Cat dog rescue charity in Croydon


07934 179234


11am - 4pm SUNDAY  

 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 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.

Cats and dogs adopted from Croydon Animal Samaritans come with 5 Weeks Free per insurance - 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. 

Homes desperately needed!

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.

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 the shop on 07784 302899 during shop open hours - 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, leaving your details.

Many Thanks to


Purley Way Croydon

 For a pallet of Dog Food.

Thank You


Big Yellow Self Storage - Storage for homes and business. 


  Thank You

Pets Corner Redhill East

For Cat and Dog Supplies

 Thank You

Pets at Home

 For 2 pallets of Cat supplies and 2 pallets of Dog supplies.


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