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Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre

Tel: 01424 752121 (11am-3pm every day except Thurs)
Come along and visit our lovely cats who are waiting for new homes. We know they will be pleased to see you!
RSPCA Emergency Helpline Number: 0300 1234 999
Bluebell Ridge update

Although we are closed to visitors, we are still taking in cats from the general public and are running an adoption process to rehome our existing cats.

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About Us

Bluebell Ridge is owned and operated by the Sussex East and Hastings Branch of the RSPCA, but it is a separate charity within the national body and is entirely self-financing. Each year the Branch has to raise over £170,000 to keep the centre open and we heavily rely on the generosity of local individuals, businesses and groups. 

Each year the centre helps to rescue and rehome over 200 animals in Hastings and Rother and we also neuter many hundreds of local cats and Bull breeds to prevent suffering. 

We take in stray and unwanted cats that desperately need homes and we work closely with the RSPCA Inspectors in the area. We also take in cats from Eastbourne and parts of Kent. Our aim is to help animals who have suffered abuse and cruelty by helping them trust again and finding them good kind homes, which they deserve.

The centre is run by 6 trained staff members and a dedicated group of 50 volunteers. The branch also has a group of voluntary Trustees who meet once a month to discuss matters that go towards the effective running of the centre. The cattery holds a licence to replica watches accommodate up to 60 cats and we rehome 20-25 cats a month.

We believe that every animal deserves to have a happy life.

 

A little local history...

The branch originally took in cats at Victoria Avenue, St Leonard's on Sea but this closed down in 1992 and was sold in 1994 due to significant building works required. The branch, together with Mid-Sussex and Eastbourne branch raised funds for a new cattery. The Treasurer, Noel Hagerty played a key role and put together the first business plan for the new Cat Centre. Noel sadly died before the project was completed and his ashes are buried in our paddock overlooking the cattery.

The cattery site was purchased in the Summer of 1998 and was originally a kennels called Capricorn. The old kennel buildings (which were on the left of the cattery) were demolished and the new cattery block was built. The house on the site was also completely refurbished.

The Cattery and the office (which was originally the garage belonging to the house) were equipped out at the beginning of 2000 ready for the opening. The first cats arrived in March 2000 and have continued to do so ever since.


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Black and white DSH, female, 2 years old approx.Dixie is a poppet with a gentle nature. She is very pretty with her long legs and big ears! She is quite a shy little girl in new surroundings but is very affectionate and loving. She's looking for a quieter, older family home where she can get her bearings in her own time. Once she gets her feet under your table, she will be a friend for life. She's looking forward to a home without other cats as she did not get on too well with others in her previous home.
Ginger tabby and white DSH, male, 3 years old.Oscar is a bright young lad with lots of energy. He is looking for someone who is up for a bit of a rewarding challenge. He needs someone who can offer him plenty of opportunities to play. He loves his feather fishing rod toy and his kickeroo; these really help to reduce his energy levels at the cattery. He is also enjoying his puzzle feeders which get his brain working too. Oscar needs an adult-only household, and somewhere with plenty of outside space available for him to explore.. He will be a great companion in the right home, with no other pets.
Tortie & White 8 years old Domestic Long HairedMaple is a beautiful cat in need of a nurturing and understanding friend. She will need an experienced cat person who will give her the time and space to settle in her own time. A careful approach to her introduction to her new home will give her the building blocks she needs to then work on gaining trust in accepting contact. She will need a small quiet settling room to make her own before venturing into more of her new home. Maple will be a lovely little project cat for someone, and gaining her trust will be all the more rewarding. She is looking for that special someone who can accept her for who she is and not expect too much from her. She enjoys company but anything more than this proves too daunting for her. She would best suit a very quiet home with just one or two people for her to get to know, with no children. Available for adoption please enquire. Currently with a Foster Carer.
 
Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11am-3pm every day except Thursdays)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline Number: 0300 1234 999

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Bluebell Ridge
(RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121
(11am-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999