Behind-the-scenes at Cats Protection

PetsPyjamas is supporting Cats Protection in a bid to raise awareness and funds to help them to continue doing the amazing work they do. We spoke with the feline focused charity and they shared with us a bit of their history, their vision of cat welfare for the future and how they help homeless cats and kittens find new, loving families.

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About Cats Protection

From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and we now help over 194,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres. We never put a healthy cat to sleep and will ensure that every cat in our care is warm, fed and loved until we find them a loving new home.

However, our work doesn’t stop there. We also provide an array of cat care information via our publications, website and Helpline; promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and seek to inform people of all ages about cats and their care.

Our vision

Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. With so many cats and kittens needing our help we know that it’s an ambitious vision but we truly believe it can be achieved.

Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats: 

Homing – Finding good homes for cats in need

Neutering – Supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats

Information – Improving people’s understanding of cats and their care

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Finding cats loving new homes

We have over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres across the UK. It is thanks to the tireless dedication and hard work of our staff and our network of over 9,100 volunteers that we are able to be there for the cats and kittens that need us most.

Our volunteer-run branches and adoption centres take in cats in need and ensure that they receive all the veterinary care and attention that they need to help them get back on their paws. We have over 6,200 cats in our care at any time and rehome and reunite over 46,000 cats every year, so this is no easy task!

Take Phantom for example. Phantom had a condition called entropion, a condition where the eyelids turn in and the lashes rub against the eye. Poor Phantom had ulcers form on his eyes. Thankfully Phantom’s story has a happy-ending as his owners decided to sign this five-year-old boy into the care of our Bracknell & Wokingham Districts Branch. Once Phantom had recovered the Branch volunteers worked hard to find him a loving new home.

Supporting us

We rely on the generosity of individuals to ensure we can continue our vital work and there of lots of ways that you can support us; whether that be by adopting a cat, becoming a volunteer, or by making a regular donation. You can even support us by making a donation through PetsPyjamas today.



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