What we do
We are a small branch with three dedicated fosterers who each have 2 large double pens offering secure, heated accommodation with an outdoor run in each pen. The branch successfully re-homes around 40 cats each year.
The cats and kittens we are asked to take in are given up by their owners for various reasons or have been abandoned. We also have cats who come in after their owners have died or were taken into residential care and many requests for us to re-home cats come from people who are unable to look after cats after a change in their family circumstances. We also have unplanned litters of kittens to look after, mostly during the summer months when cats are most likely to produce kittens.
CP have a policy that we never ‘give up’ on a cat in our care, older cats can be more difficult to re-home and can be in our care for quite some time, sometimes as long as six months. A cat can live to a ripe old age, 18 or 19 years plus is not unusual, so a cat of 6 or 7 is still what we would consider a young cat, with a long life ahead of it.
We advertise cats through various mediums, usually posters in local vets and pet shops, in the local paper and the Internet to find suitable homes for them.
All cats are vaccinated, neutered, health checked by our local vet and micro-chipped before being offered for re-homing.
We offer Neutering Vouchers to assist with the cost of neutering. Cats Protection offer Vouchers to the value of £20.00 towards the cost of a male castration and £26.00 towards the cost of a female neuter. Neutering has many health benefits for pet cats. Please visit our Neutering page for more information.