Tortie and white cat sitting on a cat bed next to a television, looking at the camera Adoption Fee increase!

Fees are now £100 for adult cats and £120 for kittens

This is the minimum that we can raise it, whilst still being able to care for needy cats.  Sadly, the cost of living has forced us to take this step.

 

Can you help us to help Ava?

Just Giving for Ava
Ava is a beautiful cat who came into care here at Oxford Cats Protection because it was felt she was struggling to adjust to changes in her home when a new cat was introduced and a baby was born. When she arrived with us, Ava was taken to the local vets used by the branch and after an abdominal scan and X-Ray it was discovered that she had stones in her bladder. As a result, she is now booked in to have surgery to remove these stones and hopefully this will resolve the problem and make her feel a lot more comfortable.

The cost of the operation is approximately £1100, this is a large bill for our branch so any support you can give will make such a difference. Anything raised above the target amount will go towards caring for other cats like Ava here at Oxford branch.

This is Ava's Just Giving page

Longhaired ginger cat lying on her side on the floor, looking at the camera

CAT OF THE MONTH

An orange and white cat and a black and white cat curled together, looking left, on a pile of blankets in a window, with a garden beyond.SKY and STAR

Sky and Star, five and seven,  need a home together, with a garden to play in.  They would prefer to be only pets so they can have your undivided attention!  They are a little shy to start with, but once they get to know you, they love attention – and their food!

Could you be the right person for Sky and Star?

In April, we safely rehomed 7 cats and 5 kittens

Where are they now?

Why not catch up with some of our Cats of the Month and find out the next part of their story?

So fat, in 2024, we have rehomed 38 cats and 23 kittens

Volunteers needed!

We have a lot of volunteer opportunites available - take a look and see if any of them would suit you!

We are a flexible and friendly team, based in our own homes as we do not have a centre.  We would love to hear from you!

Opportunites

A tabby and a black and white cat snuggled together.  Text  in red box says  apply to volunteer today

KITTENS!

Kittens are starting to be ready to go to new homes.  If you are interested, please contact us.

Large group of assorted kittens
   

Cats Whiskers

Cover of May 2024 issue
The May edition of our magazine, Cats Whiskers

Friends of Cats Protection (Oxford Branch)

Cat looking out of open carrierCalling all cat and kitten lovers.
  • Do you have a few spare hours available from time to time?
  • Would you like to help support the work of CP without becoming too involved?
  • Could you help with fund-raising?
  • Could you collect/deliver cats and kittens or supplies to our fosterers?
If the answer to any of these question is YES, why not join join our new group

Friends of CP

Despite the rising cost of living, caring for our cats does not stop.

Sad kittenAs a nation, we’ve rarely appreciated our cats more. They’re here for us when we’re feeling worried or lonely, here to distract us and help the days pass and here as a great comfort and source of joy.

Can you donate £18 today and help with the cost of feeding, treating, looking after and loving one of the cats in our care for another day?

Our cats are here for us so please help us be #HereForTheCats. Please supportour Special Coronavirus Appeal and donate now.

Fundraising

At the moment we are running a Facebook Marketing campaign to try and bolster our funds during these difficult times when our normal fundraising activities are curtailed. So far we have managed to sell a range of donated goods which has been a great success. However, we are in need of some good quality donations to help continue these fundraising activities over the next few months. If you have anything that is new/nearly new that you could donate to our cause it would be very much appreciated!
In particular we would love:

  • Toys
  • Craft items
  • Home décor items
  • Toiletries (must still be sealed)
  • Household items
We are unable to accept books, DVDs, CDs and any items with blades or sharp implements.
If you have any items to donate, or further questions, please contact us at enquiries@oxford.cats.org.uk to arrange for collection.

Weekly Lottery

Why not enter our Cats Protection Lottery?

The odds are fab and you will help cats too!

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Take a chance!

AMAZON WISH LIST

You can help us and our fosterers directly via our Amazon Wish List. You can scan the QR code to go there directly

QR code taking you to the Amazon Wish List 

BANGERS FOR CASH

We are serving up a novel “bangers for cash” initiative asking people to donate their unwanted vehicles to raise money for local moggies.

Very large cat inspects very small car
   

Feral/Farm Cats Available

From time to time we are asked to help reduce the size of cat colonies in the Oxfordshire area. This means we go out trapping cats which then need a good home.

We are looking, in particular, for farmers, smallholders or stables who may need good hunters to help with any vermin issues. All the new owners would need to do is give the cats somewhere to shelter and put out some food for them.

All trapped cats will be neutered and have a thorough vet check before they are moved on.

If you are interested please contact the Oxfordshire branch of CP on 01235221147 or email enquiries@oxford.cats.org.uk

Grief Support

We are here to help you Whether you are facing the heartbreak of your cat passing away, want help with difficult issues like euthanasia, a cat who has gone missing or need someone to talk to about your loss: we are here for you.

Paws to Listen grief support service 0800 024 94 94
(freephone)
Established in 1988, we work through a network of fosterers, who provide temporary accommodation for needy cats until safe, loving, permanent homes can be found for them. The fosterers are supported by other volunteers who concentrate on fund-raising.

Cats Protection asks adopters for an adoption fee of £100 when offering a home to a cat or kitten as they are all vet-checked, micro-chipped and receive their first vaccinations before going to their new homes and, if old enough, are neutered. If you feel able to make a donation on top of that fee, it would, of course, be gratefully received. We know times are hard so thank you if you decide to give a loving home to one of our cats

Are you my Special Someone?