Give a homeless pet a new life

The vast majority of the 16,000,000 cats and dogs kept as pets in the UK are looked after by responsible, loving owners. Despite that, anywhere up to 250,000 pets are abandoned, become lost are ill-treated or are surrendered by their owners for one reason or another and need to be rehomed. The many cat and other pet charities around the UK do their best to rehome these unfortunate pets, but they need your help.

If you are thinking about getting a cat or dog, or any other pet, take a look around your local rescue centre and see if they have the ideal pet waiting for you. You'll be giving a home to an animal which desperately needs one.


Cat rescue and rehoming organisations and charities in Greater London.

The cat-related charities and organisations listed here are all based in and around Greater London. Listings include all relevant and known contact details. If you want more information about any of the organisations listed, please contact them directly. Some organisations have websites and/or email, and those which don't generally prefer enquiries by telephone. If you click any of the website links below they will open the website in a new page.

London Cat Care and Control Consortium - Free Cat Neutering Scheme

Telephone Contact:       03000 12 12 12           Email:      Regional: See website           Address :      Regional: See Website
Website:   www.cats.org.uk

The London Cat Care and Control Consortium is a group of cat charities which operates a Free neutering scheme - The 'C4' scheme, established in 2002, to tackle the number of cats in London. There are thousands of unwanted, neglected and stray cats in London, a problem which can be reduced through neutering. The consortium offer FREE neutering for cats within the M25 area if the cat owners receive certain state benefits, are on a low income or are students.

9 LIVES CAT RESCUE

Telephone Contact:       07986 135081           Email:      specialcats@9lives.org.uk
Website:   www.9lives.org.uk
Address :      Postal Address: Paws for Life & 9 Lives Cat Rescue, c/o 26 Russell House, London, SW1V 4EQ

The two cat charities, 'Paws for Life' and '9 Lives Cat Rescue' work together. This is a dedicated rescue group with many years experience of rescuing cats, specialising in harder to home cats such as FIV positive, elderly, disabled or cats needing medication. Paws for Life and 9 Lives operate a non-destruction policy. If you can offer one of their cats a home, get in touch with them today.

ANIMAL AID AND ADVICE (NORTH LONDON)

Telephone Contact:       020 8883 6021 (Rehoming only)           Email:      info@animalaidandadvice.org
Website:   www.animalaidandadvice.org
Address :      Support Bookshop: 203 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London, N5 9LL

This North London charity finds homes for homeless animals, mostly cats and rabbits but also help other unwanted animals. Most costs are covered by fund-raising, including revenue from two shops. They have no shelter so cats are cared for by foster carers. If you can offer a home to one of their animals, or can help in other ways, please get in touch. Animal Aid and Advice is a member of the London Cat Care and Control Consortium.

ANIMAL RESCUE and CARE

Telephone Contact:       020 8894 4508           Email:      arc@animalrescueandcare.org.uk
Website:   www.animalrescueandcare.org.uk
Address :      Postal address: P.O.Box 46, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 1WG

Animal Rescue and Care cover South West London, including Twickenham, Hampton, Teddington, Kingston, Isleworth, Barnes and the Borough of Richmond. The ARC rescue, foster and re-home domestic cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. ARC is a small, local organisation run by volunteers. Animals are fostered in caring, private homes until they are rehomed, and no healthy animal is ever destroyed. If you can offer a home or other assistance, please get in touch.

ANIMAL SAMARITANS

Telephone Contact:       0208 303 1859           Email:      info@animalsamaritans.org.uk
Website:   www.animalsamaritans.org.uk
Address :      Animal Samaritans, PO Box 154, Bexleyheath, Kent DA16 2WS

Animal Samaritans work to rescue and rehome unwanted and ill-treated animals in the South London and North-West Kent area. Run entirely by unpaid volunteers, they re-home over 200 cats and kittens each year. In addition they aim to assist owners of pets to meet veterinary fees where owners are unable to meet such fees themselves. If you can offer a cat a home, or would like to help in any other way, please get in touch.

BATTERSEA DOGS AND CATS HOME

Telephone Contact:       0843 509 4444           Email:      info@battersea.org.uk
Website:   www.battersea.org.uk
Address :      Rehoming Centre: 4 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4AA

The Battersea Dogs and cats home cares for and re-homes both dogs and cats. Battersea care for between 400 and 500 dogs and 100 - 150 cats at any one time. If you would like to provide a home to one of their cats, or dogs, why not get in touch?

