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Cat and kitten rescue & rehoming centres covering Yorkshire (North). Adopt a cat from your local rescue shelter.

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


Ark on the Edge

Registered Charity no. 1116552
Covering Teesdale and surrounding areas. Animal rescue - domestic, including rehoming of cats and kittens, also helping wildlife (room permitting). A home-check is always carried out before homing, and follow-up contact is made after homing. The Ark is unable to house dogs but they do run a database to assist with direct homing. Permanent sanctuary is given to those animals which cannot be released or rehomed. The Ark also runs a Wildlife Education Centre and Nature Trail, and animal care courses. The Ark caters for disabled visitors and all community groups. Please see their website, linked below, for further information.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Ark on the Edge, Woolley Hill Farm, Woodland, Co Durham, DL13 5RX. NB: Please always phone before visiting, to ensure someone is there to assist you.
Tel: 01833 630505 or mobile 07970 802286
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Website: www.arkontheedge.org.uk

Band of Rescuers North Yorkshire

Covering North Yorkshire. A team of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of animals in need.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Band of Rescuers North Yorkshire Facebook Page

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.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01524 263048
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Website: www.benthampetrescue.org.uk

Black Cat Rescue

Based in Selby. Helping with the rescue and rehoming of stray, abandoned and unwanted cats. All cats and kittens over 6 months are neutered. Home visits and follow up visits take place to make sure that all cats are homed with the right family.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Please Note: This Shelter is currently full. Please contact them if you wish to adopt a cat.
Tel: 01757 289435
Website: www.blackcatrescue.weebly.com

Blue Cross - Thirsk Rehoming Centre

Registered Charity no. 224392
Covering: North Yorkshire, Teesside, Wakefield and parts of West Yorkshire. The Blue Cross Thirsk centre has facilities for 25 dogs and 40 cats, with additional and puppy and kitten facilities, they always have animals looking for good homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Parklands, Station Road, Topcliffe, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3SE. Open 10am to 5pm Tues to Sun, closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays. 
Tel : 0300 777 1540
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Rehoming web page: www.bluecross.org.uk/yorkshire-thirsk-rehoming-centre
National website: www.bluecross.org.uk

Cat & Kitten Rescue

Covering Middlesbrough and surrounding areas. Cat and kitten rescue help and re-home many stray cats, abandoned cats and kittens. They also rescue cats that are unwanted or who have been mistreated. All adult cats are neutered before being homed and all kittens must be neutered by 6 months of age by the adopter.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01642 280 637
Mobile: 07825 148 325
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Website: www.catandkittenrescue.co.uk

Cat Orphanage

Covering Billingham, Middlesbrough and Stockton. Rescuing and rehoming cats and kittens for many years, through dedicated foster homes. A home visit is carried out as a requirement to homing an animal. All adult cats are neutered prior to homing, and provision is made for kittens to be neutered by the time they are 6 months old. The Orphanage normally has in the region of 50 cats and kittens of all ages and colours available for homing at any one time.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Volunteers needed: Volunteers are always needed for a variety of roles and fundraising, please contact as below if you could help.
Help! Rural / Farm Homes Needed: Suitable outdoor homes on farms, small holdings or stables needed for neutered ex-feral cats.
Tel: 01642 556005
Website: www.thecatorphanage.co.uk

Cat Rescue & Welfare Trust

Based in York. All cats and kittens are microchipped, wormed and treated for fleas when they arrive at the rescue. Cats over the age of 6 months are also neutered and vaccinated. Young kittens must be neutered at 6 months of age by the new owners, as part of the adoption agreement.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Cat Rescue & Welfare Trust Facebook Page

Cats Protection - Harrogate & District

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Harrogate. Rescuing, rehabilitation and rehoming abandoned and stray cats.  Cats are cared for in foster homes until their new, permanent home can be found. The branch can also help with neutering of feral cats to help control their numbers. All cats are vaccinated, microchipped and up to date with flea and worm prevention before they are rehomed; they will also be neutered if they are old enough.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Postal Address: PO Box 104, Harrogate, HG2 7UD
Tel: 01423 889598 
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/harrogate
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Pickering & District (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 enquiries.
Neutering Assistance: Assistance with neutering costs is available to those on low incomes
Tel: 01751 477757

