We never overcrowd the rehoming hubs
At Catcuddles we offer the best possible home-from-home environment to healthy cats in need of care, rehabilitation and a new loving home. This is why we grow organically, by carefully expanding our volunteer fostering network rather than opting for assembly-line catteries. Cats are creatures of routine and (exclusive) territory and at Catcuddles we aim to simulate just that kind of environment for each cat that comes under our roofs. Thus our cat-centric approach to visitors and fostering.
We put kitties first, their welfare and comfort is paramount to us. We never bring in cats we have no exclusive space for, always keep each cat to its own suite or room and never keep them with us for longer than necessary before getting them adopted. Prospective adopters are always our main focus and are dealt with first, by a dedicated and experienced Adoptions Team. Rescue enquiries are also dealt with fast, typically within 24 hours, while all other enquiries are dealt with on a best effort basis. As a team of volunteers we do have our human limitations, so we ask that you take that into consideration when contacting us. Our telephone lines are usually on answerphone due to workload, so we encourage you to contact us online first for a faster response.
Tristan the Greyhound
We are spotlessly clean and our kitty quarters are heated, lit,double-glazed and fully insulated, so kitties are cosy indoors and calm all year round. We also have radio playing for 16 hours each day. Our volunteers socialise the kitties every day, 365 days a year. We feel it is important that we have the time to share life with our feline guests, not just board them. We call it "cuddle time" and it is the perk of 'the job'!
We request that the owners handing their cats over to us to rehome make a donation to contribute towards the costs of vets and ongoing care. Cuddles and volunteer time is on us, as are the long hours of care spent daily with the kitties, transport costs to vets and adoptive homes, disinfectants, alternative remedies, medication, heating, cleaning, cat supplies, housing, maintenance, expansion, telecoms/web bills, you name it.
our volunteers are passionate and protective
We always carry out a proper home visit to prospective adoptive homes and would only home a cat if we feel the adoptive home is as suitable as the adopters are keen to proceed. We therefore enjoy an exceptionally high happy-endings rate and extremely rare return guests. We also follow up on our adopted kitties after they leave us, so we can ensure they are enjoying life as much as they deserve to. We aim to be by the new owners' side with practical advice for the life of the adopted feline.
Last but not least, our volunteers are passionate and protective of our felines and would not compromise standards of care, welfare and facility hygiene. We are only interested in attracting more like-minded people to join our cheerful team, people full of ideas and a bit of regular time to devote to the kitties or promoting the work we do as a charity.