What we do

ginger and white kitten on fosterers lapSouth Wirral Cats Protection is one of a network of over 250 volunteer run branches and 31 Cat Adoption Centres covering the UK. The main difference is that branches do not have a shelter facility but are managed by volunteers who work from their own homes

The branch was founded in 2002 and is a very active branch with many supporters, several cat fosterers and a great team of fundraisers. We wlecome new volunteers to join our merry band

Our main objectives are:

Homing: to find good homes for stray and unwanted cats and kittens
Neutering: to support and encourage the neutering of cats
Education: to improve people's understanding of cats and their care

Like every branch of Cats Protection, we work tirelessly to improve the wellbeing of cats and kittens. As well the charity's three key objectives we are active in many areas of cat welfare. Here are some of the ways in which we do this:

We promote responsible cat ownership: 
by providing non-veterinary advice on the care of cats and kittens

We have a dedicated group of fosterers
 who look after the cats that come into our care whilst new loving homes are found for them

We provide a home to home service whereby we act as a go-between for cats able to stay with their owners until a new home is found

We keep a Lost and Found Register of cats reported to us as lost or found. We dedicate time to working to reunite cats with their owners

e encourage neutering of all cats and kittens not involved in breeding programmes and champion neutering as the best way to ensure there will be fewer unwanted felines in the future

We help with the cost of neutering for
 cat owners on a low income or who receive benefits to assist them with the cost of neutering their cat

We facilitate the trapping and neutering of feral cats wi
th our trap-neuter-return policy, while any kittens young enough to be socialised with be taken into our care and found homes

We offer an extensive range of leaflets on all aspects of cat care and ailments. 
These can also be downloaded from our national website

We campaign on behalf of cats o
n measures to protect them from abandonment, harm and neglect

e attend fundraising events throughout the year to raise the money to make all of the above possible. These are run by our dedicated band of volunteers. If you would like to join us, even for an hour or two to help out, you would be very welcome

e do not deal with cruelty cases. If you have concerns over the neglect or ill-treatment of a cat, you should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 

To see Cats Protection in action watch this short video on YouTube (8 mins)

Since the making of this film, Cats Protection introduced a set adoption fee for cats of £40 in line with other animal charities. This will greatly help the branch towards the cost of each cat’s care with us: food and shelter, de-fleaing, worming, neutering as well as any veterinary treatment it might need

Read our leaflet explaining the adoption fee

Otherwise, we are entirely self-financing and receive no government or lottery funding. We rely solely on the generosity of local people to enable us to carry out our work, from the smallest donation to becoming a volunteer. Why not join us? For just £5 per year you can become a Cats Protection member and receive our quarterly newsletter full of news, information and photos of all things feline. And if you could offer some spare time to help the charity and you think you could help us in anyway, please visit the Support Us page

schoolchildren Are you a teacher?

ur headquarters has produced three teaching packs available free of charge to schools. These teach pupils about responsible pet care, whilst also covering areas of the national curriculum. If you are a teacher and would like to find out more and request an education pack click on the following link http://www.cats.org.uk/learn

Are you the leader of a Youth Group?

ats Protection can provide any youth group or organisation with promotional literature to help with their learning initiatives. Support materials such as badges and cat care leaflets are available on request If you would like any resources or need more information for a project please telephone our National Helpline on 03000 12 12 12