Cats Protection - Teesside

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - TeessideRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering TS postal code areas. Their helpline offers advice on cat care, cat rescue, and of course rehabilitation. Cats and kittens are cared for to the highest standards and with plenty of TLC, at the homes of branch fosterers as they do not have a central cat shelter! They have a variety of rescued cats & kittens of all ages needing homes. Cats / kittens over 5 months are neutered, vaccinated and ID chipped. Kittens under 5 months have their first vaccination and come with a neutering voucher that can be used at any Teesside vets. Adoption fee is £60-00.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Please contact using the details below for assistance with the cost of neutering.
Lost & Found Register: Teesside CP also maintain a lost and found register.
Support Shop: 7 - 8 Ramsgate, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland.
Tel: 01642 589090 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on)
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Website: www.teesside.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - York Cat Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Huntingdon, York. All of the cats at Cats Protection - York Adoption Centre have been vet checked, microchipped, neutered (if old enough), treated for fleas & worms and come with 4 weeks of Pet Plan insurance.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Financial assistance is available with cat neutering for those on benefits or low incomes.
Lost & Found Register: Lost and Found register available for York and surrounding area.
Adoption Centre: 582 Huntington Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9QA (Open 11am – 3pm Thurs to Tues. Closed Weds)
Tel: 01904 760356
Website: www.york.cats.org.uk

Cats R Us

Cat Homing Page for Cats R UsRegistered Charity no. 1158022
Based in Shildon near Darlington. Covering Co.Durham, Teesside and Darlington. A cat and kitten rescue dedicated to the welfare, care, treatment and rehabilitation of stray cats and kittens. Cats R Us rescue and find new homes for street cats. All are neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated before adoption.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07980 864393
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Website: www.catwomanmaz.wix.com/catsrus

Craven Cat Rescue

Covering Lancashire and North Yorkshire. Rehoming stray and unwanted cats and kittens. All cats will be neutered prior to rehoming and home checks will be carried out.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01756 795350
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Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary

Covering Durham and the North East. A small independent sanctuary, funded by the generosity of the public and through the fundraising efforts of the Sanctuary's volunteers. Providing shelter and security, and rehoming where possible of cats, dogs, horses, farm animals, rodents, birds, and wildlife. If they can, help they will!
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre & Sanctuary: Stonehouse Chapel, Bildershaw, West Auckland, Co, Durham, DL14 9PL
Tel: 01388 834 996 or 07960 087 605
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Website: www.kayshillsanctuary.wordpress.com

Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR)

Cat Homing Page for Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR)Based in Leeds. All cats and kittens at Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR) are in foster homes, not in pens or cages. All will be microchipped, wormed, de-flea'd and vaccinated before rehoming. Cats and kittens are neutered prior to adoption unless they are kittens under 4 months, then provision is made for them to be returned for neutering.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Leeds Cat Rescue (LCR) offer a low cost cat neutering scheme for those on low incomes.
Tel: 07521 914398
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Website: www.leedscatrescue.btck.co.uk

Pedigrees (all breeds): St. Francis Persian Cat Rescue

Covering UK Wide. Rescuing and rehoming all types of pedigree cats, specialising in Persian and other long-haired cats.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Centre: St. Francis Cottage, Thornborough, Near Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2RQ
Tel: 01677 470344
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Website: www.stfrancisrescue.co.uk

RSPCA - Craven & Upper Wharfedale

Registered Charity no. 232237
Covering Ilkley, Keighley, Skipton, Barnoldswick, Slaidburn and Settle, Haworth & Grassington and more. RSPCA Craven & Upper Wharfedale re-homes cats and dogs and also raisies the profile of animal welfare issues.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: Details of lost or found pets in the area, can be displayed on the branch website.
Postal Address: Craven RSPCA, PO Box 493, Keighley, W.Yorkshire, BD21 9AG.
Tel: 07949 229955
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Website: www.rspca-craven.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Darlington & District

Registered Charity no. 232264
Based in Darlington. The priority of the branch is to support the Inspectorate in assisting rescued animals, by helping financially with veterinary bills. They also fund emergency boarding until a place becomes available at either Felledge or Great Ayton RSPCA. RSPCA - Darlington & District do not have any animals available for adoption.
Neutering Assistance: This branch runs a discount Neutering Scheme.
Tel: 07972 368602
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Website: www.rspca-darlington.co.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Great Ayton Animal Centre

