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Two critically ill kittens illustrate the dangers of buying pets online

Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre has been called in to help two very sick kittens that had been sold online for £360. They were advertised by a private seller as being eight weeks old but when their new owners got them home, they quickly realised that something was wrong.

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How to create a cat-friendly home

Did you know that where you place items in your household might have a noticeable effect on how your cat behaves? The right environment is important for a cat – which is why they might seem stressed or disorientated in certain situations.

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How to buy a cat

If you’re looking for a new feline friend, we would of course advise you to adopt instead of buying online. Cats Protection has thousands of cats waiting for new owners, and you can be sure that they have been well cared-for and received all their necessary health checks before you take them home.

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Can you give one of these long-stay cats a home?

Through no fault of their own, some moggies get overlooked time and time again – perhaps because they’re older, a little shy or have special medical needs.

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5 reasons to get a cat

Cats make perfect companions, always there to welcome you home and entertain you with their amusing antics, and if you choose to adopt, that’s even better!

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Kids and kitties: Should I adopt a cat when I have young children?

Having a pet cat in the house can be a fantastic influence on young children as it can teach them empathy, love and the basics of animal care.

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How to choose the right cat

One of the most exciting parts of getting a new cat is a visit to your local centre, where you’ll have the chance to meet many cats looking to be homed.

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Preparing for your new cat or kitten - checklist

Are you anticipating a new arrival to your home? If you’ve decided to rehome a cat or kitten, you’ve probably already started thinking about what you’ll need to buy. While a change of environment can often be stressful for a cat, understanding their needs will help you to prepare for your new pet.

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Rogue spirits and ruined toys: strange reasons people have given up their cat

We take in thousands of pet cats that are given up by their owners each year. Usually the reason given is something like moving into a rented property with a ‘no pets’ policy or behaviour issues the owner can no longer cope with, but recently we’ve seen a worrying spike in more unusual reasons.

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Your long-stay cat stories

As part of our recent long-stay cat appeal, we asked supporters who enjoy living with older, shy or black cats to share their stories with us.

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