Westgate Ark Cat Homing Centre

Almost all visitors to the Ark are full of praise and compliments on our homing centre which they particularly find appealing due to the small scale intimacy and homeliness of the rescue & care operation here!

Westgate Ark is a Social Enterprise.

 

We run a medium sized, but very busy, Cat Homing Center from the West End of Newcastle Upon Tyne. .

We are open 7 days per week from 11 a.m. to the public, up to at least 6 p.m. each evening!

 

The Cat Homing Centre is for rescued cats and those whose owners have, for whatever reason given them up. We are not here to judge others and would rather admit, care for and find good homes for unwanted cats than to have them be abandoned or worse.

 

The Pet Neutering Clinic (opening soon) will be dedicated to the neutering, vaccination & micro-chipping of domestic animals. 

Our policy is to offer these services to all, irrespective of status, at the cheapest possible prices. 

 

We will also work closely with local and national animal welfare organisations to offer a specialised service for stray & feral cats.

Our Facilities

Our Cat Homing Centre is situated at Westgate Ark, Prospect Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6PH. The building is just off Westgate Road, right behind the Westgate Baptist Church.

We have converted this building from its previous use and made it an ideal temporary home for cats that need to find good homes.

Cat Housing Room One

All units contain plenty of space for a family of cats to exercise in along with its own sink, sleeping, feeding, play & litter tray facilities.
Mainly this room has been used for older cats but is liked by the occasional youngsters that have sought refuge there!

Cat Housing Room Two

This is known as ' the creche' and is the room we commonly use for housing unwanted or abandoned kittens!
The creche is very popular with volunteers, visitors & of course the cats and kittens that use the facility.

Cat Housing Room Three

This room is used either for a mother and young kittens or a family of older cats as needs require.
The multi-level cat house in this room has proved a winner with all the cats that have been cared for here.

Our Outreach Programme

Our office is used to co-ordinate our work and to provide a meeting forum to our volunteers.
This homeless cat was rescued with her day old kittens from the greenhouse of an elderly lady who had called us out! She and her kittens were cared for over the following two months and we all getting This homeless cat we called Muffin was rescued from the greenhouse of a 78 year old woman who called us out when Muffin had moved into her green house and had a litter of kittens there!
This was one of Muffin's kittens that grew up happy and sociable thanks to many wonderful volunteers at the Ark!
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