What we do
Cats Protection is the world’s largest feline welfare charity with over 250 volunteer branches and 29 adoption centres across the country, plus the Sussex-based National Cat Centre.
Cats Protection has 3 main aims.
- To encourage neutering of all cats and kittens. In the case of feral cats/kittens they would be neutered and returned to where they were originally found or alternatively relocated to an appropriate rural area such as a farm or stables.
- To rescue and re-home cats and kittens of all ages. Cats and kittens are rescued and re-homed for many different reasons. They may be: unwanted due to personal allergies or as a result of the owner moving home/abroad; without homes due to the hospitalisation or the death of their owner; found lost or straying; or simply abandoned.
- To inform the public on cat care. This includes answering any questions they may have which is also an important part of our work. Cat care leaflets can be obtained from the Essential Guides section on the main Cats Protection website.
Cats Protection does not provide a cattery or boarding service for owned cats as such establishments must be licensed.
We can under certain circumstances help with the cost of neutering cats for people on low income & benefits. If you would like more information or need help please contact us on 01271 860787
Did you know that a female cat, in just 5 years can be responsible for 20,000 descendants? From as early as 4 months a healthy female cat can have up to 3 litters each year.
An uncastrated male cat marks its territory with strong smelling urine, indoors as well as outdoors. He may disappear for days or weeks and will often turn up injured or ill from untreated wounds. When neutered, male cats are less aggressive and should fight less.
The majority of cats killed on the roads are uncastrated toms. Please be a responsible cat owner and have your cat neutered.