Cats for Homing


Charlie is a petite black and white spayed queen who is up for homing.

She has a very independant nature, often staying outside for a few days at a time before coming home for cuddles and a good sleep.

We feel it is essential that Charlie be homed where she has permanent access to the outside through a cat flap.


September 2021

Muffin & Zara

Muffin is a large tabby male aged 3 years. He has been neutered and chipped but has never been vacinated.

Although initially a little shy, Muffin has a very loving nature and always wants a cuddle. He does like to go outdoors a little but is not really a cat who strays and he likes his home comforts.

If young children are around Muffin keeps a low profile until the noise stops!

Zara is 4 years of age, she has been spayed and chipped but not vaccinated.

She is very much a cat that likes to be outside, whatever the weather and often needs some enticement to come back indoors.

She can be quite affectionate but at times that suit her. She is very playful and loves being teased with a lazer pen or other toy. Zara is a good eater and will tuck into almost any foods, even what she can retrieve from the bin!

We are open-minded about homing them together or separately as though Muffin adores Zara, she is not nearly so keen on him.

September 21


Alfie has lived as an 'Alley Cat' for many, many years. He has been with us now for some months and we have had him neutered, for which we thank WestWay Vets in Fenham.

Alfie has been extremely traumatised and it has taken many weeks of painstaking slow and careful handling to begin to get him to trust again. We are grateful to a dedicated shy cat handler for all her long hours of perseverence with this cat who will now become almost animated with joy at her visits to him.

Westgate Ark are seeking a very special person to take Alfie into their home and heart! The right person for Alfie will need to be very dedicated, patient and have a love of shy quiet cats as it may take Alfie several months to trust another person. However, we know that he can get there in the end as he now affectionately headbutts with joy the volunteer who worked on him, and sleeps on her arm.


Alfie is positive for FeLV so can't be let outdoors or allowed to mix with other cats.

Update on Alfie

A lot of time and attention has been invested in Alfie from our shy cat specialist. The results with her ahave been amazing, Alfie now greets her with purrs, headbutts and all round uncontained excitement!

Sadly, Alfie remains very shy with new people but it is evident now that he is able to breakthrough his instinctive shyness when given time and patience from a mature cat loving owner in a quiet home.

September 2021

Snot & Beatle

Snot is large two year old neutered black & white tom cat who has lost his home through no fault of his own. Beetle is his brother, he also is black and white but is a little smaller.

Both have nice personalities and are used to children, but neither have lived with a dog in the home. The two brothers are used to having access to a garden.

We think the ideal home for these brothers would be a family home with a quiet family home with a garden.

September 2021

To be admitted shortly

[From an email for help received today! 15/09/2021]

Two cats sleeping under a tree in her garden of an 86 year old lady. They seem to have been dumped. They appear to be siblings as together most of the time and are very friendly. The lady is getting very distressed and worried as the weather is changing now. She seems to be the only one feeding them.

Obviously because she feeds them they are trying to move in but she is 86 and couldn't manage. 

Can anyone offer a home to these two cats due to be admitted here? Even some supplies for them such as cat food litter, clean used towels, flea treatments, wormers, would be very helpful!

[From another email for help received today! 15/09/2021]

Our neighbour abandoned his 2 cats earlier this year, simply leaving them out without food. He'd told a neighbour he didn't want them anymore and was unable to rehome them.
We're cat lovers but are unable to take them in ....... We've been feeding them all summer outside but now the season is changing and it's becoming cold and wet, we really feel they need to find a home and shelter. 
They're a pair of sisters, both around 10 years old, one black and one tortoise-shell. They're very sweet, independent and affectionate but are increasingly trying to find shelter and a place to call home.

Can anyone offer a home to these two cats due to be admitted here? Even some supplies for them such as cat food litter, clean used towels, flea treatments, wormers, would be very helpful!

Offering a home to our cats

Westgate Ark is operating again but at reduced capacity and is no longer open to visitors without an appointment. 


Contact to Westgate Ark should be by email to


Please be aware that only a limited amount of cats can be admitted and helped by us!

Recently Homed

Homing applications should be made via email by the person seeking to adopt and keep the cat. Please email


All cats homed by Westgate Ark are homed at our sole discretion. 

Cats may only be viewed through an arranged appointment!

Items currently needed to help us care for our cats!

Cat litter, virkon, newpaper, kitchen roll/blue roll, flea treatment, wormers.

Anyone kindly donating any of the above items should please email us first to arrange a time to drop them off as the Ark is no longer manned around the clock.

Feral cats

We are always looking for home offers for feral cats. Feral cats aren't just strays, but cats that have had little or no human contact. We generally trap them from around the city and have them neutered and ear tipped. This isn't cruel, it just indicates that the cat has already been trapped and neutered.

Rather than putting them back on the streets we find these cats suitable homes, usually on farms/ stables/ smallholdings, where they can happily live outside, but have someone give a daily supply of fresh food & water and somewhere sheltered to sleep.

If you can offer a place for a feral cat please contact us!

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