Come and join us at our events this year!

Easter event Sunday 12th April 2020 11am - 3pm

September Gala Sunday 6th September 2020 11am - 3pm  £1 entry fee

Black cat weekend 31st october & 1st November 11 - 3

Christmas Event Sunday 22nd November 2020 11 - 3

Keep up to date with what's happening at the adoption centre. If you have a news story that you would like to share with us please email on using 'News Story' in the title.

Auction for a piece of Robot history

13 September 2016

Would you like to become the proud owner of a piece of robot history from the 2016 series of Robot Wars? We are delighted that Si and Debs have donated his aluminium side panel which formed part of the armour of Chompalot during the four-way battle between, Pulsar, Ironside 3 and Thermidor 2. It comes from Chompalot’s left hand side where it can be seen in perfect condition in this photo. “There are two chunks ripped out of the back of the panel,...

Volunteer Recruitment Day

31 August 2016

Have you ever thought about volunteering for Cats Protection? We are holding a volunteer open day at the adoption centre on Sunday 18th September and would like to invite anyone who is interested to come along to find more about how you can get involved. We find homes for around 1,000 homeless cats and kittens each year at the adoption centre. We work hard to care for them, find homes and raise awareness all of which takes a huge effort by our team of staff and volunteers. We will have two ...

Fighting Robot to visit the centre

03 August 2016

We have some really amazing news for anyone that loves robots . . . We are very excited that two of our volunteers are going to be on the telly with their robot Chompalot competing in the new series of Robot Wars. Simon and Debs from Team Cookie Monsters are bringing their heavy weight robot Chompalot along to our September Gala. Don't miss your chance to see just how big a heavy weight robot really is, take your photo with Chompalot and ask the team ...

Cat and Kitten Crisis

23 July 2016

Our adoption centre is bursting at the seams with many loving cats and kittens requiring a home. We are desperately appealing for new owners to come forward and consider adopting from us. You know you can adopt with confidence with all cats being vet checked, neutered, vaccinated, chipped and treated for fleas & worms. We ask for an adoption fee of just £60 which helps to offset some of these costs. We always face a difficult time each summer but this year is worse than usual with our...

Craft and ChAT

21 February 2016

Everyone welcome. Please come along and learn new crafts as we chat and create products that can be sold in reception to raise money for the cats. Experienced crafters will help beginners to sew, knit, crochet and more so beginners are welcome. Patterns & products will be supplied, so you just need to bring yourself. Any donations will of course be appreciated. First meeting: 3rd March 2016 Subs: £1 per session which will include a hot drink Meet in reception at the adoption ...

Calling all runners

20 January 2016

Ramathon | Sunday 5th June 2016 | iPro Stadium We are looking for five runners to take part in the Ramathon for team Cats Protection. If you think that you could acheive this personal goal and raise a minimum of £200 for Derby adoption centre we would love you to apply for a free place in our team. All funds raised will be used to support the cats in care at the adoption centre. If you are interested in applying for a place please email us at and request an information...

Happy MEW Year

02 January 2016

As we said goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 we just wanted to say thank you to all of our lovely friends of the adoption centre. Your support is important to us . . . the more people that know we are here, we stand a better chance of finding homes for the abandoned and unwanted cats in our care. We found homes for 1,011 cats and kittens during 2015 which was a fantastic result but we can do better with your help as we always have hundreds of cats waiting to come in to find a new home. Whilst ...