The Strathspey Branch was established in 1992 and is run by volunteers.

The area that we cover is within the Cairngorms National Park  (bounded by Grantown to the North, Dalwhinnie to the South, Advie to the East and Laggan to the West) and includes may beautiful mountains, lochs and the scattered settlements within the valleys of the River Spey and its many tributaries.

If you need to rehome your cat or want to adopt a cat please phone 0345 3712725, email or contact us via our Facebook page.

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 a home 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 distance of your chosen branch. You can find your nearest branch by typing in your postcode at
  • Enquire. If you’ve found a cat on our website that you’re interested in homing, send an enquiry through using our facebook page or via our helpline on 0345 371 2725 or via email on
  • Reserve your cat. If you’re found to be a match for your chosen cat, you’ll be contacted via phone or email. You may be asked for proof of your address and the consent of your landlord (if you live in a rented property)
  • Adopt. Once you have reserved your cat, you’ll be sent paperwork to sign and you’ll make a further telephone appointment with our team. In this call, you’ll have a chance to discuss everything you need to know about your cat. You’ll then pay an adoption fee of £65 usually by bank transfer
  • Bringing your cat home. Once this is finalised, we’ll arrange for a driver to bring your cat safely to your home
  • Be supported. You’ll receive a follow-up call or email around three, seven and 21 days after the adoption to check that your new arrival is settled in. You can also find help and advice on the Cats Protection website at

Need help?

For general information and cat welfare advice please contact our National Information Line