In selected Cats Protection centres, during the lockdown restrictions surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are trialling a new hands-free homing approach for some of our cats. Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre are delighted to announce we are commencing with Hands Free Homing from Monday 4th May 2020

With guidance from the Government and DEFRA we can ensure that we can continue to help as many cats as possible at this time by matching them with their perfect family and freeing up more space in our centres to help cats in the Exeter area. If you’re interested in adopting a cat from us please take a look at our website and complete our contact form which you will find on your chosen cats profile page. Applications must be requested via our website contact form.

Please note: We have in place extensive procedures that are enabling carefully controlled rehoming without putting people at risk of infection, and without a negative impact on cat welfare. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to adopt a cat at this time but we will be ensuring that all our cats are matched with potential owners who are able to provide the environment and lifestyle required by each cat’s individual needs.
Due to current restrictions we are only able to rehome within 20 miles radius of our Adoption Centre.


We are closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however our phone lines and email inbox are manned between 9am and 3pm daily.


Welcome to the official website of Cats Protection's Exeter Axhayes Adoption Centre and Taunton Homing & Information Centre. We are dedicated to finding good homes for cats in need as well as supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats and improving people’s understanding of cats and their care. 


At Axhayes we have over 100 cats and kittens in our care at the moment and more waiting to come in. We need more cat-loving people who could offer them a home. We are open 7 days a week 11-3pm, with a late night opening on Thursdays til 7pm. We are only closed  Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Year's day.  No appointment is necessary, so come and meet our lovely cats today....  Contact us 0n 01395 232377,

Taunton Homing & Information Centre is open 7 days a week 10am - 4pm and can be found at Blackdown Garden Centre near Wellington, TA21 9HY.  Here, we have 5 pens with cats & kittens ready & waiting for their forever homes.  We also offer advice and information about cat care, cat behaviour and neutering.  Contact us on 01823 667945.

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