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.


Is Friendly but would be suited to an older household he loves life.


Loves to be stroked and dosen't mind being picked up, enjoys life eyes have been treated at the vets


Will do well in a quiet home she is she until she gets to know you. She will come to you when she gets to know you.


Family no longer have time to look after Jet so he was returned to the Charity. Now looking for a new home


Family no longer have time to look after Binx so he was returned to the Charity. Now looking for a new home


Is a quiet cat had her teeth done been handed to us by the RSPCA. I belive that she is a nice cat but dont have much information.

Oliver, Fluff bum and Max

These cat have been living together handed in to the sanctuary. They are all different Max is the most nervous comes out at night. Fluff bum is quite confident with Oliver being the most confident.


Will hiss at you first but will let you stroke him likes to do his own thing. Dry food makes him sick so wet is better. Is a real character loves talking to you.

Billy Bob and Kitty cat

They are brother and sister love attention unfortunately their last owner passed away. Billy Bob is an indoor out door cat but his sister is indoor only.


Edna is a older cat with only 6 teeth loves attention and to be stroked.


Tigger is very timid but should come around with confidence handling.

Alice, Amelia, Annie and Ariel,

These are work cats will be good for a farm factory to keep down the rodents. They will be a lot bigger now as these photos were taken when they came in, they are feral cats. They were living down by the railway scratching a living. They will be good work cats but you will still have to feed them every day and somewhere warm for them to sleep. They are all neutered and chipped.


Is a bit timid but will allow youto stroke her coming around bit by bit.


Feral kitten that was fighting for themselves at the railway station. will come around with a lot of patience.


She was caught on the railway she is quiet and not nasty just very shy. She will need some work needs TLC in a quiet home after a time she will come round or would be a good farm cat.

She will now let you touch her.


He was caught on the railway he will need a lot of work as quite feral needs TLC in a quiet home after a time he will come round. He will allow to be touched now on his terms. Or he will be a good farm cat. You will need to keep him in somewhere like a stable for a month feeding twice a day. Feeding twice a day after letting him out of the stable is just as important he will still catch mice as it will be a game to him.