What we do

No healthy cat is ever put to sleep ... and we do all we can to save the sickly ones too!

Hornchurch and District is your local branch of Cats Protection, the largest feline charity in the UK. We are one of a network of over 250 branches and operates within the following postcodes RM1 - RM3, RM5 - RM14
We were formed in 2001 when a group of local cat lovers felt they couldn’t sit by and leave unwanted and injured cats and kittens to fend for themselves any longer.
We are all unpaid volunteers, many with full time jobs, who give our time to help local cats in need. Our mission is to ensure that every cat is given the chance of a life where it will be treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. We aim to do this by:
•finding loving homes for stray and unwanted cats and kittens;
•supporting and encourage the neutering of cats; and
•improving people's understanding of cats and their care.
Since the making of this film, Cats Protection introduced a set adoption fee for cats of £80 in line with other animal charities. This will greatly help branches towards the cost of each cat’s care with us: food and shelter, de-fleaing, worming, neutering as well as any veterinary treatment it might need.
Otherwise, we are entirely self-financing and receive no government or lottery funding. We rely solely on the goodwill and donations from local people. Last year we rehomed over 300 cats and kittens to loving homes. Without your support who knows where they might have ended up today…