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Cat and kitten rescue & rehoming centres covering Sussex (West). 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.


ABC Animal Sanctuary (The Alexandra Bastedo Champions Animal Sanctuary)

Caring For Cats

Registered Charity no. 1060280
Covering Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex. Caring for Cats is a small registered charity which rescues, neuters and rehomes abandoned and unwanted cats, and ferals. All cats offered for rehoming have had full health checks and in most cases, have had blood tests. Caring for Cats also offers limited long term care for older, and more difficult to rehome rescue cats at their sanctuary in Essex.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Website: www.caringforcats.org.uk

Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre

Cat Homing Page for Cat & Rabbit Rescue CentreRegistered Charity no. 1010000
Covering Chichester / Portsmouth area and West Sussex. Founded in 1986, this independent charity runs a rescue and re-homing centre in a four and a half acre rural setting just outside Chichester. All cats are vet checked, wormed, flea treated, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (if over six months) prior to rehoming (adopted kittens are neutered when old enough). They offer help and advice on pet ownership, and the humane control of feral cats. The CRRC are always looking for loving homes for their animals!
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Help! Volunteers Needed: New volunteers are always welcome at the Centre, in the shops and for fundraising.
Help! Sponsors Needed: CRRC run a 'Sponsor a Cat scheme'. Ideal for those unable to adopt! 
Help! Items Needed:
CRRC also run a Summer and Christmas event, and have 3 charity shops. Good quality items always required to sell. Foreign and old coins, jewellery, printer cartridges and mobile phones are also needed to raise funds.
Support Shops: 46 Shore Road, East Witterings, W. Sussex, PO20 8DZ. / 9 New Parade, High Street, Selsey, W. Sussex, PO20 0QA. / Unit 1, Harfield Court, High Street, Bognor, PO21 1EE.
Rehoming Shelter: Holborrow Lodge, Chalder Lane, Sidlesham, Nr. Chichester, W. Sussex, PO20 7RJ.
Tel: 01243 641409
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Website: www.crrc.co.uk

Cat Welfare Sussex and Southern Region

Registered Charity no. 1044866
Covering the Brighton & Hove area. A registered charity run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to the welfare of stray and unwanted cats both domestic and feral. They rescue, neuter and, where necessary, rehabilitate stray and feral cats, helping to prevent future unwanted litters. The Charity rescues and rehomes around 100-150 cats each year. No healthy cat is ever put to sleep.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: A subsidised neutering service is provided where possible, for those unable to afford veterinary fees.
Registered Office: 164 Mile Oak Road, Portslade, East Sussex.
Rescue / Rehoming - Tel: 01273 423861
Email: Via the contact form on the Cat Welfare Sussex website.
Website: www.catwelfaresussex.com

Catastrophes Cat Rescue

Registered Charity no: 1017304
Based in Heathfield, East Sussex. Catastrophes helps with rehoming domestic cats, as well as assisting with neutering / relocating of feral cats.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Shelter: Half Moon Cottage, Bakers Lane, Dallington, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9JS
Telephone: 01435 830212
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Website: www.catastrophescats.org

Cats Protection - Chichester, Bognor & District (Neutering)

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering postcodes: PO8; PO9; PO10; PO11; PO18; PO19; PO20; PO21; PO22; BN18; GU28; GU29. This is a Neutering Only branch, and is unable to take in or rehome cats.
Neutering Assistance: If you have a cat aged 4 months and over, and are on low income, you may qualify for assistance with the cost of neutering.
Support Shop: 7a Crane Street, Chichester.
Tel: 0345 371 2760
Email: Via the contact form on the Cat’s Protection Chichester, Bognor & District website.
Website: www.cats.org.uk/chichester
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Crawley, Reigate & District

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Crawley, Reigate & DistrictRegistered Charity no. 203644
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
Covering Crawley, Horley, Redhill, Reigate and beyond. Rescuing and rehoming cats, all are vet checked, treated for worms and fleas, started on their vaccination course, microchipped and neutered (if over 4 months) prior to rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: Subsidised cat neutering available for those on benefits or low income.
Help! Volunteers Needed: Averagely helping over 600 cats a year, this branch will be glad to hear from new volunteers!
Support Shop: 9 Broadwalk, Crawley, RH10 1HJ.
Adoption Enquiries - Tel: 01293 226155 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
General Enquiries Tel: 0345 371 2734 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.catsprotection.co.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Horsham & District

