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. In 2022, we homed 67 cats and kittens but with more fosterers, we could help many more. Find out about this role and other 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:
  • £60 for vaccinations
  • £80 or more for neutering
  • £30 for a clinical examination
  • £50 for blood or urine tests
  • £20 for worming and flea treatment
  • The daily cost of food and litter
Cats Protection is Britain's largest feline welfare charity
  • We have an estimated 6,500-plus cats and kittens in our care at any time
  • We rehomed 30,000 cats and kittens in 2022
  • We helped neuter 132,000 cats in 2022, covering cats in our care, 12,000 ferals plus vouchers for owners to snip or spay their pets
  • We microchipped 43,000 cats in our care or with owners in 2022
  • We reunited 2,000 lost cats with their owners in 2022
  • We have nearly 100 charity shops and 35 adoption centres across the UK
  • Our 9,200 active volunteers put in millions of hours of unpaid work every year
  • We campaign on feline issues, such as improved welfare for kittens