Non-Profit Animal Shelter

Leek Home For Strays

We aim to help to find new forever homes for cats but also support their owners with veterinary care.

We also help people with vet bills and support people with getting their animals neutered.


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About Us

About Our Shelter

The Leek Home for Strays was first registered as a charity in 1995 by Pat Wood. Prior to this it ran as a private charity. Pat Wood sadly passed away in May 2017 but we continue to operate as a charity and aim to support and help animals in distress, primarily cats but not exclusively so. 

My name is Nicola Pierzchalla (formally Nicola Gilman) and as the Executor to Pat’s will I have taken on the lead for the Leek Home for Strays. However it is the many volunteers and supporters who allow me to carry on the work which Pat, and prior to her Peggy Sigley, started.


Featured Pets


She was born in 2012 and has lived happily with her lovely owner until sadly they were parted through the sad passing of her human mother.

She is looking for that second chance. Unfortunately she does have some medical issues which makes her placement even more challenging but she will be given a veterinary support package from the Charity to help with ongoing costs.


Wooky was a stray in London and came up to Leek to live on a farm but he really needs to be a lap cat.  He is around 12 years old and has an hyperactive thyroid for which she takes thyronorm.  She is happy to take this from a syringe orally.


Edward is approximately 13 years old.  He was surrendered in 2023 and found a new home.  Unfortunately his owner is having to go into sheltered accommodation and he cannot go with her.  He loves to watch the TV especially Yorkshire Vets


What We Do

Rescuing Animals

We take in cats that aren't safe in their current circumstances or need care.


We support our cats owners with veterinary care when people are in need.


We support people with getting their animals neutered.

Finding A Home

We help to find cats new forever homes.


We support people when they find they can no longer care for their cat.


We support animals who are permanently housed within our care.

Make A Donation

Any donation is most welcome. We accept money donations, donations of goods which can be sold in our charity shop and donations of cat food. To find out more please click the button below.

Adopt A Cat

We have a number of fur babies needing a new start and that special forever home. We do not charge for our cats but ask that you consider giving a minimum donation of £35. To find out more click the button below.

Get In Touch

Phone: 07791693954


Postal Address: Leek Home for Strays, PO Box 4858, Uttoxeter ST14 9DL

Our Charity number is 1045089

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