About Us
Thе Celia Hаmmоnd Anіmаl Truѕt operates a rеѕсuе аnd homing ѕеrvісе for ѕtrау & abandoned саtѕ and kittens іn аrеаѕ оf Lоndоn and the South East. Thе Trust also provide low-cost vеtеrіnаrу саrе fоr thоѕе who саnnоt аffоrd рrіvаtе vеtеrіnаrу fees, but аrе nоt eligible fоr help from the major сhаrіtіеѕ. In Eаѕt Suѕѕеx, thе Trust has a ѕаnсtuаrу providing lоng-tеrm ассоmmоdаtіоn fоr those аnіmаlѕ whісh because of temperament, age or health problems are nоt able tо be homed. 
The Cеlіа Hаmmоnd Animal Truѕt wаѕ established іn 1986 bу Cеlіа Hammond a former 60's model. Celia spends her dауѕ either in one of her clinics or going out on emergency calls at night as do her other rescue staff and volunteers. 

Calls can be anything from road accidents, calls from police or local authorities about animals locked in empty properties following the eviction or death or owners or rescuing stray or abandoned cats and kittens in a wide variety of desperate situations. 

Stray cats and kittens are found abandoned in boxes or cat baskets, in alleyways, by or in rubbish bins, living under garden sheds and in undergrowth, in derelict properties, on industrial sites, rubbish transfer sites and at council tips.

The Trust hаѕ a non- dеѕtruсtіоn роlісу unless animals are terminally ill and suffering or are hopelessly injured and beyond any veterinary help. The charity іѕ соnѕtаntlу responding to an increasing number of urgent rescue calls about cats and their kittens.  

Please support the Tiny Paws Appeal and help save kittens in danger. 


Mums & Kittens Nursery

We urgently need your help! We need to raise £50,000 to complete and run a Mums & Kittens Nursery at The Trust's Canning Town centre in East London. 

Celia Hammond founder says 'This new appeal will make such a difference to city stray cats and their kittens. Some arrive on the brink of death, dirty, in pain and clinging on to one another - we give them the best veterinary treatment and care for them until they are well enough to go to new homes'.
'This facility for mums and kittens will give them a new start to life. No amount of money is too small to contribute. In fact, £2 from 25,000 people or £5 from 10,000 people would build it’.

The Mums & Kittens Nursery will provide a safe space for these mother cats and their kittens to be cared for together in a cosy and clean environment.
In an average year we could care for approximately 600 cats and kittens in the nursery. 
There will be specially designed family cat cabins in the new facility, with hospital style coved flooring to ensure the highest standard of cleanliness.
We need to raise £50,000 to construct the specialist cat cabins and run the nursery for a year. 
Will you help us build a brighter future for London's cats and kittens?

To donate please click the button below 

Cats and Kittens need your help now!

Case Studies

Every day we rescue cats and kittens. 
Here are some of their amazing stories. 

Chip Shop Kittens


These three kittens and their mother and another sibling were rescued from inside a derelict shop. The mother cat had hidden her kittens under the floor boards where she thought they would be safe. 


Abandoned by their owners and left to fend for themselves...

We received a call regarding three cats who had been left behind when their owner moved away. 

One of the cats, a long haired brindle tortie cat had given birth the night before to three kittens, she had tried to find shelter underneath a fallen down plastic garden storage container.


High - Rise 
Warehouse Rescue

We were called to Selco ( a builders supplies warehouse) on the Old Kent Road, after staff discovered a mother cat and her 3 tiny kittens in their warehouse.

The mother cat had given birth in a kitchen unit that was stored on racking 20 ft off the floor. As a warehouse with building supplies and forklift trucks moving around and also being a surprisingly cold place, it wasn't a safe place for her to stay .

James from our rescue team assisted by staff 
and a ladder were able to rescue the friendly mother cat and her kittens who were under a week old.

Rehome our cats 
and kittens 

We always have lovely cats and kittens that need a forever home, most of our animals are suitable for a domestic home click here to see cats waiting for their forever home - we also have many feral cats seeking outdoor homes.

If you would like to find our more about our rehoming process please click here 

All our cats are spayed/neutered.  Micro chipped, Flea and worm treated, vaccinated and checked over by our veterinary team.
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