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


Alley Cats and Kittens

Covering Southport & Surrounding areas. Alley Cats & Kittens are a Trap Neuter Release group. Any cats and kittens for rehoming are passed onto their local rescue organisations wherever possible. However, they sometimes have cats and kittens available for adoption.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Email: Via the contact form on the Alley Cats and Kittens website.
Website: www.alleycatsandkittens.co.uk

Animal Aid (Liverpool)

Registered Charity no. 1143133
Based in Liverpool. All the animals taken into the cattery have either been abandoned, abused or neglected. Animal Aid feel it is their duty to help these cats who are in so much need of love and attention. Each cat is assessed medically and receive the best care available. If a cat requires treatment it is funded by donations or monies raised from the Animal Aid charity shop in County Road, Walton.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 0151 524 3693
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Website: www.animalaid246.com

Boote Home for Cats

Registered Charity no. 227795.
Based in Fairfield. Caring for abandoned and unwanted cats & kittens. Loving homes are always required for adult neutered cats of various ages, and sometimes kittens. The Home also runs a sponsorship scheme for long term residents, elderly and ill cats that are unable to be rehomed.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Volunteers Needed: Volunteer cattery assistants are urgently required to ensure the future of the home. If you live in or around the Liverpool area and could spare a few hours a week, please contact them as below.
Rehoming Centre: 2 Elm Vale, Fairfield, Liverpool L6 8NX. (Visits by prior arrangement only)
General Enquiries - Tel: 0151 228 4336
Cat Adoption - Tel: 0151 734 5830
Website: www.bootehomeforcats.org.uk

Carla Lane Animals In Need

Carla Lane Animals in Need Cat Homing PageRegistered Charity no. 1031342
Based in the Melling area of Liverpool. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming a variety of animals who find themselves homeless in Lancashire, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, the Wirral and Knowsley. Carla Lane Animals In Need operate a non destruction policy, caring for animals for as long as it takes to find them new, loving homes. There are usually aound 100 animals seeking homes; cats, dogs, rabbits & rodents plus many farm animals. Animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped before homing.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Donations Needed: Please get in touch if you can donate any items useful to the rescue, such as tinned cat or dog food, blankets, non-bio washing liquid or powder, wood-based cat litter, etc.
Rehoming Centre & Sanctuary: Fir Tree Animal Sanctuary, Spurriers Lane, Melling, Liverpool, Merseyside, L31 1BA.
Tel: 0151 549 0959
Out of Hours & Cat Help Line - Tel: 0151 526 3359
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Website: www.animals-in-need.co.uk

Cat Rescue, Boldheath

Cat Homing Page for Cat Rescue BoldheathBased in Warrington. An organisation run totally by volunteers, rescuing and rehoming cats in the Northwest. All our cats are neutered, vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms before homing. The group rescues and rehomes both domestic and feral cats. Young ferals are socialised, domesticated, and rehomed, whilst adult ferals are neutered and returned, where a regular feeder is in attendance.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Cat Rescue Boldheath have four charity shops in Latchford, Orford and St Helens.
Tel: 01925 721205

Cats Protection - Burscough & Liverpool Bay (Neutering Branch)

Registered Charity no. 203644
Please Note: This branch currently offers cat neutering assistance only, and is therefore unable to help with adoption or rehoming.
Neutering Assistance: To enquire about financial assistance with cat neutering, please contact the branch using the details below.
Postal Address: PO Box 81, Maghull, Liverpool, L37 1WX.
Please Note: Contact for this branch is currently through head office, as follows:
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12 / National CP Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.cats.org.uk

Cats Protection - North Wirral

Registered Charity no. 203644
Operating in postcode areas CH41 - CH49. North Wirral Cats Protection works to to find good homes for stray and unwanted cats and kittens. They do not have a shelter facility, but are managed by volunteers who work from their own homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Help is available towards the cost of neutering cats for people on low incomes.
Help Needed: Cat Fosterers and new Volunteers welcome.
Tel: 0345 260 1376
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/north-wirral

