a few words about us


Cats about Town Society

We are a web-based Charity, currently finding loving, permanent homes for over 5,000 unwanted and abandoned cats every year from rescue shelters across the UK and Ireland through our ‘Virtual Cat Shelters’. Our on-line homing services are given free of charge to rescue groups, large and small, from the many hundreds of independent rescue centres and rehoming groups to branches of the larger organisations. We also help vet practices to find homes for cats left in their care.

Cat Chat was first launched in June 2000, by founders Mandy and Steve, inspired and assisted by their two rescue cats Gemini & George. As the website developed, and more shelters and cats were featured, so increasing numbers of rescued cats began finding homes through the site. The internet, and Cat Chat in particular, was fast becoming a vital rehoming resource for shelters. So, with the aim of helping many more rescued cats into homes, a small group of trustees was recruited and in 2003 Cat Chat became a registered Charity.

Since then, the Cat Chat site has found loving homes for many thousands of cats from rescue shelters and rehoming groups across the UK and Ireland – currently we source homes for well over 5,000 rescued cats each year.

What we do



Need to Rehome Your Cat

There are numerous reasons why people consider rehoming their cat. Some situations are sadly unavoidable, but in many cases rehoming can be avoided with a little help and information.



Cat behavior

Cat behavior refers to the behaviors and habits of domestic cats, including body language, elimination habits, aggression, play and communication. Cat behavior varies among breeds.

Pet Bereavement

Pet Bereavement Support

the service is operated by the Blue Cross in partnership with the Society for Companion Animal Studies. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.



Nutrition can be an important component in maintaining and even improving the health of your pet, but only a veterinarian can determine what role food can play if your pet is sick.



Cats Education

As part of National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative, National Geographic Education is working with our explorers and grantees to help teachers like you educate your students about the importance of big cats and conservation efforts to protect these large predators.