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St Francis Animal Welfare


St Francis Animal Welfare is a registered charity (263172), established in 1953 and based at Sunnyside Cottage, Mortimerís Lane in Fair Oak, near Southampton, UK.

They provide shelter and care for many animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils, who await adoption. They have permanent residents, including; a horse, ponies, deer, goats, sheep chickens and ducks. They also have about 30 resident cats, who are either too old or unsuitable for re-homing. Please click on the link below to see photos and information on the residents, as well as details of the shelter and how you can help them by sponsoring an animal house, or an individual animal.

Donations of animal food are welcome, they always need volunteers for ongoing work to keep the shelter going - whether its helping out at the shelter, or assisting with fundraising.

St Francis Animal Welfare
Sunnyside Cottage
Mortimer's Lane
Fair Oak
SO50 7EA

Tel: 02380-693282

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday - 10am to 2pm, Sunday - 10am to 12noon

Website: sfaw.co.uk

Resident Cats' House:

Resdient Cat     Resdient Cats


The Cat House has about 30 cats, which are permanently residing at St Francis. They are unable to be adopted and homed for various reasons, ranging from having illnesses or being too old, and therefore needing ongoing care and treatment. They have their own private accommodation, with all the mod cons, including sofas, baskets, scratching and climbing posts, as well as their own outside run.

They are cared for and loved at the shelter, and many of them enjoy human company. St Francis Animal Welfare would welcome cat-loving volunteers to come in and visit the residents moggies, just for a cuddle and some attention.

Alternatively, if you would like to sponsor the Cat House, to help with the upkeep of vet's bills and feeding please complete the application form at: Sponsorship Form (PDF format)

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For details on sponsorship please see: Sponsor an Animal or Animal House

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