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

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Ruby... and the photobomb

It’s not often that shy Ruby comes out into the open (at least it’s not when I’m at Woodland Nook) so I was eager to get a photo of her enjoying her breakfast at the weekend.

I was merrily snapping away, trying to get the best shot, when who should perform the perfect photobomb but...

... Felix! And not  just a photobomb but an almost total eclipse!

Ruby is looking for a nice quiet home where she can rebuild her confidence. Could she find that home with you? If so, please get in touch with Jane.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Progress on the Isolation Unit

Progress has been made on the Isolation Unit! This draughty section of the shelter will soon be a toasty warm conservatory, with mesh doors behind the opening doors, so that the cats don’t cook in the summer!

With a new roof, too, this formerly dank section of Woodland Nook will soon be smart, draught-free and much more suitable for those cats who cannot mix with the others. 

There are many reasons a cat may need to be isolated. For example: 

  • Newcomers aren’t always ready to mix straight away
  • If a female cat is not spayed and there are young unneutered males in the main shelter, we can’t risk a pregnancy
  • Some cats simply don’t get on with other cats and fights can break out
  • Sick cats need to be separated so that illness doesn’t spread

So, as you can see, an isolation unit is a really important part of Woodland Nook and it’s even more important that the accommodation is suitable. 

We just need £500 to complete the job, then the cats can move in! 

If you can donate, please use the Paypal button or you can donate direct into the Woodland Nook bank account:

Woodland Nook Cats Home
Yorkshire Bank
Sort code: 05-07-15
Account no: 47127069

Thank you so much! And big thanks, too, to everyone who has donated so far!