What we do


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 and 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 vaccinated. We also carry out a home check visit.

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 Officer 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.

Help for our CHARITY SHOP is also needed!

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