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Welcome to Cats Protection Aberdeen Branch

We are here to support cats in Aberdeen, covering postcodes: AB10, AB11, AB12, AB13, AB14, AB15, AB16, AB21, AB22, AB23, AB24, AB25, AB31, AB32.

  • Aberdeen City, North to Balmedie, Potterton, Newmachar, Hatton of Fintray, Blackburn, Kinellar
  • West to Dunecht, Echt, The Birks, Crathes, Drumoak
  • South Deeside Road - Ardoe, Blairs, Maryculter and out to Durris
  • South to Cove & Findon

Run by a team of dedicated, cat-loving volunteers, we are passionate about improving the lives of cats in Aberdeen. Working to find loving new homes for local cats in our care, as well as general education and awareness within the Aberdeen area. You can find out more about the work of Cats Protection here.

Cat adoption in Aberdeen

Could you provide a loving new home for a cat in Aberdeen? 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 Aberdeen are featured below. To express your interest in a particular cat, please enquire via their listing.

Adoption procedures include a Home Visit / or via Video Call. Adoption paperwork and proof of address are completed via email. Once everything has been completed, and a cat matched with adopter; the Adoption Fee (£100) is paid in advance via a bank transfer to the branch.

All cats taken into the care of Cats Protection are vet checked to ensure they are healthy, Neutered/ Spayed (if they are old enough) Microchipped, Worm and Flea treated, given their First Vaccination (2nd vaccination 3-4 weeks later and included in the adoption fee of £100) and assessed for personality before being considered for homing.

If you have any general enquiries about your suitability, or the adoption process, please call us on: 0759 400 7139 or email: enquiries@aberdeen.cats.org.uk

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

Aberdeen City Council, under the terms of The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021, hereby grant a Licence to the undernoted (Animal Welfare Establishment)
Licence Reference: ACC/AWEL/16/22
Licensee: Aberdeen Cats Protection

Support Cats Protection Aberdeen Branch

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

If you would like to donate to the Aberdeen Branch, you can either make a one-off payment or a monthly donation. Every donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference to the cats.

The Aberdeen Centre has cat cabins with pens and home foster carers. The centre provides temporary shelter for cats that come into our care. Your donation will go towards running costs for the branch: Veterinary bills, Heating the cat cabins, Utilities, Providing food, beds, blankets and toys, Centre maintenance and cat transport. The Aberdeen Branch is 100% run by Volunteers.
 
Thank you on behalf of all the cats for all your support.

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Volunteer at Cats Protection Aberdeen Branch

Without volunteers, Aberdeen Branch simply would not 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 are 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 Aberdeen, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance. You can find out more about volunteering for Cats Protection here.

Lost and found cats in Aberdeen

 

Lost Cats

Cats Protection and all rescue charities and vets encourage microchipping of all your pets. This greatly increases the chance of being reunited with your pet, no matter how long has passed, and is the quickest way to contact an owner... especially if it is an emergency and your pet has been injured. For the cost of a few pounds now - it will save valuable time as well as heartache for yourself and your pet.

Any welfare organisation and veterinary practice will always scan an animal for a microchip, if it can be approached, or where it has been reported or taken to a vet practice. Unfortunately, we do not have the space to lift and admit to care every single animal reported. Microchipping not only reunites the animal immediately, it frees-up space of un-chipped animals coming into care and being held for 14 days before being able to re-home them to a new family. Please Microchip your pet BEFORE it goes missing.

If your cat has gone wandering, there are a number of things you can do to help find them:

  • The first is to check your home thoroughly:

Cupboards, wardrobes, inside drawers, under the bed and sofa, behind kitchen appliances, their usual hiding spots, and not so usual hiding spots - especially for newly arrived kittens that will hide in the tiniest of spaces. Check your garden and outbuildings: including under bushes, inside, behind and under sheds, decking and garages. Indoor cats that have escaped very rarely go far (only a few metres sometimes to the nearest hiding spot from the door) within the first 24 hours, but may be too scared to come out, so a softly, softly approach is recommended.

  • If your cat is in unfamiliar territory and disorientated, it may help them find their way home if they can smell a familiar scent. If they use a litter tray, scatter some used litter around the garden. Cat urine has a very powerful scent and it will travel a long way. Hang out on the washing line, or up off of the ground, something that smells of your cat and of you e.g. their bed/blanket, the sheets from your bed, your night clothes, dressing gown etc. This scent will also carry in the air to hopefully re-orientate your cat if it has become lost.
  • Sometimes a cat may be hiding in a shed etc. and may not come when you say their name, so you are unaware they are there. If you have a digital camera, take random photos in the dark as the cat's eyes reflect with the flash and you will see them in the photos, or simply use a torch.
  • Please use a softly spoken tone when out looking for your cat so that it does not think it is being told-off, and move slowly around your neighbourhood after dark and before sunrise to give it a chance to come out to you if it recognises its name or more likely, your voice.
  • Create a poster with a picture advertising the fact that they are lost. Distribute posters through all your neighbours' doors (ask them to check their outbuildings) and put up on lamp-posts, walk around your area speaking to your neighbours.
  • Northsound / Original 106 Radio may read out an appeal for you, as may other local radio stations. To register your appeal, contact your local station.
  • Your local paper will print a Lost & Found advert for you (although they will probably charge for it). To place your ad, contact your local newspaper.
  • Many people are posting lost & found pets on social media - this requires you to constantly scan all the various pages everyday in case a picture appears there. (another reason for microchipping your cat before it is allowed out of the house) Local Facebook pages with a large active following include: Fubar Missing Pets, Lost/Found Pets Aberdeenshire and make sure to also post on the national site Animal Search UK.

