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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
TEMPORARY CLOSURE
Unfortunately due to a virus the cattery will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to be open again very soon.  Our shop will still be open to purchase food and litter. 
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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 £150,000 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 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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Tortie DSH female, 10 years old.Pepsi is a gentle girl who really enjoys your company. She is not fond of other cats so suited to an only cat household. She however loves attention from people. She can be initially shy at first but once she has settled shows her true self which is a sweet and happy cat.
Mini - Black and white DSH female, 2 years old.Nala - Tabby DSH female, 5 months oldMini and Nala are a gorgeous mother and daughter pair, who are very bonded, often found cosied up together in their bed, blissful in each other's company. They are therefore looking for a home together. They are affectionate and sociable, and enjoy human company as well as each other's. They are lively and playful and are entertaining companions and a joy to have around. Nala has unusual markings and is often admired by people coming into the cattery, and her mum Mini is very smart too, with her striking contrasting black and white markings. Nala had a fall in her previous home, but doesn't let her experience hold her back. Ideally, they need someone who can be home for a good proportion of the day, with a secure garden to keep Nala safe. They would like an older family with no other pets.We would love to see them off to their new home, as they have been with us a little while now, and really deserve to find their loving forever home.
Female 8 years old. Domestic short haired TorbieCallie is a gentle sweet natured girl and enjoys nothing more than a fuss, she can however be nervous of new surroundings, although she settled very quickly at the cattery.Callie is looking for a quiet older family to look after her. She will need time to settle in a new home and show how beautiful she can be.
 
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