Welcome to Cats Protection Shetland Branch

We are Cats Protection's most Northernly branch.  Since the branch was formed in 1985, our small group of dedicated volunteers have been caring for Shetland's cats and kittens.  We aim to rescue and rehome cats, raise awareness of the importance of neutering and inform the public on the welfare of cats and kittens.  You can learn more about Cats Protection by visiting the What We Do page or by browsing the site to learn more about our work and activities.

We are always looking for new fosterers and particularly need more just now.  Please contact us if you would like to know more.  There is some information on fostering on our Facebook page too.

On the Features pages you can find Home to Home, a service for people who want to rehome their cats without them coming into our care.  

Cats Protection Shetland Branch

PO Box 11672

Phone our Call Centre on 03000 12 12 12
or complete the form here https://www.cats.org.uk/contact-us  


Cats Protection cannot stress enough the importance of neutering your cat.  Females do not need to, nor should they, have “just one litter”.  Brothers and sisters will mate if you have two kittens and can do so from four months of age.  Do not let a female cat out until she is spayed.  There are so many kittens looking for homes that there are not enough homes for them all.  Male cats that are not neutered will fight and be susceptible to getting diseases like FIV.  Vets bills can be expensive if your cat gets into a fight because they are not neutered or they need vet care during the pregnancy, birth or when nursing the kittens.  The message is quite simple; please neuter your cats before they become parents.

Cats Protection always have lots of cats looking for homes and cannot always take in all the cats and kittens they are asked to rehome. 


Shetland Cats Protection uses The Trust Technique for helping feral, nervous or cats that have been abandoned or mistreated. You will find more information on the following video, and also if you subscribe to The Trust Technique through the Shetland Cats Protection website then we receive £2 for each subscription!

 Click here to find out more about the Trust Technique.