Local animal charities that you can contact:

  • Scottish SPCA - 03000 999 999 (07:00 - 21:00 - Call Centre)
  • Cats Protection Aberdeen - (No Lost & Found Volunteers currently available) Recorded Message with above information - 07754 164 882
  • Mrs Murray's Cat & Dog Home - 01224 483 624
  • Cat Action Trust - 01224 929392 - Voicemail
  • PDSA: 01224 632 042
  • Contact your vet and ALL other vets in your area - drop off posters for them to display too.
  • Contact Your Microchip Company so they can place a 'Missing' note on the system.  If your cat is scanned by a rescue charity or vet, the chip scanner and/or database will alert them as being reported 'Missing'.

Finally, if you fear the worst, the Council's Cleansing Department is responsible for collecting any deceased animal road traffic victims. To contact Aberdeen City Cleansing Department, telephone 03000 200 292. For Aberdeenshire Council, phone 03456 081 207. The councils generally keep records of animals they collect and will normally scan for microchips.

 

Found Cats (No Cats Protection Aberdeen volunteers available in this role)

If any found animal is INJURED, in Distress or if you think there is a Welfare Issue, Please IMMEDIATELY call the SSPCA 03000 999 999

Please check with ALL your near neighbours to see if the cat may belong to them and is simply new to the area.
If no one recognises the cat, you can put on a paper collar for at least 3-4 days continuously with a contact number to see if an owner calls you. If there is no response from that, and you have access to a secure cat carrier, you can take the cat to your nearest vet and they will scan it (no fee) for a microchip.

Please - Do Not Feed - other people's cats, as it simply encourages them to stray from home and not return regularly. They may also be on a restricted or special medicated diet. This is the most common enquiry / complaint received by us from very frustrated cat owners.

If the cat is not microchipped, then contact either the SSPCA, Cats Protection, Cat Action Trust, Mrs Murrays Cat and Dog Home for further assistance and to see if there is space for the cat to be admitted.

Cats Protection Aberdeen covers the following areas:

  • Aberdeen City, North to Balmedie, Potterton, Newmachar, Hatton of Fintray, Blackburn, Kinellar
  • West to Dunecht, Echt, The Birks, Crathes, Drumoak
  • South Deeside Road - Ardoe, Blairs, Maryculter
  • South to Cove & Findon

Lost, found and feral cats

Aberdeen - Contact Details

Please read through the information below to find the correct contact details for your enquiry.

Telephone Enquiries - Please leave a voicemail with as much information as possible including your Name, Address, Postcode and Contact Numbers.

Email Enquiries - Please use one of the contacts below and include your Name, Address, Postcode, Contact Phone Numbers and full details of what your enquiry is regarding.
Thank you.

Adopt-a-Cat:
Please enquire via their listing above. If there are no cats listed, please make a general application via email with as much information about yourself, your home set-up and why you are looking to adopt a cat. Email: enquiries@aberdeen.cats.org.uk


Enquire about having your cat taken into care:

** 26 May 2024 **
Please note that we are receiving a lot of enquiries from owners wishing to place their cats into care. We are managing this the best we can with the spaces we have available and are reliant on cats being adopted to free-up space. We have a waiting-list in place and will endeavour to admit cats into care as and when a space and veterinary appointments become available.
Please be patient, considerate and polite when interacting with the Volunteers.
Thank you.

Please read all below:
We understand things happen in life and personal circumstances change. These situations mean you find yourself making the very difficult decision to rehome your cat. To help us find the best possible home and perfect match for your puss cat's needs in the shortest time possible, please provide us with as much information about your cat's personality, behaviour and health at the outset. This greatly speeds-up the rehoming process for your cat and reduces the stress for them being held in care longer than is necessary. Having lots of cute pictures and videos of your cat in your home setting looking relaxed, as well as a short story describing them for a potential new family also enables the rehoming process to move along quickly.

** Please include: Your Name, Address, Telephone contacts. Your Cat's Veterinary Practice name, Is your cat Neutered/Spayed? Microchipped? Vaccinated and up-to-date? Flea/wormed last treatment date? Any pre-existing medical conditions? Any behavioural matters? **

Email: admissions@aberdeen.cats.org.uk

Lost and Found Cats:
(No Aberdeen volunteers currently available in this role)
Please read the handy and detailed advice in the Lost and Found section above.
* To report an urgent case of an Injured, Distressed or Under Threat animal, please contact the SCOTTISH SPCA immediately on 03000 999 999 (07:30 to 20:00). Outwith these hours, please contact an on-call vet. (please do NOT use email as it is not checked 24 hours) *

Neutering Vouchers:
Neuter/Spay with microchip (Snip 'n' Chip) for domestic cats.
For cat owners on low incomes or benefits. Please read the section on Neutering.
Email: neutering@aberdeen.cats,org.uk

Donations of Cat Food:
Please note - If you can drop your food donation off to local food banks to help the many people struggling with feeding their pets; please do so.
Cfine.org Tel: 01224 596156

Volunteering:
Please read our Volunteering section for vacancies and to apply.

Feral Cats and Colonies:
* No Aberdeen Volunteers currently available in this role *
(Cat Action Trust North East carries-out feral Trap, Neuter, Return in the North East of Scotland Tel: 01224 929392)

Website administrator:
Email: enquiries@aberdeen.cats.org.uk

Any other general enquiries:
Tel: 07594 007 139
Email: enquiries@aberdeen.cats.org.uk

Please remember that at Cats Protection Aberdeen we are All Volunteers and most of us work full-time, over-time, have families and pets of our own. If your email, call or voicemail to any of our numbers isn't returned the same day, please be patient and a volunteer will call back when available.