Dogs and cats love the tasteof antifreeze but it is highly toxic to them.  When de-icing your car, please make sure your pets are nowhere around and if you spill any, be sure to clean it up immediately.


Vomiting, seizures, depression, struggling to breathe, a lack of coordination?  These are all signs of antifreeze poisoning.  If you are worried about your pet, please contact your vet right away.

Tain Branch is a very small Branch made up of very enthusiastic and hard working volunteers.  We do our very best to make sure that any cat(s) who come into our care are found new and loving homes.  We rely on our group of fosterers, who each have specifically designed pens in their gardens, to look after and make sure every cat is vet checked, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before going to their new home.

We cover the following postcodes:  IV17: IV18: IV19: IV20: IV24: IV25: IV27: IV28: KW8: KW9: KW10:  These postcodes cover the area from Invergordon in Ross-shire to Helmsdale in Sutherland and west over to Loch Inver.

Some branches are now able to home and admit cats as forward thinking,  Cats Protection,  have come up with the idea of Hands-Free Homing, a process which has been piloted by a number of branches and they feel it is the right way to go.  

If, when visiting the Adopt a Cat page you see a cat you may be interested in giving a new and loving home, these are the guidelines for this new process to enable you to do this: 

Check you are within a reasonable distance of your chosen branch.  You can find your   nearest branch by typing in your postcode at www.cats.org.uk/find-us

Enquire.  If you've found a cat on our website that you're interested in homing, send an enquiry through, using our form enquiries@tain.cats.org.uk 

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 them pay an Adoption Fee of £55.00, when adopting one cat or £85 when adopting two cats and 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 www.cats.org.uk/advice