What we do

History of the Chelmsford Branch 1963. We were not always the branch you see today. History

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Watch our video and find out about the work we do at our centre. Video. Thank you to Oliver James Productions for producing this video for us.

Gifts in Wills

By leaving a gift in your will you can help change the lives of thousands of cats and kittens for years to come.

Without the kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their wills we would not be the charity we are today; these special gifts fund more than half of everything we do. How to leave a gift in your will.

Need advice about your cat or kitten? We have a range of leaflets that may help.

Cat Guardians
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.

Our Promise.If you have cats, we know how much they mean to you. Should something happen to you, you will naturally want to make sure that someone is there to care for the cat or cats you love. Through our Cat Guardians service, individuals can make arrangements with us so that in the event of their death, we will take care of their cats and try to find them a loving new home. Furthermore, Cats Protection promises never to put a healthy cat to sleep, so you can feel assured that we will give your feline friend all the love and care they need until we can find them the new home they deserve. 

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Cats Protection generally reccommends that cats are neutered at around four months of age or younger.

Neutered cats live longer, healthier lives and it is the most humane way to stop unwanted pregnancies. Neutering also prevents some cancers, reduces straying, fighting and spraying.

Cats Protection may be able to help assist you with the cost of neutering your cat. Call us on 01245 478389 for more information.

Why do we encourage neutering

  • One unneutered female can produce 18 kittens a year.
  • An unneutered female can produce up to 3 litters per year with 5 to 6 kittens in a litter.
  • If left unneutered this could lead to 20,000 descendants over 5 years.
  • Cats can start breeding from 4 months of age.
  • Cats will readily breed with their brothers and sisters.
  • Length of pregnancy is 9 weeks.
  • A female can come into season again just 6 weeks after giving birth.
  • Female cats in season will call and wail every 3 weeks during the breeding season, January to August
  • Unneutered females are at risk of developing cancers of the ovaries, uterus and mammary glands.
  • Unneutered males are at risk of developing tumours of the testicles