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Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre

Tel: 01424 752121 (11:30am-3pm every day except Thurs)
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RSPCA Emergency Helpline Number: 0300 1234 999
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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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Ginger and white DLH male, 5-6 years old.Shadow is a magnificent looking fellow with his lion haircut. He is affectionate on his terms and enjoys human company. He needs an older family setup as he can get a bit worked up at times and needs his space. He is looking for a second chance at a happily ever after since he found himself on the streets as a stray.
Black and white male, 6 years old approx. Captain is a dear lad who has come on leaps and bounds since arriving here with us. He now loves a fuss and is very affectionate. When he first came in he was very nervous and would shy away from us. He may still take a little longer to get his bearings in his new home but it will be very rewarding to see him blossom, and he will become a loyal companion. Are you the special someone who can give our treasure the loving home he's been longing for?
Ginger Tabby domestic short haired male. 7 and a half years old.Hardy is a friendly vocal boy that has a lot of affection to offer. He is an independent cat however he also loves attention. He would prefer to be the only cat in the household and could possibly live with a calm dog pending further testing. He would suit an older family where he could settle and be himself.Provisional Reserve.
Black DLH male, 10 years old approx.Ed is a dear soul with a very gentle nature. He loves a fuss in the safety of his pod. He is looking for a quiet home with a nurturing owner, where he can settle at his own pace. He can be a bit timid in new surroundings or situations, but he has gained in confidence since his arrival. He could possibly settle with another calm cat, subject to further testing. He came to us with a nasty abscess on his face which he is recovering well from and has been a trooper through his treatment. He really deserves a loving home after all he's been through. 
 
Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11:30am-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
(12pm-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999