What we do

We are here to help cats and kittens in the Reading area, especially to find loving new homes for strays, abandoned cats, or those whose owners can no longer care for them.

The Reading and District Branch of Cats Protection is one of over two hundred and fifty branches of CP volunteers in the UK, rescuing, treating, neutering and re-homing unwanted or abandoned cats and kittens. We aim to help several hundred local cats each year.

Established in 1985, we operate 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 and the other administrative tasks that are needed by the organisation.

We are sometimes able to help with the cost of neutering. If you are on benefits or have a low income, please email neutering@reading.cats.org.uk, giving your name, address and phone number, the name of the benefit you receive, and the name, age and sex of your cat(s). Your cat will be microchipped at the same time, free of charge, so please let us know if your cat already has a microchip. Please state which vet you would like to use from the following: Castle, Tilehurst Vets (School Road), Oakley, Burghfield or Companion Care (Pets at Home); you do not have to be registered at any of these vets to use the neutering voucher. If you would like to use a different vet, please contact us for more information. Please note that your cat must be at least 4 months old. If you have a kitten younger than this, please contact us when it reaches 4 months of age.