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Come join us at our 2nd annual Cat home showing on 14th November 2021:


We are delighted to announce that we have recently become members of ADCH! Ready about what this entails here:

Felines 1st achieves ADCH membership


Are you planning to adopt a new cat?  Check out the items you will need before welcoming your furry friend into your home:

Welcoming a feline friend into your home – what you will need…


Read about two of our recent cat rescues and why it is important to neuter indoor cats:

Nevada and Luna – indoor cats with a story to tell


Gollum writes a series of articles that informs and hopefully entertains both Felines and Humans. Read all about Gollum’s advice and adventures here:

Gollum’s Column



We are delighted to let you know that we are now able to resume selling items to raise funds for the cats in our care at the Banstead Antiques Fair and Car Boot Sales!  You can get the latest information on these events here:



Coronavirus Update 22/8/2021

In order to ensure the safety of both the public and Felines 1st volunteers, while ensuring the welfare of the cats, we are continuing to follow Covid-19 safety rehoming protocols which can be found here.

Although we are now able to raise funds for Felines 1st through our usual events, this past year has been an incredibly difficult time for us during the coronavirus pandemic and we sincerely appreciate any help that you are able to provide us for the cats in our care. Please see below for ways that you may be able to support us.

If you have any concerns about the implications of  Coronavirus on your own pets, find out more here.


How to support Felines 1st

If you would like to support cats in need, there are many ways that you can do this.  As a new and fast growing charity, we would really value your help. More than ever we need your support during this challenging time.

  • Are you looking to adopt a cat or find a feline friend and live in Surrey or Sussex?  Please visit our Rehome page, where you can see some of the cute cats at Felines 1st looking for a loving home.
  • Could you financially support the work that Felines 1st does to ensure that no cat is left alone or vulnerable?  Regular donations will enable us to help local needy cats.  Please contact
  • Are you able to donate your time?  We need people to help us with Volunteering and Fundraising.
  • Donations of wet and dry food are welcomed as they help Felines 1st support strays and homeless cats and kittens in the area. These can be dropped off in the food bin upstairs in Pets at Home / Vets4Pets in Crawley.
  • Support us for free when you shop on Amazon and with Easy Fundraising.
  • If you are a Pets at Home customer, please select Felines 1st as your charity of choice, and Pets at Home will make a donation to Felines 1st.
  • Help cats just by talking about us.  A mention to friends and family may be the catalyst that changes the luck for one of the abandoned cats that do not have a warm bed at night with a loving family to look after them.

From everyone at Felines 1st, Thank You for your support!


You can support us for free

When you shop on Amazon, you can donate to Felines 1st for FREE, but only if you use the Smile Amazon link: Amazon will then donate to Felines 1st!  Please do remember to tell Amazon that you want to choose Felines 1st as your charity of choice.

AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using an iPhone or Android phone. When your supporters have activated AmazonSmile in the app, every eligible purchase will automatically generate a donation for your organisation. Go to “Programmes and Features” in your app’s menu to activate AmazonSmile.

4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday online shopping, at no extra cost to you! Every donation you raise makes a difference to us, so please sign up today. This is a great way to support us for FREE! To create an account just visit our page:


Our vision and aims

Our vision is to work towards a society where no cat is left alone or vulnerable and all cats are treated with compassion, kindness and care.  Felines 1st is striving for no cat in the Surrey/Sussex area to be left behind, forgotten or abandoned when in need.

Our aims are to ensure the welfare of cats, this is achieved by:

    • Rescuing cats that are in need, alone or vulnerable
    • Reuniting cats with their owners
    • Rehoming cats that have been rescued or are no longer wanted
    • Trapping, neutering and releasing of feral cats
    • Promoting wider education of cat welfare within the Surrey/Sussex area
    • Promoting the neutering of cats

Contact us:

Please be aware that Felines 1st is comprised entirely of volunteers who give their time to the Charity; we may not be able to immediately respond to you. We aim to respond to messages within 2-3 working days. Thank you for your patience and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.