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Thank you so much to all our generous supporters who have been sending food parcels and donating bedding and toys for our rescued cats. We really appreciate your support. 

You can help support the care of our cats with gifts of food or toys purchased via our Amazon Wish lists or by taking food, bedding, toys etc directly to our centres.



Canning Town Branch, East London: https://goo.gl/9BTW8A

Lewisham Branch, South London: https://goo.gl/eb9VXa

Greenaces Sanctuary, nr Hastings, East Sussex:  https://goo.gl/zZVXbh


Donations of food, toys, bedding, old newspapers,scratch posts etc can alsp be taken directly to our Branches:

Canning Town Branch: 151-153, Barking Road, London E16 4HQ

Open Mon - Fri 9a.m - 5.30 p.m

Lewisham Branch 233-235, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UY

Open Mon - Fri 9a.m - 6p.m

Sat and Sun 1-5 p.m

Greenaces Sanctuary  & Rehoming Centre, Stubb Lane, Brede, East Sussex TN31 6BT.  

Open Sat and Sun 1-4 P.M

or our Charity Shop and Head Office: High Street, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6AG

Open Mon - Fri 9a.m - 5p.m





EVIE AND OZZIE Two ex CHAT cats now staff members in the Cabinet Office!




When we had a call from The Cabinet Office wanting two indoor cats for extra mousing duties, the most important thing was to try to find cats that would be able to live in harmony with Larry, (bearing in mind his fearsome reputation) should they ever be allowed to venture outside. Because it is such a huge building, we were initially concerned that they wouldn’t be able to find their way around - we need not have worried! They had their base in a very plush and comfortable office for the first couple of weeks and are now learning their way around the building very well. They are visiting various offices where they have their admirers and no mice have been seen in the Press Office (a particular trouble spot) since their arrival, as simply the presence of cats deters mice. 
Evie and Ossie are a mother and son, (now neutered of course!) who were rescued by C.H.A.T. as strays living on the streets of East London. Evie arrived with three kittens and while nervous in the beginning, it soon became clear that she was a very friendly, calm and sweet natured cat. Two of her kittens were rehomed together but we were determined that Evie would keep one of her kittens.

Evie and Ossie were appropriately named by The Cabinet Office after two political figures Dame Evelyn Sharp (Evie) and Sir Edward Osmotherly (Ossie). After 3 weeks in their new home, we are delighted that they are settling down so well and are indeed, being thoroughly spoilt!








Luke and Skywalker kittens


Thank you to everyone who supported our appeal for the reconstructive surgery and intensive care for these brave boys, Luke & Skywalker. They suffered so much in their short lives but you only have to look at their faces, watch their happiness when they play, hear them purr when cuddled to know they deserved this chance. The boys are both doing incredibly well and have been adopted by Martin one of our long term supporters

Their Story:  Both were found by a member of the public taped up in a wet cardboard box in Victoria Park, East London, Luke and Skywalker were collected by a member of our rescue team. They arrived at our veterinary clinic underweight, covered in fleas, scared and hungry. We were horrified to discover both kittens had suffered appalling injuries. Skywalker was barely able to walk and X rays revealed he had suffered a spinal injury. Luke suffered terrible injuries, both pads and all the toes on his back feet and the end of his tail were severed. We do not know what caused these injuries. All the wounds were infected, but despite the pain these kittens were in, they purred and wanted cuddles straight away.

Our vets immediately started pain relief and cleaned and dressed Luke's wounds. Both kittens now face a long period of rehabilitation, Skywalker is receiving physiotherapy to improve his coordination. Luke has already undergone several surgical procedures and will need several more to provide him with functional feet and to enable him to walk without pain . He will also need ongoing physiotherapy . We have set up a Justgiving page to help raise funds towards their care. Any donations would be hugely appreciated. Donate towards Luke and Skywalkers medical care here

PLEASE BE AWARE, Some of the photos shown at the foot of our Justgiving page are images of the injuries sustained to Luke which you may find distressing. 

