Cat dog rescue charity in Croydon


 07934 179234


12 Noon - 4pm SUNDAY 

Owing to all our current foster homes being full


we are unable to take in any animals at this present  time.

Owing to all our current foster homes being full we urgently need more fosterers.  Please see our section `How you can Help` under Volunteering and fostering

Note, you must be able to drive and have access to a car as the cats will need at least one vet visit.

 Not Just Croydon

Croydon Animal Samaritans have been helping and rescuing animals since 1974. We have many volunteers all working hard to rescue, foster and re-home all animals taken into our care.

Contrary to what our name suggests we cover a wide area not just Croydon. Our name was originally 'Animal Samaritans' but changed to Croydon Animal Samaritans when we found that another group had started using the same name. 

We always have many animals that are desperately in need of loving homes, most of which you can find right here on the website. If you are not able to offer a home, you can still help by sponsoring any of the cats and dogs or feral cats who we are unable to home but who still need our care. 

Another important part of Croydon Animal Samaritans is the fundraising side of the charity. As well as an Open Day every Summer (Covid19 Rules permitting) we also have a fund raising shop in Croydon, please see our News page.

The charity relies totally on donations and fund raising to support the work we do. 

We also have several foster homes across Surrey and into London, so we cater for a huge area to re-home the many cats and dogs that we rescue. Please see the link for Areas Covered for more details on where our fosterers are currently based.

Adopting an animal from CAS

If you see a cat or dog that you would like to adopt, you must telephone the fosterer whose telephone number appears with the cat or dogs details. Please DO NOT send emails in regard to adoption.

Our volunteers are not able to answer the phone before 12 noon or after 6 pm except in an emergency. 

Do we ask for a donation when someone adopts an animal?

Yes, we do ask for a donation upon adoption of an animal.  As a guide the minimum donation for an adult cat  and an unvaccinated kitten (usually under 10 weeks) should be £90.00, and for a fully vaccinated kitten, £40.00 extra.

Please note if we are happy to home a cat or dog with you a lot will depend on what is available for homing at the time of your call.

5 Weeks Free pet insurance is available for cats and dogs adopted from Croydon Animal Samaritans - whatever their age! 

Home suitability

Please be aware our aim is to find the most suitable home for our animals, and this may involve us visiting you for a home check.  As a general rule all dogs will need regular access to a secure garden and we generally do not home cats or kittens to flats as we feel they should have the opportunity to safely explore outdoors and in a garden, feeling free to come and go through a cat flap. However, we can make exceptions to this if there are cats or kittens that need an indoor home because it is in their best interest, and this will be noted in their descriptions. We always make any physical and behavioural assessments we need using fully qualified professionals to decide on the best home for our cats and kittens based on their individual needs, and for some, indoor homes may only be needed short term.  If you can offer an indoor home for a cat or kitten, please call us to discuss the animals we have available. If you can offer one or more cats or kittens a home there are lots to choose from on the cats and kittens pages. The fosterers will be glad to receive your calls.

Dulwich Cat Colony - Special Appeal

 Recently CAS was made aware of a colony of stray cats in Dulwich

Our volunteers have been busy rescuing them. We have most of them in our care now and will continue on our mission to rescue the remaining cats, so all can have a chance to be adopted into a loving home in the future. 

We are asking our supporters for donations to help us fund the cost of care and treatment for this colony and one of our volunteers has set up this fundraiser for them. 

Any donations will be very much appreciated, as would sharing this fundraiser to help us gain more support. and reach our target.  

The fundraiser will be updated regularly, so you can follow the progress of these cats. Hopefully some of the friendliest ones will be available for adoption very soon. 

Please click here to link to our donation page

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Thank You  

Volunteers needed in Shop

The Charity is looking for more volunteers to work in its shop in East Croydon.

If you can offer any time to help please call  07784 302899, 11am to 5pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 10am to 4pm 



We can also accept online cash and food / equipment donations via our Facebook Page ***