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Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Canning Town Branch - Cat Rescue & Rehoming Centre

151-153 Barking Road, London E16 4HQ


Rescue and Rehoming Email: If you are contacting us about homing and rescue enquiries, volunteering, donating items and general enquiries relating to the rescue centre please mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Veterinary Services: If you are contacting us about veterinary services please check the VET CLINIC page of this website.


The Canning Branch of the Celia Hammond Animal Trust opened in 1999 and provides a busy cat rescue and homing centre for unwanted, abandoned, stray and feral cats. More information can be found on our HOMING FAQ page:


APPLYING TO ADOPT A CAT Please contact us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please include your name, full address and contact telephone number. If you are interested in specific cats on our website please read their homing requirements and if you think you can meet their needs please include the cats names in your email. Please let us know some general information about you, your home and household such as, how much experience you have with cats, previous and current cats / pets, who lives in your house including ages of any children and if you have a garden etc. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who can offer homes to our harder home cats including suitable outdoor homes for feral cats.


Coronavirus Covid-19 situation and cat adoptions

We always carry out a pre-adoption home assessment. In normal times this would take place at your home but currently due to the coronavirus situation we are temporarily carrying out video visits. We provide any advice you may need about caring for and settling in new cats or kittens – incl. health care, feeding, holiday arrangements, dangers in your home etc. We also look at the location of your home to assess for hazards such as easy access to busy roads or for indoor only homes to advise on making windows or balconies safe.


Adopters who have had a successful home assessment to meet suitable cats prior to adoption - this will be by appointment only and Covid safe measures will be in place. Matching cats to new homes using video clips of staff interacting with cats will still continue to be an option but actual meetings will be helpful particularly with our more challenging temperament cats.


Catchment areas  We can rehome within any of our branch catchment areas, so not only East London and much of North London, but also South London, Essex, East Sussex and parts of Kent. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CONTACT US!


CAT RESCUE We are continuing to respond to urgent rescue calls such as sick and injured strays, pregnant strays, stray cats with kittens, cats whose owners have died etc. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0207 474 8811


PLEASE SUPPORT BY GETTING INVOLVED You can support our cats in other ways by checking the GET INVOLVED section of this website to contribute in ways such as sending donations of cat food via our AMAZON WISH LIST