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We have 12 PERMANENT CATS in our care at present. They have remained with us for many reasons but mostly due to long term ill health or semi feral to feral and sometimes just because they are plain black! The funds we raise not only have to feed and pay for vets bills for the cats we have for homing but also the 15 permanent cats. This puts on a huge strain with our food and vet's bills and as time goes on the younger ones become older and these encounter elderly conditions of medication and treatment.

It doesn’t take long for the bills to mount up even though we do our up most to keep costs down and receive large discounts from our vets, we all know that treatment is costly. So, here is our beautiful bunch of 15 felines who are cared for in homes to see out their days in luxury, warm cosy with plenty of food and love which is never in short supply. We never put a cat to sleep because of age or treatable illnesses it is purely their quality of life and any suffering that would determine the end the life of any cat in our care.

If you wish to make a donation towards their care as a one off or a regular donation this can be as little as a £1 a month to as much as you like. Every £1 makes all the difference. £1 a month that’s not even a cost of 1 cup of takeaway coffee. Can you make that difference and help relieve the pressure on our finances.

Our bank details are as follows


Account 41232675

Sort code 09 01 27

 Donating is easy please click on the large donate button and select either to pay a one off payment or monthly payment by Debit/Credit Card/Paypal. This can all be done via our website NO forms to fill in. Or if you prefer you can set up a one off or regular payment by standing order to Santander Bank Account number 41232675 Sort code 09-01-27, or alternatively please complete a multi donation form and send it in the post with a cheque made Payable to Orpington Cat Rescue.
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Paypal Donating is easy please click on the large donate button and select either to pay a one off payment or monthly payment by Debit/Credit Card/Paypal. This can all be done via our website NO forms to fill in. Alternatively you can make a one off or regular payment by Bank Transfer to our Santander Bank Account number 41232675 Sort code 09-01-27. Please quote your name as a reference.
LucyMeet beautiful LUCY sweet natured and gentle. Now age 15 years young. Lucy has remained in our care due to nobody wanting a 15- year-old cat that could potentially incur high vets bills in the near future. Including being able to provide company during the day also and not left home alone for hours on end which she has not been used to. She is now in a loving home as a longterm foster cat. Which means her vet bills will be funded by Orpington Cat Rescue if needed. We couldn't have wished for a better home Queen of her castle and will be adored and loved by experienced cat owners who are retired so around to give Lucy all the attention she will enjoy. We wanted security for Lucy not pushed from pillar to post anymore.
She has already had 3 owners and 6 houses from a tiny kitten in her 15 years. Of course none of this was Lucy's fault or the owners she had due to loss of life and health issues by the previous owners. Lucy
Lucy was originally rescued by Orpington Cat Rescue in 2009 as a tiny kitten with her 2 other siblings. We homed her to a lovely lady but sadly that home came to an end in 2017 when the owner died very suddenly after a fall. Lucy returned to us as part of our adoption agreement and we were back on the search for her forever home at age 9 years old. Everything was going well and Lucy had been with her new adoption parents for 6 years but sadly her adoptees were struggling due to declining health over the past year or so to give her the one to one care and contact she needs in 2023.
When Lucy returned to us she had an eye condition which meant she needed an operation called Entropion this has now been carried out. Lucy has made a full recovery and now not in discomfort, her eyes are now wide open not squinting and she seems brighter in herself.
Lucy has always been a little nervous doesn't cope very well with little people but once she bonds with adults she loves nothing more than a lap to sit on and being fussed. Lucy has always been an INDOOR CAT she had the option of a garden but preferred to stay indoors in all her previous homes.
We are so pleased Lucy is now settled in her final home. With love, security and kindness.
MobyMoby is Diabetic, now on insulin and diabetic food which he loves.
Diahorrea cleared up, his wound healed, his coat growing back.
His story why he came into our care:
He is 10 years old, sadly his owners were unable to take care of the vet bills even after some financial help to get him back on track. Difficult times for many right now. So, he was signed over to us.Moby
Moby had an old wound, diarrhoea and a matted coat. As you can see, he looks not the healthiest looking now but his beautiful eyes and face shine beyond that. A face you want to squish, a chin to rub, and fluffy paws to touch. You can see he will look a magnificent cat once his fur grows back and he gains weight.
After treatment of antibiotics and hibi scrub for the old wound, special diet and pro biotics to clear the diarrhoea, Moby has started to improve. After stool samples and bloods, he has been diagnosed with diabetes caused by untreated pancreatitis - poor Moby. He is now very stable and enjoying his new long term foster home.
Whitey Was discovered in a barn in the middle of nowhere, He was about 12 weeks old and very hungry, no other cats/mum were found. After being trapped and taken to the vets for initial health check and taken under our wing. Although in time he became friendly with me, he cannot be found if strangers approach the house, he has remained feral with other people which is extremely difficult to find a home for cats like this. Gill x
