Cats in Crisis Thanet

We rescue and rehome cats in the Thanet area, with particular concern for elderly cats and ferals. Registered charity no. 1122296

About us

CIC flyerCats in Crisis Thanet (registered charity no. 1122296) are an entirely voluntary charity. We rescue and rehome cats in the Thanet area of Kent, UK, with particular concern for elderly cats and ferals. We usually have more than 100 cats in our care at any one time.

We do not have a rescue centre – our cats are all cared for by volunteers in their own homes. This means that our cats are usually well socialised and used to being around other cats.

Our volunteers are available out of hours and at weekends for emergencies, and vets have personal mobile numbers for us.

We have no wage bills, so that every penny we receive in donations can be ploughed straight into animal care. Our volunteers heavily subsidise the work of Cats in Crisis from their own pockets.

Animals are our lives. As well as working hard to care for and rehome cats and dogs, many of our members are dedicated animal welfare activists, who try to make time to attend rallies and demos against fur, live exports and animal experiments. Many of us are vegetarians or vegans.

We are a truly local charity: we believe that by improving the lives of Thanet’s animals we also work for the benefit of local people.

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17 comments on “About us

  1. Carly blanch
    January 16, 2013

    Hi, I live in Deal and virtually always leave full charity bags out for you to collect. This morning 2 bags were collected by a guy in an unmarked white van who was wearing a red hi visit jacket. Literally 10 minutes later a yellow van marked cats in crisis drives up but has nothing to collect as the white can has been round. So, im now concerned about if the white van was yours????

    • catsincrisisthanet
      January 20, 2013

      Hi, thanks so much for supporting our clothing collection! The yellow van is ours – unfortunately it happens occasionally that some rogue collectors snatch the bags before our own people can get to them 😦

  2. David from Deal
    January 25, 2013

    just received a bag. BUT the bag has a major misspelling in it purports to be in partner with “THANER WILDLIFE RESCUE” and it says that bags will be collected by “HELP ANIMALS LTD”.
    What is going on

    • catsincrisisthanet
      January 25, 2013

      Thanks for your query! Cats in Crisis are partners with Thanet Wildlife Rescue (sorry about the typo) and Help Animmals Ltd are the folks who do the clothing collection with us. They work very closely with us. If you would like to support us then donating unwanted clothing this way us a good way of doing that. Thank you!!

  3. Alice foden
    March 22, 2013

    Hello there, I’m not sure whether you help injured cats because there is a cat on our road which appears to be in an appalling state. She is very skinny, has extremely bad gums and teeth and has injured legs. I’m not sure what to do.

    • catsincrisisthanet
      March 24, 2013

      Hi Alice, sorry not to reply sooner, have you seen the cat since Friday? If it is still around, please can you ring Mary on 07796633306 and she can advise on what to do. Thank you x

  4. The Accidental Fairy
    April 4, 2013

    Hello,is the Cats in Crisis shop in the Market Square,Dover one of your shops?

    • catsincrisisthanet
      April 8, 2013

      Hello, yes, it’s a support shop for our charity. Please use them if you want to support us! 🙂

  5. Stacey
    April 10, 2013

    Hi do u do temporary fostering I need to move and need my cat looked after while I do this it could be about a month

    • catsincrisisthanet
      April 11, 2013

      Hi Stacey, we have done this very occasionally, but unfortunately we currently have new rescue cats coming in almost daily, and we are simply out of space. You could try the other rescues, but I suspect they’d say something similar. You could try Manston Kennels – I gather they charge £6 per day.

  6. Trevor Cox
    May 14, 2013

    Warwick rd, Just a chance. Our little all black kitten has been missing since 10:a.m, he is 15 weeks old wearing a pale blue studded collar, we never let him out, he has a visit planned for the vet on Friday for his injection. We have spoke to neighbours, constantly out in the garden calling him, his name is Patrick. Has somebody handed him in to you. missing him and worried about him. Thank you Lynne

  7. Tim
    August 7, 2013

    Hi there I have a cat that comes into my garden on regular occasions and it’s feral I guess. Think it as had a home as it as a collar but it’s annoying my dogs which are rottweilers and it keeps fouling on my lawn and if our Amber & Cleo were to get hold of the cat that would be it and that’s what we don’t want. If we manage to capture this cat can we bring it to you.

    Thanks.

    • catsincrisisthanet
      August 7, 2013

      Please can you email your location and a contact phone no to cic.thanet@gmail.com – so we can decide which of our volunteers or which vet to refer you to. Also, does the appearance of the cat suggest it’s a stray, or just it’s regular visits to your garden? Many thanks.

  8. Margaret Phillips
    November 29, 2013

    I need your help – I have a stray cat which was obviously dumped and I was happy to give it a home. I have had it for about 14 weeks and unfortunately it does not get on with our other two cats. It attacks them and this morning the lounge was full of fur and one cat had a cut eye. The other cat does not come home very much now. I just do not know what to do. He is a lovely boy and friendly towards people but not cats. We have taken him to the vet several times, had him chipped and he has a skin condition which has been treated with sterioids. It breaks my heart to let him go but I just do not know what to do for the best. Your advice please.

    • catsincrisisthanet
      December 1, 2013

      Hi, please could you ring Mary Knott on 07796 633306 – I’ve explained your situation and asked her to give you advice. You’ve obviously worked very hard to help this boy, I hope she can help or at least point you in the best direction.

  9. catcalledmorris
    December 8, 2013

    You do such wonderful work for cats, I’m so happy I discovered your blog! I am a rescue cat myself so I know how horrible it can be to not have a home, I hope that all your cats find loving homes.

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