About Us

We are a team of dedicated volunteers working together to help cats and kittens in South Wirral, covering postcode areas CH60-66

We do this by finding good homes for cats in need, supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats and helping to improve people's understanding of cats and their care. But our work doesn't stop there; we are active in many other areas of cat welfare. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs

Take at look at our Adoption Gallery if you can offer a cat a home

The South Wirral branch was established in 2002 and is run completely by volunteers who give their free time to help; some of whom have been with the branch since it started. The branch functions within the rules and bye-laws as set down by the National body based in Horsham, West Sussex. Cats Protection is the UK’s oldest and largest feline welfare charity, with a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres

A large part of our work is the rescue and rehoming of cats, giving them a second chance of a happy life in new loving homes. Our fosterers love them until their new owner comes along. They look after the cats in dedicated rooms in their own homes, or in purpose built chalets in their garden. More foster spaces means that more cats can be helped so please read our page on fostering if you feel it is something you may be able to do for the branch

Another large part of our work is to promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow. We supply neutering vouchers to help people on a low income or on benefits towards the cost of neutering their cat. We also contribute to the costs for feral cats and offer practical assistance where we can to catch and transport them to the vets. Kittens young enough to be socialised will be taken to our fosterers if we have a free space

Well, there’s no doubt about it, Cats Protection has much to offer, when we think about all the things the charity does – homing, help with neutering, work with feral cats, maintaining a lost and found register, working to find owners of found cats, advice and information, education; around responsible cat ownership, around ferals, around the importance of neutering and microchipping, advocacy work; being a voice for cats in the many different campaigns we get involved with, We feel very proud to be a part of a charity which has almost reached 100 years of its existence!

Cat in CP care in charity's early yearsThe Bigger Picture
As members of the South Wirral branch of Cats Protection we are part of a much larger organisation that has been in existence for ninety years in 2017

See Our History to read about the bigger picture

We’ve come a long way from our small beginnings in 1927 – from a time where cats roamed the streets and were regarded as pests, to the feline-loving society we live in today. The concern of a few cat lovers heralded the beginning of an organisation that is now considered the UK’s largest feline welfare charity 

Black catThe Silent Meow - please read this article to find out about what we do and how we do it. It was written by a volunteer from another branch but it is just as applicable to us here in South Wirral as it is to every branch