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How are our pet cats similar to wildcats?

Did you know that our cute, loveable pet cats are closely related to African wildcats, who live in the African savannah? It might seem unlikely that the cuddly creature sitting on your lap has anything in common with a wild animal, but they’re actually pretty similar.

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Lockdown book raising children’s smiles and money for charity

As a committed cat lover, author Alison Wainwright put her talents to good use during lockdown to produce an illustrated children’s book that raises money for cats in need.

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7 ways cats are often misunderstood

No matter how well you think you know cats, there is always something new to learn about our feline friends. They can have some curious and confusing behaviours, from sleeping in strange places around the house to chasing anything that moves.

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Top marks for infant school as they help keep cat safe

Cats Protection is commending the teachers and pupils of Squirrels Heath Infant School after they helped care for a sick cat. The cat wandered into the playground, where the children were playing, on Thursday 10 January.

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The history of cats – explained

While cats are the much-loved pets of many, you might not know about their notable roles throughout history. In celebration of World Animal Day, we’re delving into the history of our favourite animal, from its origins in Ancient Egypt to the marvellous moggies we know today.

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Kids become cat experts with new classroom talks

While you might know that Cats Protection helps to both care for cats and find them a forever home, you might not be aware of the excellent work from some of our teams behind the scenes.

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Thank you for helping 193,000 cats in 2017

In 2017, we had fantastic success in our key aims, helping us get one step closer to achieving our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

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Volunteers changing how people think about cats

Wesley Henderson is just one of our 10,000 volunteers who make a difference to the lives of cats around the UK. During Volunteers’ Week this year, we’re showcasing the different volunteering roles on offer and celebrating the contribution our volunteers make to the charity.

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Cats through the ages: Ancestry

Ever wondered where the humble domestic moggy comes from? Dr John Bradshaw, Foundation Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, explains feline history in our new video series on the brief history of the cat.

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What Cats Protection achieved in 2016

2016 was another fantastic year for Cats Protection: our volunteers, our supporters and our staff have achieved some amazing things. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

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