What we do

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From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 adoption centres.

Our work doesn’t stop there, however: we also provide an array of cat care information via our publications, website and Helpline; promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.

How we work

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What are Cats Protection branches and adoption centres? How do they operate and what do they do? Find out more about our organisation in this section.


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Find out about our neutering initiatives and whether you qualify for financial assistance to help neuter your cat. Also discover more about neutering ferals and multi-cat households.

Speaking up for Cats

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Our Advocacy team speaks up for cats and campaigns for change across the UK. We work with and influence politicians and decision makers to create a better world for cats.

Grief and loss

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Whether you are facing the heartbreak of your cat passing away, want help with difficult issues like euthanasia, a cat who has gone missing or need someone to talk to about your loss: we are here for you.

Our history

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Cats Protection has been working for cats for over 80 years, building up a wealth of knowledge about feline welfare. Read more about the history of Cats Protection.