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Horsham & DistrictRegistered Charity no. 203644
Covering Rusper down to Partridge Green and across to Kirdford, encompassing Horsham, Billingshurst and Southwater. Postcodes: RH12 RH13 & RH14. Aiming to provide safe, loving homes for any cats that need it. Also offering advice, and to reuniting lost cats with their owners. They believe all cats deserve loving, responsible homes. Always pleased to hear from new volunteers and receive offers of good quality bric-a-brac to help fund their cause.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Lost & Found Register: Contact the branch regarding lost or found cats in their area.
Postal Address: PO Box 466, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XN.
Tel: 01403 854 464 or 07805 654 881
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/horsham
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Mid Sussex

Registered Charity no. 203644
Covering Ardingly to the North, Ansty and Bolney to the West, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint to the South and Scaynes Hill to the East. The branch re-home cats and kittens. They have seven pens at a local cattery to keep the cats until homes are found for them. They also neuter and feed feral cats.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Help available for those on low incomes, towards the cost of neutering their cats.
Lost & Found Register: Details of lost and found cats are on their website.
Tel: 01444 647012
Email: Via the contact form on the Cat’s Protection Mid Sussex website.
Website: www.cats.org.uk/midsussex
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - National Cat Adoption Centre

Registered Charity no. 203644
Based in Sussex, but can rehome UK wide.  The largest cat rehoming centre in the UK, finding homes for over 1,000 felines every year.  The centre offers a matching service, to ensure the right cat goes to the right home. All cats in their care are vet checked, neutered if old enough and microchipped, prior to rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: In some cases financial assistance is available towards the cost of neutering. Please contact as below for more details.
Rehoming Centre: National Cat Adoption Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7TT.
Adoption Centre Tel: 01825 741330
Adoption Centre Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ncac.cats.org.uk
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Cats Protection - Worthing & District

Cat Homing Page for Cats Protection - Worthing & DistrictRegistered Charity no. 203644
Based in Worthing, West Sussex. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming cats in need.  Cats are cared for in foster homes. Prior to rehoming cats are health checked, vaccinated, neutered and micro chipped. Home visits and adoption fees apply.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Lost & Found Register: 
In addition to rescuing and rehoming, the branch also runs a lost and found register: Tel 01903 200332 ext 21.
Golden Oldie Scheme: Cats over the age of 12 can be adopted under our Golden Oldie Scheme. This scheme exists to help owners who need it to meet the extra costs of caring for older cats. It provides financial assistance to meet the cost of age related illnesses such as thryoid, renal, kidney, heart etc. It also offers to meet half the cost of special veterinary prescribed food. The Scheme does not include the cost of preventative treatment such as vaccinations, worm and flea treatments and neither does it cover injuries/accidents for which insurance is recommended. Please ask about older cats.
Support Shop: 35 Rowlands Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3JJ.
Tel: 01903 873717 or 01903 200332
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/worthing 
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

City Cat Shelter

Cat Homing Page for City Cat ShelterCity Cat Shelter is affiliated with Cat Welfare (Sussex) charity number 1044866
Based in Brighton, rehoming within 20 miles of Brighton & Hove. A privately owned, volunteer-run cat shelter. City Cat Shelter is at the forefront of Brighton's cat welfare and neutering programmes. The cattery homes around 250 unwanted cats per year. All cats are neutered, microchipped, treated against fleas and worms prior to adoption, and come with 4 weeks' free pet insurance.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: The Cat Shelter can arrange neutering at reduced rates for those on limited incomes.
Help! Volunteers & Donations Needed:
The shelter relies on volunteers and donations, more of both always needed!
Tel: 01273 606843
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Website: www.citycatshelter.com

Holbrook Animal Rescue

Based in Old Holbrook, Horsham. Holbrook Animal Rescue works in conjunction with other animal welfare organisations who all have the same aim: To help with the neutering, veterinary care, feeding and rehoming of stray and abandoned dogs and cats. The aim is to provide loving new homes for as many animals as they possibly can. The animals come from many different backgrounds but all have the same basic need - that of a home where they will be cared for and no longer live in fear or hunger.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
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Website: www.holbrookanimalrescue.co.uk

Hollyview Animal Sanctuary

Reg Charity No: 1166114
Based in Battle, East Sussex. Helping animals that have been abandoned, neglected or abused, or those whose owners’ circumstances have changed and they can no longer look after them. All cats are microchipped, neutered and will have been treated for fleas and worms prior to rehoming. Younger cats will be homed with a neutering agreement. Animals can have a home for life at the sanctuary where rehoming is inappropriate.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the sanctuary as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Tel: 07980 380601
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Hollyview Animal Sanctuary Facebook Page

