Support us

It is a sad fact of life that, in order to help the many cats who need our care, we need money. It is a constant struggle, but with the help of our supporters, somehow we manage, although naturally, the more money we raise, the more cats we can help. Please consider helping us help the cats, using one or more of the methods below.

We are always happy to welcome new members, who can be as active or inactive as they like. The membership fee not only helps local cats, but also entitles you to four copies of our quarterly magazine, The Catalyst, which will help keep you up to date with what we are doing and how you can help. Email us at to find out how to become a member.

Annual membership runs from 1st January and the cost is as follows:
Junior (Under 17) / Unemployed / Senior Citizen - £5
Single - £10
Family - £15

CP Lottery
The Cats Protection lottery is an excellent way to support the branch and you may even win one of our great prizes! More information is available here 

While Shopping
You can now support us while shopping online, simply register to easy fundraising and you could raise money for cats while doing your weekly online shop, at Christmas or even when booking your holiday. And it costs you nothing! Find out more here 

In your will
By leaving a gift in your will you can help change the lives of thousands of cats and kittens for years to come. Without the kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their wills we would not be the charity we are today; these special gifts fund more than half of everything we do. Find out more here 

Cat Food
Donations do not only have to be financial - we always welcome unopened cat food, such as food which perhaps your own cat does not like. Prescription food is particularly welcome, because we do need this for some of the cats in our care, but it is expensive.

Please contact us for more information, or simply drop the food off at our shop at the Springfield Centre, Orchard Street, Kempston.

If you are running in any road races, such as the London Marathon, and would like to run on our behalf, please contact us.

Make a Donation
Your donations, no matter how large or small, will make a huge difference to the lives of the unwanted cats in our care. Without you we simply wouldn't be able to continue with our valuable work. Thank you for your support.

Branch Shop
Our shop is located at:
Unit 12 The Springfield Centre
Orchard Street
MK42 7PR

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday - 10am to 6pm
Saturday - 11am - 3pm

There are a number of ways in which you can support the shop, as follows:

Helping in the Shop
We are always happy to hear from people who are able to help keep the shop running smoothly, whether it’s sorting and pricing goods or helping behind the till. If you can help, please e-mail or call the shop on 01234 840827.

Providing Items for Sale
We are always grateful to receive any saleable items you may have or make, such as books, ornaments, small items of furniture, crafts, bric-a-brac or unwanted presents. Collection can be arranged if necessary. Please note that for safety reasons we are unable to accept electrical equipment. Soft furnishings must have fire retardant labels and prams and buggies etc. need to have a kite mark.

Of course, you may prefer to support the shop by becoming a regular shopper. We stock Cats Protection catalogue goods, gifts, clothes, toys, houseware and much more, so why not pay us a visit? The shop is open Monday - Saturday - 9am to 5pm and Sunday - 10am - 4pm. There is plenty of free parking. We also have Open Evenings on the first of every month at the shop.