Welcome to Cats Protection Isle of Lewis & Harris Branch
Cats Protection’s Isle of Lewis & Harris Branch is part of a national network of 257 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres that together helped over 230,000 cats and kittens in 2010. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998.
The charity’s vision is to ensure that every cat is given the chance of a life where it will be treated with kindness. An assessment will be made of each cat in order to ensure their needs are identified and an appropriate home is found for them.
The Isles of Lewis & Harris Branch is run by volunteers who commit themselves wholeheartedly to helping any cat in need.
Once again we have had an extremely busy year and for a period of several weeks we were receiving kittens almost on a daily basis looking for new homes. Here in 2016 we will continue to rescue any cat in need, provide advice and support to the public and continue to raise awareness of the vision we have.
Sadly many cats are still given up or abandoned every day, placing a heavy burden on the charity’s services. Cats Protection has around 7,000 cats in its care at any one time across the country, all being cared for until loving new homes are found.
We are a small branch with a small team of volunteers who cover a large rural area which can be geographically challenging. We are always extremely busy and would welcome more volunteers to join our team so we can help as many felines as we can.
If you would like to help the branch, please go to the volunteering page here