Kit Wilson Trust For Animal Welfare (The)

Registered Charity no. 270419
Based in East Sussex. Providing rescue and rehabilitation of mainly cats and dogs, and a wide variety of other animals both domestic and wildlife. Good homes are always needed for the many animals in their care, please contact as below if you can help.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Support Shop: 6/7 Bell Walk, Uckfield. (behind Boots at the bottom of the high street) opening hours for the shop are: Mon - Sat, 9.30 - 4.30 
Rehoming Centre: Stonehurst Lane, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4ED
Tel: 01825 830444 (please phone between 10am and 4pm.)
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Website: www.kitwilsontrust.org.uk

Kitty in the City Cat Rescue

Cat Homing Page for Kitty In The CityRegistered Charity no. 1144129
Based in Brighton, rehoming across Sussex. Kitty in the City Cat Rescue look after abandoned and homeless cats in foster homes prior to finding a new forever home. All cats and kittens are vet checked, vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms. All cats will be neutered prior to rehoming and kittens are rehomed on the understanding that neutering must take place at an appropriate age. Kitty in the City will carry out home checks before rehoming takes place and will carry out follow up visits to ensure that the cats has settled into the home environment.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Fundraising: Kitty in the City are currently fundraising for new cats pens to allow them to rescue more cats.
Tel: 01273 279138
Website: www.kittyinthecity.org.uk

Lost Cats Brighton

Registered Charity no. 1119083
Based in Portslade, Brighton, and covering East and West Sussex. They also take in stray cats, and rehome them after they have been health checked and microchipped. Lost Cats Brighton is a self-run organization and donations are always needed. They never turn way a cat in need - no matter what the age, and the rescue can be contacted any time of day in an emergency. Extra volunteers also needed!
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: As the name suggests, Lost Cats Brighton aim to help people find their lost cats.
Help! Fosterers Needed: More fosterers are desperately needed to look after cats between homes. Food, litter and vet bills are covered - you just provide the love and care. Can you provide a temporary home to a needy cat?
Help! Donations Needed: Clean bedding, blankets, litter trays and any old wool (they know a kind Lady who knits blankets). Also needed is donations of cat food or bric-a- brac for fundraising.
Postal Address: 89 Foredown Drive, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2BF
Please Note: This Shelter is currently unable to take further cats in. Please contact them if you wish to adopt a cat.
Tel: 01273 422721 
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Website: www.lostcatsbrighton.org.uk

Orientals: Oriental Cat Welfare Trust (OCWT)

Oriental Cat Welfare Trust Cat Homing PageRegistered Charity no. 1145775
Covering England, Scotland and Wales. OCWT is affiliated to the Oriental Cat Association and provides safehouse accommodation for cats of Oriental bloodlines. Undertaking the rescue and re-homing of Oriental Shorthair cats. Cats are sometimes available in various parts of the country, so if you are interested in giving an Oriental Shorthair a home the organisation keeps a waiting list. All homes are checked prior to adoption. Advice on the welfare of oriental cats available.The harder to home Orientals are cared for at the rehoming cattery in East Sussex until a home is found.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 01424 892618 or local rate: 08450 529655
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Website: www.ocwt.org (then click on 'cats needing homes')

Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service

Cat Homing Page for Paws & Claws Animal Rescue ServiceRegistered Charity no. 281075
Based in Haywards Heath. Rescuing, re-habilitating and re-homing stray and abandoned cats in Mid Sussex, and encouraging spaying & neutering to avoid future unwanted litters. Paws & Claws has dedicated quarters for old and harder to home cats. No cat is ever put to sleep, except on veterinary advice. All cats are neutered (neutering is advised to adopters of kittens), de-flea'd, wormed, microchipped and will have received any due vaccinations before rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Rescue Centre: Paws & Claws ARS, Coombe Down, London Rd, Sayers Common, W. Sussex, BN6 9HZ. Visitors are by appointment only.
Tel: 01444 457758 or 01273 831125
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Website: www.pawsandclaws-ars.org.uk

Paws Animal Sanctuary (Findon)

Registered Charity no. 1096231
Based in West Sussex. As well as rescuing and rehoming cats, the sanctuary helps horses, goats, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, chickens, gerbils and hamsters etc. Paws Animal Sanctuary is entirely supported by donations and run by unpaid volunteers. The sanctuary is open 12 - 4pm on Sundays for visitors to come and see (or even rehome) an animal in need of a loving home. A £1 admission donation is required, to help towards the running of the centre, feeding and maintaining all of the animals and also to pay veterinary bills.
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. 
Rehoming Shelter & Sanctuary: Squirrels Cottage, 15 The Oval, Findon Village, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 0TN.
Tel: 01903 872734 (no answer phones used, someone will answer your call)
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Website: www.pawsanimalsanctuaryfindon.co.uk