CAT & KITTEN RESCUE

Telephone Contact:       07843 118 426           Email:      catandkittenrescue@hotmail.com
Website:   None
Address :      Support Shop: 140, Manor Way, Borehamwood. WD6 1QX

Cat and Kitten Rescue work in the North West London area, taking in and caring for unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens and finding them new homes. The rescue provides a rescue and rehoming service for cats and kittens, plus a trapping and neutering service for feral cats. If you are able to rehome one of their cats, or would like to provide other assistance, please get in touch.

CAT ACTION TRUST (1977) - CENTRAL & WEST LONDON

Telephone Contact:       0208 993 7041 (Rehoming enquiries only)           Email:      n/a
Website:   Click Here
Address :      Postal Address: PO Box 1639, London, W8 7ZZ

The Cat Action Trust is a member of the London Cat Care and Control Consortium and is always seeking people willing to rehome cats and kittens. If you can provide a cat with a new home, please get in touch. The charity has a no-kill policy, and is run entirely by volunteers.

CATS PROTECTION - BEXLEY & DARTFORD

Telephone Contact:       01322 611 911           Email:      n/a
Website:   www.cats.org.uk/bexley
Address :      n/a

This branch of cats protection covers the areas between Thamesmead, South East London and Meopham, in Kent.

CATS PROTECTION - CROYDON

Telephone Contact:       020 8763 0072           Email:      n/a
Website:   www.croydoncpcats.org.uk
Address :      Support Shop: 13 High Street, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2AF

Croydon Cats Protection has between 50 and 250 cats and kittens waiting to be rehomed at any one time. Please give them a call if you can offer a new home to one of their cats or kittens. Some of the current cats seeking homes appear on their website.

CATS PROTECTION - ELTHAM, SIDCUP & DISTRICT

Telephone Contact:       07772 679854           Email:      jennyorme@live.co.uk
Website:   www.cats.org.uk/elthamsidcup
Address :      Support Shop: 14 Tudor Parade, Well Hall Road, Eltham, London, SE9 6SX

This branch of Cats Protection covers the Eltham and Sidcup areas and they are always looking for people who can offer a home to a cat or kitten, or who would like to help the organisation in other ways. There are many ways you can help the Cats Protection, including fundraising, helping in shops and so on. Visit their website for details.

CATS PROTECTION - GREENWICH

Telephone Contact:       020 8853 8666           Email:      n/a
Website:   www.greenwich.cats.org.uk
Address :      Support Shop: 18 Old Dover Road, Westcombe Park, Blackheath, SE3 7BT

This branch of Cats Protection covers Greenwich and they are always looking for people who can offer a home to a cat or kitten, or who would like to help the organisation in other ways. There are many ways you can help the Cats Protection, including fundraising, helping in shops and so on. Visit their website for details.

CATS PROTECTION - HENDON, FINCHLEY & MILL HILL

Telephone Contact:       020 89521350           Email:      hendoncp@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   www.hendon.cats.org.uk
Address :      Postal Address: Hendon Finchley & Mill Hill CP, PO Box 690, Edgware, HA8 4JY

As well as covering Hendon, Finchley and Mill Hill areas of north west London, this branch of Cats Protection covers Edgware, Kingsbury, Colindale, Kenton, Harrow, Totteridge, Borehamwood, Golders Green and Friern Barnet. There are many ways you can help the Cats Protection, including fundraising, helping in shops and so on. Visit their website for details.

CATS PROTECTION - HILLINGDON

Telephone Contact:       01895 443637           Email:      cp.hillingdon@googlemail.com
Website:   www.hillingdon.cats.org.uk
Address :      n/a

This branch of Cats Protection covers Heathrow and the surrounding areas and they are always looking for people who can offer a home to a cat or kitten, or who would like to help the organisation in other ways. Visit their website for details.

CATS PROTECTION - LEA VALLEY

Telephone Contact:       0845 313 4746           Email:      cpleavalley@live.co.uk
Website:   www.leavalley.cats.org.uk
Address :      Postal address: 145, Chase Side, Enfield, North London, EN2 0PN.

Lea Valley Cats Protection helps to home around 200 cats every year. If you can offer a cat a new home or would like to help in other ways, please get in touch.

CATS PROTECTION - NORTH LONDON CAT ADOPTION CENTRE

Telephone Contact:       020 7272 6048           Email:      NorthLondon@cats.org.uk
Website:   www.northlondon.cats.org.uk
Address :      Rehoming Shelter: 135 Junction Road, Archway, London, N19 5PX

If you live in North London and would like to provide a cat or kitten with a new home, visit the North London cat adoption centre. No appointment is necessary.

