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Founded in 1991 & situated in the Forest of Dean between the majestic River Severn & the beautiful River Wye, we enjoy a rural location incorporating the forest towns of Coleford, Cinderford & Lydney, & the historic bordering towns of Monmouth, Chepstow & Ross-on-Wye.

We are all volunteers, with the exception of the manager of our shop, The Forest Cat, which is located in Lydney High Street & is the mainstay of our fundraising activity.

Our resident cats are cared for in cosy units erected in our fosterers’ gardens. Each unit consists of an insulated sleeping cabin with an electrically heated bed plus a spacious outdoor run, maintained to the standard of a professional cattery.

Consider this…

Please don’t get cross with us if we cannot take the stray or abandoned cat that is worrying you. It is not our fault – please target your rage at the irresponsible owner who dumped or left the cat behind. We are all volunteers – none of us is paid – & we do what we can for love of cats. It is all in our own time, as & when we have volunteers available.

In the summer months, we often have 30 or more cats in our care. There is a limit to how many we can take in because our volunteers & our pens are limited in number. We can help by providing cat food so you can help any cat in need in your area and, if you can provide a good photo, we can advertise it on our website.

If you are a genuine cat lover or even someone who doesn’t like cats & is looking for our help, please be patient & help us to help them.