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Organisations are listed alphabetically. Please browse through the page to locate rescues nearest you.


Cats Protection - Blandford & Sturminster Newton

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering DT10 and DT11 and parts of SP7 and SP5. Blandford & Sturminster Newton Cats Protection is a small band of dedicated volunteers who help home abandoned, stray and unwanted cats and kittens.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01258 858 644
Email: Via the contact form on the Cats Protection Blandford & Sturminster Newton website.
Website: www.blandford.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Bournemouth & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
The Bournemouth and District Branch covers a wide area, including Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, but going as far as Swanage and Wareham, Lymington, and Fordingbridge. All cats are vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated, neutered (if old enough) and will have been treated for fleas and worms.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: To see if you are eligible for help with the cost of neutering your cat, contact as below.
Lost & Found Register:  For lost and found cat enquiries, contact the branch via Facebook.
Help! Volunteers Needed: Bournemouth and District are always in need of more volunteers to help with their fundraising events.
Cat Adoption - Tel: 01202 840543 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Enquiries - Tel: 01202 946303
Website: www.bournemouth.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - East Devon

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering approximately 400 sq. miles of East Devon, from Cullompton to Axminster in the north and along the coast from Lyme Regis to Budleigh Salterton in the south. The only exception is the Honiton EX14 area which has its own Branch. Cats Protection - East Devon also helps with feral / farm cats where possible.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: To see if you are eligible for help with the cost of neutering your cat, contact as below.
Lost & Found Register: If you've lost or found a cat, contact as below.
Golden Oldies Scheme: If you could give a loving home to a cat over 11 years, the branch will agree to pay any veterinary bills which are age related, under their Golden Oldies scheme.
Help! Cat Fosterers Needed: The East Devon Branch urgently needs fosterers. If you think it's something you would like to do please give them a call.
Support Shop: 72 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon (10am - 4pm, Mon - Sat)
Tel: 01884 277929
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.eastdevoncats.com
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Ferndown Homing Centre

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering Dorset. Ferndown Homing Centre is a purpose built facility for rehoming cats and kittens in Dorset. Their homing wing has 24 pens where cats are cared for until loving new homes are found. All cats are neutered (if old enough), vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and insured free of charge for a 4 week period. A pre-adoption questionnaire is carried out prior to adoption, and in some instances a home visit is advisable to help you prepare for the particular cat you have selected.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance:  If you need financial assistance for neutering your cat, Cats Protection may be able to help through their means tested neutering scheme.
Rehoming Centre: 51 Cobham Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7QZ.
Tel: 03000 120175
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ferndown.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Mere & Gillingham

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering Mere & Gillingham (Dorset), Shaftesbury (shared with Blandford and District), Sherborne, Tisbury, Templecombe, Wincanton and all the villages in between.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: Lost and found cats can be found on the Cats Protection - Mere & Gillingham website.
Help! Volunteers needed: The branch would love to hear from volunteers for fostering cats, drivers and cake makers and plant growers for their fundraising events.
Support Shop: High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AA.
Tel: 01747 840621 (answerphone - please leave your number!)
Email: Via the contact form on the Cats Protection Mere & Gillingham website.
Website: www.cats.org.uk/mere
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Weymouth & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering All DT Postcode areas (South West Dorset). Providing accommodation, care, neutering and rehoming of unwanted or stray cats & kittens.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: To see if you are eligible for help with the cost of neutering you cat, contact as below.
Support Shop: 31 Great Western Road, Dorchester. DT1 1HF.
Tel: 01305 262737
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.cats.org.uk/west-dorset
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Feral Cat Care and Sanctuary

Registered Charity no. 1058892
Based in Dorchester. Neutering and care of Feral Cats in and around the local area. Kittens are taken in to the sanctuary, tamed and the cared for until new homes can be found for them. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01305 871656
Website: fcc.orgfree.com/fcc/

Margaret Green Animal Rescue

Registered Charity no. 252594
Based in Wareham. Caring for animals, many of which have been abandoned, unwanted and ill-treated, and rehoming them to loving owners. Also providing life-time care where homing is inappropriate. Margaret Green Animal Rescue always has cats and other animals that are looking for new, loving homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Centre: Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ. Open daily - 10am until 4pm.
Tel: 01929 480474
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk

