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Welcome to Cats Protection Tain & District Branch

Our Branch covers the following postcode areas:   IV18, IV19, IV20, IV24, IV25, IV26, IV27, IV28, KW10, KW8, KW9.

TAIN & DISTRICT branch consists of a small team of dedicated, cat-loving volunteers, who are passionate about improving the lives of cats and kittens, who through no fault of their own, come into our care.

We are always willing to advertise lost and found cats on our website and Facebook page, as well as general education and awareness within the Tain & District area.   We do offer help by supplying a neutering voucher to help owners with the cost of having their cat(s) neutered.

 All cats taken in by us are checked by a vet and given any treatment deemed necessary.  This could include updating vaccinations/parasite treatment/microchipping/neutering and quite often dental treatment is required, more so in the more mature cats.   We then try to find new, loving and forever homes for these cats, many of whom have suffered some trauma.

We would like to draw your attention to this little poster as we feel it is very important in finding homes for some of the 'not so perfect' cats we take into our care.


JUST A REMINDER: When you are adopting a pet, please take the time to meet the:


They have NOT given up, they just NEED you and maybe you just NEED  them too!!!

Cat adoption in Tain & District



During the process of adopting a cat from us, we’ll consider everything from your potential pet’s personality and how this fits with your lifestyle, to your home environment – creating the perfect match for both cat and owner and the start of a wonderful feline friendship.

Our Adoption fee for a cat is £85 and for a kitten £105

Cats available for adoption from Tain & District are featured below.

To express your interest in a particular cat, please enquire via their listing. If you have any general enquiries about your suitability, or the adoption process, please call us on: 

0345 371 2737 or email us on

You can find out more about adopting a cat from Cats Protection here.

Support Cats Protection Tain & District Branch

There are lots of ways that you can support Tain & District Branch:


We have a wish list on Amazon and we hope you will take time to have a look through it.  All cats who come into our care are given lots of love and attention and through play, the quieter ones are encouraged to have fun and trust the fosterer looking after them.  Through time, the toys and scratching posts wear out and have to be replaced and our Wish List helps us replace these to help other cats coming into our care.


You can join the Cat Protection Lottery, it costs as little as £1 to play, and each week there are 300 cash prizes to be won
- 1st prize   £1,000
- 2nd prize  £   200
- 3rd prize  £   150
- 4th prize  £   100
- 5th prize  £     50

- 300 cash prizes guaranteed

All lottery players are also entered into Quarterly Super Draw Raffles, with a top prize of up to £25,000.

*Please ensure you select ‘I would like my payments to go towards the cats and kittens at a branch or adoption centre of my choice’ option and then choose Tain & District Branch from the drop down menu*
To sign up to the Cats Protection Lottery click here


 You could help to support the cats and kittens in our care by becoming a member for £5 per month or pay an annual fee of £60, and you will receive;
- A subscription to our quarterly magazine, The Cat.
- Unlimited access to Vetfone TM - a phone service where registered veterinary nurses can advise       -- you on any questions about your cat/s 24/7, 365 days a year
- A copy of our Annual Review each year
- Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting

  To sign up to the Cats Protection Membership click here


Over the course of a year, a pen could be a temporary home for a succession of needy cats and kittens. As a sponsor, you will know that you have helped these cats and kittens to have a secure place to rest and recover from their traumas before being re-homed. It's easy to become a sponsor right now, for as little as 19p a day. You'll hear their stories. See their pictures. You'll feel like these special cats are a part of your life.

To become a Sponsor click here


Every single penny you can donate is appreciated! It could be a one off payment or a regular gift.
- £5 can help pay for a cat litter tray, scoop and a food dish.
- £10 could buy an 'igloo' for an elderly cat to curl up inside and keep warm.
- £30 could pay for a cat to be neutered.
- £50 could pay for a kitten to be vaccinated against flu viruses, enteritis, leukaemia and other serious diseases.
If you would like to make a donation then click here


Do you shop online? If so, register with EasyFundraising and they will donate a % to our branch at no extra cost to you. You can use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,600 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, M&S, Sainsbury's and hundreds more! Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for our branch every time, it’s that easy.

