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 rehome 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 rehome the many cats and dogs that we rescue. Please see the link for Areas Covered for more details on where are fosterers are currently based.
How to adopt 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, to give you an idea, we generally ask for a minimum donation of £75 per cat and £65 per unvaccinated kitten (usually under 10 weeks) and £30 extra for vaccinated kittens. In certain circumstances, this can be adjusted depending on the animal adopted and is at the discretion of the fosterer.
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.
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 catflap. 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 - 10 to 4 Monday to Friday and 11 to 4 on Saturday, leaving your details.