Welcome to the Moray Branch of Cats Protection!
In these challenging times with the developing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), Cats Protection is taking extra precautions 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.

Unfortunately this does mean that with immediate effect, some activities, including homing, face-to-face fundraising and events, have been put on hold until further notice.

At this time we are also unable to take any more cats into our care other than in exceptional circumstances. If you have an emergency situation and you think you need to rehome your cat please contact us on 03000 12 12 12 or info@cats.org.uk

If you are planning on visiting one of our centres to collect a reserved cat, we request that you book ahead with an appointment, as opposed to visiting during our normal public opening hours.

If you or anyone in your immediate family/household are unwell or showing signs that could be attributed to COVID-19 we respectfully ask that you do not visit our centres at this time. For up-to-date information on signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

We will issue updates when the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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 4 fosterers. We have the capacity to take 8 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 now 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.
Call us on 07837 347646