Coronavirus Update - effective from Monday 1st June 2020

The Sanctuary:-
As from Monday 1st June 2020 we will be open again for rehoming. Under the current Government guidelines we can do this by appointment only, so please do not just turn up as we won't be able to see you if we have someone else booked in for homing, as our main concern is the safety of the public and our staff. 

Please note that we can only have people who live in the same household coming on to site, i.e. no friends or family that don't live with you. 
Please phone us on 01206 864284 , message us on our Facebook page Colchester Cat Rescue, or email us on for an appointment.
If you are self isolating or fall into the vulnerable category, then we are sorry but we can't have you on site. Thank you for your co-operation in these difficult times.

If you have a cat that you need to rehome, we would prefer it if you could message us on our Facebook page first (or send us an email.)
If urgent we will be on site every morning. If you have any cat food/litter to donate to our cats please drop it off while we are there in the mornings. 

Charity Shop:-
Our shop was allowed to reopen under Government guidelines from Monday 15th June as non-essential retail. We are open Monday to Saturday 10 - 4pm. We are observing social distancing in the shop, and provide disposable gloves and hand sanitiser for customer use.

We can accept donations during shop opening hours. Please bring them into the shop (we can’t accept donations at our back door loading bay now.) If you have items to donate to our shop they can also be dropped at the Sanctuary in the mornings at well. 

We do have a small van and can collect in Colchester, if you don’t have transport and have a large amount of items to donate to the shop. Please message us if so.

Due to our loss of income at the shop, if you are able to help us financially please go to one of the online charity donation pages: we are on Virgin Money Giving and Give As You Live. You can make a one off donation or a regular monthly donation. We also have an Amazon wish list too of item that you can buy to help the cats. We can also email or post you a standing order form to do a small monthly donation if you prefer.

Thank you