About The Sheffield Cats Shelter

The Sheffield Cats Shelter has been helping cats and their owners since 1897, evolving and adapting to changing social issues. These include converting the shelter into open rooms, not cages, for our cats to socialise in and developing our volunteering scheme to better support those with disabilities and special needs. Times change, but our love of cats remains consistent.

Our Vision

The Sheffield Cats Shelter’s objectives are to relieve and prevent the suffering and distress amongst cats in need of care and attention and to promote the welfare of cats, as well as finding new homes for cats and kittens in need.

It is this aim which leads to our vision of how the world would be if we were no longer needed: 

‘A world where all cats are happy, healthy and homed.’

Our Mission

Our mission is defined simply as:

We aim to relieve and prevent suffering amongst cats.’

In collaboration with staff and volunteers across the charity, we also defined our values:

‘Through enthusiasm and collaboration, we demonstrate:

  • Compassion: We offer kindness and empathy to all cats and humans.
  • Integrity: We are trustworthy and honest.
  • Commitment: We are attentive and aim for excellence.’



Our Approach


We shelter our cats in rooms, not cages, to let them adjust to living in a home-like environment where they are not only safe, but have the space and facilities to express normal cat behaviour. We provide all of our cats with lots of comfy beds, cat trees and scratch posts, toys, catnip, quality food and exceptional care. We aim to keep them as happy and fulfilled as possible until they find their forever home.

We also neuter, vaccinate, and microchip every cat that comes to us. This means that our cats are safe from unwanted pregnancies, and cat-lovers can adopt from us in confidence.

With your help we can make sure that cats throughout Sheffield and surrounding areas are cared for and protected, and that they never have to be scared or hungry again.

Please consider making a donation to our rescue to help us continue the work that we do.