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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 bereavement in the family - these are just some of the many reasons owners have to make the heartbreaking 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 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.

See our Volunteer section below to see how you could help us by joining our dedicated team.

We have an AmazonWishlist for donations which can be found here: Fram & Sax Amazon

You can find out more about the work of Cats Protection here

Cat adoption in Framlingham & Saxmundham

Could you provide a loving new home for a cat in or around the Framlingham & Saxmundham areas? During the process of adopting a cat from us, we’ll consider everything from your potential pet’s personality and how this fits with your lifestyle, to your home environment – creating the perfect match for both cat and owner and the start of a wonderful feline friendship. You can view all of our cats for adoption here and read more about preparing for your new cat here.

Adoption fee: The Branch Adoption fee is £75 for an adult cat and £95 for a kitten under six months old*. If a kitten has not been neutered before adoption a free neutering voucher will be given (to be used at one of our designated vets). *Before re-homing all our cats and kittens are seen by a vet, given flea and worm treatment, are micro-chipped, fully vaccinated, and if old enough will be neutered. Adoptions include four weeks of free PetPlan insurance.  As you will appreciate this adoption fee does not cover all these costs.  When an adult cat leaves Cats Protection the costs will be approximately £200.  A kitten will cost almost the same and sometimes more! We do ask that if you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received.  We can claim Gift Aid on additional donations if you pay tax.  

Home visits: Our branch carries out home visits before homing.  This is an opportunity for any questions or problems to be discussed. Many of the cats and kittens in the care of our branch come from very rural areas which means they may not be suitable for homes in towns or close to busy roads. Important: If you live in rented accommodation you must have written permission from your landlord to state that you are allowed to have cats in the property. We are unable to home without seeing this permission.

How to express your interest: If you are interested in any of our cats, please use the Enquiry button on the cat's profile. You can also email:  General enquiries can be made by telephone on 01728 723 499. If we are unable to answer immediately please leave a message with your name, address and brief details of your enquiry and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Support Cats Protection Framlingham & Saxmundham Branch

None of our vital work would be possible without you. There are many ways you can be there for cats and kittens in the area of Framlingham & Saxmundham.

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Fundraising events for cats in Framlingham & Saxmundham

Want to fundraise for cats in the Framlingham & Saxmundham area by taking part in one of our events? From summer fêtes to epic sporting challenges, we’d love to see you at one of our fundraising events soon.

Forthcoming Fundraising Events
We attend many fund raising events throughout the year and we always welcome additional helpers - in fact, all events are subject to having enough people to help on the day! If you are able to spare an hour or two to help on the stalls or are able to transport goods to and from events, please contact us on our main branch number 01728 723499 or email us  Thank you.

Our local events are shown below.

Volunteer at Cats Protection Framlingham & Saxmundham Branch

Without volunteers, Cats Protection Framlingham & Saxmundham Branch simply wouldn't exist. Our amazing, friendly volunteers are a diverse group with a shared love of cats who fit volunteering around their home lives and personal commitments.

We're often looking to welcome new volunteers to join our brilliant team. As well as meeting great people and making an incredible difference to the cats in and around Framlingham & Saxmundham, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance.

Transport Volunteer:

If you enjoy driving and would love to use those skills to help our cats, this could be the role for you. Our transport volunteers provide vital assistance to our teams and volunteer groups in the local area by transporting equipment, litter, food– and even cats! They have the essential role of connecting our network of volunteers, sites, vets and supporters.

Without the passionate and committed teams of volunteers across Cats Protection, we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us for help.

What can you expect to be doing?

  •       Arranging and transporting equipment, litter and cat food
  •       Transporting cats to and from vets, foster homes and centres
  •       Transporting equipment to and from events

Find out more about this role and how to apply here: Transport Volunteer


Trap Neuter & Return (TNR) Volunteer:

Unfortunately, thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection for help. Becoming a TNR volunteer is one way you can make a real difference to cats in your local area. Our TNR volunteers help reduce the number of feral cats by raising awareness of our TNR programmes, setting humane traps to safely capture cats, taking them to local vets to be neutered, and hopefully returning them to their territory. Local TNR programmes are crucial, as feral and abandoned cats present a huge challenge for communities across the UK.

