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Welcome to Cats Protection Chelmsford Adoption Centre

We're here to support cats and kittens in Chelmsford & District, covering postcodes: CM0, CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4, CM8, CM9.

Run by a dedicated team of cat lovers, we're passionate about improving the lives of cats and kittens in Chelmsford & District, working to find loving new homes for local cats in our care, and lost and found cats, as well as general education and awareness within the Chelmsford & District area. You can find out more about the work of Cats Protection here.

Cat adoption in Chelmsford

Could you provide a loving new home for a cat in the Chelmsford area? During the process of adopting a cat from us, we’ll consider everything from your potential pet’s personality and how this fits with your lifestyle, to your home environment – creating the perfect match for both cat and owner and the start of a wonderful feline friendship.

Cats available for adoption from Chelmsford Adoption Centreare featured below. To express your interest in a particular cat, please enquire via their listing. If you have any general enquiries about your suitability, or the adoption process, please call us on: 01245 478389 or email us.

You can find out more about adopting a cat from Cats Protection here.

Support Cats Protection Chelmsford Adoption Centre

None of our vital work would be possible without you. There are many ways you can be there for cats and kittens in Chelmsford.

Donate now

Donate now

Appeals

Appeals

Fundraise for us

Fundraise for us

Challenge events

Challenge events

Membership

Membership

Weekly lottery

Weekly lottery

Gifts In Wills

Gifts In Wills

Other ways to give

Other ways to give

Fundraising events for cats in Chelmsford

Want to fundraise for cats in the Chelmsford area by taking part in one of our events? From summer fêtes to epic sporting challenges, we’d love to see you at one of our fundraising events soon. You can also check out the national Cats Protection events calendar here.

Volunteer at Cats Protection Chelmsford Adoption Centre

Without volunteers, Chelmsford Adoption Centre simply wouldn't exist. Our amazing, friendly volunteers are a diverse group with a shared love of cats who fit volunteering around their home lives and personal commitments.

We're often looking to welcome new volunteers to join our brilliant team. As well as meeting great people and making an incredible difference to the cats of Chelmsford, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance. You can find out more about volunteering for Cats Protection here.

We welcome volunteers in the following roles to support our centre:

  • Cat care
  • Fundraising
  • Fostering
  • Gardening

If you are keen to know more about these opportunities, please contact volunteering@chelmsford.cats.org.uk.

 

Veterinary EMS Placements 

We do host veterinary students for the required 2-week EMS placement for university studies. If you are interested in applying for this experience, please email volunteering@chelmsford.cats.org.uk. We often receive a lot of enquiries for the summer holidays, so please get in touch to start the application process early to reserve your space. 

 

Duke of Edinburgh

Thank you for your interest in completing your Duke of Edinburgh volunteering placement with us to support our cats.

Unfortunately, we are not currently in a position to host Duke of Edinburgh placements at our adoption centre. We hope to have a plan in place for next year, but at this point in time it is not feasible for us. We apologise if this causes any disappointment. 

This is partly due to the restrictions in place which limit the activities which young volunteers can participate in. We also do not have the staff available to supervise as required to ensure the young volunteer is safe and completing tasks to the welfare standards.

We anticipate that we will be in a better position to accept Duke of Edinburgh students during the 2024-2025 academic year. More information will be available on this page closer to that time. 

Once again, we apologise that we cannot host students at the moment, but we hope you find a great placement in which to complete your volunteering. Thank you for your interest, as we always appreciate the offers to help support our cats!

 

Cat Care Experience for Young Volunteers - now fully booked for 2024

We are running Cat Care Experience afternoons for young volunteers during the 2024 summer holidays. This will be an opportunity for young people in the local community to visit our centre for an afternoon to receive a tour of our centre, assist with a few cat care activities to support the cats in care, and also to meet a couple of cats. 

This opportunity will be available as a one-off experience on Tuesday afternoons from 12noon to 4pm, for one or two young people per day. The limit on attendees per session will restrict the number of individuals who are able to attend the sessions across the weeks, so it will be booked on a first come first served basis. Depending on demand, we may look to extend the experience into other school holidays as well. The limit on numbers is to ensure that each individual has a beneficial and meaningful experience, with direct interaction with staff and the cats. This would not be possible with larger groups.

This experience is available for individuals between the ages of 10 and 18yrs. 

For more information or to request to book the experience, please email volunteering@chelmsford.cats.org.uk.

Cat Care Experience for Young Volunteers Poster

Lost and found cats in Chelmsford

Have you lost or found a cat in the Chelmsford area? We’re here to help you. To report a lost cat, or if you have found a cat in the Chelmsford area, please call us on 01245 478389 or email us

Lost, found and feral cats

Chelmsford Adoption Centre - Contact Details