Accessing the Paws Protect service

cat's pawPaws Protect is a service offering help to the cats of families torn apart by domestic abuse.

We provide a free fostering service, taking care of cats until their owners are in a position to reclaim them.

Paws Protect dvertises its services throughout refuges and women's projects across the Greater London, Hertfordshire and Essex areas. In addition, posters and information cards are sent to various services in the area.

Referrals are handled by our staffed Paws Protect Coordinator and Paws Protect Assistant through our referral line:

0345 260 1280

The team will help to find a suitable fosterer for your cat.

All information between the client and foster carer is confidential. The fosterer will not know the identity or whereabouts of the cat owner and visa versa, ensuring complete anonymity.

While it is not possible for the owner to visit their cat while it is being fostered, the Paws Protect team visit the fosterer on a regular basis, providing monthly updates to the owner.