What We Do

Cats Pr
otection has been operating for over 90 years and in that time, we have become the UK’s largest feline welfare charity. Glasgow Adoption Centre has been open since 1993 so between our charity as a whole and our specific centre, there is a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion here.

Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of it’s needs.

So how are we going to achieve this and what is it we have been doing for nearly a century?

Cats are brought into our care for a variety of reasons. Whether they are stray, unwanted or their owners are unable to look after their beloved companions anymore, each one receives the same level of first class care.

Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers are responsible for the welfare of each cat. Alongside daily feeding and cleaning routines (which with up to 220 cats at one time, is no small job) each cat is:

The team are also passionate about engaging with visitors to the centre & working with them to find the right cat for the right home. If you choose to adopt a cat from us, you will also be given tips and advice on how to look after your new companion by one of our expert cat carers. Even if you have owned a pet cat before, a little refresher can often be useful!

All of this is a very costly operation, with each cat costing on average £180, often more depending on circumstances. This is why we charge a £80 adoption fee (£140 for a pair), to help recover the costs of their care. As a charity, this also highlights how important your support is for us to continue our work. Support our work.

We receive high volumes of calls reporting missing cats and cats presumed to have no owners appearing in their neighbourhood. We can help to re-unite owners with their beloved pets and care for those that may not have owners or have become lost.


Lost cats-

If your cat has gone missing- please give us a call on 0141 779 3341, or email us at glasgow@cats.org.uk. We will add your cats details to our Facebook lost & found page & check to see if anyone fits your description.  More advice on what to do if you cat has gone missing!


Stray cats-

If you suspect a cat in your neighbourhood may be lost please give us a call on 0141 779 3341 or email glasgow@cats.org.uk. We can talk you through some simple steps to help them be reunited with their owners. More advice for suspected stray cats.

It is very important to attempt to re-unite the cat with their owners first. It is possible the cat is not lost at all and has simply found a new area to explore. Bringing them to us in this situation would actually be removing them from their home. We can help figure out if this is the case so please call us on 0141 779 3341.

If the cat's health appears to be in a critical condition and you suspect they may require veterinary treatment, please contact your local veterinary practice or the SSPCA on 03000 999 999.

Unfortunately, in these challenging times with the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), Cats Protection is taking extra precautions to keep our cats, volunteers, employees and the public safe and continue to provide high levels of care for the cats in our centres and branches as well as helpful welfare advice to cat owners.

This does mean that our centre is now closed to visitors and activities, including face-to-face fundraising and events, have been put on hold until further notice. Our volunteers have not been into our centre since the lockdown started and we will not be taking on any more volunteers until the risk is much lower. Also we have a very long waiting list for volunteering which is closed due to the present situation.



As the UK’s largest feline charity, we are in a perfect position to engage with the community about both cat welfare and animal welfare generally. Whether a school, university or other community group we engage with people- exploring our vision with them and explaining the challenges we face.

Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of it’s needs. 

A major part of this is engaging with current and future cat owners to ensure everyone is supported with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure excellent welfare for the cats in human care.

If you are interested in one of our free talks, please email us at glasgow@cats.org.uk or call on 0141 779 3341 and we can talk you through what we can offer.