Registered Charity no. 219099
Based in Middlesborough. The great Ayton Animal Centre is a temporary home to cats, dogs, rabbits and other domestic animals as well as farm animals. At any one time they are caring for over 150 animals. The animals that come in to care are identified by uniformed inspectors as those most in need. Often abandoned, abused and neglected they all receive care, attention and love from the team
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Yarm Lane, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS9 6QB
Opening times: Daily 11.30am to 3.00pm (closed Wednesdays)
Tel: 0300 123 0743
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/great-ayton-animal-centre
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Middlesbrough, South Tees & District

Registered Charity no. 232226
Based in Middlesborough. RSPCA Middlesbrough, South Tees & District do not take in animals from members of the public.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01642 473946
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/middlesbrough-south-tees-and-district-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - North Teesside & District

Registered Charity no. 502704
Covering Durham. This branch prioritises in animals they have rescued from cruelty & neglect, which may mean they cannot take in unwanted pets.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07900 791326
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/north-teesside-and-district-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Northallerton, Thirsk & Dales

Registered Charity no. 232209
Covering a large area of North Yorkshire from Hawes in the west through Leyburn, Bedale and over to Northallerton and Thirsk in the East, then down to Easingwold further south. Supporting the local work of the RSPCA's inspectors as well as helping to re-home animals wherever possible.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Financial assistance may be available to those pet owners on low incomes etc.
Help! Volunteers Needed: This branch are always happy here from anyone considering joining their team.
Tel: 01609 776652
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Website: www.rspca-northallerton.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Scarborough

Registered Charity no. 232233
Covering Whitby, Scarborough & Filey over to Pickering & Helmsley, including all the villages in between. All cats are treated for fleas and worms, vaccinated, neutered and microchipped prior to going for adoption. 
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Support Shop: 8a Victoria Rd., Scarborough, N.Yorks (Mon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm)
Rehoming Tel: 01723 369804
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Website: www.rspca-scarborough.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - York, Harrogate & District (York Animal Home)

Registered Charity no: 232222
Covering Harrogate, Knaresborough, Malton, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Ripon, Selby, Wetherby, Tadcaster and surrounding areas. The York Animal Home cares for up to 54 dogs, 54 cats and 19 rabbits, as well as many small furries and birds. Animals at the centre 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.
Neutering Assistance: Please get in touch to see if you qualify for a neutering voucher.
Support Shop: 14 Gillygate, York, N. Yorks (Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm)
Support Shop: 56 Goodramgate, York, N. Yorks
Rehoming Shelter & Clinic: Landing Lane, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4RH
Reception Only: Tues to Fri: 11am – 3pm (Tues - Sun, closed Monday)
Shelter Tel: 01904 654949
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Web site: www.rspca-yorkhome.org.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Ryedale And Scarborough Cat Welfare Group

Registered Charity no. 1039994
Covering Scarborough and surrounding areas. Rescuing and rehoming stray, feral or unwanted domestic pregnant cats and young kittens in the local area.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01723 865829
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Ryedale And Scarborough Cat Welfare Group Facebook Page

Saltburn Animal Rescue Association (SARA)

Cat Homing Page for Saltburn Animal Rescue Association (SARA)Registered Charity no. 1051037
Based in Redcar. An organisation dedicated to rescuing, caring for, and re-homing stray and abandoned animals in the north east of England. Also advising the general public regarding responsible pet ownership, general animal care and welfare.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rehoming Shelter: S.A.R.A, Foxrush Farm, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 5NJ. (Sanctuary viewing times are Tue - Sun 1pm – 3pm, closed Mondays).
Tel: 01642 488108
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Website: www.s-a-r-a.org.uk

Teesside Kitten Rescue

Covering parts of Durham and North Yorkshire. Teesside Kitten Rescue is a small organisation, helping to rescue and rehome stray and unwanted cats and kittens across the Teesside area. All adult cats are neutered prior to rehoming, and kittens are rehomed with a neutering voucher to be used at 6 months old.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 01642 324813
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Yorkshire Animal Shelter

Cat Homing Page for Yorkshire Animal ShelterRegistered Charity no. 1067469
Based in Leeds. Relieving the suffering of stray and abandoned animals who are in need of care and attention, providing treatment for sick or injured animals. Maintaining facilities for the reception and care of animals, rehoming and fostering where appropriate. Animals are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before rehoming. Educating the public in all aspects of animal care and promoting animal welfare in the community.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07968 817803 (Please leave answerphone message if requested)
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Website: www.yorkshireanimalshelter.org.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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