Remember us in your will

The promise of a lifetime…

Silver tabby kittenIt's thanks to the wonderful kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their wills that we are able to carry out much of our day to day work. These special gifts fund more than half of everything we do and are vital to our work helping abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens.

Above all, we rely on gifts in wills to help us keep the special promise that underpins all of our work: that we will never put a healthy cat to sleep. You could help us keep our special promise and care for even more cats by leaving us a gift in your will.

Helping abandoned and unwanted cats in our area
The current economic climate means that more people than ever are struggling to make ends meet.  Sadly this often means that they have to part with their cats.

Although we’re there to help whenever we can, we’ve also seen an increase in the number of abandoned cats that we’re being called on to trap. Often these poor neglected strays have medical conditions that require urgent or expensive treatment before we can even consider finding them a loving home.

To give you an idea of the size of the problem - in 2012 we took in over 260 cats either from homes that could no longer care for them, or as strays. Our vet bills to treat these cats was a staggering £46,000!

There's always more that we could do in our local area - whether it’s assisting people on low incomes to neuter their cats, funding micro chipping schemes to help reunite cats with their owners, or just help unwanted cats who need to find loving new homes. And remember all of this is carried out by volunteers within the local area.

For more information, request a copy of our free information booklet or discover more about the difference a gift in your will could make to Cats Protection.

How to remember Caterham, Redhill & East Surrey Branch Cats Protection in your will
If you are considering remembering East Surrey branch of Cats Protection in your will, then the following wording will assist your solicitor in drawing up or amending your will. Cats Protection always recommends seeking professional legal advice when writing your will:

I give to Cats Protection, National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7TT, Registered charity number 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland), the sum of ……. and I express the wish but without creating a binding legal obligation that the legacy be used for the benefit of the Caterham, Redhill & East Surrey branch and the receipt of the proper officer of the charity shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustees.

If you have any other questions about remembering your local Cats Protection branch in your will, check our frequently asked questions or email us at

Cat Guardians
If you're a cat owner you'll naturally want to make sure that someone is there to look after the cat or cats you love should something happen to you.

If this is something that concerns you, you may wish to consider registering with our Cat Guardians service. If you register to this service, and include a clause in your will about these arrangements, then we promise to care for your cat(s) in the event of your death and find them a loving new home. Find out more information about this service and how to register.