Volunteer Spotlight

“Without the donations the charity wouldn’t be possible so I’m only too happy to help get the donations to where they need to be” Simon started volunteering for us when he took voluntary redundancy from his job, of 18 years, as a science technician. Congratulations are in order as he’s just started his new job, […]

Cats and Your Pregnancy

A Happy Mother’s Day to all our supporters who are mums. If you are an expectant mum, are you worried about being pregnant with a cat in the house?

Facts About FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

A lot of people are put off from adopting a cat with health issues, and FIV is the top of the list. But there is nothing to be frightened of.

Why Neutering is Vital

As Valentine’s Day approaches love is in the air and kitten season is just around the corner.

Happy Chinese New Year

New Year celebrations maybe a vague memory by now, but the Chinese community is looking forward to their celebrations.

Your cats diet

Extra weight on a small animal like a cat can lead to serious health problems and it’s essential that we help to keep our pet’s weight in the healthy range.

Review of 2016

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and say a massive thank you for all your donations and support this year. This year we have rescued and re-homed 430 cats and kittens which wouldn’t have be possible without your help.

Do you know any of these people?

As part of our 120 year anniversary next year, we at putting together a history of our charity. You can read more about this here.

Our Mascot Hard at Work

Our new resident cat is already working hard for it’s keep ……..

11 year old Fundraiser goes down a Storm

Stop the Press! Here’s Morrisons and The Sun’s film of our surprise thank you party for Super Fundraiser Storm to recognise her amazing achievements and passion for animals! You can find out more about her here too…

Name our Resident Cat!

Last week saw the arrival of a rather unusual cat….  It’s not often we feel re-homing is unlikely, but this is one such case, so we made the decision to keep her as our resident cat.  We now need your help in coming up with a suitable name.

Calendars & Christmas Cards!

Supporters and Cat Lovers near and far, you can now get our Charity Calendars & Christmas Cards online from our Ebay shop! 100% of the profits go to helping us continue to save and care for cats and kittens in need.

Stray Mum and 10 Kittens in need of our care

Today the shelter has taken in a stray cat called Penny and her kittens, who were kindly brought in to us by a concerned member of the public. Penny and her kittens were found living as strays, but she is a very friendly and affectionate cat so is likely to have been someone’s pet at […]

Congratulations to Storm

The staff, volunteers and Trustees at the Shelter send their congratulations to Storm Burgess, on her award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)*.

The Olympians find new homes!

The Olympians find new homes! This summer the Shelter rescued 9 young kittens who were left abandoned in a cardboard box  at the side of a busy road. They were named after Olympic hero’s and were all little hero’s after surviving such an ordeal.

Steel City Firewalk : 28th October 2016

After holding a successful Rick Night to raise funds for us, our intrepid supporter Phil Elsey has now volunteered to walk across 20’ of wood embers burning at 1236 degrees Fahrenheit, all for the love of cats. There’s dedication for you!

Well done the Rockers!

We want to send a big thank you from all the Trustees, Staff, Volunteers and Cats at the Shelter to

Share your memories with us

We have an important birthday coming up and would love you to help us celebrate by sharing your memories with us.   The sharp-eyed ones out there will have noticed that we have been helping cats since in 1897. So next year we want to commemorate all the hard work and dedication of the many staff, […]

Olympic kittens strike gold!

Nine young kittens were abandoned by the side of a busy road in a cardboard box, in torrential rain. In these conditions, the kittens would have died, had it not been for the kindness of a passer-by who found them and contacted local rescue, Friends of Ferals. Unfortunately, they were at full capacity and unable […]

A Foster Carer’s Tail

Mandy, one of our lovely foster carers, has written us a fantastic piece on her experience fostering Kittens: