We will always take our animals back if you do not get on with them


It may take weeks, months or Years for an animal to settle down.

Same Daily Routine is the most helpful in settling down your new adoptee quickly.

Daily exercise is most important preferably at the same time and before feeding.

We will always be registered on the animals Microchip details

We have more animals for Adopting companion ponies, dogs, cats, rabbits

Older animals, staffies, rotties, greyhounds and black and white cats are really hard to home. Please give them a chance colour or type does not make them any less loving. Only the way the owner treats them.

Please remember we can only give you what information we have learned or know about the animals. Some maybe strays or the owners have passed away.

appointments Only for homing

Animals in Distress sanctuary @ Irlam is open to home cats, Rabbits and Rodents. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. There will be 1 appointment a day if you miss your slot then you will have to book another appointment. Please bring an Animal box for your new adoptee.
You will need to be over 21 years and may need proof. You will need a photocopy of your driving license, electric bill gas bill.
Please phone 0161 775 2221 for appointment between 12-1pm
Do not just turn up you will be turned away. please wear a face mask.


hes 5 years old His previous owner was taken into a care home. So Albert had to be rehomed. Hes very sweet and affectionate. 

Hes 7 years old and was brought into us as his owner had to go into and could not take him with him. Hes very timid, previous owner said he takes a while to trust people. He seems to love his food so should be easy to bring around with patience and time. Billy
has never lived with kids before so an adult only household would be best suited, preferably with no other pets and indoor cat only.


shes a 14 year old female. She is very sweet, she was brought into us as her owner sadly passed away and no one in the family was able to take her in. She doesn't act her age, shes very spritely and vocal. She has never been around children so an adult only household would be best suited. She is mostly indoor but will venture into the garden every now and then.


Shes a 5 year old female. She was given up due to her owner passing away.  She is a little timid to start but a nice little cat. She doesn't like other animals so needs to be the only pet in the household. Does like to get outside and explore so will need outdoor access eventually.


was a full Tom stray. He is a friendly guy who has now been castrated . He is awaiting hs new home.

Freddie and Jason

Had a rough start in life born as feral. both are doing well and the patience of the staff is wearing off. They are now looking for a quiet patient home.


He was given up due to owner lost interest. Hes 3 years old, hes a large cat, very friendly and vocal. He came from a household with young kids but he wasn't too keen on them. Would be best with children 10+ or an all adult household.


is an older cat have had teeth taken out. she was in very bad condition when she came in but are doing a lot better now. Probably indoor would be better due to her age.


Is a pretty cat BUT has issues for this cat you must speak to the sanctuary. No dogs no kids no other cats.


is 12 years old, according to the previous owners she loves affection and attention when she gets to know you. So far she has been very shy here but not aggressive. She has had a dental and needs to stay on a soft wet food diet.

likes to be indoor and outdoor on his own terms he is around 7 + years


Needs Patience and time to re adjust to his new surroundings.  He was a feral he just gets scared. A quiet household would suit him nicely.

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