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Our Story

Helping local animals for over 20 years.

Our Work

RSPCA Sussex East and Hastings Branch, also known as Bluebell Ridge, is one of many self-funding RSPCA Branches in the country.

Every year we help hundreds of animals in Hastings and Rother whilst working with the RSPCA Inspectors in the area.


Our activities include: 

  • Rehabilitating and Rehoming abused, abandoned and unwanted cats.

  • Helping the local community with 
    subsidised veterinary treatment. 

  • Microchipping cats to help return 
    strays to their owners.

  • Neutering local animals to control the cat and dog population.

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Our Story

The Branch originally took in cats at Victoria Road in St Leonards on Sea, however, this closed down in 1992 and was sold in 1994 due to significant building works required.

The Branch, together with Mid-Sussex and Eastbourne Branch raised funds for a new cattery. The Treasurer, Noel Hagerty played a key role and put together the first business plan for the new Cat Centre. Noel sadly passed away before the project was completed and his ashes are buried in our paddock overlooking the cattery.

The Cattery site was purchased in the Summer of 1998 and was originally a kennels called Capricorn. The old kennel buildings (which were on the left of the cattery) were demolished and the new cattery block was built. The house on the site was also completely refurbished.

The Cattery and the office (which was originally the garage belonging to the house) were equipped out at the beginning of 2000 ready for the opening.


The first cats arrived in March 2000 and have continued to do so ever since.

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