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Welcome to Cats Protection Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket Branch

We're here to support cats and kittens in Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket, covering postcodes: IP6, IP14, IP22, IP23, IP29, IP30, IP31, IP32, IP33 & CO10

Run by a small team of dedicated, cat-loving volunteers, we're passionate about improving the lives of cats and kittens in the Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket area, working to find loving new homes for cats in our care, and offering support with the cost of neutering cats, lost & found cats as well as general education and awareness within the Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket area. You can find out more about the work of Cats Protection here.

All our work is voluntary and we have a dedicated team of volunteers without whom we could not carry out the vital work we do to help the cats and kittens in our area. We don't have a central cattery but have fosterers who care for our cats in purpose built cat chalets in their gardens.


We strongly encourage the neutering of cats. For information about neutering in the local area, and our neutering vouchers for those on low incomes, please contact us on 01284 851055. If we are unable to answer immediately please leave a message with your name and contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Or email enquiries

Cat adoption in Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket

Could you provide a loving new home for a cat in Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket? During the process of adopting a cat from us, we’ll consider everything from your potential pet’s personality and how this fits with your lifestyle, to your home environment – creating the perfect match for both cat and owner and the start of a wonderful feline friendship.

Our adoption fee is £75 for an adult cat, and £95 for a kitten under 6 months. For this adoption fee you can be sure that your new companion has received a health check by a veterinary professional, has been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, treated for fleas and worms, given additional medical treatments if required and microchipped. One month's free Pet Plan Insurance is also included.

All our rescue cats need to be homed where they have  access to explore a safe garden via a cat flap. Cats have a natural tendency to explore, so allowing them free access to the outside gives them mental stimulation and reduces stress. Benefits include: exercise, variety, ability to express natural behaviours and space outside the household when needed.

Cats available for adoption from Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket are featured below. To express your interest in a particular cat, please enquire via their listing. If you have any general enquiries about your suitability, or the adoption process, please call us on: 01284 850 887 or email us.

You can find out more about adopting a cat from Cats Protection here.

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There are many ways you can be there for cats and kittens in Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket.

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Fundraising events for cats in Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket

Want to fundraise for cats in Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket by taking part in one of our events? From summer fêtes to epic sporting challenges, we’d love to see you at one of our fundraising events soon. You can also check out the national Cats Protection events calendar here.

Volunteer at Cats Protection Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket Branch

Without volunteers, Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket Branch simply wouldn't exist. 

Our amazing, friendly volunteers are a diverse group with a shared love of cats who fit volunteering around their home lives and personal commitments. 

We're often looking to welcome new volunteers to join our brilliant team. As well as meeting great people and making an incredible difference to the cats of Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance. You can find out more about volunteering for Cats Protection here.


If you enjoy meeting people and have a few hours to spare, perhaps you could help us at some of our fundraising events. We are always looking for people to help out on our stalls around the area. If you are able to transport goods, too, all the better, but this is not essential. We are always grateful to people that can organize events or coffee mornings etc in aid of our branch - every little helps!  If you would like to help us to help more cats and kittens, contact us to find out how you can or call 01284 850887. We look forward to hearing from you.


Our branch is in need of indoor fosterers. If you think you would like to help, please call us on 01284 850887 or email

What will I do as a fosterer?
You’ll be temporarily taking care of a cat in need while we find them their forever home. This involves:

  • providing a safe and loving home for your foster cat (or cats) for between a few weeks to several months
  • taking care of their day-to-day needs (feeding them, changing their litter tray, cleaning their living space, making sure they have fresh water, socialising them, and grooming them)
  • giving them any medication they need or additional care
  • taking them to vet appointments and making sure they’re healthy and happy
  • providing us with lots of pictures and information about your foster cat so we can match them with the perfect forever home
  • accommodating visits from potential adopters (the times will be pre-booked with you and only with potential adopters who have passed our checks)

There’s no need to worry about cost when you foster with us – we cover all your foster cat’s expenses.

What do I need to be an indoor fosterer?

We want all our cats to have the best care, so we’re very thorough when choosing owners and fosterers alike! To volunteer as a fosterer for Cats Protection, you will need to:

  • be able to give enough time – our fosterers usually spend one and a half hours per day on average (around 10 to 13 hours per week) in this role, but this can vary depending on the number of cats or kittens in care
  • either own your home or have written permission from the landlord to foster cats
  • be 18 years or older
  • ideally have experience caring for pets (but don’t worry if you don’t – we do provide full training and ongoing support to all our fosterers)
  • have a good-sized room in your house just for your foster cat
  • ideally, have access to a car to take your cat to any vet appointments 

If you have other pets, you’ll need to keep them away from your foster cat and have them all vaccinated. If you have no other pets you could utilise your whole house for fostering.


Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket - Contact Details

Please bear in mind that our telephones and emails are answered by volunteers. Please leave a message including your name and address and brief details of your enquiry and we will respond as soon as possible.

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