Give one of our cats a forever home

At Woodlands Animal Sanctuary we successfully rehome over 200 cats a year!

Rehoming a cat can be a rewarding and exciting experience but it is important that you understand the commitment can be anything up to twenty years of your life.

Rehoming Animals since 2005

At Woodlands Animal Sanctuary we understand that all our animals’ health and well-being is paramount. We work with Rufford Veterinary Group to ensure that all our cats and kittens receive the highest standards of care and medical treatment possible before being rehomed. This includes:

  • Veterinary Checks
  • Worming Treatment
  • Microchipping
    All of our cats and kittens leave Woodlands registered to the Sanctuary to ensure they can be re-united with their family.
  • Tests for Feline Aids and Leukemia where necessary
  • Spayed/Neutered
    All cats over 6 months old are spayed/neutered
  • Vaccinations
    All of our cats receive at least their first vaccination before leaving Woodlands. Any cat who has not yet received it, will also leave us with a voucher for Rufford Veterinary Group for their second vaccination. It is of upmost importance that your cat has the same type and brand of vaccine for its second vaccination as the first vaccine. Hence we ask you to return to Rufford Veterinary group to get the second vaccination regardless of which veterinary practice you would normally use.

This care costs over £170 per cat to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary but rehoming a cat from Woodlands means we only ask for a donation of £80.

Our Rehoming Process

All of our applications go through the same three-stage process. This helps us to ensure not only the cats safety, but that you and your new cat are the perfect match. Please also pay special attention to our rehoming rules outlined at the bottom of this webpage.

Find out about the Rehoming Process

Cats waiting for a new home

At Woodlands we admit cats every week who are in need of a new home. We understand that choosing a cat to rehome can be hard, so if you cannot see a cat that you would like to meet, then why not join our waiting list using the form on the right. We will send you monthly updates on our new arrivals and more information on rehoming a cat.


Clover came to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary after being found by a member of the public when he was sadly hit by a car.

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Georgina came to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary as an emergency due to her poor condition and desperate need for veterinary attention.

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Belle came to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary after being brought into Rufford vets as a very unwell stray cat in need a new and loving family.

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Dustin came to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary after being found lodged behind a cupboard at Edge Hill University.

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Nora and Naomi

Nora and Naomi came to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary from a very very overcrowded home where their owner couldn't care for them.

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Dash and Violet

Dash and Violet came to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary with their mother June and their 2 siblings when they were just a week old.

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Hermione and Luna

Hermione and Luna came to Woodlands Animal Sanctuary with their brother as 5 week old kittens that had been born feral in a garden

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Rehoming Rules

We will not rehome an adult cat into a home where there are existing adult cats.

We ensure that no cat or kitten is released to its new home until 48 hours after its vaccination.

If there are other pets in the household i.e. dogs, we will normally recommend a kitten unless we have an adult cat who is used to living with dogs.

All existing cats in any household must be neutered.

All cats and kittens that leave Woodlands Animal Sanctuary must leave with the food and litter that they are currently using here, this can be purchased from our onsite shop.

Book an Appointment

To book an appointment to view one of our cats please give us a call on 01704 823293. Alternatively, you can fill in our form below and we will get back to you.

Join our Waiting List

If you're not ready to adopt, but would like to join our waiting list then fill in your details below to receive our email updates

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