You're welcome to take a tour of our lovely cat shelter in Swanwick, in return for a donation of cat food or litter. To make an appointment, or to discuss rehoming one of our rescue cats, please get in touch using one of the methods below. We regret we are unable to rehome kittens under six months to homes where there is a child under five.

Opening hours: Visits by appointment only please. Tues-Sun (closed Mon), 11am-4pm. Volunteers 8am-6pm.
Call: 07941 806536.
Adoption fee: £75 (£20 deposit to reserve)
We also have a boarding cattery that helps support the rescue side of things, check out our beautiful cattery on and our fabulous reviews on

Monday, 17 February 2014

Haribo's story

We’re always keen to hear how our kitty friends are getting on after being adopted, so we were delighted to get the following from Kayleigh Brown and Matthew Godfrey, about little Harry Potter, who went on to become Haribo. Here is his story... 

We got our tabby kitten, Moomin, in June 2012 from a friend’s Mum. While we were volunteering at Woodland Nook, a group of three kittens were brought in because the lady who owned their mummy couldn't keep them. Their names were Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. 

We instantly fell in love with Harry and decided that, since we had only got our baby Moomin a few weeks earlier, it would be wonderful for him to have a brother to grow up with. 

Just after the fundraiser we brought Harry home to live with us. Our downstairs neighbour at the time was heavily pregnant with a boy she was going to call Harry, so a change of name for little Potter was in order. He became Haribo. 

He was around 12 weeks old when we got him and is now coming up to his second birthday in April. He loves his adoptive brothers Moomin (who turns two on 27th April, two days after Haribo!), Kitt (three years old), Conan (four) and Wispa (four), even if they don’t love him when he’s in his hyper moods!

We love Woodland Nook and wish more people would adopt from there. As volunteers, we get very attached to the residents of the shelter, but it is an amazing feeling to know that our kitty friends are going to their forever homes.

The pictures show how much Haribo and Moomin get along with each other, and also how loving a rescue cat can be. To everyone out there considering a new cat, We 100% back adopting a rescue kitty from Woodland Nook as it is a one-of-a-kind place! 

Kayleigh Brown

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