Welcome to Cats Protection



Due to the developing situation with COVID-19 we are taking some extra precautions at this time to try and ensure that we keep our visitors and Centre safe so we can continue to care for cats.


The Adoption Centre will now be closed to the public until further notice. Emergency admissions will be considered on a case by case basis. Please call our National Information Line on 03000 12 12 12 if you think you have an emergency.

Please be assured that the cats in our care will continue to receive the best of care. This move is to protect people both internally & externally so we can continue to give that care.

As this situation is a rapidly changing one we will we will keep you updated with any changes as they occur, thank you for your patience at this time.


In 2019 at Downham Market Adoption Centre we helped nearly 800 cats and kittens in a variety of ways, in & around Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, South Lincolnshire & Suffolk. Cats come to us for a variety of reasons – some are well-loved pets who have sadly lost their owners, others are strays who have no home, others are unfortunately unwanted.
When they leave Cats Protection, your cat will have been treated to a top to tail medical. Meaning they will have been:

  • Fully examined by a vet
  • Vaccinated at least once against flu, enteritis & feline leukaemia
  • Treated against fleas, roundworm & tapeworm
  • Neutered (including kittens)
  • Microchipped
With this in mind our adoption fee is currently £64.00 per cat or kitten, your new feline friend also comes with 4 weeks free pet insurance for extra peace of mind.

Opening Times: Open 6 days a week BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, 11am-3pm. CLOSED THURSDAYS. Open bank holidays.
We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day.

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