CELIA HAMMOND ANIMAL TRUST (CHAT) - Canning Town

Telephone Contact:       020 7474 8811           Email:      canningtown@celiahammond.org
Website:   www.celiahammond.org
Address :      Rescue Centre - Canning Town: 151-153 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E16 4HQ

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust is a member of the London Cat Care and Control Consortium and they run low cost neuter clinics, for those on a low income, as well as a rehabilitation and rehoming service for stray and unwanted animals in London and throughout the South East. See their web site for details. If you can rehome a cat or kitten, please get in touch.

CELIA HAMMOND ANIMAL TRUST (CHAT) - Lewisham

Telephone Contact:       0208 694 6545           Email:      lewisham@celiahammond.org
Website:   www.celiahammond.org
Address :      Rescue Centre - Lewisham: 233 / 235 Lewisham Way, London, SE4 1UY

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust is a member of the London Cat Care and Control Consortium and they run low cost neuter clinics, for those on a low income, as well as a rehabilitation and rehoming service for stray and unwanted animals in London and throughout the South East. See their web site for details. If you can rehome a cat or kitten, please get in touch.

CROYDON ANIMAL SAMARITANS

Telephone Contact:       020 8698 6813           Email:      enquiries@croydonanimalsamaritans.co.uk
Website:   www.croydonanimalsamaritans.co.uk
Address :      n/a

Croydon Animal Samaritans work to rescue and rehome abandoned cats, kittens, dogs and other small animals. Homes are especially needed for older cats. If you can offer any help, please get in touch.

FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS ANIMAL RESCUE

Telephone Contact:       020 8311 5086           Email:      jane@4leggedfriends.org.uk
Website:   None
Address :      Rehoming Centre: The Bothy, Southmere Park, Hartslock Drive, South Thamesmead, SE2  9US

Based in Thamesmead, South East London, this group runs a small rescue centre dedicated to the rehoming of unwanted and ill-treated animals. If you'd like to know how you can help, get in touch.

GUARDIAN ANGELS ANIMAL SUPPORT

Telephone Contact:       0844 745 2122           Email:      a.guardian09@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   www.guardianangels-animalsupport.co.uk
Address :      Postal address: PO Box 515, Hounslow, TW3 9LB

Guardian Angels Animal Support is run entirely by volunteers, working within the London Borough of Hounslow. This rescue finds homes for homeless cats, dogs and rabbits; caring for them in foster homes in and around Hounslow, West London. If you would like to provide an animal with a new home, please get in touch.

HOUNSLOW ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY

Telephone Contact:       020 8560 5443           Email:      cats@haws-animals.org.uk
Website:   www.haws-animals.org.uk
Address :      Postal Address: Northumberland House, 11 The Pavement, Popes Lane, London W5 4NG

The Hounslow Animal Welfare Society covers West and South West London, and is concerned with all aspects of animal welfare, including the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of domestic pets: mainly cats, but also other animals. If you can offer an animal a home, or would like to help in other ways, please get in touch.

LONDON CAT RESCUE

Telephone Contact:       0782 889 8319           Email:      londoncatrescue@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   None
Address :      n/a

Based in London N8, rehoming cats in the City of London & North London. This is a small but dedicated group, caring for cats in foster homes until a new, permanent home can be found.

MAYHEW ANIMAL HOME

Telephone Contact:       020 8969 0178           Email:      info@mayhewanimalhome.org
Website:   www.mayhewanimalhome.org
Address :      Rehoming Centre: The Mayhew Animal Home, Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, Brent, London, NW10 6BJ

The Mayhew Animal Home is a small, independent animal rescue centre based in NW London. The charity is a member of the London Cat Care and Control Consortium. One of the biggest catteries in the UK, The Mayhew can home up to 200 cats, 15 rabbits and 15 dogs at any one time. Apart from adopting or fostering an animal in need, there are many other ways you can help. See their website for details.

NATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE TRUST

Telephone Contact:       020 8950 0177           Email:      reception@nawt.org.uk
Website:   www.nawt.org.uk/watford
Address :      Rehoming Centre: Tyler’s Way, Watford By-Pass, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD2 8HQ

N.A.W.T. runs three rescue centres for the rescue and rehoming of cats and dogs, in Watford, Cornwall and Somerset, plus a retirement home in Berkshire for elderly cats and dogs. If you can provide a new home, please get in touch.

ORPINGTON CAT RESCUE

Telephone Contact:       0208 309 1571           Email:      peitra@orpingtoncatrescue.org.uk
Website:   www.orpingtoncatrescue.org.uk
Address :      Postal address: PO Box 696, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4XA

Orpington Cat Rescue rescues and rehomes stray, unwanted and ill treated cats & kittens. Cats are cared for in foster homes until suitable new, permanent homes can be found. Orpington Cat Rescue operates a non destruction policy, except on good veterinary advice. If you would like to give a cat a new home, please get in touch.

