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Animal Concern Cumbria - North Lakes & Solway Branch

Cat Homing Page for Animal Concern Cumbria - North Lakes & SolwayRegistered Charity no. 513091
Based in Carlisle, covering north Cumbria and South West Scotland. The charity rescues and rehomes cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas and poultry and occasionally farm animals. A home visit is carried out prior to adoption, and a donation is expected, to help towards their continuing work.
Senior Kittizens: The branch has many lovely mature mogs in their care, longing for a comfy retirement home. Could you adopt an older cat, or perhaps become a long-term fosterer for a golden oldie?
Volunteers Needed: More volunteers are needed for a variety of roles from helping with the animals to fundraising to fostering. Please contact as below if you could help.
See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 01697 476613
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Website: www.animalconcernnorth.co.uk

Animal Concern Cumbria - South Lakes Branch

Registered Charity no. 513091
Based around Coniston and Kendal. Rescuing, caring for and rehoming cats through foster homes across Cumbria.
Friend for Life' scheme: Matching elderly cats with elderly people. The scheme aims to help elderly cats by giving them a home environment to live out their golden years, and to help elderly people by providing a cat companion that they might not otherwise have been able to afford. The scheme is open to other cat charities who may have suitable cats, and to over 60's who may like a cat companion without the vet and food bills.
Tel: 01539 725839

Animal Concern Cumbria - West Branch

Cat Homing Page for Animal Concern Cumbria - WestRegistered Charity no. 1161354
Based near Egremont, covering West Cumbria. Animal Concern Cumbria is a small local charity helping neglected or unwanted animals and finding good homes for them. Rescues and rehomes cats, dogs, and many other small animals (rats, rabbits, birds etc) and occasionally farm animals. It is the firm policy of Animal Concern Cumbria not to destroy an animal for want of a home, except on the advice of a veterinary surgeon. All their cats are fostered in private homes or boarding catteries. Please telephone to arrange an interview and homecheck appointment. A home visit is carried out prior to adoption, and a donation is required to help towards their continuing work.
See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Cat Adoption - Tel: 07712 330 834 (10am - 8pm)
General Enquiries & Dog Adoption - Tel: 07712 330 829 (10am - 8pm)
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Website: www.animalconcernwest.co.uk

Animal Refuge Furness

Registered Charity no. 1021803
Based in Barrow-in-Furness. Promoting kindness and suppressing cruelty to animals in the Furness area. The rescue's aim is to find new homes for stray and abandoned animals.
Postal Address: 7 Emlyn Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1QS
Tel: 01229 474253 or 01229 832500
Website: www.animalrefugebarrow.webs.com

Animal Rescue Cumbria - The Wainwright Shelter

Registered Charity no. 1086066
Based in Kendal. Helping with rescue and rehoming of both cats and dogs from around Cumbria. Animals come into their care for many reasons but unclaimed strays from local authority kennels form a large proportion. Please contact them as below if you might be able to offer a loving, permanent home.
Rescue Centre: The Wainwright Shelter, Kappellan, Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9BS
Tel: 01539 824293
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Website: www.animalrescuecumbria.co.uk

Animal Welfare

Registered Charity no. 519065
Based in Barrow.  Animal Welfare rescues, rehabilitates, nurses and rehomes hundreds of cats, dogs and other animals each year in the Furness area. They provide compassionate advice on caring for all animals.
Address: 207 Rawlinson Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1ED
Tel: 01229 836955 or 581402
Website: www.animalwelfarefurness.org.uk

Bentham & District Pet Rescue

Registered Charity no. 1071200
Based in High Bentham - Helping animals in North Yorkshire, South Cumbria and North Lancashire. Rescuing mainly cats and dogs but other small domestic pets, and caring for those animals prior to rehoming to suitable homes.
Tel: 01524 263048
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Website: www.benthampetrescue.org.uk

Blue Cross Rehoming Network (Cumbria)

Cats for homing at Blue Cross CumbriaRegistered Charity no. 224392
Covering Cumbria. Cats for rehoming are cared for by volunteer fosterers rather than at a rehoming centre. If you are considering adopting a cat, please contact the branch using the details below. Visits are by appointment only.
See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 0300 777 1920
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Website: www.bluecross.org.uk

