What we do
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity.
Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
We form part of Cats Protection, which is made up of local volunteer branches (like ours), support shops and adoption centres across the UK. The North Hertfordshire Branch of Cats Protection formed in the year 2000. In 2015, we brought in 234 cats and kittens of which we homed 191. Our cats and kittens are health-checked, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.
Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats:
Homing - Finding good homes for cats in need
Neutering - Supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats
Information - Improving people’s understanding of cats and their care
We never put a healthy cat to sleep and aim to find a loving home for every cat in our care.
The North Hertfordshire Branch covers a wide area for cat welfare (postcodes SG1 to SG7 and some areas of SG8) and we aim to help as many felines as we possibly can.
Except for a discretionary grant from the National Cat Centre at the beginning of each year, our branch is completely self-funding. The number of cats and kittens we can help is entirely dependent on how much money our fund-raising team is able to raise and how many donations we receive.
We have a small team of fosterers, some with outdoor cat cabins, others fostering indoors in a spare room. We are only able to accommodate so many cats and kittens at any one time, plus around 10 cats that are ready for homing that can be viewed at our cattery pens.
We are looking for further committed fosterers, both to accommodate outdoor and indoor cabins, as well as volunteers to help in all sorts of areas.
If you live in North Hertfordshire and would like to adopt a cat, become a fosterer, or have some time to spare to volunteer, take a look at those sections of the website and please do get in touch as we would love to hear from you!