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Registered Charity no. 237696
Rehoming within a 30 miles of Ringmer, Sussex. Alleviating animal cruelty, rehoming, providing sanctuary for animals in need and educating people about how to care for animals remains at the heart of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare. Each year they receive some 1500 new animals, and they always have a variety of cats seeking loving homes. All cats are health checked, neutered, vaccinated, treated against fleas and worms and microchipped.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Animal Centre: Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ. Open 10am to 4pm daily.
Tel: 01825 840252
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Website: www.raystede.org

RSPCA - Mid Sussex & Eastbourne

Registered Charity no. 206308
Covering Mid Sussex. Offering veterinary and financial assistance to help animals most in need in the branch area. All 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: 01323 844727
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/mid-sussex-and-eastbourne-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Sussex North

Registered Charity no. 276355
Covering Horsham, Crawley & Haywards Heath. The branch relies totally on local fundraising to support their work with animal welfare within the branch area. All prospective adopters will be home checked. All cats and kittens will be neutered prior to rehoming where old enough; where the kitten is too young a free neutering voucher will be provided to be used at a later date. The branch is able to offer low cost veterinary treatment for those on low incomes to find out if you are eligible please contact: 01403 251954 between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Subsidised neutering is provided for those on government benefits, low income and the elderly.
Tel: 01403 267204 or 07732 082348
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/sussex-north-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Sussex, Brighton and East Grinstead (Brighton Animal Centre)

Registered Charity no. 206630
Based in Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex. The centre has facilities to care for a wide range of animals until they are ready for re-homing or release. Over 3,000 animals pass through each year, and they can accommodate up to 84 cats and 90 dogs at any one time, plus numerous other animals. As there is a non-destruction policy, the centre is usually very full. The Branch has to fund the Shelter itself, which runs at a deficit each year, so relies on fundraising events, special appeals, boarding of dogs and cats, shop sales and legacies and donations. Volunteers are always needed for many activities, such as dog walking, home-visiting, fund-raising and pet food collection - please get in touch if you could help!
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: The branch runs a subsidised neutering scheme for cats and female dogs, for people on low incomes.
Rehoming Centre: Braypool Lane, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8ZH (Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30am - 4pm, closed Mondays and Bank Holidays)
Centre Tel: 01273 554218
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Web site: www.rspca-brighton.co.uk
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

RSPCA - Sussex, Chichester & District (Mount Noddy Animal Centre)

Registered Charity no. 206300
Based near Chichester. The centre provides care and assistance to abandoned, abused and unwanted cats & dogs. They act as a temporary refuge and provide the animals with food, medication, socialisation and the love they require until a new loving home is found.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Black Mill Lane, Eartham, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0LL
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 11am to 1pm, and 2pm - 4pm (Closed Weds and Bank Holidays)
Tel: 01243 773359
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Website: www.rspca.org.uk/local/sussex-chichester-and-district-branch
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (24 hours), or for advice visit: RSPCA Help & Advice

Worthing & District Animal Rescue Service

Registered Charity no. 257843
Worthing, West Sussex. Worthing & District Animal Rescue Service rescues and rehabilitates more than 1,500 injured and orphaned wildlife and re-homes over 600 unwanted or abandoned pets every year. At any time they have more than 50 dogs, cats and other pets in care needing new homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Help! Cat Food Needed: Tinned cat food is always needed for our senior cats in foster care.
Rescue Shelter: Wadars, Hangleton Lane, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6PP.
Tel: 01903 262828
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Website: www.wadars.co.uk

Worthing Cat Welfare Trust

Registered Charity no. 1049596
Covering the Worthing area. Established 1985, rescuing and rehoming cats and kittens. There are often up to 60 awaiting a new home at any one time. All cats over 5 months old will be neutered. Home checks apply. The trust is assisted by funds raised from their support shop. So if you cannot rescue a cat at this time, you can help by donating any good quality, unwanted items to the shop.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: Tel: 01903 752198 or 07776 301218
Support Shop: 31 South Street, Tarring, Worthing, W. Sussex, BN14 7LG
Postal Address: 36 Orchard Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex
Tel: 01903 202251
Website: www.worthingcatwelfaretrust.co.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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