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Help us Replace our Cat Shed

You may have heard we are going to have to replace our cattery/cat shed asap. It's something that we knew was going to need to be done but we thought we had a little more time with some repairs that were made in 2020. Unfortunately it's met it's end and one area is now completely unusable.

Tina, Heidi and Minnie, three of the longest permanent residents of the sanctaury had to move into alternative accomodation last week when the floor of their space became unstable.

We have been advised given the work to make repairs it is more feasible for us to replace, so we are in the process of costing these things out and seeing what our options are to replace. Either like for like or with something a little larger or something in a more durable or water friendly material.

So as part of that we are running a raffle, of which the proceeds will go towards the costs of replacing the cat shed.

We have been generously donated two tickets for the Garth Brooks Concert in Dublin in September which is the main prize of the raffle. We have also a beautiful brand new grooming kit which was donated by a supporter who won it in a competition and then remembered they don't actuall own a horse. A mongrel lovers set and a bath and beauty set.

If you can contribute a prize to the raffle that would be appreciated. We are still adding some prizes and their details to the raffle page on People's fundraising.

The raffle is running until 30th of June. so plenty of time to get tickets bought. Some people missed out on our Easter raffle so we are making sure to run as long as we can. Draw will take place on the 1st of July.

Items will need to be collected from the sanctuary; or else can be posted out if postage costs are covered.


You can also help us with the ongoing care of the cats both at the sanctuary or in foster

If you can help - there are a few ways to do so;

Or check out our website

You can also have food directly delivered to the sanctuary - Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, 26 Crosskennan Lane, Ballynoe, Antrim, BT41 2QY

You can drop off donations at the above address too between 10 and 3pm any day. We must stress that this is for drop offs only and access to the yard is restricted.

Here are some who are looking for homes right now.

Sidney and Annie

Sidney is a 7-month-old Black Female, she was originally lifted from Belfast as an Orphan. She has been living with Annie at the sanctuary since arriving and the pair are quite fond of each other and use each other for support. She loves to play and is always pouncing on toys and sneeking up on you.

Annie is a one year old tabby Female, originally caught as a feral to be neutered and released; Annie instead came to live at Crosskennan and since arriving has proven not to be feral just wary of people. She would love a home where she can have time to learn to trust her people. She has grown very fond of Sidney and the pair often curl up together or are found perched side by side as they watch the goings-on in the yard. She enjoys a pet and will seek you out for a little attention.

Cissy Cissy is a playful cat just turned 1, she had a rough start to life and had poor health which is why she remained in our care for longer than any of her siblings. On her last visit to the vets she was given the all clear and is now on the lookout for a home of her own.

Michael and Rose

They are a bonded pair in need of an indoor home. They need a home willing to take their time with them and earn their trust. Michael (ginger) and Rose are two sanctuary strays - both caught at the sanctuary as sick cats. Rose had had a litter of kittens. They have been under the sanctuary care for a few months now and have blossomed. They are still wary of strangers; but happy with their carers.

They are looking for a home where they can make up their own terms; they need patience and time to come around sometimes but once they come around they are very sweet. They are looking for a home together as they enjoy each others company and find strength and confidence with each other.

George & Terrance

George and Terrance (white bib) are two nervous boys who were part of our Fairhill rescue. They've come along so well since arriving, but they are still very nervous and prefer to spend time to themselves. They know to go to their crate for bed and food and are happy with other cats and dogs. They need a lot of time to build trust.

Nancy Nancy (originally Claire online) was one of the twelve lifted at the Fairhill shopping centre in August/September 2020. She has had two litters of kittens this year alone, whilst not being much more than a baby herself. She is rather fondly known as "Hissy" due to her hiss of 'unwelcome' to intruders. She has not much sign of ever really knowing love or TLC before coming to the sanctuary and it has taken a lot for her to get as far as she has in building trust with people and confidence. Unfortunately, we just don't have the time to truly dedicate to her with so many currently calling the sanctuary home. She is currently weaning her last litter and then she will be going to get spayed. We will always have a home here for her at the sanctuary and she does get time spent with her and we will get time to work with her one on one in the future, but if there was a home out there with a special person who would be willing to work with her and to show her humans aren't all bad we would be delighted to hear from you. She knows her crate now well and although she has the run of the office and reception during the day will go into her crate at night for bed and dinner. Can you offer a place for Nancy when she is ready and help her learn to trust again? This place can be temporary or permanent! We just want her to have the best chance.

Adopt now!

Whilst every care is taken to find the right cat for you, we cannot guarantee behavior, nor can we guarantee that will have a cat suitable for you.

We have a rehoming fee of £70 for cats. All our cats are neutered and if not neutered at the time of rehoming will be required to be neutered as soon as permitted by a vet. All adoptions will only take place following meeting the cat at the sanctuary and a home check.

You can fill in an online form which will submit directly to our office. You can also download a form that you can print yourself and either post to the sanctuary Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, 26 Crosskennan Lane, Antrim, BT41 2QY, or email to



Help us to help them!

Please, CLICK here to Make a Donation (PAYPAL)!

Or You can send a donation via a bank transfer to

Sort Code: 950202

Account Number: 31184288



If you want to get stuff delivered to us you can get it posted directly to Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, 26 Crosskennan Lane, Ballynoe, Antrim, BT41 2QY

Or send us an email to to arrange a drop-off of donations!

Did you know you can send grocery deliveries to us too? Just let us know in advance, and you can do a ASDA, Tesco's, Sainsbury's Online delivery and get it dropped off at the sanctuary. We can make use of so much from your local supermarket, from fresh fruit and veg, to frozen peas and sweetcorn, fresh chicken, ham, liver, washing up powder/tablets, dish soap, bleach, disinfectant, toilet rolls, dog food, cat food, birdseed... The list could go on forever!

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