What we do
From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's largest and leading feline welfare charity. Nationwide we help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 230 volunteer-run branches and 36 adoption centres.
Our key objectives are to:
- to find good homes for cats in need
- to support and encourage the neutering of cats
- to improve people's understanding of cats and their care
Cats and their welfare are at the centre of everything we do | We never put a healthy cat to sleep | We value and respect our volunteers, supporters and staff | We are committed to providing a high quality service | We are open and honest
At Evesham Adoption Centre, we take in and rehome cats which have been stray and abandoned, or where their owners are no longer in a position to care for them. Our team work hard to care for and get to know the cats in order to provide gold-standard welfare, and ensure they are matched to a home that suits their needs and personality. We work closely with other Cats Protection branches, as well as local services such as councils, vets and other charities to achieve our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Giving up your pet is never an easy decision. If you find yourself in a position where you need to relinquish your cat, our team at Evesham Adoption Centre will guide you through the process with compassion and sensitivity. You can find further support about relinqushing your cat in our Rehoming Guide
Evesham Adoption Centre is a community hub for cat advice and support. We are on hand 7 days a week to help the local community with any cat-related questions, problems and behaviours. We have lots of resources available to help the public with all things cat! We have an array of cat care information via our help and advice
section and seek to educate
people of all ages about cats and their care. Neutering
Spaying or castrating cats is the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK. We are working to clear up myths around spaying cats, spread the neutering message and make it easier for owners on low incomes to get their cats neutered. Our recommended neutering age for your pet cat is 4 months old. Visit our neutering
page for more information.
We help neuter around 150 000 cats and kittens, including 20 000 ferals, every year. In some cases, we may be able to help with the cost of a neutering operation. If you need help financially, please contact our National Helpline on 03000 12 12 12
or visit our neutering campaign
page for more information and eligibility requirements.Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
Cats Protection offers Trap, Neuter and Return schemes (TNR) for feral cats
, which can help to limit disease and control feral populations. The word 'feral' means members of a domesticated species that have reverted to living as wild animals. While they are often mistaken for stray cats, ferals have little or no contact with humans and cannot be tamed.
Cats learn what is normal at a very young age, during what is known as a 'socialisation period.' Between the ages of two to six weeks, kittens can learn to enjoy human contact, forming a bond and becoming great pets. Feral cats are usually the offspring of stray, feral or abandoned cats and have missed out on this early experience, making them likely to be wary of humans.
Feral cats are equally protected in law as domestic cats and are more susceptible to disease. Simply removing feral cats isn't a long-term solution - a new colony will often move in. The best option is to neuter all of the feral cats within as short a time frame as possible, reducing the size of the colony and therefore keeping vermin levels down. At Evesham Adoption Centre, we carry out TNR in the local community. If you have a feral colony in need of neutering, please contact us on 01386 833 343.
At Evesham Adoption Centre we are proud to offer a new program called Supported Cats. It is a free service which is aimed at preventing owners having to give up their cats due to circumstantial changes or unwanted behaviours (such as inappropriate toileting or aggression).
We work closely with owners to put a plan in place within the home environment, to address the root cause of the unwanted behaviour so that cats and their owners can live harmoniously together. We can also assist with other situational changes such as landlords not allowing pets, owners going into care/changes to health, owner pregnancy, etc. Please call us on 01386 833 343 if you would like more information about Supported Cats.Paws To Listen
Whether you are facing the heartbreak of your cat passing away, have a cat that's gone missing, or are facing a difficult issue such as euthanasia, our Paws To Listen
team are here for you. This free service is available to anyone who wants to talk about their loss.Cat Guardians
This is a free service provided by Cats Protection, aimed at giving peace of mind to owners who are concerned about what might happen if they were to pass away before their cat. Visit our Cat Guardians
page for more information.Free Will Writing
We've partnered with specialists for our will writing offer - giving you the chance to write or amend your will for free. You are under no obligation to include Cats Protection in your will. Find out more here