What we do
- Rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted cats
Every cat that comes to Cats Protection has a story - some have wandered off, some have been abandoned when their owners move away and some come to us when their owners are no longer able to care for them. Some have even been in an accident and require veterinary care. If we have the space, we will take in any cat that is in need and rehome them to the most suitable environment.
- Assist in neutering of cats
With thousands of unwanted cats in the UK, one of Cats Protection's key aims is to spread the neutering message. Aside from preventing unwanted kittens, neutering has many health benefits as well. We can offer financial assitance for those on low incomes/receiving benefits to help with the partial or full cost of neutering.
- Reduce the spread of feral cat colonies
The word 'feral' means members of a domesticated species that have reverted to living as wild animals. While often mistaken for strays, ferals will have had little to no contact with humans. They CANNOT be tamed.
Cats Protection uses the Trap-Neuter-Return (commonly referred to as TNR) method to effectively and humanely control feral cat populations. Our TNR volunteers will trap the cats and kitten with humane traps (similar to cages), take them to a vet to be neutered, then return them to the land that they came from.
- Educate and advise
An important part of our role is to give help and advice on feline care. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have whether you already own a cat or are thinking of adopting. Please contact us if you any questions at all.
Fort William is just a small part of the bigger picture when it comes to Cats Protection but never the less we are dedicated to the welfare of our feline friends.
At present, we are an eleven person team and are actively seeking new volunteers to help us make a difference. We are looking for volunteers to help us with fostering, education, TNR and fundraising in our local area of Fort William.