Established over 20 years ago, the Cat Orphanage is a  non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers aiming to improve the lives of felines in the north east.  Our work involves taking in stray and abandoned cats for re-homing, as well as educating owners and assisting with the cost of neutering.  We also work to help feral cat colonies in the area through a trap-neuter-release programme.

Below are just a few of the cats and kittens in our care,we are always looking for loving homes, also any donations to help take care of these needy felines are greatly appreciated.

IMG_2670These 4 gorgeous kittens are 4 months old and sadly have been brought up in a garden, with their mum, and without much human contact. They are naturally timid and scared and would need lots of TLC to help them trust humans and become lovely pets. Their new owners would need to be experienced cat people or possibly live on a farm or stable environment. Please contact Virginia on 01642 556005 if you are interested in adopting one or more of these little sweeties. After such a bad start they deserve a much better future. They are all neutered and ready to go. They are currently in very cramped conditions due to very little space at the cat orphanage.IMG_2669IMG_2668 IMG_2671 IMG_2672

IMG_2673This adorable female cat, who is just one year old and already a Mum to 4 kittens, also on the website, is looking for a permanent home. She brought up her kittens in a garden, fending for herself . She is very sweet and absolutely beautiful. It is definitely time for her to be loved and cared for, and in a safe and warm home. She is currently living in very cramped conditions so a new home is really needed as soon as possible. If you would like to find out more please  contact Virginia on 01642 556005. She really is a lovely pretty little lady.

A small female black and white cat has been lost since the beginning of this week (August 10th). She was staying at a house in Gainsborough Crescent Billingham but doesn’t know this area as she had only been there one night before escaping.

She has been seen since Monday but it has not been possible to catch her. She is very frightened and timid. She has very distinctive markings and a black smudge on her face (like a moustache).

Please can you look out for her and if you see her please contact Virginia on 07813736555 or 07733401245 . Please DO NOT try to catch her as she is very nervous. Please just call the numbers above. Thank you v much. Reward available for safe return.

This absolutely adorable little lady is looking for a permanent home. All her brothers and sisters have found homes of their own and she is the last one. She is 15 weeks old and a little timid but also very sweet and in the right home she will flourish and grow up to be a beautiful cat and great pet for someone. If you  have experience of timid kitties and are interested in giving her a loving and permanent home please call Virginia on 01642 556005.



This absolutely adorable little boy kitten is looking for a permanent and loving home. He is about 12 weeks old and is very friendly. As you can see he has beautiful tabby markings and some white bits too. He is only young and has not had a great start to his life. If you can give him a safe and secure home where he will be loved forever please contact Virginia on 01642 556005.

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008This beautiful young lady is in urgent need of a kind and loving permanent home of her own. She is currently being fostered by a kind person who found her. Unfortunately she is a little frightened of their cat so cannot stay there too much longer. She is about one year old, neutered and very gentle but a little timid at the moment. In the right home and with lots of TLC we are in no doubt that she will make a wonderful pet. Please contact Virginia on 01642 556005 for more information.

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This very gentle and quiet black female cat came to us with a litter of kittens. All of her kittens have now gone to loving homes so it’s now time to find one of her own. She has obviously had a challenging life so far so is a little timid but as said is also a very gentle and sweet lady who would most definitely flourish in a home where she can feel safe and secure. She looks a little unhappy in the photo but that is just because she is struggling to cope in the Cat Orphanage so please contact Virginia on 01642 556005 as soon as possible for more information.

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This beautiful little lady is currently living on a farm and having to steal her food from the pigs. She is about 2 years old and suddenly turned up at the farm in March of this year which is near Low Worsall. She was most likely dumped or could possibly have got lost. She is super friendly and very cute. She is approx. 2 years old and is desperately looking for a new permanent home. She has been neutered and because of her wonderful nature she would make an absolutely fantastic pet. Please contact Sylvia on 01642 780344 or Virginia on 01642 556005 for more information.

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