PAWS FOR LIFE

Telephone Contact:       07986 135081           Email:      cats@pawsforlife.org.uk
Website:   www.pawsforlife-mini.co.uk
Address :      Postal Address: Paws for Life & 9 Lives Cat Rescue, c/o 26 Russell House, London, SW1V 4EQ

The two cat charities, 'Paws for Life' and '9 Lives Cat Rescue' work together. They are a dedicated rescue group with many years experience of rescuing cats, specialising in harder to home cats such as FIV positive, elderly, disabled or cats that need medication. If you would like to give a cat a new home, please get in touch.

POORLY PAWS CAT RESCUE AND REHOME

Telephone Contact:       07879 644372           Email:      poorlypaws@live.co.uk
Website:   None
Address :      n/a

Based in Dagenham, Poorly Paws Cat Rescue and Rehome's aim is to foster and rehome cats and dogs that are either stray or surrendered due to personal circumstances. If you would like to give a cat a new home, please get in touch.

RIVERSIDE ANIMAL CENTRE

Telephone Contact:       0208 669 8877           Email:      riversiderehoming@btconnect.com
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Address :      The Riverside Animal Centre, Beddington Park, Church Road, Wallington, SM6 7NN

Riverside Animal Centre is based in South London, on the Surrey borders. The centre aims to help cats and other pets in need of immediate help, rather than rehoming those no longer wanted by existing owners. They have many cats in need of good loving homes all year round and are always in need of funds to expand the amount of cats they can help. If you can help by giving a cat a new home, please get in touch.

RSPCA - BALHAM AND TOOTING

Telephone Contact:       07975 979 557           Email:      info@rspca-balhamandtooting.org.uk
Website:   www.rspca-balhamandtooting.org.uk
Address :      n/a

RSPCA - BROMLEY & DISTRICT

Telephone Contact:       07538 472822           Email:      rspca.bromley@virgin.net
Website:   www.rspca.org.uk
Address :      Postal Address: RSPCA Bromley and District Branch, PO Box 723, Bromley, BR2 9WR

RSPCA - CENTRAL & NORTH EAST LONDON

Telephone Contact:       0207 272 2264           Email:      animals@rspcacentrallondon.org.uk
Website:   www.rspcacentrallondon.org.uk
Address :      n/a

Animal rescue, rehoming and welfare across Central London (north of the river) and Hertfordshire.

RSPCA - CROYDON, CRYSTAL PALACE & DISTRICT

Telephone Contact:       07548 840 934           Email:      enquiries@rspca-croydoncrystalpalaceanddistrict.org.uk
Website:   Click here
Address :      Shop Address: 267 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6RD

RSPCA - ENFIELD & DISTRICT (ENFIELD CATTERY)

Telephone Contact:       0208 366 3313           Email:      n/a
Website:   Click here
Address :      Rehoming Cattery: 45 Primrose Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0SZ

RSPCA - FINCHLEY, GOLDERS GREEN, HENDON & DISTRICT

Telephone Contact:       0208 959 1540           Email:      n/a
Website:   Click here
Address :      Clinic Address: East Finchley Small Animal Clinic, Park Rd, Finchley N2 8EX

RSPCA - HILLINGDON

Telephone Contact:       01895 833417           Email:      rspca@rspcahillingdonclinic.org.uk
Website:   Click here
Address :      Clinic & Rehoming Centre : Hillingdon Clinic, 16 Crescent Parade, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 0LG.

Area covered: Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Slough, Windsor, Kingston, Ashford, New Malden.

RSPCA - LONDON EAST

Telephone Contact:       07958 578151           Email:      lorna@lorna014.orangehome.co.uk
Website:   www.rspca.org.uk
Address :      n/a

This small but dedicated branch normally has a number of super cats waiting for a new home. Cats are cared for in foster homes until a suitable, permanent home can be found. If you would like to offer a cat a new home, please get in touch.

RSPCA - LONDON SOUTH (PUTNEY) ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Telephone Contact:       0300 123 0716           Email:      n/a
Website:   Click here
Address :      Putney Rehoming Centre and Animal Hospital , 6 Clarendon Drive, LONDON SW15 1AA

Rescuing and rehabilitating stray and unwanted animals, providing veterinary treatment where required prior to rehoming.