See their video. These very brave boys, who in spite of everything that has happened to them are still trying to play and have fun.

Luke and Skywalker from ArCreation on Vimeo.



 We have lots of beautiful rescued cats awaiting a new start in a new home...                                                           

Thinking of giving a new start in life to a rescued cat or two???

Come and meet our many rescued cats all seeking a new start in life at our Lewisham Branch or Sanctuary Open Days......

Lewisham Branch in S.E London is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 5pm.

Lewisham Branch 233-235, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UY (nr Junction with Friendly Street SE8)

Greenacres Rehoming Centre and Sanctuary in East Sussex is open every weekend from 1pm - 4.30pm on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Greenacres Rehoming Centre & Sanctuary, Stubb Lane, Brede

Near Hastings, East Sussex TN31 6BT. Tel: 01424 882198

Our Open Days are an opportunity for you to come and meet us and some of our cats and to discuss offering a home. We have all sorts of cats needing homes - young and old. Cats needing homes with gardens and cats suitable for indoor only homes. Single cats, pairs or trio's and not forgetting feral and semi-feral cats who are seeking suitable outdoor homes.

 Canning Town Branch East London: Viewing of cats is by appointment following a successful home visit. Please contact Canning Town Branch tel - 020 7474 8811 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

N.B We always carry out a pre-adoption home visit. This is an informal visit which takes place in your home. 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. 



Feral cats need your help!

Food needed!

At CHAT much of our rescue staff and volunteers efforts are spent helping stray and feral cats. Provided the cats have shelter and someone to feed them everyday then we neuter and return colonies of feral cats to where they are living.

For some of the larger colonies that we have neutered and returned we continue to provide food. We are lucky to be supported with food generously donated at several supermarket food collection bins. However at this time of year the cats appetites tend to increase a bit so more food is always needed!

Cat food can also be donated at our Branches, so if your cats are a bit fussy and you have any spare food left over please do bring it in, it will be appreciated by a needy cat.

233-235, Lewisham Way SE4 1UY
Open Mon - Fri 9a.m - 6p.m and Sat- Sun 1p.m - 5p.m

Canning Town
151-153, Barking Road, E16 4HQ 
Open Mon - Fri 9a.m - 5.30p.m

Greenacres Rehoming Centre & Sanctuary
Stubb Lane, Brede, East Sussex, TN31 6BT
Open Sat - Sun 1p.m - 4p.m (or call 01424 882198 to arrange a time during the week)

Head Office
High Street, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6AG
Open Mon - Fri 9a.m - 5p.m and Sat 9.30a.m - 1.30p.m

Or food can be sent directly to our Branches via our Amazon Wish Lists...

Lewisham, London
Canning Town, London
Greenacres Sanctuary, East Sussex

Thank you!


Please don't throw away your used stamps or old coins!

Did you know that if you donate your used stamps or old coins to us, we can send them off to be recycled? This is a brilliant way of raising much-needed funds for our rescued cats and kittens at very little cost to you!

Our fantastic supporters have already helped us raise over £980 by donating their used stamps, which has had a truly positive impact on our vital animal welfare work.

British and foreign stamps would be really appreciated. Coins of any type.

To donate your used stamps, please cut or tear them from the envelope (with a 1cm border to avoid damaging the perforations), and send them to: CHAT, Head Office, High Street, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6AG. Coins can be sent to the same address or taken in to you local branch of CHAT.

If you have any questions about donating stamps, please contact our Head Office team on 01892 783367 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you!

Look out for Nigel at the Greenwich Clocktower Market each weekend!

Nigel, one of our lovely long-term supporters, can be found selling a fantastic array of stamps at Greenwich Clocktower Market in the run up to Christmas to raise vital funds for CHAT!

Nigel will be selling 1st and 2nd Class stamps (ideal for sending your Christmas cards!), Presentation Packs, Prestige Booklets and collectible it...ems. ALL proceeds will be donated to CHAT and benefit the rescued cats and kittens in our care!

Greenwich Clocktower Market is located at 166 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8NN.

