Support us

Join the cat lottery and support our branch

It only costs £4.34 per month to play. Every penny will help our branch to look after the cats and kittens in our care. Players have a chance of winning one of 100 prizes, including a weekly jackpot of £1,000 and Super Draws up to a £10,000 jackpot. This is a fun way of helping to raise funds for Cats & Kittens. When signing up please remember to select 'I would like my payments to go towards the cats and kittens at a branch or adoption centre of my choice' and choose to support 'Atherton & Wigan Branch' as this will ensure 100% of your lottery fee will go directly to support our branch.

Please click here to join: play the cat lottery Thank you

Become a cat sponsor

So many cats arrive at our branch hungry, homeless and alone. Sponsoring a cat pen is one of the best ways you can help, providing them with shelter, food, warmth, medical care and the love they need.

It's easy to become a cat pen sponsor, right now, for as little as 19p a day. Sponsorship also makes a lovely gift for a fellow cat lover in your life.
To get started, just choose the cat and the pen you would like to sponsor here: Become a cat sponsor  
Atherton & Wigan Branch will receive 100% of your sponsorship.

To start off your journey as a Cats Protection Sponsor, you will receive a fantastic welcome pack including a personalised certificate, your first photo introducing you to the lovely cat you are helping to care for in your pen, a photo album to collect pictures of all the cats you help and a window sticker.

That's not all, throughout your time as a sponsor we will keep you updated with regular newsletters and photos of the cat in your pen and will update you by email with photos, videos, stories and sponsorship news. You can even access the sponsor area on our website where you can find more information on the cats you are helping, including videos and photos of your current sponsor cat.

Thank you

Amazon Wishlist

Our Amazon Wishlist includes toys, food, scratching posts and other items that can enrich the lives of our cats whilst awaiting their forever homes.  When ordered these items come directly to us, allowing you to donate specific items from the comfort of your sofa. Please click here to view our list: Atherton & Wigan Amazon Wishlist

Donation Bins

We have food donation bins in these stores: Sainsbury's Wigan and Leigh, Morrisons Ince, Tesco Hindley, Asda Golborne, Pets at Home Walkden, Petzone Wigan town centre, Pemberton Pets, The Paw Wash Hindley and My Pets Vets Lowton and Leigh.

250 CLUB

This is where you can support us and also maybe win something for yourselves too! Every month we are having a draw: -

  •  1st prize = £50

The draw takes place on the last Sunday of the month.

The 250 club is were you have a number and if that gets drawn you win...can't get any simpler than that and it is also helping us to help the cats and kittens in our care..........

The annual fee for this is £12 ( £1 a month).

If you would like to support us and also have a chance of winning some money, please download the form below.

250 Club application form


Giveacar is the UK’s first charity car donation service. They aim to give you a simple, efficient and friendly way to turn an old banger into a good deed for charity. Cats Protection has been partnered with Giveacar from the beginning of the year and is impressed with their professionalism and excellent customer service. Cats Protection has already raised a significant amount which will help us to continue our work in rehoming, neutering and education.

If you would like to donate a car to support your local Cats Protection Branch please click here

*Please inform Giveacar if you would like the funds raised to go to Atherton & Wigan Branch*

Why not keep in touch with the latest news or should I say Mews (sorry!) on cats with


The Cat brings you all the news, views and information about cats and cat ownership. Our expert team of vets will tackle a whole range of cat questions and you’ll learn more about your cat’s behaviour and even discover how to create the perfect garden for your pet.

Plus, we get the low-down from cat-loving celebrities and there are loads of great giveaways and goodies to be won. And, of course, there is all the latest information from Cats Protection.

For just £15 a year you’ll get four issues of The Cat delivered direct to your door. Phone our subscription hotline number on 0800 917 2287 to subscribe today or follow the links below.

Overseas Subscribers: To cover additional postage costs, the minimum subscription for non UK residents is £27.

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Help with raising funds and awareness for the branch
If you would like to get involved and help out at our fundraising events then contact us at

Make a donation

Your donations, no matter how large or small, will make a huge difference to the lives of the unwanted cats and kittens in our care. Without you we simply wouldn't be able to continue with our valuable work. If you would like to donate please click this link or you can donate by bank transfer, for more information please email

Thank you