Welcome to the warmest kitty heaven in the South-East, where human-feline affection is as important as daily meal times.
Our charity is the dream child of a devoted pet lover and was inspired by her special-needs feline, Mr Cuddles. It is set up to offer a home-from-home environment in volunteer host homes to healthy or poorly kitties in need of affection, attention and rehabilitation, who are either homeless, abandoned or can no longer stay with their families and are in need of a new loving home.
Although we are a nation of cat lovers, sometimes circumstances make it objectively unviable for some of us to keep our beloved companions. This is where Catcuddles comes in to help. We also help abandoned, stray and feral cats, funds permitting.
We, a 45-strong group of volunteers, are passionate about caring cats as if they were our own, get them all up-to-date with their health checks, provide preventative and curative care and assess feline behaviour so we can find each one of the furry characters that call Catcuddles their temporary home a responsible, deserving adoptive home. We always put the kitties' welfare first because that is what we believe a true-to-cause cat charity should be about.
We are a registered charity as of July 2012. Our work with cats is entirely funded by public donations and legacies, and we hope we will soon have the critial mass to attract charity grants. Our amazing, never-tiring, ever-ready volunteer team is our greatest and best asset; they are the spirit, strength and backbone of Catcuddles. Their contribution is priceless and commitment to our cause strong and lasting. We are a volunteer-run charity.
Any reserve funding we have at times is put towards rescuing abandoned from perishing, particularly pregnant stray mums, vulnerable kittens, special needs adults and elderly cats. We also help with feral colonies, depending on resources and local community support.
The past year saw us expanding our work and presence to North London, where our first "proper" headquarters and cat clinic will open in the rist quarter of 2017. We have been preparing a charity-driven and managed cat-only veterinary clinic and our first proper rehoming hub. Fundraising for the clinic has been a mammoth task but we are nearly there thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the legacy of a very kind woman who lived locally to our Greenwich-based team and knew of us although we did not know of her. We thank her most kindly for making the Cat Clinic possible much earlier than our individual efforts would have made possible.
Another main objective is to help senior citizens to keep their felines when they have pressure to give them up due to lack of mobility, by helping them with vet trips and occasional hands-on care. We believe pets are the most precious form of therapy to humans and they should remain in caring, familiar environments. If we can help make this possible for as many as our resources can support, it will be worth the effort.
Thanks for taking the time to browse through our website. We hope you let us know if there is a way you can contribute, by donating time, money, or other resources towards promoting and caring for a healthy urban feline population.