Cats Protection - South Wirral

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - South WirralRegistered Charity no. 203644
Rescuing and rehoming cats in the CH60's Wirral post code areas. The branch aims to rehome unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens into loving homes, giving them a second chance at a happy life. Veterinary treatment is provided as needed for cats that come into their care. They also offer advice on cat care.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Lost & Found Register: The branch run a 'lost & found cats' register for their area, contact as below.
Help! Fosterers Needed: Please get in touch if you might be interested in becoming a short term cat fosterer, either within your home or in CPL provided pens. Expenses are met by the branch.
Help! Volunteers Needed: The branch would love to hear from anyone who could spare some time to help at fund raising events.
Help! Donations Needed: If you have any good quality bric a brac to donate, please call.
Postal Address: Cats Protection - South Wirral branch, P.O.Box 116, Great Sutton, Cheshire, CH66 4XR.
Tel: 0151 355 9813
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Website: www.southwirral.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - St. Helens Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in St. Helens. Caring for cats in their 40 bed cattery; the branch rehomes 600 cats per year and always has more cats waiting to come in. Loving homes are always needed for many cats and kittens, as are sponsors for their long-term cats.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Cat Adoption Centre: 100 Chester Lane, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4DD
Opening hours: Daily from 11 am to 4pm
Tel: 01744 817 718
E-mail: via the contact form on the website, linked below.
Web site: www.sthelens.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre

Registered Charity no. 508579
Based in Liverpool. Freshfields is home to cats, and many other animals. They rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome over 1400 animals and birds every year and have a genuine non-destruction policy: Any animal they cannot rehome or place in foster homes, end up being cared for at the rescue for life. Freshfields also offer practical advice and financial help (where possible) with feral cat colonies on Mersyside.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Indoor Cats: Freshfields is always looking for loving indoor homes for FIV cats who are otherwise healthy - could you help?
Help! Senior Kittizens: Freshfields currently have a number of Oldies, just seeking a quiet home for the rest of their years. Senior Kittizens are generally undemanding and make super companions. More here about Adopting an Oldie.
Support Shop (Liverpool): Mayflower Industrial Estate, Liverpool Road, Formby, L37 6BU 
Support Shop (Liverpool): 28 St. John's Road, Waterloo, Liverpool 
Support Shop (Southport): 22 Wesley Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1BN 
Support Shop (Ormskirk): 29 Moor Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AA 
Support Shop (St. Helens): 4 Elephant Lane, Marshalls X, St. Helens, WA9 5QG 
Rehoming Centre: East Lodge Farm, East Lane, Ince Blundell, Liverpool, Merseyside, L29 3EA
Opening hours for viewing are 12 noon til 4pm every day except Christmas Day.
Tel: 0151 931 1604 (Calls between 9am and 5pm please)
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Website: www.freshfieldsrescue.org.uk

Garston Animal Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Garston Animal RescueRegistered Charity no. 701001
Based in South Liverpool. A small charity aiming to rescue sick, stray and abandoned animals. They offer re-homing and long term sanctuary to the animals in their care, and no healthy animal is destroyed. All animals are neutered if old enough, and microchipped before rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Donations Wanted: Items such as cat food, bedding, towels and newspapers are always welcome. They would also be grateful of any books, clothing, shoes, C.D's etc. to sell in their shop (Sorry no electrical goods).
Support Shop: 62 Aigburth Road corner of Lambton Road, Open Mon to Sat 11am to 4pm.
Tel: 0151 494 0470 / 07745 167170 / 07913 420 341
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Website: www.garstonanimalrescue.com

Heswall Animal Welfare

Registered Charity no. 501656
Covering the Wirral, including Birkenhead, Wallasey and Ellesmere Port. Founded in 1966, the society is run by volunteers, averagely rehoming around 100 cats and 100 dogs each year. Animals are carefully matched to the right home and family circumstances, to ensure suitability for both pet and owner. A home visit is carried out prior to adoption. Cats who are old enough will be neutered. Regular coffee mornings and charity fairs help to support their work.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel (cat rehoming) general info: 0770 733 0515
Tel (cat Rehoming) Wallasey: 0151 639 7032
Tel (cat Rehoming) Ellesmere Port: 0151 356 4301
Website: www.heswall-animal-welfare.org.uk

