How can we help?
*Until further notice due to COVID-19 sadly we will be closed for visitors as well as viewing cats for homing*
The team will be busy looking after the cats in our care but to protect our team of staff & volunteers we unfortunately need to close
to visitors at this time.
As well as rehoming approximately 500 cats per year we will always try to help you with your cat related questions. Where we are unable to help you directly we will endeavour to direct you somewhere that can. Please click on the links for further information.
Do you need to rehome a cat?
We understand that sometimes life and circumstances change and often people are left with no other option than to seek help rehoming their cat/s. We can help however due to the large number of cats needing help we operate a waiting list system. Depending on the list this can take up to 12 weeks for a place to become available.As we do not have admissions pens or an on site vet we are unable to take cats straight into the Gildersome centre; instead all cats are placed onto the waiting list, when a place becomes available they are transferred into our admissions centre at Tingley. This centre is not open to the public.If you would like to speak to a member of the team or to put a cat/s onto the waiting list please call us on 03000121505 during our opening hours. We will need to take your contact details, details about your cat and if the cat is neutered, chipped or vaccinated.
For other rescue and rehoming centres in the area please see https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-rescue-centres-west-yorkshire
Neutering Helpline 03000 121212
The main reason Cats Protection are here is due to the vast amount of unneutered cats reproducing. Neutering is not just important to prevent large numbers of unwanted kittens, but also for the health of the mating cat. If you would like advice on neutering your cat, please contact - Cats Protection Neutering Helpline - 03000 12 12 12 (option 2) For more information see our neutering information page https://www.cats.org.uk/gildersome/what-we-do/neutering Or at https://www.cats.org.uk/cat-care/key-cat-care/neutering
We are always happy to provide advice (non-veterinary) and information, to help you and your cat.
Please give the centre a call on 03000 121505 during our opening hours.Alternatively we have a wide variety of downloadable advice leaflets and information available at https://www.cats.org.uk/cat-care/help-and-advice
Are you a community group, organisation, childcare group or a school? We can provide information and talks to your group or arrange for you to visit our centre. See the information at https://www.cats.org.uk/gildersome/feature-pages/free-cat-workshops-and-cat-talks
We cannot rehome feral cats, Do you need advice about a Feral, Stray or Community Cat/s? Please see our Feral and Stray Advice page
CATS PROTECTION MAINTAIN A NON-EUTHANASIA POLICY - HEALTHY CATS ARE NEVER PUT TO SLEEP - UNLESS UNDER VETERINARY RECOMMENDATION DUE TO COMPROMISED WELFARE OR A SERIOUS ILLNESS. WE BELIEVE THERE IS A HOME FOR EVERY HEALTHY CAT IN OUR CARE.