Welcome to our web site
We are Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service a small cat rescue charity, founded in 1977 covering the Mid Sussex area. We have many lovely cats looking for adoption who would love a new home.
We hold many fundraising events during the year and attend many others throughout the Sussex area.
Lindfield 10K Village Run - 28th May
A lady who is a member of Paws & Claws and has adopted one of our older cats (a ginger boy called Henry) will be competing in the 10K Village Run on Bank Holiday Monday.
If you would like to show support sponsorship would be much appreciated!
This is a well-established event comprising two cross country runs, a 10K Village Run and a 5K Family Fun Run. Both take place mostly on paths and tracks around Lindfield. It is described as an old fashioned cross-country run with plenty of multi-terrain, some slippery surfaces, and the odd cow in fields!
If you would like to cheer her on, the run starts and finishes at Hickmans Lane Recreation Ground, start time around 10:30am.
Cat of Courage - Cocoa
Her beautiful eyes and gentle, friendly nature belie the ordeal she must have been through.
Cocoa had been a stray for a while and on being brought to our rescue centre was given a thorough examination, firstly to ascertain if she was microchipped. She was not and no one came forward to claim her as their cat.
Further examination showed that she had two lumps that were rather worrying and clearly causing her discomfort. A scan revealed she had been shot with an air gun, and a pellet was found imbedded in her neck. The lump in her abdomen was a hernia. Cocoa underwent surgery to remove the pellet and repair the hernia and is now back with us in good shape and awaiting a new home.
This stunning little cat is 6 years old and now has a bright future ahead of her and we are looking to find someone to adopt her. Despite the trauma she has been through, Cocoa is trusting, affectionate and loves the company of people - and enjoys a good chat. She deserves a safe and loving home where she will be cared for cherished for the rest of her life, and we hope that is very soon.
If anyone would like to contribute towards Cocoa's treatment and care you can do so online through PayPal or by sending a cheque payable to "Paws & Claws" F.A.O Mrs Lyn Basset, Coombe Down, London Road, Sayers Common, West Sussex, BN6 9HZ
Life in the Pavilion
After the excitement of Christmas life in the Pavilion has settled down again. Thank you to everyone who gave presents (and turkey scraps) to the cats as well as those who donated funds to help them.
For those, who don't know, the Pavilion is our special facility for long-term resident cats - those that are not easily rehomed.
We try and find suitable homes for all the cats that pass into our care but sometimes it just isn't possible.
However many cats have left the Pavilion to go to new homes, it has just taken a little time for the right person to come forward.
In the meantime they can live out their lives with us, receiving all the care and attention they need, so long as they have good quality of life, in our vet's opinion.
You learn about our resident cats here.
You can help support the Pavilion by becoming a Sponsor or by making a one-off donation below.
Rural / Outside home needed for young neutered cat
Preferring the outdoor life, a good mouser in return for food and shelter
Suitable homes include stables, smallholdings etc.
Please ring 01444 831286 for further information
RURAL OR OUTSIDE HOME NEEDED
This pair of 2 year old cats (neutered) would like a home where they would have freedom but also enjoy human contact.
Suitable homes would include stables or a smallholding.
Please contact Irene on 01444 831286
We have several lovely older cats in need of loving homes
Please ring Val for an appointment if you are interested in adopting - 01444 457758
Our Mission Statement
- Devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming lost and abandoned cats
- Encouraging spaying & neutering to avoid unwanted kittens
- Providing quarters for old and difficult to home cats
HOMING A CAT
- If you are interested in adopting any of the cats on our website please ring Val for an appointment
- 01444 457758