Welcome to Cats Protection Glastonbury & Wells
***We are now in a position to re-home cats, but it has to be done safely to comply with the rules laid down during the Pandemic. As the Government relax the lockdown we are able to do more and at present we are moving swiftly towards a Hands Free Homing system for the benefit of prospective owners. In the mean time we can still home cats safely, subject to some conditions, all designed to keep you and the fosterer safe and which the fosterer can go through with you when you make contact to enquire about a specific cat, or you can phone Gill on 01749 850660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.***
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Cats Protection is a National Cat Rescue and Welfare Charity, taking in lost and unwanted cats and finding new homes for them. We also encourage neutering and advise on general cat welfare problems.
The Glastonbury & Wells Branch of Cats Protection, covers a largely rural part of Somerset including Shepton Mallet, Wells, Glastonbury, Street, Cheddar, Castle Cary and surrounding area. All of our cats are kept at the homes of volunteer fosterers because we do not have a central cattery. Our branch is committed to making life better for the homeless cats of Somerset.
We always have friendly cats of all ages for rehoming and often 'feral' (semi-wild) cats which are ideal for farms, stables or smallholdings. We often have kittens in need of homes, especially between May - September. Some cats are re-homed quickly, whilst others need medical care or rehabilitation before new homes can be found. Adults are always vet checked, neutered, wormed, treated for fleas, microchipped and fully vaccinated.
We may have some older cats in our care that are looking for a home to see out their twilight years. Please give consideration to these cats as sometimes they can take longer to re-home. Find out more at Golden Oldies.
"Here is the happy proof that the Golden Oldies have so much to give their lucky owners. ANNIE and TIGGY are both 16 years young and are residents at the Bath Retirement Home for Cats. A few months ago ANNIE was on a drip at Rosemary Lodge Vet Hospital for 24 hours with pancreatitis. A week later just look at her with her Cats Protection cat nip pillow! https://youtu.be/XLbvlOSQqTY . This is ANNIE recently enjoying the Spring sunshine... https://youtu.be/jykWt-VMocI . And watch TIGGY too, these older cats are still enjoying life and bringing much joy to their owner https://youtu.be/mtsMWKb9M84 ."
There may be some cats on our website that are advertised on behalf of their owners. They are not in our care but can be re-homed directly from the original owner. Go to the Direct Homing page to view these cats.
You can now read about the many cats that have been adopted from our branch over the years, click on Success Stories. If you have never owned a cat and are thinking about it, then do take a look at the comments or get in contact with us for some advice. We are sure you would not be disappointed to welcome one of our moggies into your life and your home.
The neutering of feral cats is a time consuming and important part of our work. All un-neutered feral cats that we are asked to trap are tested for FIV/FeLV. If negative they are neutered and either returned to the site from which they were trapped or if we have requests for ferals from farms, stables or smallholdings then we will re-locate them.
Please go to our Contact Us page for details of our Welfare Officers and other Committee Members.
If you would like to join us and help with cat rescue in this area of Somerset, please go to the Support Us page. We always need fosterers, home checkers, cat cuddlers and fundraisers – all strictly volunteers, although all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Read more on the Volunteering page.
Help for our Charity Shop is also needed!
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