photographer, to help you get the best photos of your cats » How to Take Great Cat Photos

'Overlooked' Cats?: If a cat on your Homing Page needs extra help finding a home, ask us to put them on our 'Overlooked Cats' section to help bring in more homing enquiries. Shelters can have up to 3 entries on this section (pairs count as one entry). Overlooked Cats also get a slot on the main Cat Chat Homepage. Just email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the name of your shelter, and which cat(s) on your Homing Page needs to go onto the 'Overloooked Cats' section.

overlooked cats section - helping long stay cats

Homing Successes - feature on our Roll of Honour': When your shelter rehomes a cat or cats through Cat Chat, please let us know! Your feedback really helps us, and the cats on our 'Rehoming Roll of Honour' encourages more people to adopt a rescue cat! Email us with your Cat Chat succeses here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Useful Links for Shelters

Coronavirus: Help, news for animal rescues #2 (05.05.20): Help & News for Shelters during Covid-19
Coronavirus: Help, news for animal rescues #1 (23.04.20): Help & News for Shelters during Covid-19
Coronavirus: CSFG guide (16.04.20): Covid-19 Guidance for Rescue and Rehoming Organisations
Coronavirus: Emergency funding assistance for non-profits: Coronavirus Info

Amazon Smile Charity Lists: Enabling people to donate items to your organisation: smile.amazon.co.uk/charity-list
Amazon Wish Lists: Enabling people to donate items to your organisation: www.amazon.co.uk/create-wishlist
Book Recycling: A book collection and recycling service for charities: www.worldofbooks.com
Business Support: Free business support for animal charities: www.charitybuddy.org
Cat Socialisation Idea: Help children practice reading, while providing socialisation for rescue cats. This US-based scheme explains how it can work: www.berksarl.org/programs/book-buddies
Cheap (new) stuff for Charities: Everything from pet food to PC's: www.inkinddirect.org
Easyfundraising: Free donations - no catch! When your supporters shop on-line at over 4,200 trusted shops and service providers, you receive a donation from the retailer at no cost to the shopper. Please use our Easyfundraising Referral link if you join, thank you!
Free Furniture & Equipment: Surplus furniture & equipment donated by UK businesses: www.collecteco.co.uk
Free Goods & Services: Goods and Services free to Charities: www.charitychoice.co.uk
Free Stuff for Charities: Free stuff for Charities donated by businesses across the UK: www.globechain.co.uk
Fundraising Websites: Top fundraising sites (MoneySavingExpert.com): Fundraising Websites
Fundraising Ideas: A wealth of fundraising ideas: www.better-fundraising-ideas.com
Grants (Aid for Animals): helping small to medium animal charities: www.aidforanimals.org.uk
Grants (Battersea Grants): helping organisations, large and small, who care for cats or dogs: www.battersea.org.uk/battersea-grants
(Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust): helping animal charities: www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk
Grants (Petplan Charitable Trust): supporting animal health & welfare: www.petplancharitabletrust.org.uk
Grants (Support Adoption for Pets): grants for rescue centres: www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk
Grants (Wetnose Animal Aid): help for small UK rescue centres: www.wetnoseanimalaid.com
Kittens - Hand-Rearing Guide: 'Bottlekatz' - a comprehensive guide: www.lulu.com/bottlekatz
Legal Advice: Free, professional legal help for charities and non-profits: www.lawworks.org.uk
Recycling for Good Causes: Raise money through recycling: www.recyclingforgoodcauses.org
Veterinary / Medical help: Worldwide Veterinary Service (WWVS) offers volunteer veterinary help, medical equipment and advice to animal charities in the UK and abroad: www.wvs.org.uk
Volunteer Help (Transport & Fostering): Animal Lifeline UK - Volunteers UK wide helping animal rescue organisations: facebook.com/animallifelineuk
Volunteer Help (Transport & Home Checking): The Animal Team - Volunteers UK wide helping animal rescue organisations: www.theanimalteam.org

Cat Chat's Coverage Area
Cat Chat’s remit as a charity is to support rescue centres and cats within our registered coverage area of the UK and Ireland. Therefore we are unable to assist organisations based outside of the UK or Ireland, or organisations based in the UK or Ireland, whose main or sole purpose is to import animals from overseas.

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