If you are in the area on any of those days, please pop along and say hello!






Christmas Shopping? Help raise vital funds for CHAT at the same time!

 Christmas is just around the corner, and people are already busy buying gifts for their loved ones.

Did you know that if you shop for Christmas presents online, you can raise much-needed funds for our rescued cats and kittens at the same time through EasyFundraising - at no extra cost to you?

It's completely free to sign up, you won’t be bombarded with marketing materials, and you'll be helping to rescue and home unwanted and abandoned animals.

You can join EasyFundraising in just a few minutes here: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/celiahammondat/

Our amazing supporters have already raised over £3800 for CHAT through EasyFundraising so far – can you help us reach £4000?

Thank you so much for your support! All funds raised will benefit the hundreds of rescued cats and kittens in our care.





Celia won the Lifetime Achievement Award!


Celia was thrilled to have won  the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 'Daily Mirror Animal Heroes Awards'!

Celia and all CHAT's staff and volunteers would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support - we really couldn't do this without you!

Thank you all, and congratulations Celia!







Our London Branches are seeking more volunteer kitten foster carers!

Although cats are seasonal breeders typically giving birth in the Spring and again later in the Summer.... all our branches
are still taking in some newborn litters and for these we need people who can care for mum and her litter of kittens until they are weaned and ready for homing from 9 weeks old.
If you have other pets a separate room would be required for a foster family as mother cats are naturally protective of their babies towards other animals.

We also have many semi feral  kittens who would benefit from some extra handling and socialisation to help them to become more confident and friendly and ready for new homes. Fostering nervous cats and seeing them blossom is so very rewarding.   So that they can be easily handled (and not hide) these kittens will at least initially need to be accommodated in a "kitten pen" which is a cage that we provide which contains their bed, food, litter tray and toys.

If you are interested in discussing either option further and live locally to any of our Branches please contact us!

Canning Town Branch (East London) - 020 7474 8811 or email canningtown@celiahammond.org

Lewisham Branch (S.E. London) - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message on 020 8694 6545 

East Sussex /Tunbridge Wells 01424 882198 /10892 783367 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you have previously fostered for us and are available to help again - please get in touch!

Thank you!



We have been posting a lot about Kitten Season over the past few months, during which we been taking in countless young mothers and their kittens who were born outside (sometimes in very dangerous situations).

Play is a crucial part of a kitten's physical and emotional development (particularly in terms of how he/she interacts with other cats and humans), and is also incredibly important for adult and even elderly cats.

We are currently running low on toys for our rescued cats to play with, and would really appreciate it if you could share this post with anyone who may have a good quality cat toy, scratching post or cardboard scratcher that they could donate to our rescued cats and kittens. We would be so grateful if you could send any gifts to our centres (contact details here).

If you'd prefer, you can purchase a brand-new toy for our rescued cats and kittens from our Amazon Wish List, and have it sent directly to one of our centres!

We have separate Amazon Wish Lists for each of our branches: Lewisham rescue centre, Canning Town rescue centre and Hastings Rehoming Centre & Sanctuary.

(If you do decide to donate via our Amazon Wish List, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know so that we can thank you for your kind donation - your details are not always included on the packing slip!)

Thank you so much for all your support - it will make the world of difference to the rescued cats and kittens in our care!

We were delighted to welcome Ella Eyre to our Lewisham Branch when she was filming in the area

Singer-songwriter Ella Eyre and her team stopped off at our rescue centre while promoting Ella's new album and took the opportunity to meet some of our rescued cats and kittens!

Here she is pictured with her friend Bethan, cuddling one of the adorable kittens currently in the care of our Lewisham team. This kitten was sadly abandoned with her brother (pictured right), and they are seeking a new home as a pair.

We currently have hundreds of cats and kittens waiting for their forever homes. To enquire about adopting, please contact your nearest CHAT rescue centre.

We would like to thank Ella and her team for making time to visit - everyone was so lovely, and our rescued kittens really enjoyed their cuddles!