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Welcome to Cats Protection Reading & District Branch

We’re here to support cats and kittens in Reading, covering postcodes: RG1, RG30, RG31, RG4, RG7, RG7, RG9.

Run by a small team of dedicated, cat-loving volunteers, we’re passionate about improving the lives of cats and kittens in Reading, working to find loving new homes for local cats in our care, offering support with neutering, and lost and found cats, as well as general education and awareness within the Reading area. You can find out more about the work of Cats Protection here

Cat adoption in Reading

Could you provide a loving new home for a cat in Reading? During the process of adopting a cat from us, we’ll consider everything from your potential pet’s personality and how this fits with your lifestyle, to your home environment – creating the perfect match for both cat and owner and the start of a wonderful feline friendship.

Cats available for adoption from Cats Protection Reading & District Branch are featured below. To express your interest in a particular cat, please enquire via their listing. If you have any general enquiries about your suitability, or the adoption process, please call us on: 01189 403 005 or email us at adoption@reading.cats.org.uk 

Support Cats Protection Reading & District Branch

None of our vital work would be possible without you. There are many ways you can be there for cats and kittens at Cats Protection Reading & District Branch. Why not come and visit our shop?:

Location: Cats Protection shop, 11 The Triangle, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4RN 

Telephone: 0118 9453733 

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 9-5pm

Parking: Shoppers Car Park behind the shop, access from Walnut Way.

Donations: Easy drop off for donations via Service Yard at rear of shop. 

We are always grateful for donations of good quality items for resale, especially ladies, gents and children's clothes, linen, ornaments, jewellery, homewares, pictures, books, CDs and DVDs, shoes, bags, unwanted gift items, unused/unopened toiletries, toys and jigsaws (not broken or pieces missing please). We always need more bubble wrap!

Sorry we cannot accept video or audio cassettes, duvets or pillows, electrical goods, sharp knives or large items of furniture. 

We also accept donations of cat food to help feed our foster cats and used postage stamps and foreign coins for our fund-raising efforts. Anyone wishing to join or renew their branch membership can now do so in the shop. In addition to donated goods we have a selection of Cats Protection new goods for sale including seasonal items such as Calendars, Diaries, and Christmas Cards.

Our Social Media Channels:

Follow us for more updates on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts!

Instagram: @cpreading 

Facebook: Reading and District Cats Protection

Twitter: cp_rdg

 

Cat Cabins

Would you like to sponsor a Cat Cabin?

Like branches all over the UK, Reading and District Branch have many foster cats in care at any one time. These cats could be dumped kittens, stray cats, cats abandoned when owners move house, feline victims of divorce settlements, cats whose owners are too old to care for them, sick cats and kittens or those with injuries sustained on the streets and of course some are just no longer wanted.

Many of our cats live with fosterers in their own homes. But in addition to our home fosterers we have the use of Cat Cabins which are spacious pens both in the garden of fosterers but also retained at a local cattery. These cabins provide a secure and comfortable home in which the resident cat or cats can rest and recover while awaiting a loving new home. The cabins have heating, lighting, a raised level where the cats can sit and watch the outside world, plenty of toys to play with, and an enclosed area where they can have some privacy, complete with a comfy bed.


Caring for the cats in our care takes funds. Of course we are very grateful to anyone who donates to us via our Shop or any of our fund raising events. But if you feel you would like something a little more personal then perhaps Cat Cabin Sponsorship is the thing for you.

If anyone would like to sponsor a cat cabin, you can sign up via our website, or ask for an application form either from our Shop or through our helpline on 0118 940 3005. The minimum donation we ask is £4 a month via standing order or scheduled PayPal donation, or a yearly sponsorship of £48. Cat Cabin Sponsorship also makes a lovely thoughtful present for someone special. As well as our quarterly newsletter Cat Cabin News, sponsors receive a certificate confirming their sponsorship and recognition at Christmas.


All our Cat Cabins are fitted with lighting and electricity 

so we can give each occupant a nice warm heat pad in winter.  There are removable outside shutters so that in the heat of the summer the cats have as much air as possible and a chance to experience outside noise and smells. In the winter the shutters protect them from the worst of the elements.

if you are interested in further information please email: enquiries@reading.cats.org.uk

Cat food:
 
Not surprisingly, our cats get through a lot of cat food every year! We have six cat food collection points:

  1. Pets at Home, Brunel Retail Park in Reading (Rose Kiln Lane)
  2. Pets at Home, Oxford Road, Norcot Roundabout 
  3. Cats Protection Charity Shop, 11 The Triangle, Tilehurst
  4. Oakley Vets, Oakley Road, Caversham
  5. Castle Vets, Tilehurst Road, Reading 
  6. Burghfield Vets, Tarragon Way, Burghfield
     
  7. Donated food really helps us out over the course of a year meaning we can use the money we raise to pay for veterinary treatment and care for our foster cats instead of having to spend it on food.  Perhaps your place of work might be prepared to have a cat food donation point for us at Christmas time?  We are happy to collect, please email: enquiries@reading.cats.org.uk

Many thanks to all the locations who allow us to site one of our collecting boxes on their premises, and to you for donating the food.


Tail End magazine


For just £10 per year from April 2023, you can subscribe to recieve three issues annually of our magazine Tail End - You’ll be helping us to continue the work we do for cats and kittens in need. If you prefer, you can pay just £5.00 for the year, and we will email you a PDF file of the latest magazine.

To make a subscription payment, you can either:- 

  • Post a cheque for £10.00 to Cats Protection Reading & District Branch, PO Box 7961 , Reading, RG10 8WZ
  • Come to our shop in The Triangle, Tilehurst and pay at the till.
  • Bank transfer to Barclays bank account 60887137 and sort code 20-42-66, reference ‘subscription’.   
Thank you from all of us at the branch – especially the cats and kittens.
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Volunteer at Cats Protection Reading & District Branch

Without volunteers, Cats Protection Reading & District Branch simply wouldn't exist. Our amazing, friendly volunteers are a diverse group with a shared love of cats who fit volunteering around their home lives, jobs and personal commitments.

We're often looking to welcome new volunteers to join our brilliant team. As well as meeting great people and making an incredible difference to cats in the Reading area, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance.

Any current vacancies are listed below but if there aren't any that you fancy then you can always email us at enquiries@reading.cats.org.uk.

 

 

 

Lost and found cats in Reading

Have you lost or found a cat in the Reading area? We’re here to help you. To report a lost cat, or if you have found a cat, please follow the guidelines shown.

You can also email: lostandfound@reading.cats.org.uk

Also, take a photo of any cat you find and send it to our email address above.

Lost, found and feral cats

Reading & District - Contact Details

Branch Phone Number:

You can phone us on 0118 940 3005. We aim to answer this number between 9am and 5pm daily, though we are volunteer-run, and we don't always have a volunteer available to answer calls.

By Post at this address::

Cats Protection Reading & District Branch
PO Box 7961
Reading
RG10 8WZ 

Meet us at the CP Shop:

Cats Protection Shop,
11, The Triangle
Tilehurst
Reading
RG30 4RN

Our shop phone number – 0118 945 3733

Other nearby CP branches are:


Bracknell and Wokingham Districts - 0345 371 4212

Basingstoke & District - 01256 584 544

High Wycombe and South Bucks Branch - 01494 629037

Newbury & District Adoption Centre - 01635 200 111

Cats Protection National Cat Centre - 03000 12 12 12

 

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