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*** Homing Afternoon 24 June is cancelled ***

Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have unfortunately been forced to cancel this date.

Welcome to our web site

We are Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service a small cat rescue charity, founded in 1977 covering the Mid Sussex area. We have many lovely cats looking for adoption who would love a new home.

We hold many fundraising events during the year and attend many others throughout the Sussex area.

Lily is only 18 months old and has already used up one of her nine lives


This pretty young cat came to us in need of a new home but we were sorry to discover a lump in her abdomen and took her to our vet to be scanned. The scan revealed a large mass of granuloma tissue attached to one of the lobes of her liver. It was thought that a parasite had attached itself there and then died, thus forming a mass of tissue. The only solution was to remove it surgically and she was booked in for the operation.

All operations carry a risk but we had to give Lily every chance. The lump was removed and it revealed itself to be the size of a tennis ball. Thankfully the biopsy showed it to be benign. After several days of nursing and care back at our rescue centre, she gradually recovered as you can see from the photograph.

The bill for all her veterinary care came to over £1,000. Although we are a small charity and run by volunteers, we wanted to do our best for her.

If you would like to donate towards Lily’s care we would be most grateful. Donations can be made online with a credit/debit card through PayPal (you do not need to have a Paypal account) or by sending a cheque made out to Paws & Claws to our Secretary - Mrs. I Holman, Paws & Claws, Coombe Down, London Road, Sayers Common, West Sussex BN6 9HZ

Rural / Outside home needed for young neutered cat

Preferring the outdoor life, a good mouser in return for food and shelter

Suitable homes include stables, smallholdings etc.

Please ring 01444 831286 for further information


Boysie Boysie
Josie Josie

This pair of 2 year old cats (neutered) would like a home where they would have freedom but also enjoy human contact.

Suitable homes would include stables or a smallholding.

Please contact Irene on 01444 831286


We have several lovely older cats, including pairs, in need of loving homes

Please ring Val for an appointment if you are interested in adopting - 01444 457758

Our Mission Statement

  • Devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming lost and abandoned cats
  • Encouraging spaying & neutering to avoid unwanted kittens
  • Providing quarters for old and difficult to home cats
Coombe Down
Coombe Down
Coombe Down
Coombe Down

Coombe Down - Our Rescue Centre built in 2006

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