Kitten Karers

Registered Charity no. 1165486
Based in St. Helens. A small dedicated team, rescuing cats and kittens for over 30 years. Kitten Karers need loving homes for kittens and young adult cats in their care, all of whom will be neutered before rehoming. Those too young must be neutered as soon as they are old enough. A home visit and interview is completed before re-homing a cat or kitten.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01744 735 231
Mobile: 07725 858 282
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Website: www.kittenkarers.com

Laurel Animal Rescue

Covering Merseyside and Cheshire. Helping people to rehome animals that they can no longer look after. All animals are neutered before rehoming, and those who are too young, are homed on a neuter agreement. Laurel Animal Rescue are willing to travel further afield for the right home.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rescue as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07590 900 330
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Laurel Animal Rescue Facebook Page

Liverpool Cat Welfare

Registered Charity no. 1071410
Covering Liverpool and the Wirral. Founded in 1998, helping cats in the area. The Charity always has lots of needy cats and other animals looking for a fresh start. The Cattery is very often full to capacity with cats and kittens of all shapes and sizes - so please contact them if you are thinking of adopting a feline companion. A home check will be carried out to match you to the perfect pet, and a small adoption fee will be charged. They are also able to deliver your chosen pet to you if required.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Support Shop: 569 West Derby Road, West Derby, L13.
Support Shop: 1 high street, Wavertree, L15 8HE.
Tel: 0151 488 6157 or 07946 859 965
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Website: www.liverpoolcatwelfare.com

MCL Rescue

Covering Merseyside. A small group of animal lovers, fostering small animals (mainly cats and kittens) until suitable homes are found. Cats are rescued and rehabilitated, where necessary. All cats are neutered prior to homing. Home check and adoption donation required.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Cats and kittens can be neutered at a reduced cost for anyone in receipt of benefits.
Help Fosterers Needed: Please contact the rescue if you are interested in fostering.
Help! Volunteers Needed: Please contact the rescue if you could help by volunteering.
Help! Items Needed:  Any donations of cat food or bedding are gratefully received.
Tel: 07958492774 
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Website: www.mclrescue.uk

Phoenix Cat Trust

Cat Homing Page for Phoenix Cat TrustRegistered Charity no. 1025353
Based in Merseyside. Rescuing and rehoming cats in since 1993. The Trust always has many super felines looking for a new, loving home. If you could offer a cat (or cats) a home for life, please contact them if you can help. All cats are microchipped, treated for worms and fleas, and receive vet treatment when necessary.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Volunteers Needed: New volunteers are always welcomed to join this small, dedicated and friendly team.
Postal Address: PO Box 37, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, L18 1NZ.
Tel: 0151 734 5830
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Phoenix Cat Trust’s Facebook Page

Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary

Cat Homing Page for Rescue Me Animal SanctuaryRegistered Charity no. 1157210
Covering the Merseyside area. A small foster home based animal sanctuary rescuing and rehoming cats, rabbits and other animals in need. Home visits are carried out to prospective new homes to ensure safety and suitability, and to give advice or answer any questions the prospective owner may have. All animals are neutered, microchipped and treated for fleas and worms prior to homing.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Fosterers Needed: More foster homes in Merseyside are needed - please contact as below if you could help.
Tel: 0795 2017 696
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Website: www.rescuemesanctuary.co.uk

RSPCA - Liverpool

Registered Charity no. 232254
Based in Liverpool. The RSPCA Liverpool Branch provides a safe place for the care of animals rescued by the RSPCA inspectors from neglect and cruelty. Some have suffered so much abuse that it takes their dedicated team weeks, if not months, to get the animals to trust humans again. Please call down to their animal centre to see if you can offer one of their residents the second chance at a loving home they deserve. All cats are neutered, microchipped and up to date with worming and flea treatments, and will also have the start of their vaccination course (and in most cases they will be fully vac'd) before adoption.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Halewood Animal Centre, Higher Road, Halewood, Liverpool, Merseyside, L26 9TX. Open 11.30am-4.30pm every day.
Tel: 0151 486 1706
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/liverpool
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Southport, Ormskirk & District

