I don't know how far you would be prepared to travel for them to go to a foster home rather than a shelter but the Blue Cross in Carlisle are brilliant (we got our boys from them who'd been given up in similar circumstances to yours). It was fab bringing home cats who were already adjusted to domestic life (i.e. Sleeping on beds, barging in when you're on the loo, stealing turkey etc etc).
If they couldn't take your cats, or you didn't want to travel, they may be able to help advise on on somewhere suitable.
Can anyone advise regarding a good shelter for rehoming in the Manchester/Bolton area?
I'm so upset that we're going to have to rehome our two cats DH had a bad chest infection in September and his allergy/asthma response to the cats has drastically worsened. We've been away with family for Christmas, where he felt great, no wheezing etc ... we arrived home on Thursday and he just can't breathe. It's at the point now where it isn't possible to keep them, our GP said he's risking his health.
We've been keeping them in the dining room for months (it's a large warm room with a catflap to outside), but they're desperate to get back in the house like they used to - they're clearly unhappy, even though I try to give them as much attention as I can in the dining room. And every time they get in the rest of the house, even though I hoover and wipe things down, he reacts. We've had them 5 years now, they're happy, very affectionate little things normally ... I am fighting back tears writing this, I just can't bring myself to drop them off at a shelter where they might get put to sleep. We've been trying to keep them in the family, but nobody can have them