What we do
As you can imagine the areas we work in, and the people and cats we deal with, are all diverse, but they have one thing in common - they need our help! Without the branch's cat work, there would be lots more unhappy cats across the area.
We are a group of over 50 volunteers. We rescue and rehome cats and kittens in our area, which may have come in for various reasons - sometimes people move and leave their cat, sometimes their owner dies, sometimes they are found wandering or injured, and sometimes they are handed in when people just can't cope anymore.
- We help with feral colonies, and our dedicated team of volunteers do their best to trap, neuter, and relocate (where possible) these feral cats.
- We also help with assisted neutering for people on low income or pensions
- We care for long-term ill and elderly cats - we're always looking for homes for these, but this is a difficult task, and in the meantime they need to be looked after and given their medication when necessary.
- We also ensure all our cats are healthy and happy!
We have 7 fosterers, 3 of whom have 6 pens between them in their back gardens, and the other 4 are house fosterers. Plans are in place to increase these numbers this year, which means that we will be able to help more cats in the future.
The charity’s three key aims are:
- To help stray and unwanted cats and kittens, rehabilitating and rehoming them where possible
- To encourage the neutering of all cats and kittens
- To inform the public about the care of cats and kittens
All this is done with no government or lottery funding, and we rely solely on the goodwill and donations from local people and the people we help.
None of the volunteers receive a salary from Cats Protection, and many give up hours of their time every week.