What we do

From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres.

Our vision

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

It’s an ambitious vision. However, we truly believe it can be achieved because of our passion, our professional approach and simply because cats are among the UK’s most popular companion pets.

Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats:

Homing - Finding good homes for cats in need

Neutering - Supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats

Information - Improving people’s understanding of cats and their care

Our values

  • 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

In the longer term, our work will ensure that there will be fewer cats needing our help.


For more information, click https://www.cats.org.uk/about-cp/our-vision

Our new strategy acknowledges that cat welfare education and information for adults and children will be essential to achieving our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. For this reason we have increased our emphasis on this part of our work.

Children and young people will be the cat owners of the future and only by building their understanding and knowledge of cat welfare can we make the world a better place for cats. However, homing and neutering will continue to be a big part of what we do for the foreseeable future.

Read the full Cats Protection strategy