What we do
Founded in 2002, Cats Protection South Wirral Branch are part of a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 Cat Adoption Centres covering the UK, however we do not have a homing centre or shelter facility.
The branch is run by a brilliant group of volunteers, from their own homes; many of whom work full time and have busy family lives, whilst giving their time to support our vision of giving every cat the chance of a life where it will be treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Where are we?
As mentioned above, we do not have a shelter or homing facility so all cats are being looked after within our volunteer’s own homes. Our South Wirral Volunteer Team covers the CH60-CH66 area, including Bebington, Bromborough, Burton, Chester, Eastham, Ellesmere Port, Elton, Great Sutton, Helsby, Heswall, Ince, Irby, Little Sutton, Little Neston, Neston, New Ferry and Puddington
If you’re in Birkenhead, Hoylake, Meols, Moreton, New Brighton, Rock Ferry, Tranmere, Wallasey or West Kirby our North Wirral Branch can be contacted here, and there are also branches that cover the Wrexham area here, and the Warrington area here.
Our Main Objectives Are:
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:
- Homing - to find good forever 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
- We encourage neutering of all cats and kittens, and champion this through our Neutering scheme with participating vets
- We facilitate the trapping and neutering of feral cats with our trap-neuter-return policy - while any kittens young enough to be socialised with be taken into our care and found homes
- We provide a Direct 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, and dedicate time to working to reunite cats with their owners
- We promote responsible cat ownership by providing non-veterinary advice on the care of cats and kittens, and offer an extensive range of leaflets on all aspects of cat care and ailments via our national website
- We campaign on behalf of cats on measures to protect them from abandonment, harm and neglect
- We 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
Please note: we do not deal with cruelty cases. If you have concerns over the neglect or ill-treatment of a cat, please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999
Who Funds Us?
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.
Are You a Teacher or leader of a Youth Group?
Our national team has produced three teaching packs available, free of charge, to schools. These aim to 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 here
Cats Protection can also 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