Welcome to Cherwell Cats Protection, on this website you will find a wealth of information.

Please select from the buttons at the top of this page or the quick links on the left.

We have received so many enquiries from people looking for kittens,
please note that unfortunately we have none in the branch at this time.

Generally we only get them during "kitten season" 
which is April to September.  

But please keep checking this website
and our social media pages as we update regularly.

Also, please note that during lockdown we will only be able to home
cats within the Cherwell catchment area.

Our branch covers the following postcodes:  
OX7, OX15, OX16, OX17, OX25, OX26, OX27 and NN13.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
If you live outside of our postcode, please check Cat Protection's 
main website for information about your local area.  

We appreciate that it is such a difficult decision...
but does YOUR cat need to be rehomed?

We take cats in for many reasons due to a variety of different situations.
It may be because of a change in the house like moving, or
a change in the family, or new pets including the birth of kittens. 
Or maybe you have a stray coming to your home in need of help.

These changes can affect a cat and we are here to help all we can.
Please remember no pet needs to ever be abandoned. 
We are here to help without judgement.

If you do want to hand a cat to us to rehome,
please give it something familiar to them like a blanket
or jumper so that it can settle more easily during the transition.

The cat will have a full vet check before leaving our care.
It will be neutered, chipped, flead and wormed, and vaccinated.
A good home and a happy cat is our final achievement.

Contact Stephanie 07759 620 055
or at tig@openallhours.biz for more information.


We are over the moon to be awarded 
'Local Charity of the Year' by Pets at Home Bicester
and the Pets at Home Foundation

Thank you so much and congratulations to our amazing volunteers!


Having to re-home your pet can be a very difficult thing to do
and is a process we go through with most of the cats in our care.
But if we can help you to keep your cat safe and well in the home
it knows best then it can make a cat's (and it's owner's) life
a lot more harmonious.  

Sometimes small changes can make big differences!

Calling us on 01869 908 308 or email enquires@cherwell.cats.org.uk
will enable you to speak to an experienced member of our
volunteer staff who will be happy to listen
and offer a way we can best help you.


A story about a lovely cat named Amber...

When Amber arrived with us, she was petrified!  
She had been through a LOT, and had also been
a fantastic mum 
to 7 (yes 7!) kittens.

She really struggled with human interaction
and would lash out aggressively if she couldn't get away.  
It got to the point when we knew we had to advertise Amber
as we could not help her any further.

Well all we can say, is look at her now!  

It has taken time and a lot of patience from her new fantastic mum.
Seeing pictures like these make all the hard work worthwhile.  
Amber, you truly are a gem!


Covid update...

Cherwell Cats Protection 'Adopt a Cat' program will CONTINUE 
to run during the lockdown - with our
 hands-free homing process.

We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond.
Offering our cats a home will help to free up more space to take in emergency cases.

We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our
homing process is in line with current government guidance,
without putting adoptees or our volunteers at risk.  

Please see our 'Adopt a Cat' page on this website for more information.

And check you are within a reasonable distance of our Cherwell branch. 
You can find your nearest branch at www.cats.org.uk/find-us

We are often kindly asked where food donations
can be taken
to help cats in our care.

We do accept donations of all types of cat food,
even those bags that might have been opened.  
We will gratefully take adult cat food, kitten food, senior food,
and even that for specific diets.  

Our drop off points are:

Bicester -  Bicester Vets, Hart Vets, Pets At Home Bicester
and Portway Cattery (OX25 6NN)

Banbury - Hawthorne Lodge Vets

Kidlington - Alisons Animals

Thank you for your donations! 


Does your cat or kitten need to be neutered?  Please don't wait!

Cherwell CP runs a neutering scheme that can help you with the cost of neutering your cat.

Please see our Neutering page for more information.


With all of our fundraising events for the year on hold or cancelled,

please consider sponsoring a cat in our care.  

For only £5 a month you will recieve monthly updates on their progress and follow
their journey to finding a forever family.  ❤️

Your sponsorship goes directly towards the veterinary care for cats 
in our branch and helps keep them warm and fed.  

Please sign up today or for more info contact us at - catsponsor@outlook.com

We also offer gift sponsorships.  

Or if you would like to buy a gift 
for a cat in our care it's so easy to do!

Please visit our Amazon wishlist by following the link below...

Please see our Support Us page on this website, and also our Fundraising and Events pages
on this site for more information about how you can help us help cats and kittens in our area!