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Welcome to Cats Protection High Wycombe & South Bucks Branch

We’re here to support cats and kittens in High Wycombe & South Bucks, covering all areas in the Wycombe district and the Chalfonts, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Marlow, Bourne End, Wooburn, Stokenchurch, Amersham, Chesham Bois and Hyde Heath (postcodes HP6 to HP15 and SL7 to SL9).

Run by a small group of passionate, cat-loving volunteers, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of cats and kittens in High Wycombe & South Bucks, working to find loving new homes for local cats in our care, offering financial support with neutering and lost and found cats, as well as general education and awareness within the High Wycombe & South Bucks area. You can find out more about the work of Cats Protection here.

To find Cats Protection branches that cover other areas, please click here.

Cat adoption in High Wycombe & South Bucks

Could you provide a loving new home for a cat in High Wycombe & South Bucks? During the process of adopting a cat from us, we’ll consider everything from your potential pet’s personality and how this fits with your lifestyle, to your home environment – creating the perfect match for both cat and owner and the start of a wonderful feline friendship.

Cats available for adoption from Cats Protection High Wycombe & South Bucks Branch are featured below. To express your interest in a particular cat, please enquire via the listing. If you have any general enquiries about your suitability, or the adoption process, please call us on 07721 677487 or email us at adopt@highwycombe.cats.org.uk. Once we have your details and requirements, we will contact you to discuss the next stage, normally within 24 hours, so if you don't hear from us please check your spam email folder. 

We may also have other cats or kittens that are not quite ready for adoption, so even if you don’t see a suitable cat, please get in touch so that we can tell you what might be available soon, and we'll put your details on our waiting list. The cats shown are in approximate order of coming into our care.  The cats that have been waiting the longest time for a forever home are shown first, so if they look suitable for you, please spare them some thought.

All cats are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, vet-checked, and have been treated for fleas and worms. We will also pay for kittens adopted from us to be neutered when they are old enough. All we ask for is an adoption fee of £90 per cat (or £110 per kitten) which helps towards the costs of looking after the cats in our care, and finding them homes so that more cats can be cared for. 

We do not have a central adoption centre – all cats available for adoption are kept at private addresses by volunteer fosterers. 

Priority is given to adopters within the High Wycombe and South Bucks catchment area (HP6 to HP15 and SL7 to SL9). If you live outside this catchment area but still want to adopt one of the cats shown, please contact us or apply anyway, as sometimes we may still be able to help.


Support Cats Protection High Wycombe & South Bucks Branch

None of our vital work would be possible without you. There are many ways you can be there for cats and kittens in High Wycombe & South Bucks.

 

Donate now

Donate now

Appeals

Appeals

Fundraise for us

Fundraise for us

Challenge events

Challenge events

Membership

Membership

Weekly lottery

Weekly lottery

Gifts In Wills

Gifts In Wills

Other ways to give

Other ways to give

Fundraising events for cats in High Wycombe & South Bucks

Want to fundraise for cats in High Wycombe & South Bucks by taking part in one of our events? From sunny summer fetes to street collections, we’d love to see you at one of our fundraising events soon. You can also check out the national Cats Protection events calendar here.


Volunteer at Cats Protection High Wycombe & South Bucks Branch

Without volunteers, Cats Protection High Wycombe and South Bucks simply wouldn't exist. Our amazing, friendly volunteers are a diverse group with a shared love of cats who fit volunteering around their home lives and personal commitments.

We're always looking to welcome new volunteers to join our team. As well as meeting great people and making an incredible difference to the cats of High Wycombe & South Bucks, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance.

We are currently looking for:

  • fosterers (indoor and outdoor)
  • someone who's good with social media, to run our Twitter account
  • home visitors, particularly those that know Maidenhead well

 

Would you like to become a fosterer?

Fosterers are central to our operation, and we desperately need more fosterers to look after cats whilst they await new homes. 

Indoor fosterers would need a spare, secure room away from your other pets (if any) to keep a cat temporarily whilst it awaits a new home. If the cat has access to the whole house, it must not be let outside.

Outdoor fosterers would need space in the garden to accommodate a pen. You may need to have a concrete base put in your garden – again, the charity would pay for this. Being a fosterer is very rewarding but a lot of thought needs to be given before making the commitment as the charity would be purchasing a new pen and they are costly.

