Useful Sources of Help & Information
Other charities providing low cost veterinary treatment
The Blue Cross
Provides veterinary care for people on benefits who cannot otherwise afford vet fees. They also rehome rescued, abandoned or unwanted animals. In some areas, they run mobile clinics. To find your nearest Blue Cross hospital or clinic & its opening times go to:
Provides veterinary care for people on benefits who cannot otherwise afford vet fees. To find your nearest PDSA & its opening times go to:
Celia Hammond Animal Trust
The first charity to emphasise the importance of neutering, CHAT rescues & rehomes animals, mainly cats, & provides low cost veterinary treatment for those on low incomes at their Canning Town & Lewisham clinics. They also do TNR work, mainly in East & South East London.
Useful Sources of Information
RSPCA - Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The UK’s leading animal welfare charity, the RSPCA seeks to ensure that the Animal Welfare Act 2006 is upheld & is the only charity with authority to caution or prosecute in cases of cruelty or negligence.
Tel: 0300 1234 999 - if you find a cat in need of emergency veterinary treatment & ask for an RSPCA log number before you take the cat to a vet. This log number will cover £60 of treatment costs.
The RSPCA also provides low cost vet treatment for people on benefits or low income at:
Harmsworth Memorial Animal Hospital - 0300 123 0712 - after hours 0300 123 8071
Putney Animal Hospital - 0300 123 0716
Please note they are not currently taking on new clients until further notice but are open for existing clients.
The UK’s leading cat charity, CP helps over 200,000 cats each year through its network of over 250 branches & 32 adoption centres.
Their website has downloadable leaflets on all aspects of cat care, as well as answers to common questions about cat care on their ‘Contact Us’ page.
Tel: 03000 121212
Comprehensive list of charities & rescue centres throughout the UK.
GCCF - The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy
The GCCF has a register of reputable cat breeders & upholds ethical standards.
Tel: 01278 427 575
ICC - International Cat Care
Good source of information about cat care.
Tel: 01747 871 872
London Cat Care & Control Consortium (C4)
C4 is a London wide initiative funded by several charities. It operates within the area bounded by the M25 & is a free neutering scheme for stray or feral cats. It also offers free cat neutering for people on benefits or who earn no more than £16,000 per year.
To find your nearest participating veterinary practice, please call
03000 121212 or go to:
The Animal Welfare Act 2006
Brought in by our last Labour government, the Act seeks to ensure that the rights & needs of animals are protected. It contains a Code of Practice for the Welfare of Cats, which is available online: