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This is a live feed from our Facebook album named ‘Cats Needing Homes’. Click on any of the pictures below for more information.

Please note that due to time constraints, there may be some discrepancies of what animals are listed as available, since adoptions take place daily. 

If you are interested in anyone here, please make sure you can meet any special requirements they have, and then fill in our Adoption Questionnaire.

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Hello, my name is Sid! I am a friendly and confident chunk of a boy, four and a half years old. I was adopted from the rescue back in 2020, but unfortunately I had to be returned as I had badly bitten a family member (no negative comments towards my previous owners please, they did love me and were very sad to bring me back). Though I'm a happy lad most of the time, I've always had a naughty side, and will bite if I get agitated or over-excited. Because of this, I need a strictly child-free and pet-free home with experienced cat people, who feel able to manage this behaviour. I like to play outdoors, so I'm looking for a house with a garden/yard in a safe neighbourhood please. I am not a cat for everybody, but if you don't mind a cheeky character, maybe I'm the one for you? If you think so, here's the form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Sid here again! I am a cheeky lad who is still looking for a special type of home. I'm around five years old, and originally came to the rescue as a stray because my first owners didn't want me. I was adopted by some lovely people, but sadly I had to be returned earlier this year, as I'd bitten a family member. I am friendly and sociable most of the time, I like to play and love my food, but I can also be naughty and bite when I'm over-excited. I need a strictly child-free home where I can be the only pet, with experienced cat people who feel confident managing both sides of my personality. I enjoy spending time outdoors, so a house with a nice safe garden/yard, away from busy roads, would be perfect. If you think we'd get along, and would like to give me a chance, here is the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, my name is Poppet! I am a friendly 12-year-old lady. I came to the rescue along with two other cats (including my sister Tibby who was posted earlier today), due to our owner's ill health, but I'd be happier as the only pet in the house. I was allowed outside a bit in my previous home, but I'm not too interested in wandering. I am a nice girl, though in an 'on my own terms' sort of way - I'll be happy with a quiet life, and don't look for trouble, but if someone bothers me I will tell them off accordingly. Because of this, I'd be better not living with young children. Sensible adults are perfectly welcome to give me a stroke. Do you have an empty spot on the sofa that's missing a cat? If so, then here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, my name is Poppy! I came the the rescue as a stray mother with my three little boys. They've all been adopted, and I'm keen to find a home for myself now, too. I'm a friendly young cat, though I do like to have things my own way. I'd love a pet-free and child-free house, with sensible cat-experienced people. I'm the type who is generally nice and sociable - I'll sit at the door of my pen and cry for attention - but if I get over-excited or upset then I'll let you know with a smack. So a patient person who's not put off by that type of behaviour would suit me very well! I would also love a house with a secure garden/yard, away from busy roads. I do enjoy a bit of fresh air, and the chance to safely wander about. If you think we could be a good match for each other, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Pickles here again! Has everyone forgotten about me? I am now here at the rescue, being a very good boy and making friends with new people, as you can see. I'm one of the longest-term cats in the rescue's care, and have still not received a single application in all my months of waiting and hoping. I do need a pet-free and child-free home, with someone who's had cats before, and access to a safe outdoor space away from main roads (even a good-sized catio would be great). In the past I've had urinary problems, but it's been quite a while since they last flared up - it would just need a bit of extra vigilance on the part of my new owner, to make sure I'm okay, and would have to be declared as a pre-existing condition on pet insurance. As you can see from my tattered ear, I have been through the wars in my previous years, and though I'm still bright and lively, I also want to enjoy some home comforts. Could you be the special person who finally chooses me? If so, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, my name is Fluffy, and I'm hard to get a photo of because I'm always on the move! I am looking for a very special and patient home. I'm a sweet, confident girl who loves to be around people, I will make an excellent little companion for somebody. I'm around 10-11 years old, and although I have lived with another cat before, I would be a lot happier as the only pet in the house. I came to the rescue because my owner was very unwell, and unfortunately this resulted in me arriving with a problem which there isn't much background information on. I have an odd way of walking with my back legs, though I can run and jump like any other cat, and don't seem to be in pain. Besides this, I poo outside the litter tray, and it seems like I don't always realise when I need to go. I'll wee in the tray though, so I do try to be clean. The vet has examined me and suggested that I may have received nerve damage at some point in the past, and that's what has affected my back legs and my toileting. I know this will put a lot of people off, but I'm hoping that someone might still consider me. Maybe someone who's cared for cats with similar problems before, or who doesn't mind the extra cleaning? I am so pleasant and affectionate, but being an older black cat with a health issue has got the odds stacked against me. I'm used to being allowed outdoors, so a house with a secure garden that's away from busy roads would be ideal. However, the staff will also consider homing me as an indoor cat. If you could offer the loving home that I really deserve, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Poppy here again, hoping it will be my turn for a home soon! I'm one of many cats who came to the rescue this year as a homeless young mother with my kittens. They were adopted months ago, but I've been left behind... I am a cheeky, friendly girl who wants to do things in my own way. I like being around people and will cry for attention, but I'm also the type of cat who can be a little bit grumpy, and give a nip or a smack if I'm upset. Because of this, it would be great if I can find a home with confident cat-savvy people, and no children or other pets please. I enjoy exploring, and would love a house with a nice secure garden, away from dangerous things like busy roads. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello! We are Roly, Ruby, and Rosy, one brother and two sisters who are around six months old. We were born outside to a stray/feral mum, but a kind lady helped to keep us all fed and found us a rescue space. We have been socialised up to a point, but we're very shy with strangers, and will hiss and back away (unless you come bearing dinner!). Understandably, that makes everyone think we're not friendly at all. We don't scratch or bite, we are just scared, and need extra patience to help us feel safe and get used to new things. Our brother Clover, who's recently been adopted, started out as the most nervous one, but then turned into a cuddle bug once he settled! We cannot live with children, but would love a home with other cats to play with. We could be adopted together, or go to separate homes provided there was already a cat there who'd be nice and make friends with us. If you're interested in any of us, here is the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Poppy here again, sitting in a totally normal and sensible way on my favourite tent bed! I'm one of the cats who the rescue is especially trying to find a home for, before Christmas. I've been waiting here for six months, without any luck at all so far. I am a friendly and cheeky young lady, who likes everything my own way. I love to get playtime outside my pen, and sometimes I'll go back in nicely for treats, while other times I give staff the runaround! I'll cry for attention and have lots of character, but can be feisty if I'm upset, so I need a child-free home with sensible people who understand cats. I'd have to be the only pet in my new home too, and would really like access to a safe outdoor space, away from main roads. I didn't have a good life before coming to the rescue, so I'm looking forward to making up for that, and being treated like a queen. If you wouldn't mind me climbing your Christmas tree, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Fluffy here again! I've been at the rescue for a long time, but still hopeful that my perfect person might come along soon. I'm around ten years old, a bright and confident girl who is super friendly with people (though I can't live with other pets). Sadly I came to the rescue under difficult circumstances, and with a health condition the staff didn't know about until later. It seems like I might have received some damage to my lower spine in the past, and this affects the movement of my back legs, plus I don't realise when I need to head to the litter tray for a poo. I walk stiffly, but can run and climb like a normal cat, and I enjoy exploring. I also use the litter tray for a wee, so I do try to be clean. I am a happy girl and don't let my problems hold me back, but I know it will discourage lots of people from offering me a home. I am a lovely affectionate girl, and will give years of companionship and joy to my new owner. I just need someone patient and understanding, who doesn't mind some extra cleaning up, and will see the positive things about me rather than the negative. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, my name is Tinkerbell! I came to the rescue with two other cats, after our owner sadly died. We're all nine years old, and nice friendly girls, though I'm usually the shyest of the three and spend a lot of time in my favourite igloo bed. We've set up an 'I don't bother you, you don't bother me agreement', so we're not really bonded but also don't quarrel. We wouldn't mind being homed either together or separately. I'm used to being allowed outside, so I'd need to live in a safe area away from main roads. Because I'm wary of new people, I would feel more comfortable in an adult-only house that's not too busy. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello everyone, it's Sam here again! You might have seen me before, reading the cattery news and asking for help with vet bills, but now I'm starting the hunt for my new forever home. I was a long-term stray, relying on the kindness of local people to keep me fed, but as a senior boy I was struggling, and it's time for me to get a permanent roof over my head. I arrived with thick clumps of matted fur which had to be shaved off, so I'll need help in future keeping my fluffy coat nicely groomed. I only have four teeth left, and though nobody knows my exact age, I'm definitely not a youngster! I am FIV/FeLV negative, and otherwise healthy. I'm friendly and confident with everybody I meet, but do get grumpy if you try to restrain or manhandle me - living on the streets, I've learned how to stick up for myself! I will need to be the only pet in my new home. I am a cheeky character who is going to be great company for the right person. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, my name is Holly! I came to the rescue with two other cats (Tinkerbell and Pollyanna, who have already been posted), as our owner sadly died and the family couldn't keep looking after us any longer. All three of us are still waiting for a home. We are nine years old, and don't have a close bond, so would be fine going to separate homes (I think Pollyanna in particular would be happier as the only pet in the house). I am a sweet shy girl, who's very good at finding cosy hiding places. Sometimes I get right under my favourite blanket, so all you can see is a wriggling shape, and then I'll pop my head out when I realise it's dinner time! Since I'm not a very outgoing cat, I would suit a quiet home. I'm used to being allowed outside. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello everyone, it's Odin here again. I'm doing so much better than when I first arrived, I have really settled in now and will even shout at the staff for attention! I am looking for a special retirement home, where I can be spoiled until the end of my days. I'm still a bit shy, so a quiet home with just one or two adults would be most comfortable for me. I loved my brother Orion, but I've hissed at other cats here, so although I might like a nice gentle friend of similar age, we would need slow introductions. Although I don't have current health problems, I am a senior boy without any teeth, and have been through hard times, so please bear this in mind. If you can give me the love and care I deserve, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, we are the Three Wise Men! We're brothers who arrived at the rescue just before Christmas without any names, so it seemed like the right thing to call us. We are friendly boys, less than a year old, with curious, playful and gentle personalities. We'd like to be homed together, or to a house with existing pets, as we get along very well with each other and are fine with dogs too. We're used to living indoors only. If you're interested in us, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Fluffy here again. I'm still waiting sadly in the cattery, hoping that somebody might give me a chance soon. I am looking for a very special and patient home, because of some problems I have. I'm a sweet, confident girl who loves to be around people, I'll jump at the door of my pen begging for attention, and will make an excellent little companion. I'm around 10-11 years old, and although I have lived with another cat before, I want to be the only pet in the house. I came to the rescue because my owner was very unwell, and unfortunately this resulted in me arriving with a problem which there isn't much background information on. I have an odd way of walking with my back legs, though I can run and jump like any other cat, and don't seem to be in pain. Besides this, I poo outside the litter tray, and it seems like I don't always realise when I need to go. I'll wee in the tray though, so I do try to be clean. The vet has examined me and suggested that I may have received nerve damage in the past, and that's what has affected my back legs and my toileting. I know this will put a lot of people off, but I'm hoping that someone might still consider me. Maybe someone who's cared for cats with similar problems before, or who doesn't mind the extra cleaning? I am so pleasant and affectionate, but being an older black cat with an issue like this has got the odds stacked against me. I'm used to being allowed outdoors, so a house with a secure garden that's away from busy roads would be ideal. However, the staff will also consider homing me as an indoor cat. If you could offer the loving home that I really deserve, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, my name is Timmy! I came to the rescue because a new baby in the house was making me really distressed. My family loved me, but knew I needed to go somewhere I could relax. I am 13 years old, a gentle boy who is timid with strangers, but sweet and affectionate once I start getting to know you. I have always been an indoor only cat. I've lived with a dog before, who I got along with until recently, but obviously I would not like to live with young children again. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Poppy here again. Please don't forget about me! I've been waiting many months to be chosen, but it never seems to be my lucky day... I came to the rescue last year, as a stray with three little boys. I was already pregnant with another litter, which sadly I miscarried. I am a friendly young cat who's had a bad start in life, and I really want to leave all that behind and finally get settled into a loving home. I'm a cheeky character who likes things my own way, I do have a feisty streak so I'll need a pet-free and child-free home please. I love the chance to play outside and enjoy some fresh air, so I'm looking for a place with safe outdoor access, away from busy roads. Someone who's had previous experience of cat ownership would be ideal. I have lots of energy for playtime, but at the end of the day my favourite thing to do is curl up in my giant cosy tent bed, and relax. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, my name is Mogsy! I came to the rescue on Christmas Eve, after my owner sadly died, and both myself and his daughter were being left homeless by the landlord. I'm five years old, and though I look like a big tough lad, I am actually a softy and a bit of a scaredy cat. I'm nervous of new things, and feel better with access to a hiding place, but once I feel safe with you I'll roll around asking for attention and treats. I am an indoor only cat, and haven't lived with other pets or children before. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Timmy here again, enjoying my usual lunchtime cuddle on the cattery manager's knee! I have been a very good boy and am really settling in, I love attention and would be great company for somebody who's around most of the day. I am 13 years old, and came to the rescue because I was scared of a new baby in the house. So I wouldn't like to live with young children, and I'm not keen on other cats either, but I have lived with a dog before. I am an indoor only cat. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Sam here again, hoping somebody will notice me soon! I'm a friendly senior boy, who spent at least two years on the streets before coming to the rescue, being fed by kind local people. I arrived laden with big clumps of matted fur, which had to be shaved off by the vets. I'm desperate for human attention - whenever there's a visitor in the cattery, I'll sit at the door of my pen, and cry for them to come look at me instead. If you let me out in the room, I'll run about under your feet, I'm a bit of a trip hazard but just want to get involved in everything! I can be a grump when things don't go my own way (as the vet found out, when they examined me), but I only have four teeth left so you're not in too much danger from a nip! Being a long-term stray, I've learned how to stand up for myself. My fabulous fluffy coat needs regular grooming to stop it getting matted again, I'm not a huge fan of brushes but I'll tolerate it. I need a strictly pet-free home, please. If you're interested in me, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, it's Ruby and Rosy here again. Although we're not long-term residents compared to some of the other cats, it feels like we've been in here for a large portion of our lives - both of our brothers were adopted before Christmas, and two months later there's no home in sight for us. We're around 8 months old now, a pair of sisters who were born outside to a semi-feral mum. Because we weren't raised in a home environment, we did miss out on some socialisation, and we're still skittish with people - but we have gotten a lot braver over time, we're super playful, and will come sit at the door of our pen and say hello. We can be stroked by people we trust, especially if you're giving us treats! We love to scamper around and explore, and it's sad that as we get close to our first birthdays, we can't say we've ever had a home of our very own. Because of our timid natures, we'd prefer an adult-only home, with someone who has previous experience with cats. We're okay with other pets, and especially interested in dogs! We're used to being allowed outside, so might get bored as indoor only cats, unless there was lots of enrichment and space for us to run about in. If you think you could be the one to change our lives, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/
Hello, we are Stella and Nova! We are friendly girls, 4 and 5 years old, who would like to stay together. We came to the rescue after our owner died, and there was nobody else who could look after us. Nova is the more adventurous of the pair, while Stella is shyer, though still affectionate with people once she gets to know them. She has patchy fur on her back legs due to overgrooming. We're indoor only cats, and haven't lived with other pets or children before. We are very sweet girls who deserve a loving home. If you're interested in us, here's the adoption form to fill in: https://carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk/adoption-questionnaire/