Pound Kitten Rescue

Cats for Rehoming at Pound Kitten RescueRegistered Charity no. 1167435
Based in Poole in Dorset, covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. Rescuing abandoned cats and kittens, and caring for them in volunteer foster homes until they can be rehomed. Pound Puppy Rescue can also be contacted as below - these are '8th day' dogs rescued in the nick of time before being put to sleep. So if you are seeking a canine companion, please give them a call, you will be saving another 8th day dog by doing so.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Fosterers Needed: Foster homes needed urgently in the Bournemouth and Poole areas for cats and kittens. Please email Pound Kitten Rescue with your location and phone number.
Tel: 01202 623078 or 0773 6176613 (between 10am and 6.30pm only please)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.poundpuppy.org/cats

Rainbow Animal Sanctuary

Covering Dorest and Wiltshire. Rainbow Animal Sanctuary is set on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Offering sanctuary to almost 300 animals from cats, dogs and rabbits, to horses and farm animals. Injured wildlife are also helped here.
Postal Address: Rainbows End, Gutch Common, Nr. Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9BQ
Tel: 01747 828989

RSPCA - Ashley Heath Animal Centre

Registered Charity no. 219099
Based in Ringwood. The centre cares for cats, dogs, rabbits and other small domestic animals - at any one time they are caring for over 180 animals.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre:
Ashley Heath Animal Centre, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Hampshire. Open daily - 11.30am to 4pm, (Closed Mondays)
Tel: 0300 123 0749
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/ashley
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Bournemouth, New Forest & District

Registered Charity no. 205126
Based in Bournemouth. The RSPCA Bournemouth, New Forest & District offer veterinary consultations including neutering, surgery, dentistry, vaccinations, micro chipping & advice.
Neutering Assistance: The branch provides reduced cost care to those on low incomes and means tested benefits.
Tel: 01202 526520
Website: www.rspca-bournemouthnewforest.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Dorset West Branch (Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre)

Registered Charity no. 248616
Covering Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, Portland, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Sherborne and Axminster (Devon) as well as all the surrounding villages and hamlets. Rehoming cats, rabbits, small animals and birds (including ex battery hens). All cats will be neutered before they are rehomed.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Available toward the payment of neutering and general veterinary bills for those in the area on low incomes.
Rehoming Centre: Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.
Tel: 01305 259672
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.westdorsetrspca.org
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Poole & East Dorset

Registered Charity no. 248617
Based in Poole. RSPCA Poole & East Dorset’s animals are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated (where appropriate) before they are rehomed.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01202 890415
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/poole
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Siamese: Siamese Cat Club Welfare Trust

Registered Charity no. 1072366
The SCCWT operates a rescue 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 web site for more details.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: To report a lost or found siamese cat, contact the relevant welfare officer below.
Rehoming contacts as follows:
Welfare Officer for Norfolk & Suffolk - Tel: 01473 830894 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Essex & East Anglia - Tel: 012776 22734 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Essex - Tel: 01702 218108 (Not after 9pm please)
Welfare Officer for Kent, London & Surrey - Tel: 020 8464 8857 (12pm- 9pm. Urgent calls anytime - within reason)
Welfare Officer for Plymouth / West & South West England - Tel:01752 343966
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.siameserescue.org.uk

Silverdale Sanctuary

Yawl Hill, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3RW
Tel: 01297 443255

Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Somerset & Dorset Animal RescueBased in Wincanton. A non-profit organisation improving the life of unwanted animals. The rescue takes in animals of all shapes and sizes; cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, and farm animals, and finds them loving new homes. The organisation is volunteer-run and is reliant on the generosity of the public to fund their work
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rescue & Rehoming Centre: Balsam Farm, Common Lane, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9RB
Tel: 07971 079249
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: somersetanddorsetanimalrescue.co.uk

Weymouth & Portland Animal Welfare Society

Registered Charity no. 279159
Based in the Weymouth & Portland area. A small independent band of volunteers whose constitution is to prevent pain and suffering, if possible and to rescue and re-home animals that come into their care, they are probably now best known for rescuing and re-homing cats.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Veterinary Assistance: The charity can help with vet bills for people on low incomes, for more information call the number below.
Tel: 01305 788 138
Weymouth & Portland Animal Welfare Society’s Facebook Page

 

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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