Call us: Mon - Sun 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Visiting times:
Wed and Fri 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sat and Sun 1:00pm - 3:30pm

About us

We are a registered charity founded in 1897 and one of the oldest in the UK. We care for, and re-home, over 400 cats and kittens each year.

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On average, it costs us £375 to care for each cat or kitten from admission to adoption. We only ask for £75 per adoption for each cat or kitten as a contribution towards the costs of neutering, micro-chipping and vaccinations. For the rest, we rely solely on donations and our own fundraising efforts.

Every cat receives a full veterinary health check and any medical treatment it requires, regardless of cost. We never put cats to sleep unless recommended by the Vet for the cat’s welfare or when there is no treatment that can help.

Adopters are alerted to any existing health or temperament issues of their chosen cat and receive 4 weeks free Pet Plan cover. We will also cover any vets fees (at Highfields Vets) for illness notified within 7 days of adoption.

We take our role within the community very seriously. By prioritising the admission of un-neutered females, pregnant females and cats with kittens living outdoors, we aim to prevent new colonies from being set up.

In addition we also work closely with Social Services and make every effort to fast-track pets needing a place due to domestic abuse or and owners admission to care.

Our Waiting List

We operate a waiting list for rehoming. The Shelter runs at full capacity at all times and as a result we are unable to admit cats straight away. Please visit our Rehoming page for more information.

Please do not bring a cat or kitten to the shelter unless we have made specific arrangements with you.

Call us: Mon - Sun 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Visiting times:
Wed and Fri 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sat and Sun 1:00pm - 3:30pm

We rely on donations, even small amounts make a huge difference

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You can donate from £1 up to £10 by replacing the £3 with the amount of your choice.

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Another way to donate or raise money through fundraising.

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