What we do

Image of a CatWhat we do

  1. Cat Adoption - In light of the ongoing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking extra precautions to keep our cats, team members and the public safe and to continue to provide high levels of care for the cats in the centre.  For this reason, we’re only homing through our hand-free initiative.  We ask that you do not currently visit our centre as we are closed to the public.  If you’d like to adopt a cat, please click here  to find out more about hands-free homing.
  2. How to rehome your cat/kitten with us?  Giving up your cat is never an easy decision. From moving home and relationship break-ups to changes in the family and even bereavements, there are many reasons why owners have to rehome their cat. While some situations are unavoidable, there are some circumstances where you may be able to keep your feline friend. No matter how desperate you are, please don’t dump or abandon your pet or even advertise them for free on social media. This can be traumatic for your cat and can even be dangerous. Speaking to your local Cats Protection will ensure your pet is in a safe place and can be placed in the right home. 

    I'm allergic to my cat. Do I need to rehome them?  If you, or someone in your household, think they might be allergic to your cat, don’t panic. There are alternative treatments to try before you begin thinking about giving up your cat. Visit your GP to determine whether the symptoms are related to your feline companion. It could be that pollen, dust mites or even perfume are to blame! If your GP confirms that your allergy is caused by your cat, you can discuss treatment. Please click here for more information. 

    If you would like to talk to us about rehoming your cat, please call us on 01656 724396 or email  bridgend@cats.org.uk

  3. Neutering - As one of our key aims, we promote neutering as a safe and painless way to control the cat population. It is also an effective way to reduce your household costs - caring for a mother and kittens is becoming increasingly expensive. There are thousands of unwanted cats and kittens in the UK and neutering is the only effective way to reduce this growing number. Cats Protection & RSPCA Cymru are running a neutering campaign across Wales. Under the campaign you can get your pet cat neutered & microchipped for just £5.  If you receive a state benefit, are on a low household income or are a full time student or pensioner, you should qualify for help.  Please click here for more information. 

  4. Information – Cats Protection approved guides focus on everything from how to care for a kitten to what to do if you have lost your cat.  Guides can be viewed and downloaded here.  Our team members are also able to offer advice and information on cat care issues (non-veterinary), to speak to a member of our team, please call us on 01656 724396 or email bridgend@cats.org.uk 

  5. Campaigning - Our Advocacy team speaks up for cats and campaigns for change across the UK. We work with and influence politicians and decision makers to create a better world for cats. All advocacy campaigns are driven by issues of cat welfare.  Please click here for more information.

  6. Education – We prepare cat owners of the future with our free talks to promote responsible pet ownership as well as curriculum-friendly lesson plans, interactive activities and engaging videos.  Talks are available to adult and children groups, please click here to book your free talk. 

  7. Grief and Loss - Whether you are facing the heartbreak of your cat’s death, want help with difficult issues like euthanasia or need someone to talk to about your loss, we are here for you through our Paws to Listen Grief Support Service. To find out more, please click here.

  8. Cat Guardians - This is the free service provided by Cats Protection, aimed at giving peace of mind to cat owners concerned about what might happen if they were to pass away before their cat.  To find out more and register your cats please click here.