You would need to expect that people would need to visit and see the cats, after having been vetted beforehand. All food, litter and vets bills are paid for so all you need to supply as a fosterer is the TLC. 

If you are interested in becoming a fosterer please email us at enquiries@highwycombe.cats.org.uk and we can tell you more about it. You can also watch a video about fostering here.

Lost and found cats in High Wycombe & South Bucks

Have you lost or found a cat in High Wycombe & South Bucks? We’re here to help you. To report a lost cat, or if you have found a cat in the High Wycombe & South Bucks area, please call us on 07973 946111 or email us: lostandfound@highwycombe.cats.org.uk. 

You can also message us on our Facebook page.

If you have lost your cat:

Don’t panic! Cats can disappear for days at a time and return with no trouble.

Look in…

  • all rooms, cupboards, boxes and household appliances, eg washing machines
  • gardens and hedges – he may be hurt, frightened and hiding nearby. Keep calling him, particularly at dawn/dusk/night when it’s quiet. Put out a bowl of water and some tasty smelly food
  • sheds and garages
  • vehicles

Inform…

  • Facebook groups such as ‘Lost and Found Pets in High Wycombe and Surrounding Areas’, ‘Harveys Army South’, ‘Lost and Found Pets UK’
  • your microchip company (and make sure your registered contact details are up to date)
  • local veterinary practices
  • neighbours, using leaflets – or even better, talk to them directly to ensure they check garages etc – or better still, ask if you can check there yourself (pay particular attention where neighbours are away, as cats can get locked in by accident)
  • us and other local cat charities
  • as many 'lost pet' websites that you can find
  • the cleansing department of your local council
  • your postman, milkman and newspaper delivery person

Advertise…

  • posters on trees, distribute leaflets to shops, post office, garages.
  • in local schools, newspapers, radio
  • on local noticeboards, including a recent photograph of your missing cat
  • offer a reward

Finally…

  • the earlier you report your cat is missing, the more likely it is that it will be found
  • we know that losing a cat can be very traumatic for you. If you need some practical information and emotional support, please call our free Paws to Listen service on 0800 024 9494 or email pawstolisten@cats.org.uk
  • when your cat does return, DO inform any organisations who have been asked to look for it
  • have your cat microchipped - it will soon be a legal requirement!

If you have found a cat:

  • Only feed the cat if it is thin and starving
  • See if it looks like any on the 'lost cat' places above (eg Facebook)
  • Knock on the doors of houses nearby to see if anybody knows who might own the cat, and revisit any that don't answer as owners may be on holiday
  • Take the cat to a vet who will check for a microchip (free of charge), and you can ask if anyone has reported a similar cat missing
  • Put a paper collar on the cat - try this a few times if the collar comes off
  • Produce some 'cat found' leaflets to be distributed in the area it was found
  • Contact us and other local cat rescues, just in case anybody reports their cat as missing to us

Doing these things is often very successful in reuniting a cat with its owners, and it is important that this advice is followed before a cat is taken into charity care.

If you find a deceased cat and have been unable to locate the owner, please take the cat to the nearest vet, who will scan it for a microchip and contact the owner.  If no owner is found they will keep the cat for a period of time in case an owner comes forward.

Lost, found and feral cats

High Wycombe & South Bucks - Contact Details

General enquiries:  enquiries@highwycombe.cats.org.uk | 01494 629037 

Cat adoption:  adopt@highwycombe.cats.org.uk | 07721 677487

Need to pass a cat into our care? 

admissions@highwycombe.cats.org.uk  | 01494 629037 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) 07973 946111 (evenings and weekends)

Neutering vouchers: neutering@highwycombe.cats.org.uk  | 07973 946111

Lost or found cats: lostandfound@highwycombe.cats.org.uk  | 07973 946111

Donations of food, litter, scratching posts or cat carriers: enquiries@highwycombe.cats.org.uk | 07721 677487

Please bear in mind that as we are all volunteers, we may not be around to take your call or respond to your email immediately, but if you leave us a message, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

We do not have a central office or adoption centre – all cats available for adoption are kept at private addresses by volunteer fosterers.