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Harley’s amazing transformation from shy cat to his owner’s shadow

When six-year-old Harley arrived at Gosport Cats Protection in January 2018, he was rarely seen by his fosterer, Heather Wood. Her very first foster cat, he would spend his days hiding away in a cardboard cat house in his pen, only coming out at night to eat and use his litter tray.

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Cats with ear problems need kind donations to ease their pain

Cats Protection is appealing for help to fund expensive ear operations for two cats in its care, so they can go on to find their loving forever homes.

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Why do cats shed their fur?

As any cat owner will know, it’s usually quite easy to tell where a cat has been – just follow the trail of fur! While it can mean a bit of extra vacuuming for us, it’s completely normal for cats to shed or moult their fur.

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Cat owners share the benefits of getting their cat neutered

We asked our supporters on social media to share their stories of why neutering is so important. As well as preventing unwanted kittens from being born, they told us about many other benefits that you may not have thought of.

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Poorly cat fed on cheese and milk makes remarkable recovery

It’s a common misconception that cats can be fed milk, when in fact most felines are lactose intolerant. Cats often find it difficult to digest dairy products, and they do not give them the nutrients they need to live a healthy life.

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Podgy puss Paisley is over twice the size of a normal cat

Four-year-old black-and-white cat Paisley weighed more than double the typical 8lb (3.6kg) for a healthy cat when she was brought to Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex in October.

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Why do cats' eyes glow in the dark?

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night to see two glowing eyes staring at you from you across the room, you might think you’ve found yourself in a horror movie.

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6 cat superstitions and the truths behind them

Cats are the subjects of many strange superstitions from across the world, from the idea that they have nine lives, to the good or bad luck (depending on where you live) brought by a black cat crossing your path.

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Strictly’s Len Goodman supports remembering Cats Protection in your will

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman is supporting Cats Protection through Remember a Charity in your Will Week. With gifts in wills helping one in every two cats in our care; we rely on these gifts to continue giving unwanted and abandoned cats a second chance in life.

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Kitten found abandoned in a plastic box needs your help

A 14-week-old kitten who was found abandoned in a box has had to have complex surgery costing over £1,800. Spencer was handed into Cats Protection’s Haslemere Adoption Centre on Monday 15 July by members of the public who found the box dumped on a road nearby.

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