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Making a difference to the welfare of cats

In honour of Volunteers’ Week, from 1-7 June, we’re putting the spotlight on some of our outstanding volunteers across the charity. Without them, Cats Protection wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats that we do every single year.

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Have you found a stray cat or a feral cat?

One of the top questions that we receive on our social media pages and via our National Information Line is what to do if you have found a feral cat or a stray cat. But what’s the difference between the two and how can you tell which is which?

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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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A mother’s struggle

This is Betty and her kittens. On first impression she looks like an idyllic queen with her brood feeding nicely in a loving home; a well-loved cat having perhaps her second litter of kittens. Sadly, this couldn't be further from the truth.

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What happens to cats during puberty?

It’s tough growing up, particularly when puberty strikes and hormones go haywire. But did you know that some cats experience puberty from only four months of age? And there are plenty of feline teenage mums out there who are not having a great time!

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All Fingers and Thumbs

They may be tiny, but with a total of 12 extra toes between them, kittens Fingers and Thumbs have knockout appeal. The pint-sized pair were both born with polydactyly – a rare genetic trait that gives them extra digits on each paw.

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A brilliant team effort from our volunteers

Cats Protection’s Glasgow Branch recently received a call from a woman explaining her mother had passed away and that she wasn’t sure what to do with all her cats – could the branch help?

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World Spay Day 2016

Today is World Spay Day, a day that shines a spotlight on the importance of getting your pet neutered. We think that neutering is the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK.

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Is your kitten smitten?

What happens when your kitten is smitten – and at what age do they begin to mate with each other? In the latest video in the Simon’s Cat Logic series, Simon’s Cat creator Simon Tofield discusses love between cats in the video ‘Butterflies’.

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‘Will neutering calm my kitten down?’ and other neutering FAQs

Neutering will certainly prevent him from displaying mating behaviours and he will grow out of his kitten behaviours in time. Our neutering guide outlines some of the other benefits of neutering.

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