Support us

There are lots of ways in which you can support our centre:

Donate now
Every single penny you can donate is appreciated! It could be a one off payment or a regular gift.
- £5 can help pay for a cat litter tray, scoop and a food dish.
- £10 could buy an 'igloo' for an elderly cat to curl up inside and keep warm.
- £30 could pay for a cat to be neutered.
- £50 could pay for a kitten to be vaccinated against flu viruses, enteritis, leukaemia and other serious diseases.
If you would like to make a donation then click here

Donate your spare items now
We rely on the generosity of supporters to keep going, donations of money are always gratefully received but we also accept donations of good quality items, books, bric-a-brac (no electrical items). New items are also always needed for use in tombola’s and raffles. Sorry but we are no longer able to accept CD or DVD's. We can also make use of towels, newspapers, blankets and cuddly toys and any unwanted food or cat toys that your cat will no longer use...we always have a feline who will enjoy it!

Become a Breakfast Buddy
Breakfast Buddies is a great way for you to help the cats in care at the centre, for £5 a month you can choose a cat and sponsor their breakfast for that month.
To sponsor a Breakfast Buddy - find out more here  

Amazon Wishlist

We've made a list on Amazon of some of the items we desperately need to give the rescued cats and kittens comfort during their stay 
with us. The cats in our care enjoy additional enrichment through toys, snuggly 
bedding and heated pads for their beds so please consider sending them a gift, you can see what's available here*Please note - when you check out you will automatically be able to select our address from your address book*

Do you shop online? If so, register with EasyFundraising and they will donate a % to our branch at no extra cost to you. You can use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,600 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, M&S, Sainsbury's and hundreds more! Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for our branch every time, it’s that easy!
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Volunteer with us
Give a little time and make a BIG difference. We welcome volunteers with open arms, whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with us. Good communicator? Good organiser? People person? Love cats?

To find out more about our current opportunities click here

Join the Cats Protection Lottery
You can join the Cat Protection Lottery, it costs as little as £1 to play, and each week there are 300 cash prizes to be won:

1st prize £1,000
2nd prize £200
3rd prize £150
4th prize £100
5th prize £50
PLUS 495 runner-up prizes of £5

All lottery players are also entered into Quarterly Super Draw Raffles, with a top prize of up to £25,000.
*Please ensure you select ‘I would like my payments to go towards the cats and kittens at a branch or adoption centre of my choice’ option and then choose Derby Adoption Centre from the drop down menu*
To sign up to the Cats Protection Lottery click here

Become a Member
You could help to support the cats and kittens in our care by becoming a member for £5 per month or pay an annual fee of £60, and you will receive;
- A subscription to our quarterly magazine, The Cat.
- Unlimited access to Vetfone TM - a phone service where registered veterinary nurses can advise you on any questions about your cat/s 24/7, 365 days a year
- A copy of our Annual Review each year
- Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting
To sign up to the Cats Protection Membership click here

Sponsor a pen
Over the course of a year, a pen could be a temporary home for a succession of needy cats and kittens. As a sponsor, you will know that you have helped these cats and kittens to have a secure place to rest and recover from their traumas before being re-homed. It's easy to become a sponsor right now, for as little as 19p a day. You'll hear their stories. See their pictures. You'll feel like these special cats are a part of your life.
To become a Sponsor click here

Legacy and In Memory
Without the kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their will we would not be the charity we are today; these special gifts fund more than half of everything we do.
By leaving a gift in your will, you will be helping us keep the special promise that underpins all of our vital work: that we will never put a healthy cat to sleep. Every gift we receive from our supporters, no matter how large or small, makes a real and tangible difference to the lives of the cats and kittens we help and care for. For more information go to

You may have organised a bake sale, car boot or selected to remember our charity "in lieu of flowers" following the loss of a loved one. JustGiving is a simple secure way to transfer the funds, whilst enabling you to leave a message detailing, if you wanted, how this amount was raised. You can donate on our JustGIving page here.