Find out more here


Without the kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their will we would not be the charity we are today; these special gifts fund more than half of everything we do.
By leaving a gift in your will, you will be helping us keep the special promise that underpins all of our vital work: that we will never put a healthy cat to sleep. Every gift we receive from our supporters, no matter how large or small, makes a real and tangible difference to the lives of the cats and kittens we help and care for. For more information go to

Donate now

Donate now



Fundraise for us

Fundraise for us

Challenge events

Challenge events



Weekly lottery

Weekly lottery

Gifts In Wills

Gifts In Wills

Other ways to give

Other ways to give

Fundraising events for cats in Tain & District




16 June 2024

We had a very successful day with our stall at Tain Vintage Car Rally.  This is a very busy and popular annual event in Tain Community's calendar, where there are lots of wonderfully restored classic cars and motorcycles - some are even up for sale.

We had lots of folks come to our stall telling us about their cats, past and present, and asking for advice on some aspects of their cat experience.  We also had folks asking how they go about adopting from us and what we thought would be the cat best suited to their lifestyle.   A really good day was had by all.


27 July 2024 

We will be attending Portmahomack Gala - this is usually a very busy day for our stall and a really enjoyable one too.  Just hope the weather is kind to everyone.


31 August, 2024

We can be seen with our stall at the Seaboard Gala, Balintore.  Again a very popular annual event and busy day for us.  Lots of people here who have adopted cats from us in the past.







Want to fundraise for cats in Tain & District by taking part in one of our events? From summer fêtes to epic sporting challenges, we’d love to see you at one of our fundraising events soon. You can also check out the national Cats Protection events calendar here.

Sorry, there are currently no events available at the moment.

Volunteer at Cats Protection Tain & District Branch

Without volunteers, Tain & District Branch simply wouldn't exist. Our amazing, friendly volunteers are a diverse group with a shared love of cats who fit volunteering around their home lives and personal commitments.

We're often looking to welcome new volunteers to join our brilliant team. As well as meeting great people and making an incredible difference to the cats of Tain & District, you'll enjoy practical benefits such as discounted pet insurance. You can find out more about volunteering for Cats Protection here.

Lost and found cats in Tain & District


We always try to help when a cat goes missing.   Usually, the cat is very near its own home, and quite possibly locked in either a shed, outbuilding or garage.

One of the things we do suggest you do in the meantime is scatter some USED cat litter around the garden and in this way it may find its own way back if it has become disorientated.

All we need from you is a photograph of your cat, the area of the village or town you stay, to give folks an idea just where to look, asking them to check all outside buildings, sheds and garages and we will advertise it on our Facebook, Community pages etc.   

If you do wish to give us your phone number to allow them to get in touch with you,  that will be entirely up to you.  We would normally ask folks to get in touch with ourselves and we will pass any information on.

You can contact us on:

Facebook:     Tain & District

Tel:               0345 3712737 (Cats Protection Call Centre)



If you have noticed a cat around your home for a couple of days and think it could possibly have strayed from its home, you can contact us and if possible send a photograph and tell us which area you stay and we can advertise it on our Facebook and any other Community pages around your area.

If you live near a vet practice, you could take the cat, if friendly, to the practice and ask them to check for a microchip.  If it is chipped, the practice will get in touch with the owners.  If it is not chipped, that's when the advert on Community pages etc. are helpful.

If you do not live near a vet practice and can bring the cat to us, we can check for a chip or if a volunteer is available they may be able to come to you.

Contact the above number, email address and Facebook page as above.


Lost, found and feral cats

Lost Cats

Found Cats

Tain & District - Contact Details

We can be contacted on any one of the following addresses:


Facebook:          Tain & District




Tel:                       0345 3712737 (Cats Protection Call Centre)