What can you expect to be doing? 

  • Trapping cats using humane methods
  • Taking cats to local vets to be neutered 
  • Returning cats to their territory or finding a suitable alternative

The role might also include:

  • Regular feeding of feral colonies
  • Promoting neutering by building relationships with farmers, land owners and local businesses
  • Liaising with vets to promote and arrange neutering 

Find out more about this role and how to apply here: TNR Volunteer


Fostering Opportunities:
We often have a waitlist of felines to come into care if all our foster homes are full. If you think you would like to foster cats and kittens, either in a dedicated space in your home, or in outdoor cabins, please call and we will be happy to give you more details of this very rewarding volunteering opportunity.

Our branch is in need of indoor fosterers. If you think you would like to help, please call us on 01728 73499.

What will I do as a fosterer?
You’ll be temporarily taking care of a cat in need while we find them their forever home. This involves:

  • providing a safe and loving home for your foster cat (or cats) for between a few weeks to several months
  • taking care of their day-to-day needs (feeding them, changing their litter tray, cleaning their living space, making sure they have fresh water, socialising them, and grooming them)
  • giving them any medication they need or additional care
  • taking them to vet appointments and making sure they’re healthy and happy
  • providing us with lots of pictures and information about your foster cat so we can match them with the perfect forever home
  • accommodating visits from potential adopters (the times will be pre-booked with you and only with potential adopters who have passed our checks)

There’s no need to worry about cost when you foster with us – we cover all your foster cat’s expenses.

What do I need to be an indoor fosterer?

We want all our cats to have the best care, so we’re very thorough when choosing owners and fosterers alike! To volunteer as a fosterer for Cats Protection, you will need to:

  • be able to give enough time – our fosterers usually spend one and a half hours per day on average (around 10 to 13 hours per week) in this role, but this can vary depending on the number of cats or kittens in care
  • either own your home or have written permission from the landlord to foster cats
  • be 18 years or older
  • ideally have experience caring for pets (but don’t worry if you don’t – we do provide full training and ongoing support to all our fosterers)
  • have a good-sized room in your house just for your foster cat
  • ideally, have access to a car to take your cat to any appointments (we may be able to do this for you)

If you have other pets, you’ll need to keep them away from your foster cat and have them all vaccinated. If you have no other pets you could utilise your whole house for fostering.

If you enjoy meeting people and have a few hours to spare, perhaps you could help us at some of our fundraising events. We are always looking for people to help out on our stalls around the area. If you are able to transport goods, too, all the better, but this is not essential. If you would like to help us to help more cats and kittens, contact us to find out how you can help. Email: or call 01728 723499. We look forward to hearing from you.

Lost and found cats in Framlingham & Saxmundham

Have you lost or found a cat in the Framlingham & Saxmundham area? We’re here to help you. To report a lost cat, or if you have found a cat in the Framlingham & Saxmundham area, please notify us right away by telephone on 01728 723499  or email us  stating the following details:

  • Your name and address, including postcode and your telephone number (for our records only)
  • Whether you wish for your telephone number to appear on our website (lost cats only)
  • The cat’s name, any distinguishing features, colour, age, hair type, sex and breed if pedigree, neutered or not, microchipped or not?
  • The date the cat was lost/found


Lost, found and feral cats

Lost Cats

Found Cats

Framlingham & Saxmundham - Contact Details

We cover postcode areas IP12 to IP23

To express an interest in adopting a cat, please use the 'Enquire about this cat' button on an adoption page or email:

General enquiries:
Tel:   01728 723 499
If you do not get an immediate answer, please leave your name, telephone number and brief details and we will respond as soon as possible.

Help with the cost of neutering your own cat:
If you receive certain benefits we may be able to help with the cost of neutering. Email us for more information telling us where you live, and your contact phone number:

Co-ordinator: Gillian Clark -

Membership Secretary: Chris Dixon -

Publicity, social media, newsletter and website: Sara Turley -

Treasurer: Carol Scopes -

Fundraising -

Cabin Sponsorship: Carol Wood -

Other local branches:
Ipswich: 0345 371 2069
Bury St Edmunds: 01284 850887
Anglia Coastal: covering the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft area (NR30 - NR35) 0345 371 4202

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