What we do

Within the following postcode areas: EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN6, EN7, EN8, EN9, N9, N18, N21 and CM20, we look after cats that come into our care until we can find good homes for them.  If the cat has been a stray, we see if it is microchipped and, if so, try to trace the owner.  For strays and others, each cat has a full veterinary health check, treatments as necessary, vaccinations, worm and flea treatment and, if necessary, is spayed or neutered.  To defray some of these costs, we charge an adoption fee of £95.

Once all this is done and the cat is in full health, we try to match it to the right home.  You can see some of the cats and kittens in our care awaiting new homes on the Adopt A Cat pages.  If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, then please call our Local Helpline on 0333 567 4746.  Alternatively, you can e-mail Sally, our Adoption Officer, at adoption@leavalley.cats.org.uk to register your interest.

We do not run a homing centre.  Whilst waiting to be homed, the cats are cared for by our volunteer fosterers in their homes or in specially-designed pens in their gardens.  The pens require constant maintenance to keep them and the cats cosy and clean.

With all these cats in care, volunteers organise the ordering and delivery of food, litter and other supplies and transport cats about: a never-ending job!

One of our aims is to encourage the neutering of all cats and kittens.  For cat owners in need, we can provide assistance in the form of money-off vouchers towards the veterinary cost of neutering.  For more information, please call our Local Helpline 0333 567 4746.  This is also the number to call for help on cat care issues or advice on what to do for a cat in need.

In addition to caring for owned and stray cats in need, we are frequently called upon to trap, spay/neuter and return (TNR) feral cats – feral colonies can contain up to 30 cats!

Through our Lost and Found pages, we list lost and found cats in the hope of reuniting them with their owners.

As is the case with the over 190 CP Banches across the UK, the Lea Valley Branch is run entirely by volunteers who also do a lot of fundraising, as all the money we spend is raised by us; we do not receive any funds from outside agencies.  To raise money, we run a shop at 145 Chase Side, Enfield, organise quiz nights, fairs and bazaars, provide catering at car boot sales and attend other events.  Look at our Events page for more details.

We are always looking for new volunteers to assist us in this work.  Current volunteering opportunities are on our Volunteering page.  Please contact us through the web page form or via our Local Helpline 0333 567 4746 if you could volunteer to help in any way.