Cat and Kitten Care

Cat and Kitten Care is a registered UK charity helping distressed and unwanted cats and kittens in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Their main aim is to find these cats loving and safe new homes. The organisation is run by Mary and Fran and since they started the charity in 2003 they have helped over 500 cats. This charity is especially close to my heart because Mary is my great aunt! Its such an honor that someone I'm related to is not only as crazy about cats as I am, but runs an actual cat rescue organisation.

Belle, upcoming 'Cute Kitty of the Month' and previous Cat and Kitten Care resident - she has since been adopted by John and Julie, my uncle and aunt

Mary and Fran run the organisation from their homes. The cats stay in their care until they find a forever home. And if that forever home never comes, then the cats are lucky enough to live out their lives with Mary and Fran. It is strictly a no kill organisation!

Some of the cats (and the dog!) at Fran's house

In 2010 I traveled to the UK with my parents and brother - my first trip there, despite the fact that both of my parents were born there. It was such an amazing trip, full of family history and adventure, and it wasn't until a day out with the family, that I stumbled across a scruffy looking tabby and went all gaga over him, that Mary told me all about her organisation. I was in awe and now have such admiration for her!

Family shot - from left - my aunt Julie, me, Mary, her husband Alan, my mum and brother on the right and my uncle John behind them (my dad is taking the photo)

Cat and Kitten care hold many fundraisers throughout the year and have an auction coming up in October - I just donated my Cat Breeds poster for the auction, if you're a cat artist and would like to donate something to them please visit their website and shoot Fran an email. They also have a Facebook group so be sure to head on over to that as well.

Here are some of the gorgeous kitties currently at Cat and Kitten Care...

If you can do anything at all to help, or if you're in the Walthamstow area and would like to adopt a cat, please get in contact with Fran at catandkittencare (at) or call 020 8531 3469.