**We need you! Volunteer opportunities available now. Please 
visit our volunteering page
 to find out how you can get involved.**

Gateshead & Newcastle Branch was established in December 2001 and we are run entirely by volunteers, united by our love for cats.

We're a very busy branch covering a large area of the North East across Newcastle City Council and the Gateshead area. 

As our branch does not have a shelter, all of our cats are looked after by fosterers in their own homes.

We are always on the look out for more volunteers so please get in touch if you would like to help. We have roles for fostering, fundraising, rehoming, administration and publicity, so there are lots of opportunities to find the right role for you. 
One of the best ways you can help us is to Adopt a cat from us. Every cat we home leaves a space for another needy cat or kitten to come into our care. Please take a look at our Adopt a Cat page and get in touch.

You can also help by making a donation to help our work - all funds we raise go directly towards helping the cats an kittens in our care. Please go to our Donate button if you would like to help.

Alternatively you can visit our eBay page to shop for cat-themed gifts including many official Cats Protection items, such as the popular calendars and diaries.

If you have a query or would like to get in touch, our contact details are:

homing@gateshead.cats.org.uk - Rehoming and adopting a cat or kitten
welfare@gateshead.cats.org.uk - Cat care advice or to relinquish a cat
neutering@gateshead.cats.org.uk - Request a voucher towards the cost of neutering
fundraising@gateshead.cats.org.uk - Make a donation or fundraising activities and events
coordinator@gateshead.cats.org.uk - Any other inquiries or to volunteer your time

We also work in partnership with the Cats Protection Charity Shop on Clayton Street in Newcastle. Opened in summer 2018, the funds raised by the shop are invaluable in helping support the branch's work.

The shop is always grateful for donations of stock and for volunteers who are able to cover various shifts. The charity shop's full address is: 

82 Clayton Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

0191 261 1456

Shop opening hours:
Monday - Saturday
9:00 - 17:00