TinyTiny is a feral, born outside and was living in a coal bunker. When she came to us, she had two nine-month-old kittens and five five-week-old kittens and they were all so pretty. The older boys took some time to turn around, but luckily found a loving home where the owners were happy to work with them and eventually, they were friendly, loving boys. All the other kittens were homed very quickly, but sadly their mummy was not. Tiny stayed with me for three years in which time we tried to find her a home, but she was too timid so she stayed. Now Tiny is so much improved living indoors with me she has become my little friend, but still terrified of strangers. Gill x
Violet & Fi Fi
VioletFiViolet & Fi Fi were brought into us by a young couple who had bought them from a pet shop, but found them to be feral. They said they wondered why the pet shop owner had worn gauntlets to get them out of the cage and realised why after they got them home and couldn't get anywhere near them! They were about four months old when we took them on and despite trying very hard to find them a home, all efforts failed, so they were brought indoors from a garden pen, where after a very long time they gradually became friendly with us, but still nervous with strangers. Gill x
Ma Ma & Big Boy
Ma MaBig BoyMa Ma & Big Boy and his mum were dumped in a box up a country lane behind someone's driveway gates. The woman took her children to school and when she came back there was the box containing mum and kitten! They grew into two very large cats, longhaired back and white beauties, but despite being on the website for nearly three years we had only two enquiries and they were not suitable homes, so they stayed. Gill x
Lincoln Blue
Lincoln BlueLincoln blue came into my care about seven years ago. He had been in one of Gills pens for quite some time. Unfortunately, he was very difficult to rehome, as he had a history of biting, and would do this when any prospective owners came to see him. He has only bitten me a few times, as I have become adept at avoiding any situation which might provoke this kind of behaviour. Lincoln (or Linky as I call him) is an old boy now-he's at least fifteen. He is diabetic, which means that I have to inject him twice a day. He’s normally cooperative, but he has started to run away when he sees the syringe. I always catch him, and he gives in graciously. He is a very handsome boy very affectionate. As far as the other cats are concerned, Lincoln is definitely "the boss". Sue x
EvieEvie is a British British Shorthair, who came into my care about five years ago. She was used as a breeding cat, and was given away when the breeder had no more use for her. She had never been socialised, and, to this day remains very difficult to handle as she is so timid. She is fine with my other cats, but will only allow me to put my hand up to her nose. I would love to cuddle her, but she doesn’t let me. She's so pretty, and is a little sweetheart, although the vet didn't think so when she bit his wrist so badly that he had to attend A&E!! I think she will always be fearful of people, which is rather sad. Sue x
PickleMeet beautiful Pickle, she was given her name as she always seemed to get in a pickle!. Pickle loves a lap to snuggle into, purrs and dribbles to her hearts content. She loves to be fussed and really is a very special girl. Pickle still thinks she has four legs and runs and plays, she has no problem with stairs and even a six foot fence!.
Pickle was involved in an accident the injuries pointed & which we believe were caused by a animal trap. This was not the first time and sadly the second time her paw was so badly injured the only option was to have her front leg removed as she had no feeling and completely cold the nerves and infection had spread. Pickle has adjusted well but it took her awhile. She is still very agile and her owners had no alternative but to re-home her. They were concerned if this happened a third time and only having 3 legs she wouldn't be able to get herself home with only two mobile legs. And living in rural Gloucestershire most homes are surrounded by open spaces, fields, country lanes and of course traps. There garden was impossible to cat-proof. She is now in a safe foster home with a cat-proof fenced/walled garden or catio where Pickle can still enjoy the outside but safe away from harm, with no escape route out of windows and doors at the front.
Pickle is 8 years old, spayed, fully vaccinated, chipped, vet checked and wormed/deflead.
BubbsOCT 2021
Meet beautiful chilled Bubbs. We will never know the full true story of his start in life no more than 7 to 8 weeks old. He has Contracted tendons (twisted legs) to both front legs and we have been told by a orthopaedic vet this deformity would have been from birth. In some cases where the deformity is in one area the legs can have splits applied and changed daily over a period of time and then have use of all the legs for walking but not able to bend. Sadly Bubbs has this deformity in several areas of each leg so this procedure cannot be used.
So now we need to go down other avenues of building his strength on his back legs. And assess him daily, already in a matter of a weeks he has gone from hardly walking to running around using one of his front legs like a monkey and using his back legs like a rabbit. He has gained weight and already blossoming.
Was he still in a litter but fighting to get to food, so not strong enough or was he taken from his mum to soon we will never know so all we can do is move forward with the best outcome possible.
He has now built up strength to jump on the sofa to.
This little fella is determined and with the TLC, veterinary treatment and advice we are confident he will thrive and will be able to lead a life here at Orpington cat Rescue with access to a secure garden, company of other cats and plenty of attention just like all the other cats here with special needs.

JAN 2022
Fast forwarding a few weeks now and Bubbs at 22 weeks old has now been neutered and continues to thrive and lead a normal life. He has yet to discover the garden but when the better weather is here in a couple of months he will have, just like all the other kitties, a safe cat proof fenced garden to explore and finding out about grass, trees, mud, bushes to hide and play in.
Enjoying the sunshine the fresh air and with the help of us use Swings, climbing frames and toys.                                                                                           © Orpington Cat Rescue