Cats Protection - Carlisle & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering Carlisle and surrounding areas, Carlisle and District CP help to re-home many unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens. If you are thinking of adopting a cat and you are in or near Carlisle, why not contact them and see what fabulous felines they have in need of a home right now!
Neutering Assistance: The branch can also assist in the cost of neutering your cat, to reduce the number of future strays. For neutering vouchers please call: 01228 536168.
Please Note: This branch is currently running on limited resources, please be patient when making contact. If you have an urgent enquiry, please call the National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12
Tel: 01228 540 330
Email: Via the contact form on the Cats Protection - Carlisle & District website.
Website: www.carlisle.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - West Cumbria

Registered Charity no. 203644 
Covering West Cumbria. Cats Protection West Cumbria is a small but dedicated team that works together to see that every cat matters. The aim of this volunteer branch is to help with neutering, rehoming and trap, neuter and return for ferals in the community. They always find the right home for cats in their care. Cats are vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped, and all neutered before they leave!
Foster Carers Needed: West Cumbria CP is in desperate need of more short term foster homes. All expenses are met by the branch, so please give them a call if you would like to volunteer. 
Tel: 01946 590079
Email: Via the contact form on the Cats Protection - West Cumbria website.
Website: westcumbria.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Eden Animal Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Eden Animal RescueRegistered Charity no. 1117113
Covering Eden, Penrith, Alston, Kendal and South Lakes area. Rescuing, caring for and finding new, loving homes for a variety of animals. They have a non-destruction policy, which means that no animal is put to sleep, unless on veterinary advice. Over the course of a year, Eden Animal Rescue cares for an average of 400 cats, 150 dogs, plus wildlife, rabbits, hamsters and much more!
Support Shop: 37 Great Dockray, Penrith, CA11 7BN 
Rescue Shelter: Moorlands Head Farm, Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1TH.
See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 01931 716 114
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Website: www.edenanimalrescue.org.uk

Four Paws Pet Rescue

Covering Cumbria and North Lancashire. Rehoming kittens, cats, dogs and small animals including ex-battery hens!
Tel: 01539 822599 and 01539 725839
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Furness Cat Shelter

191 Rawlinson Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1ED
Tel: 01229 431557

Pets Lifeline

Registered Charity no. 518593
Based in Keswick, Cumbria. Taking in unwanted or stray cats and kittens and rehoming them to suitable, loving homes. Also helps with feral cats where possible.
Tel: 017687 73723
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RSPCA - Cumbria North & East (Carlisle Clinic & Rehoming Centre)

Registered Charity no. 232262
Based in Carlisle.  RSPCA Cumbria North East care for cats and dogs until suitable homes can be found for them.  Promoting neutering and microchipping.
Clinic & Rehoming Centre: 28 Close Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HB (Open: Mon & Wed: 1pm - 2pm, Fri: 9.30am - 10.30am (Shop open Sat. 10am - 1pm)
Tel: 01228 512893
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/cumbria
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Cumbria West

Registered Charity no. 232261
Based in whitehaven. RSPCA Cumbria West prioritise animals rescued from cruelty & neglect, which may mean they cannot take in unwanted pets. All animals are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated (where appropriate) before they are rehomed.
Tel: 01946 693585
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/cumbria-west-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Furness & Barrow

Registered Charity no. 232247
Based in Barrow-in-Furness. This branch cares for cats, dogs and rabbits brought in by the RSPCA Inspectorate. Through a small group of dedicated volunteers, they work to provide care for those animals that are most in need, the abandoned, abused, distressed and injured.
Advice & Rehoming Centre: 106 Church Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2HJ.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 11am, closed Sat & Sun.
Tel: 01229 824 583
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/furness
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Westmoreland

Registered Charity no. 232236
Covering Westmoreland. The branch run a Cattery and Kennels, caring for and rehoming cats and dogs. They aim to promote responsible pet ownership through local microchipping and try to assist individuals on low income with the cost of neutering and Veterinary fees for their pet.
Tel: 01539 736036
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/westmorland-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

The Animals' Refuge

Registered Charity no. 280700
Based in Carlisle. Rehoming cats and dogs, and providing sanctuary for ponies and horses. All animals are neutered and microchipped prior to homing if old enough. Otherwise an appointment is made for this at a later date.
Rescue Centre: Oak Tree Farm, Wetheral Shields, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8JA.
Tel: 01228 560082
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Website: www.animalsrefuge.co.uk

 

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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