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Welcome to the Dove Cat Rescue Sanctuary Web Site Who and What We Are

We are a caring voluntary group set up to offer sanctuary to all cats of any age.  In most cases adopting from us gives our cats a chance of a better life with a caring owner, but not all our cats have been brought in as strays or victims of cruel treatment. Often a change in circumstance - the breakdown of a relationship or the death of an elderly owner for example - can be the reason some of our cats are looking for a new home. The new owner is expected to make some contribution towards the upkeep of the Sanctuary, when he or she takes a cat, particularly if we have had to pay for an neutering or vaccination



At certain times of the year we take in pregnant cats. We can offer them food and shelter and lots of T.L.C, but what they need is a SAFE and cosy place, so they can give birth away from the other cats. All foster families will be provided with food, bedding and cat litter. Any vetinary care expenses will also be covered.

The Sanctuary will be responsible for re homing the mum and kittens, but if you are able to help with the homing that would be an advantage.

If you can offer these cats a temporary home please call Dorothy Lowe on 01298 816200



Sometimes we're asked to find homes for cats that are not used to living indoors. These cats need special homes with adequate outdoor shelter and regular food: they also would like the freedom to come and go as they please. The ideal life for them would be to live on a farm or stables. These cats are good mousers.

If you can offer these cats a home please call Dorothy Lowe 01298 816200, we can let you know if we have any when you call and if not take your details so we can contact you when we have any to re home.




We'd like to help you! If you have any items of bric-a-brac, clothes, books we would be pleased to take them, and sell them at our coffee mornings, and garage sales that we have during the year. We are unable to collect items but would be grateful if you could bring them to the sanctuary.

We have garage sales and all the money will be used to pay vet bills such as neutering and vaccinations and the cost of running the sanctuary Date to be announced at the beginning of Spring

The next coffee mornings are on Saturday 22nd March and Saturday 15th November 2014 For more details call 01298 816200


2013 Newsletter

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Some of the cats waiting to be homed in July/August



Poppy and Zelda

7 cuddley kittens

and a few more adorable kittens

Lovie and Binker


Bonker and Rosie


Poppy and kittens. Her kittens have new homes just mum to home




Jessie & Lunar








For pictures of cats and kittens homed from the sanctuary in 2013 visit here, 2012 visit here, 2011 visit here, 2010 visit here, 2009 visit here, 2008 here , 2007 visit here,

2006 visit here, 2004/2005 here


Our day-to-day mission

We take in cats and kittens from the High Peak and Greater Manchester areas.

Before the cats are homed, they are neutered to try to control the ever increasing problem of unwanted kittens. We are now working with Cats Protection and can offer vouchers for neutering   Neutering cats may also help to extend their life.

For more information ring Dorothy Lowe on 01298 816200 between 10.30am, to 12.00pm, and 3.30 to 5pm.

Where kittens are not old enough to be neutered, we ask the new owner to have this done at the appropriate time (usually at six months), and to let us know when this has been done by returning the certificate to us, signed by a vet.  Our cats and kittens are also treated for worms and fleas and are vaccinated.

We then take care in finding the right home for our cats.  All new owners are encouraged to keep their new pet’s vaccinations up to date, and we will advise on feeding and general care where appropriate.

If, for any reason a cat does not settle with its new owner, the Sanctuary will take it back. However, we will always try to help wherever possible with any problems that may arise.



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