What we do

Cats Protection Ballymena Branch is a group of dedicated volunteers working from their own homes. We cover postcodes BT41-BT44, to help our local cats in need. 

Feral/Stray Cats

Our branches primary purpose is for the assistance of feral/stray unowned cats in our area.
We currently offer Trap Neuter Return (TNR) assitance for feral/stray cats or colonies of cats, to prevent overpopulation. This is a free charity service, though donations are always welcome. We can also assist with the trapping and treatment of injured stray/feral cats - should you have an emergency or urgent request please email neutering@ballymena.cats.org.uk as emails go straight to our volunteers (rather than our phoneline, which is checked sporadically). If it cannot wait, please seek out assistance from your local vets. As we are all simply volunteers, we may not always be able to provide an immediate response though we try our best to get back to everyone promptly. 

Due to lockdowns and the pandemic, we currently have quite a large waiting list for TNR help - we are getting through this as fast as we can, but we have no less than 150 cats (most of which are pregnant at this time of year) on our list right now, and only a couple of volunteers. We will prioritise very large colonies or cats when we can.

Pet Cats

If you have a pet cat, Cats Protection can provide financial assistance for neutering for low income owners in reciept of benefits, via it's 5 pound neutering scheme. 


We currently have very limited foster space available. We are not an adoption centre - our foster volunteers do this from their own homes, and so our space is dependent on these volunteers. 

We may have kittens or cats available for adoption, please check our 'Adopt a Cat - Currently up for adoption' page or our facebook page for cats currently seeking homes. 

Please note we cannot assist with the removal or rehoming of feral (unfriendly/unsocialised) cats or kittens for welfare reasons.

Lost/Found Cats

We can provide advice and assistance around lost/found cats, and our facebook page 'Cats Protection Ballymena Branch - Lost & Found' can help to share lost/found cat appeals.

Please email lostandfound@ballymena.cats.org.uk if you have any queries or would like a post shared, or you can message our facebook page directly if you have facebook. 

If space is available we may be able to assist with stray cats if no owner comes forward, but this is very much dependent on our limited space.