The food donation  bin in Pets at Home Oban is now for the use of Smallpaws  for the next 6 months.  Anything for the cats and kittens can be safely left there for collection by us. Thank you.
The collecting bins in Aldi, Bookers and Lidl are for  another group only. Small Paws does not benefit from anything left in those.


As an independent rescue group (from choice we are not a registered charity) we receive no government funding, and rely solely on the generosity of supporters


This shelter has been here for over 20 years and was originally run
in conjunction with  Small Paws Boarding Cattery.  A year ago the boarding side shut down and it  is now run entirely as an animal shelter.

Many years ago one of our local vets told me that before we came on to the scene most unwanted animals taken into the surgery were destroyed – cats dogs, kittens, puppies. Everything. The fate of those which didn’t get as far as the surgery doesn’t bear thinking about. Animals which were found on the street were kept for their ‘legal’ time, after which, if nobody turned up for them or a new owner couldn’t be found,  they were also destroyed.

No funding is received from the Scottish or local Governments, nor from the   lottery. All the money  received is from donations and  fundraising efforts.
We are all volunteers, no-one gets paid a penny, and we pay our own expenses.  All of the money we raise is spent on the animals.

Small Paws Rescue is  involved only with cats and kittens, though we can often give advice on  rescue organisations which can help with other animals. Look at our ‘other animals’ page for information on that.

Our shelter is no-kill, except on a vet’s advice.


Please note that Small Paws Rescue is not
involved with dog rescue
Hope you enjoyed your visit




Achabeag, Cuan Rd, Balvicar, By Oban PA34 4RJ
01852 300362
Mobile – 07818 636613 (when signal available!)

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