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Due to the Coronovirus Guidelines, events which were to be held this year have been cancelled until further notice. We will issue updates when the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding and support. We hope to see you very soon!

Hands-Free Homing

03 August 2020

A guide to our new hands-free homing process: We’re keen to help as many cats as possible, both during the current crisis and beyond. Offering our cats homes 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 ...

Store Re-Opening!

19 July 2020

We are heavily monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops, and we would like to reassure you that the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers and customers is our top priority. We have been doing everything we can to ensure that our Reading based store is well-equipped for COVID-19, maintaining the highest standards of hygiene. And so, in line with the newly released government guidelines, we have now re-opened at the following reduced hours: Mon - Sat: 10am-4pm We hope to see you very ...

Help us be here for the cats

25 May 2020

Right now our centres and branches across the UK are closed to the public and we are only taking in those cats in most serious need. But, behind the scenes, our teams of dedicated employees and volunteers are working incredibly hard to keep every cat in our care fed, warm, happy and stimulated. Many of these cats would have been in loving new homes by now but, as you can imagine, we have had to pause our rehoming and fostering services. While we are working ...

Moggy Modules: Let's keep home schooling pawsome!

21 May 2020

Our moggy modules have been created by our educational experts for kids between the ages of 5-11. Designed to help young learners discover more about our feline friends, the packs include focused worksheets, quizzes and activities. Each module is linked to one of the five cat's needs - a place to live, behaviour, the right diet, good healthcare and space. In each pack, you'll find a worksheet aimed at 5-7 year olds and a worksheet for 7-11 year olds, ...

Emergency Vets During COVID-19

19 April 2020

Local Vets:Some of the below vets are currently offering alternative consultations by telephone during this time. Following the COVID-19 Government Guidelines, hours of service may be varied. Please check the below links to see whether you can visit or speak to your local vet. If you need help urgently for your cat (or a cat that you have found), please contact a vet or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. We are a volunteer-run branch, so we do not have staff on call ...

Autumn Fayre 2019

21 November 2019

The annual Cats Protection Autumn Fayre took place at the Tilehurst Methodist Church, Reading, on the 16th November. It’s always the largest Cats Protection event of the year – so it was fantastic to see so many volunteers and customers getting involved in the fundraising spirit. Large crowds of people queued outside the venue up to 30minutes before the doors were opened; the footfall seemed to be constant, with some people showing up later in the day who were new to the Fayre ...

Reading Water Fest 2019

15 June 2019

Reading Water Fest is a free event held at Forbury Gardens, which Cats Protection gladly became a part of this year. Visitors to this year’s celebration of canal life were treated to children’s activities, craft and charity stalls as well as boat parades and a boat tug of war. The event was extended into the newly restored Abbey Ruins and Forbury Gardens, where traditional music and dance was complemented by a feast of folk-inspired acts. Despite rainy showers on the day, everyone ...

Free neutering!

22 May 2018

Neutering vouchers are currently available to people living in our branch area who are on low incomes or are receiving benefits, and can be used at our designated vets: Castle Vets in Tilehurst Road Tilehurst Vets in School Road Oakley Vets in Caversham Companion Care (Pets at Home) Burghfield Vets Free microchipping is also included in the voucher if your cat is not already chipped. Cats must be aged 5 months or over - if you have a kitten younger than that, please contact us once ...

Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) vaccinations

22 May 2018

We have recently heard that not all vets automatically vaccinate against Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) when administering the annual booster for cats. Cats Protection, as a member of The Cat Group, recommends vaccines for the following feline diseases: Feline infectious enteritis (FIE), Cat 'flu, and Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV). This problem arises because some manufacturers produce the FeLV vaccine as a separate vaccine, which is ideally given to the cat at...