What we do in Brackley, Banbury, Bicester or Chipping Norton

 What we do at Cherwell Cats Protection

Welcome to the Cherwell branch of Cats Protection, the national cat welfare charity’s regional rescue serving the Oxfordshire towns of Banbury, Bicester, Brackley and Chipping Norton. Formed in 2006, Cherwell Cats Protection is operated by a small group of dedicated volunteers, supported by local fundraising and donations from generous members of the public locally and from around the World.

Our team of volunteers aim to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home as many of the many lost, unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens in the Cherwell Valley as possible. To accomplish this we undertake vital tasks such as trapping, fostering and socialising cats, as well as arranging for veterinary treatments for animals in our care and conducting home visits for prospective adopters.

Neuter your cat in Banbury, Bicester, Brackley and Chipping Norton

We operate a Neutering Voucher for qualifying residents in the Cherwell area, in collaboration with local veterinary practices. Neutering is primarily beneficial to the individual animal’s health, but also has additional benefits of reducing the emergence of feral cat colonies in the area, as well as reducing the spread of feral-borne illness throughout the local domestic cat population.

We advise Oxfordshire’s residents on a range of feline welfare issues locally, and offer advice to new cat-owners and experienced owners alike as to how best to care for their pet and generally improve the quality of their pet’s life. Cherwell CP recommends that cat owners always consult a qualified veterinarian when seeking medical advice concerning their pet.

Adopt a cat

If you’re interested in adopting a cat you can be confident that not only will you be giving a loving home to a grateful pet, you’ll also be indirectly contributing to the welfare of a number of other felines in need. Read our advice explaining how to adopt a cat from Cherwell CP, and when you’re ready take a look at the cats we have ready for adoption via our Find a Cat page.

Rehome a cat 

We take cats in for many reasons. It may be because of a change in the house - moving, change in family or new pets including birth of kittens, or a stray in need of help. These changes can affect a cat and we are here to help all we can.  If you feel you are in this situation, please remember that no animal ever needs to be abandoned, and that Cats Protection is here to help you without judgement.

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

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.

Please contact Stephanie at 07759 620 055 or at tig@openallhours.biz to discuss Cherwell Cats Protection rehoming your cat.

Lost a cat

If you have Lost a cat around Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Chipping Norton or any of the surrounding villages please read our advice explaining how to improve your chances of getting your beloved pet back home safely, and what we can do to help.

Found a cat

If you have Found a cat in or around Brackley, Banbury, Bicester or Chipping Norton please read our advice outlining how you can help it and how we go about receiving cats into our care.

Supporting Cat Ownership

We can help you to keep your cat safe and well in the home it know's best.  Sometimes small changes can make a big difference in keeping you and your cat's lives a lot more harmonious.  Calling or emailing us will enable you to speak to an experienced volunteer who will be happy to listen and offer a way we can best help you.

Support Cherwell cats

Whether you’d like to help raise money for urgent veterinary treatment or simply provide food for the cats in our care, you can support the work we do in a wide variety of ways, all of which directly or indirectly contribute to the wellbeing of cats looking for their forever home.

Our Fundraising efforts continue throughout the calendar year and our team of Volunteering cat heroes dedicate their time and skills in numerous roles, each vital to our goal. It’s easy to become a fosterer, and it’s even easier to make an immediate contribution by purchasing an item from our Amazon Wish List.