Welcome to Cats Protection Framlingham & Saxmundham Branch
We’re here to support cats and kittens in and around the Framlingham & Saxmundham areas, covering postcodes: IP12, IP13, IP15, IP16, IP17, IP18, IP19, IP20, IP21, IP22, IP23
Run by a small team of dedicated, cat-loving volunteers, we are dedicated to improving the lives of cats and kittens in the areas in and around Framlingham & Saxmundham, to find loving new homes for cats in our care, offering support with neutering, and lost and found cats, as well as general education and awareness within the Framlingham & Saxmundham area.
Our Story: Our branch of Cats Protection was formed in 1989 by a group of concerned people who were alarmed by the increasing number of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the area. Approval from Cats Protection to form a local branch was received in April 1990.
Since our formation, we have gone from strength to strength and on average now home up to 120 cats and kittens each year and help many more with medical care and neutering programmes. Moving home, relationship break-ups, illness, and bereavements in the family - these are just some of the many reasons owners have to make the heart-breaking decision to separate from their cats. There are also many strays and feral kittens we take in each year and older feral cats we help to trap, neuter and return (TNR) to managed colonies. Sadly, the problem of unwanted cats and kittens has not decreased despite neutering campaigns.
All our work is voluntary and has to be fitted in with business and private lives. It is sometimes extremely difficult to get this fact over to the general public. We have a dedicated team of volunteers without whom we could not carry out the vital work we do to help the cats and kittens in our area.
The branch does not have a purpose-built adoption centre, so all felines in our care are placed in either cat cabins in fosterers' gardens or in spare rooms in their homes.
You can find out more about the work of Cats Protection here.