Coronavirus Statement

While Covid-19 is still a threat the Sanctuary will be operating in a limited capacity.  Viewing is strictly by appointment only.  Visitors are asked to wear a mask and to wait in their car until approached by a volunteer.  Thank you for your cooperation in these difficult times.

Message from December 2020

As 2020 draws to a close many of us will be breathing a sigh of relief that it’s nearly over!

The Sanctuary, along with all in some form of rescue, has had a busy year.  Since the advent of Covid-19 in spring, we have had a constant flow of pregnant cats and kittens coming through our door.  Happily, all mums and babies have been homed as well as countless other cats who have had relatively short stays with us.  Fingers crossed by Christmas those that are still here will have found new homes too.

Many of our volunteers have had to stay away from the Sanctuary to safeguard their health because of the virus.  We have, one way or another managed to stay open with the help of a limited number of staff and our thanks go to them.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to do any fundraising this year at outside venues but our supporters have continued to be generous.  Our thanks to those of you that have donated in one way or another.  

Also our thanks to one of our volunteers who has been busy making cat-themed masks for us to sell and these have gone well.

Again, because of your generosity, we have been able to continue to help with the feeding of feral cats in our area.  Although we can’t take these little souls in we can make sure they have a steady supply of food.  

Finally, a vote of thanks to all our volunteers, fosterers and helpers without who’s help the Sanctuary would not exist.

A merry Christmas, good health and a happier New Year to everyone....Here’s to 2021!


TELEPHONE:  --  --  01298 816200

CONTACT   --  --  --  MRS D LOWE


-     11am to 1pm

-     TUESDAY,    


             SATURDAY  and

                SUNDAY ONLY



Most of our cats will have been vaccinated.

Kittens  have to be  8 weeks before we can start their vaccinations,  in which case the new owners are  expected to have this done


We have approximately 20 volunteers who work in teams of 4, one day a week.  Because of illness and holidays we often need to recruit additional volunteers.  We find active retired ladies fit into our team best, but we are willing to consider volunteers from all ages and genders.



Viewing at the sanctuary is strictly by APPOINTMENT ONLY and our opening/viewing days are Tuesday,  Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 1pm only.


Please ring us on 01298 816200 to make an appointment.  Sadly, if you come to the sanctuary without an appointment we will not be able to assist you and will have to turn you away.  We are sure that you will understand; we are a purely voluntary workforce and our priority is the wellbeing and health of the cats in our care.

DIRECTIONS to  --  Hallsteads Farm, 121 Hallsteads, 

                                                     Dove Holes, SK17 8BU

Hallsteads is the main road through Dove Holes and Hallsteads Farm is located at the end of the private road between 119 & 123 Hallsteads (on the left-hand side of the A6 when driving north).  Please drive to the end of the cul-de-sac and carefully come down the drive immediately in front of you to the left of the bungalow where there is room to park at the rear of the property.  We request that you don’t park on the private road please as our neighbours will come out to complain to you and then to us.

Because we are a very busy sanctuary and all our available appointments tend to be filled very quickly, please make every effort to arrive on time so that we don’t have a build up of vehicles waiting.  If you expect to be delayed or are held up in traffic please contact us on 01298 816200 so that we can try to accommodate any changes necessary.



Fundraising at outside venues is on hold while Covid-19 is still a threat but hopefully will start again next Spring. Watch this space and our Facebook page for news about our future fundraising activities.