Welcome to the Moray Branch of                            Cats Protection!
Cats Protection is still taking extra precautions to keep our cats, volunteers and the public safe and continue to provide high levels of care for the cats in our branch as well as helpful welfare advice to cat owners.

Our branch is still operating a Hands-Free Admissions and Homing Service. (We have limited pen space, and often a small waiting list)

If you need to rehome your cat please phone 07837 342646 or preferably email enquiries@moray.cats.org.uk with your contact details and the cat's details.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Please bear in mind that all our team are volunteers and are not paid and have other jobs and families so there may sometimes be a delay in answering any queries. We do however endeavour to get back to everyone as promptly as possible. 

A guide to our 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 volunteers at risk.     

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

  • Check 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 or via our helpline on 07837 342646 or via email on enquiries@moray.cats.org.uk 
  • Reserve your cat. If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email. You may be asked for proof of 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 with our 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 £75, usually by bank transfer (£95 for kittens). 
  • 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 three, seven and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival is 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 welfare advice please contact our National Information Line.


Our aims 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.

The Branch covers an area from Brodie in the west to Portsoy in the east and from the Tomintoul area in the south to the coast in the north. The local branch was founded in 1988 and currently has 3 fosterers. We have the capacity to take 4 cats/family of cats into care at any one time.

The Branch is run solely by volunteers, which means that sometimes there will 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.

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, treated against fleas and worms 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.

We're on Facebook as well; please let all your friends know about us.

This site is always work-in-progress, as it is continually updated. If you are looking to adopt a cat please visit Adopt-a-Cat. Cats are often shown on Facebook first. 
Call us on 07837 347646