What we do

LIKE Cats Protection’s other 250-plus branches, our main objectives are:
  • To find good homes for cats in need (like Oscar, pictured)Oscar%44 a recent homing
  • To support and encourage the neutering of cats
  • To improve understanding of cats and their care
Our branch depends on volunteers who give their time and effort free to do a whole range of tasks. We cover the Eltham and Sidcup areas on the borders of south-east London and north Kent. The more helpers and money we have, the more we can do for the cats and kittens who so badly need us. In 2020, we homed 92 cats and kittens in spite of lockdown and the Covid pandemic. With more fosterers, we could help even more needy felines. All contributions - financial or practical, one-off or regular - are welcomed. Find out about the many easy ways to help by clicking here to go to Support Us.

The cost of caring
It can cost up to £200 to look after each cat before rehoming. Depending on the individual case, expenses can include:
  • £50 for vaccinations
  • £40 to £60 for neutering
  • £20 for a clinical examination
  • £40 for blood or urine tests
  • £5 for worming and flea treatment
  • The daily cost of food and litter

A few facts about Cats Protection - Britain's largest feline welfare charity - nationwide
  • We have over 6,500 cats and kittens in our care at any time
  • We rehomed 27,000 cats and kittens in 2020
  • We helped neuter 109,000 cats and kittens in 2020, covering cats in our care, ferals plus vouchers for owners to snip or spay their cats
  • We reunited 1,900 lost cats with their owners in 2020
  • We have more than 120 volunteer-run charity shops and 35 adoption centres across the UK
  • Our 11,000 active volunteers put in millions of hours of unpaid work every year
  • We reached 41,000-plus adults and children with hundreds of educational talks in 2019
  • We campaign on feline issues, such as presssing for a new law making micro-chipping cats compulsory (gathering 23,000 signtures for a petition in 2019) and improved welfare for kittens
  • We handled 120,000 cat care inquiries from members of the public in 2020