Persian cat rescue UK
No not in this case, the opposite in fact – Traditional Persian cat – this cat has a lovely home and lives with the photographer of this photograph – Photo copyright ©Dani

Developing a long and loving partnership with a rescue cat brings special rewards to the person who does this. It is a delight to the person to see a damaged (and sometimes they are damaged psychologically) fellow creature become healed, even a little healed, through one’s giving and loving.

The reward to the human is often greater than the gift to the cat. Here are some links to Persian cat rescue -uk centres. Most of these centers specialize in this cat breed. I have listed where appropriate rescue organizations which rescue all breeds of cats including mixed breeds:

Read about and see the best photographs of Persians generally (with links), a white Traditional Persian, a ginger Traditional Persian, the transformation of the Persian cat, the history, Ultra Persian cats and Persian cat care by clicking on the links. Go to Persian cat rescue for USA.
Location – UKOrganization and comments
St. Francis Persian Rescue – link broken Oct 2012This rescue center comes up first in a Google search listing. I think it is well established. They are located in the Bedale area of North Yorkshire. They re-home Persians and other long haired breeds. I am not sure if that means mixed breed cats too. It probably does. Pauline Wright started this Persian Cat rescue UK center in 1988 and has kept going. I for one applaud Pauline tremendously for staying the course. Their adoption fee is usually £150. They insist that if the adoption doesn’t work out the cat is returned to them – the sign of a really caring and proper approach.
Chapel House Persian & Pedigree Cat RescueThis is another well established and professional Persian cat rescue UK center. They have a good website and a purposeful approach selling products to help support the heavy costs of a well run rescue center. They are located in Swythamley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0SN. This is actually in the Peak District, a beautiful area of the country. If you’re going to pick up a cat you might combine it with a short break. They have strict criteria for the acceptance of applications for adoption and generally find that the most suitable people are over 45 years of age who are well settled and stay at home people. This is all very sensible as cats need that kind of stability, routine and company to be content.
Tremarie Persians Chinchillas & Selkirk RexLink is broken as at Dec. 30th 2010. This is (was?) a cat breeder who also, when required, gets involved in the re-homing of cats. That is my reading of the situation from their website. They are located in Cornwall, South West England. The link may reinstablish itself in due couse. Just Google, “Tremarie Persians”.
Persian Rescue BristolThis is a small Persian cat rescue UK center located in Bristol. At any one time they have no more than 8 cats at the center. The center is run by Isabel and Keith.
London Persian RescueAnother well established Persian cat rescue UK center located in Fair Street, near Tower Bridge so it is very central. Full address: c/o Barbara Black, 58 St John’s Estate, Fair Street, Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2XE. They take in cats from all over the country and breeders as well.
Rusden Persian RescueThis Persian cat rescue UK organization is located in Rusden, Northamptonshire. They carry out a home visit of the prospective adopter before the person decides which cat to adopt. This would probably mean that you should not live too far from the center. The operation was founded in January 2007 by Patsy – well done Patsy and helpers. They re-home purebred and mixed breed Persians.
Chinchilla, Silver Tabby & Smoke Cat SocietyThis is a cat club that also helps in the area of cat rescue. Adoption fees are in the order of £70-90. The type of Persian breed that they offer for adoption is as described in the title of the club. This is a society with history as it was established in 1908. They are a founder member of the premier cat association in the UK, the GCCF.
Posh Puss Rescue – link broken 2012.This rescue operation is an individual effort, it seems, by Jan Jewell who started it in 2006. She takes in pedigree cats so this is not a Persian cat rescue UK center per se. But I am sure some Persian cats come her way. She makes the point that most of the Persians she has had to re-home have come to her matted. Persians are high maintenance. If you think that you can’t cope then don’t do it obviously. Adopting is for the benefit of the cat (and a reward for you). She is based in Porthleven, Cornwall apparently.

Update Oct 2008: I am not sure if Jan is still in the Persian cat rescue UK business but I’ll leave the link just in case.

Update 5th May 2010: Jan says that, “I still rescue Persians amongst other breeds.” The link has been updated.

Cats ProtectionCats Protection is not a breed specific cat rescue organisation but it is big and very well established. That presents the possibility of the occasional purebred Persian cat passing through the organisation. They were formed in 1927 and have up to 7,000 cats in their care at any one time – the biggest cat welfare charity in the UK. Cats for re-homing are fostered into volunteers’ homes and the organisation has branches throughout the UK. They operate nationwide. They have 29 adoption centers.
You might like to explore a page on this site dedicated to purebred cat rescue.
Persian Cat Rescue UK to Persian Cat Rescue

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Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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