Support us

There are many ways you can help, from a one-off donation, becoming a cat sponsor or leaving a legacy in your will. 

Your time is appreciated too and we welcome new volunteers. If you have some time that you can spare, please get in touch or visit our Volunteer page to find out more.

Your one-off donation will go directly to help the cats and kittens in our care. Please click here to make a donation


Become a member of Cats Protection today and you’ll help us protect, care and create a better world for cats. You’ll get even closer to our work while helping the cats and kittens you love.

As a member, you’ll receive:

  • A special welcome pack - you'll receive a welcome pack, including a personal membership card, pin badge and other goodies 
  • Annual subscription to The Cat magazine - four issues of The Cat magazine each year, packed with news, views and heart-warming cat stories 
  • VetfoneTM access - free 24-hour access to the qualified and registered Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons veterinary nurses at VetfoneTM, who can help with any medical concerns you have about your cat as well as 
offer advice on a wide range of issues including diet, travel, exercise and behaviour 
  • A bi-annual Mewsletter - enjoy reading about some of the special cats and kittens you help in a twice-yearly newsletter 
  • CP Annual Review and potential voting rights - see the impact of your support and use your potential voting rights at Cats Protection annual general meeting (AGM) 
  • Cat Guardians - you will be invited to join our free Cat Guardians service, if you aren’t registered already
Become a member and support the cats in our care here:

Join the cat lottery

It costs just £4.34 per month to play the cat lottery and every penny will help our branch to look after the cats and kittens in our care. Players have a chance of winning one of 100 prizes, including a weekly jackpot of £1,000 and Super Draws up to a £10,000 jackpot! 

When signing up please remember to select 'I would like my payments to go towards the cats and kittens at a branch or adoption centre of my choice' and choose to support 'Gateshead & Newcastle Branch' as this will ensure 100% of your lottery fee will go directly to support our branch.

Please click here to join: play the cat lottery

Become a cat sponsor

So many cats arrive at our branch hungry, homeless and alone. Sponsoring a cat pen is one of the best ways you can help, providing them with shelter, food, warmth, medical care and the love they need.

It's easy to become a cat pen sponsor and it also makes a lovely gift for a fellow cat lover in your life. To get started, just choose the cat and the pen you'd like to sponsor here: Become a cat sponsor Gateshead & Newcastle Branch will receive 100% of your sponsorship.

To start off your journey as a Cats Protection Sponsor, you will receive a fantastic welcome pack including a personalised certificate, your first photo introducing you to the lovely cat you are helping to care for in your pen, a photo album to collect pictures of all the cats you help and a window sticker.

That's not all, throughout your time as a sponsor we will keep you updated with regular newsletters and photos of the cat in your pen and will update you by email with photos, videos, stories and sponsorship news. You can even access the sponsor area on our website, including videos and photos of your current sponsor cat. 

Amazon Wish List

We have set up an Amazon Wish List for anyone who would like to support us by buying a gift for the cats and kittens in our care. Items requested include: cat food, cat toys and cat litter.

You can purchase gifts by clicking on this link: Gateshead & Newcastle Branch Amazon Wish List

Items will be delivered directly to the branch.


Giveacar is the UK’s first charity car donation service. They aim to give you a simple, efficient and friendly way to turn an old banger into a good deed for charity. Cats Protection has been partnered with Giveacar from the beginning of the year and is impressed with their professionalism and excellent customer service. Cats Protection has already raised a significant amount which will help us to continue our work in rehoming, neutering and education.

If you would like to donate a car to support your local Cats Protection Branch please click here

*Please inform Giveacar if you would like the funds raised to go to Gateshead & Newcastle Branch*


Please see the Events Section of our website for details on our annual Pawsome Afternoon Tea and fairs where we will next be selling our Cats Protection Merchandise as well as our annual Christmas Fair. There are also some opportunities to take part in challenge events such as the Great North Run and Tyne Bridge Zipslide in support of our branch. 

Fundraise your own way

Thinking of holding a bake sale, bingo night, dress down day or another fundraising event for our branch? Please contact to tell us about your idea, and get access to support from our volunteers, branded Cats Protection materials/posters, collection tins and any other help you might need to make your event a great success!

Thank you!