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Some useful facts and figures about Cats Protection, the UK's leading cat welfare charity, founded in 1927.

  1. We have thousands of cats and kittens in our care at any one time
  2. We rehomed 41,000 cats in 2019
  3. We also helped reunite 2,500 cats with their owners in 2019
  4. We help neuter around 150,000 cats and kittens per year
  5. We have 37 centres across the UK
  6. We have around 230 branches run by volunteers nationwide
  7. We have over 11,000 active volunteers

More cat facts

  • Cats are prolific breeders – one unneutered female cat can produce 18 kittens a year
  • The average life expectancy for a cat is estimated to be 12 to 14 years though many cats survive to their late teens and early 20s in remarkably good health, depending on how well they are looked after

Further statistics about cats can be found here

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