RSPCA - LONDON SOUTH EAST

Telephone Contact:       07952 680 522           Email:      rspcalondonsoutheastbranch@gmail.com
Website:   www.rspca-london-se.org.uk
Address :      n/a

As well as animal rehoming and fostering, the London South East branch are actively supporting a regional RSPCA project focusing on cat neutering. The branch can assist towards the cost of treatment of any animal covered by their area where the owner cannot afford it, as well as promoting microchipping and offering general advice on animal welfare. More details about the branch's work, and volunteer opportunities appear under 'how you can help' on their website.

RSPCA - POTTERS BAR, HATFIELD & BARNET

Telephone Contact:       07872 902710           Email:      enquiries@rspca-pottersbarhatfieldandbarnet.org.uk
Website:   Click here
Address :      n/a

RSPCA - PURLEY, CATERHAM & DISTRICT

Telephone Contact:       01883 625847           Email:      purleyrspca@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   www.rspca.org.uk
Address :      n/a

RSPCA - RICHMOND, TWICKENHAM & BARNES

Telephone Contact:       0208 898 4554           Email:      rspcarichmond@btinternet.com
Website:   www.rspca.org.uk
Address :      n/a

RSPCA - SOUTHALL CATTERY

Telephone Contact:       0300 123 0746           Email:      n/a
Website:   www.rspca.org.uk
Address :      Rehoming Centre: Burket Close, Norwood Road, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4JS

RSPCA - SOUTHRIDGE ANIMAL CENTRE

Telephone Contact:       0870 442 7104           Email:      n/a
Website:   www.rspca.org.uk
Address :      Rehoming Centre: Packhorse Lane Ridge, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 3LZ

RSPCA - SURREY, SUTTON & DISTRICT

Telephone Contact:       n/a           Email:      enquiries@rspca-surreysuttonanddistrict.org.uk
Website:   Click here
Address :      n/a

In addition to rescuing and rehoming many animals, and running the clinic, RSPCA Sutton offer a low cost neutering and identichipping service.

RSPCA - WIMBLEDON & DISTRICT

Telephone Contact:       07944 308169           Email:      rspca.wimbledonbranch@gmail.com
Website:   Click here
Address :      n/a

SNIP - SOCIETY to NEUTER ISLINGTON'S PUSSIES

Telephone Contact:       0700 594 7647           Email:      snip@pussy-cat.co.uk
Website:   None
Address :      Postal address: SNIP, Box 145, 2 Lansdowne Row, London, W1J 6HL

SNIP is a member of the London Cat Care and Control Consortium, and aims to protect, control and assist the stray and feral cat population of the Islington area by neutering and returning feral cats, and homing kittens and tame strays. SNIP is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, and does not have a shelter but uses fosterers who look after the cats in their own homes. If you'd like to help, please get in touch.

STREATHAM CATS RESCUE GROUP

Telephone Contact:       0208 671 6358           Email:      info@streathamcat.org.uk
Website:   www.streathamcat.org.uk
Address :      70 Hillside Road , Streatham Hill, London SW2 3HP

Streatham Cats Rescue Group is a small, volunteer group which provides home and care to abandoned and sick cats. The group also works to rehouse cats so if you can offer a cat a home, please get in touch.

THAMESIDE RESCUE

Telephone Contact:       0208 854 4578           Email:      info@helpacat.com
Website:   www.helpacat.com
Address :      Help a Cat, PO Box 19155, London, SE2 0WY

Thameside Rescue is involved in rescuing and rehoming abandoned cats cats in the Greenwich area.

THE CATCUDDLES SANCTUARY

Telephone Contact:       0208 1232230           Email:      email@catcuddles.org.uk
Website:   www.catcuddles.org.uk
Address :      Sanctuary Address: The Catcuddles Sanctuary, 155 Howarth Road, Greenwich, SE2 0UW

The Catcuddles Sanctuary rehomes cats in South East London. If you can give a cat a home, please get in touch.

WHITTY'S KITTIES

Telephone Contact:       07919 362712           Email:      deelamb@talktalk.net
Website:   None
Address :      n/a

Co-ordinated from Plaistow, East London, Whitty's Kitties assists in the homing and placement of stray /homeless cats and kittens, including rehoming F.I.V positive cats. If you can give a cat a home, please get in touch.

WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER

Telephone Contact:       08701 90 44 40           Email:      info@woodgreen.org.uk
Website:   www.woodgreen.org.uk
Address :      Rehoming Centre: 601 Lordship Lane, Wood Green, London, N22 5LG

Wood Green Animal Shelters are a charitable organisation that have been caring for animals for over 75 Years. The shelter at Lordship Lane was founded in 1924. As well as providing treatment for sick animals whose owners cannot afford veterinary fees, it also takes in lost and unwanted cats and kittens. If you can give a cat a home, please get in touch.

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