Registered Charity no. 232258
Covering Southport & Ormskirk. Taking in cats via the RSPCA Inspectorate and helping them on the road to recovery and finding their ideal homes. Home visits and adoption fees apply. Animals are neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated. Included in the adoption agreement is 6 weeks free insurance cover for your new pet.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Volunteers Needed: If you are able to volunteer please contact the branch.
Rehoming Centre: New Cut Lane, Birkdale, Merseyside, PR8 3DW.
Opening Times: Reception: 9am-5pm. To the public: 11.30am-3.30pm every day except Wed (closed).
Tel: 01704 567624
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Website: www.ccgi.rspcasouthport.plus.com
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Warrington, Halton & St. Helens (Harold Hallwood Home For Animals)

Registered Charity no. 232259
Covering Warrington, Halton and St Helens.  The branch rescue, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of animals each year. Animals are cared for in purpose built kennels and cattery facilities. Visiting at the centre is by appointment only.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Clinic: Windmill Street, Delph Bridge, Runcorn, WA7 5RY (Open: Thursdays 3pm - 3.30pm)
Rehoming Centre: Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1NA
Open daily 12.00 - 4.00pm (Closed Tuesdays)
Tel: 01925 632944
Website: www.rspca-whs.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Wirral & Chester (Wirral Animal Centre)

Registered Charity no. 219766
Based in Wallasey. Working closely with RSPCA Inspectors to provide direct animal welfare services in their area. This includes veterinary care and finding safe homes for unwanted animals and those rescued from harm by RSPCA Inspectors. All cats are fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, de-flead and wormed before adoption.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: The branch runs a 'lost & found cats' register for their area.
Help! Volunteers Needed: If you can help RSPCA - Wirral & Chester in their work, please contact them as below.
Rehoming Centre: Cross Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH45 8RH. Open daily, except Thurs 11.30 - 3.00.
Tel: 0151 638 6318
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Website: www.rspcawirral.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Warrington Animal Welfare

Cat Homing Page for Warrington Animal WelfareRegistered Charity no. 1057149
Covering Warrington, Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester. Rescuing and rehoming any animal in need. Warrington Animal Welfare also promotes neutering / spaying. Home checks are always carried out prior to adoption.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Microchipping: Low cost microchipping available to those in receipt of benefits or low incomes (proof will be required.)
Neutering Assistance: Low cost neutering available to those in receipt of benefits or low incomes (proof will be required.)
Tel: 01925 748 638 or 01925 748637
Website: www.warringtonanimalwelfare.org.uk

Wirral Animal Welfare Association

Registered Charity no. 518910
Wirral Animal Welfare has been dedicated to rescuing abandoned or unwanted animals since 1987, and does their best to find them new homes. All animals are health checked and given any veterinary treatment needed before rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01516 440356 or 07800 752385

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary

Registered Charity no. 1108626
Based in Holmeswood, covering South Lancashire and North Merseyside. Providing refuge and care for unwanted, abandoned or neglected cats, as well as small domestic animals, farm animals and native species of wildlife. There are always many cats or kittens at the sanctuary needing a good, loving home, so they would love to hear from kind, responsible people who understand the commitment involved in taking on a cat or kitten for life.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Outdoor Homes Needed: Good homes always needed for feral cats and kittens, such as on farms or at stables. In return for daily food and shelter, they will look after the barn and the mice!
Help! Protect a Puss Scheme: The sanctuary always has a number of cats who for various reasons cannot be rehomed. The Protect a Puss sponsorship scheme helps pay for their food, litter and veterinary bills. You can sponsor a cat as an individual, school, club, or company.
Rehoming Centre & Sanctuary: Woodlands Farm, Sandy Lane, Holmeswood, L40 1UE (Viewing is strictly by appointment only) .
Tel: 01704 823293
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Website: www.animalsanctuary.org.uk

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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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