Welcome to Cats Protection Inverness, Nairn & District

In these challenging times with the developing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), Cats Protection is taking extra precuations 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.

We are a small team of dedicated volunteers who all love cats. This branch covers the following post codes; IV1, IV2, IV3, IV4, IV5, IV12, IV63 (From North Kessock in the North, across to Auldearn in the East, West to Drumnadrochit and South across Strathnairn)

The branch is run solely by volunteers, which means that sometimes there may be a slight delay before we get back to you. We do not have a rescue centre but foster cats in pens in gardens or in our homes.

Our main objectives are:
- To rescue, rehabilitate & rehome unwanted cats.
-Assist in the neutering of cats where owners are on low income.
-Reduce the spread of feral cat colonies by operating a trap, neuter and release policy.
-Educate and advise on the welfare of cats.

We rely entirely on donations from members of the public.

We always have cats in need of loving new homes so please consider adopting from us.

All of our cats have been treated to our Minimum Veterinary Standards, meaning that they have been examined by a vet, been vaccinated, teated against worms and fleas and been blood tested for FIV and FeLV. If the cat has not been neutered, it will be whilst in our care. We insist that kittens which are too young to be neutered while with us, are neutered as soon as they are old enough.

We can't always immediately take in a cat you want to rehome but we will add their details to our homing and waiting lists.

**From 28th August 2020 our branch will be operating a Hands-Free Admissions and Homing Service**

If you need to rehome your cat please phone 01463 544101 or email enquiries@inverness.cats.org.uk 

For neutering voucher enquiries please phone 01463 544101 or email neutering@inverness.cats.org.uk

A guide to our new hands-free homing process

We're keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond. Offering our cats a home will help to free up more space to take in emergency cases.

We have put in extensive procedures to make sure that our homing process is in line with current government guidance, without putting adoptees or our current volunteers at risk.

Here is our guide to adopting a cat using hands-free homing:

-Check that you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us

-Enquire. If you've found a cat on our website that you're interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our facebook page, via our helpline on 01463 544101 or via email enquiries@inverness.cats.org.uk

- Reserve your cat. If your found to be a match for your chosen cat, you'll be contacted by phone or email. You may be asked for proof or your address and the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property)

- Adopt. Once you have reserved your cat, you'll be sent paperwork to sign and you'll make a further telephone appointment withour team. In this call, you'll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat. You'll then pay an adoption fee of £55 (£65 for kittens), usually by bank transfer.

- Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we'll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home.

- Be supported. You'll receive a follow-up call or email around 3, 7 and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival has settled in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at www.cats.org.uk/advice

Need help? 

For general information and cat welface advice please contact our National Information Line