Legacy Sponsorship


Over the last 126 years we have rehomed tens of thousands of cats, giving them long and happy lives they couldn’t have had any other way. This sponsorship is dedicated to those cats – to the sick and poorly cats who had nowhere else to go.

By sponsoring in memory of the cats we helped live full and happy lives, you’ll be contributing to the overall care of our cats – both in the Shelter and in long-term foster care with conditions that need a lifetime of care.


Spitfire came to us from a very rough home environment. Sharing a house with 23 unneutered cats, Spitfire had multiple litters in very difficult circumstances. Despite how hard it was she did everything she could to care for her kittens – and even some that weren’t hers- for a long time.

When she was finally rescued along with her kittens, she needed lots of help from the vets. The first day she arrived, it was apparent something wasn’t right. We took her to the vets to find that she had a pyometra (infection of the womb). She had to be operated on immediately. On top of this one of her ears had become infected and had to be removed, whilst her teeth and gums needed a lot of treatment. It also came to light that she had a heart murmur which needed close monitoring by the vets.

We provided her with all the treatments she needed to bring her back to health, and she soon began to recover. Once all her babies had found forever homes it was her turn, and before long her perfect owner came to the Shelter and they fell in love straight away.

With her new owner Spitfire enjoyed many happy years that few would have thought she could ever have again. She was free to roam the garden, play with her new family, and do what cats do best – find the comfiest places in the house and claim them as her own!

Sadly, her damaged ear began to deteriorate in early 2020, and after a long battle we had to say goodbye to her. During her final weeks we spared no expense providing her with every treatment, test, medication, and comfort that the vets recommended – all thanks to her kind sponsors and wonderful foster family.

Now you can sponsor to help the hundreds of cats just like Spitfire that we home every year to give each of them the second chance they deserve.

Your Sponsorship Helps Provide Our Cats With:


  • The neutering, vaccinating and microchipping of every cat that comes through our door
  • Specialist food and medication for all our cats, no matter their needs.
  • The cost of food and litter for our cats, which together cost hundreds each month
  • Emergency surgeries and treatments for cats who come to us in serious need of help

Sponsor Today and You’ll Get:


  • Monthly updates from your cat room so you can follow the journey of the cats your support keeps safe and happy
  • Recieve photos of the cats who have stayed in your sponsor room
  • Welcome pack, including a handy bag and a book covering our 120+ year history
  • Get behind the scenes info about the Shelter with our monthly newsletter


Sponsor For £10 Monthly or £100 Annually

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Can I Sponsor More Than One Cat?

Absolutely! You are welcome to sponsor more than one of our sponsor cats, or you can sponsor a cat room to provide care for every cat that stays there throughout the year. Alternatively, you can provide a sponsorship directly to the general care of our cats with a Memorial Sponsorship.

How Does My Sponsorship Help?

Your sponsorship will go towards the care of your chosen cat or room.

For sponsor cats this means contributing to their vet bills including medicine, specialist food, surgeries, and any other treatments they might need.

For cat rooms, this means contributing towards their food, treats, cat beds and other amenities (scratching posts, litter trays and litter, etc.), as well as the upkeep of their room.

If you would like to make a general contribution to the care of our cats you can do this via our Memorial Sponsorship, which will help towards the overall care of our cats as it is needed most. This can go to food, litter, vet bills, or any other aspect of essential cat care.

Any money leftover from your sponsorship will be put towards the care of other cats who might need more immediate or emergency care.

What Do I Get With My Sponsorship

When you sponsor one of our cats you will receive quarterly updates allowing you to follow the story of the cat you are supporting, with photos and quotes from their owner. Not only that, but you will also receive a welcome pack, a sponsorship certificate, and you will be signed up to our monthly newsletter to get the latest behind-the-scenes news about the Shelter.

If you sponsor one of our cat rooms you will get monthly updates about the cats that have been in that room, how they came to us, how we have helped them settle, and how they have recovered if they came to us with any health concerns.

By contributing to our Memorial Sponsorship, you will have receive updates for up to three sponsor cats of your choice, so that you can get a broader view of how your general contribution is supporting all of our cats.

Can I Gift A Sponsorship To A Friend Or Loved One?

Absolutely! Just select the sponsorship option you would like to gift and select “This is a gift sponsorship” on the page that follows. When you have done this and selected your payment method your friend or loved one will receive a message telling them about their new gift (with a customised message of your choice) followed by everything our sponsorships normally provide (see above).

Do I Have To Pay Monthly?

You can make a single annual payment for a small discount compared to monthly payments if you wish. These are ideal for people looking to buy sponsorships as gifts for their friends or who want to make an immediate difference to the care of our cats.

How Do I Get In Touch With You Regarding Sponsorships?

You can get in touch via our dedicated sponsorships mailbox at sponsorship@thesheffieldcatsshelter.org.uk

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