Facts and figures

Some useful facts and figures about Cats Protection, the UK's leading cat welfare charity, founded in 1927...

  1. We have thousands of cats and kittens in our care at any one time
  2. We rehomed and reunited 47,000 cats and kittens in 2015, or 130 cats on average per day
  3. We help neuter 159,000 cats and kittens per year
  4. We have 32 adoption centres across the UK
  5. We over 250 branches run by volunteers nationwide
  6. We have 9,800 active volunteers
More cat facts

  • Cats are prolific breeders – one unneutered female can be responsible for producing 20,000 descendants in just five years. One unneutered female cat can produce 18 kittens a year
  • The average life expectancy for a cat is estimated to be 12 to 14 years though many cats survive to their late teens and early 20s in remarkably good health, depending on how well they are looked after
Further statistics about cats can be found here

To find out about our current campaigns, or to discuss the statistics in more detail, please contact our Media Office at media.office@cats.org.uk