Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, visiting the cats at our shelter is closed to visitors without appointment. Visitors may visit our onsite shop or drop in donations without appointment.

If you are looking to rehome a cat, we are conducting Skype / Facetime / WhatsApp home checks – call us on 01992626110 to register. After your home check, one of our staff will invite you to a rehoming page on Facebook where you will be able to see photos and videos of cats we think will suit your situation.

As a charity, without support, we will struggle to survive. Please help us by donating.

If you wish to visit the new shelter you are welcome to do so during our opening hours – the cats are always pleased if you turn up with a tin of cat food or a toy for them!
Our shelter is fairly tucked away behind the WOODBINE PUB ON HONEY LANE (please do NOT park in the pub car park they WILL tow you away), our entrance is in Woodgreen Road – our driveway is on the immediate right after turning in from Honey Lane.

Please do not drive into the shelter unless you are collecting a cat as we are very limited for space and our resident cats will be roaming!

The Scratching Post Cat Rescue Shelter
Woodgreen Road
Honey Lane
Waltham Abbey


Helpline: 01992 626110


We are first right as you turn into Woodgreen Road, from Honey Lane end. The driveway is slightly hidden, so keep an eye out! We are directly behind the Woodbine Pub. The map above has us on the left, but we are on the right!!