Missing cat - now safely home

We are pleased to report that HOUDINI, who had been missing since New Year's Eve, is now safely home with his family.

*** Homing Afternoon 24 June is cancelled ***

Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have unfortunately been forced to cancel this date.

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.

P & C Book Fair

Paws & Claws Book Fair

Our Book Fairs are a magnet for enthusiasts from all over southern England with over 40 stalls selling thousands of interesting rare and collectable books. Next date 21 March.



This handsome boy has everything going for him - he just needs a loving home!

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Browse our online shop for gift ideas.

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.

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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


Boysie Boysie
Josie Josie

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

Tia Maria

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
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Coombe Down - Our Rescue Centre built in 2006

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