We are delighted to say that hands free homing is working very well, with most cats being homed from our waiting list before they need to go onto our website. At present our pens are full but the cats may still be going through their neutering and vaccination programmes. If you are seriously thinking about adopting a cat, you will need to complete a homing questionnaire and speak to our welfare team who will help to identify a suitable companion for you.
Please call 07824560810 or email welfareteamleader@taunton.cats.org.uk for more information
CURRENT UPDATE: Our new foster pens are now open.  The facility is not open to the public to visit. Any arrangements to view or deliver cats will be strictly by appointment.  Please visit our 'Adopt a cat' page for details of cats seeking new homes.

Please note that we have no kittens for adoption at the present time, but a very long list of people who would like one. Have you considered an older cat? Their personalities are already established, and most of them are very affectionate and grateful for a warm home, a lap to sit on and regular food and comforts. We have homed some beautiful older cats this year to lovely owners who have looked past a cute kitten, which is very gratifying.

Our Taunton and Wellington shops are now open again.
Opening times may vary so please phone beforehand and speak to a person rather than the machine before travelling.
Telephone 01823 331309 for Taunton and 01823 663455 for Wellington
If you have a large quantity of goods to donate (more than a couple of black sacks) please telephone first and make sure you speak to a person rather than leave a message on the machine. Storage space can be limited and goods may need to be quarantined.  We are now able to accept small electrical items at out Taunton shop, but do please call first to discuss.

We can issue vouchers for neutering individual cats who live in our postcode areas TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4 and TA21. Please call us on 03452 602 397 to see if you qualify.  This service will also depend on the activities available from your chosen vet practice. 

Sorry, but we cannot accept empty cat food pouches for recycling. Please do not take empty pouches to any of our food donation bins - especially if they are unwashed, as happened recently. To ask our volunteers to deal with the resulting maggot infestation is simply unacceptable, especially in current circumstances. Because of this, the supermarket donation bins are now under CCTV observation and the security staff have been alerted. 

Thank you, though, to the lovely people who donate food to us. This is shared among the many feral cats that we feed regularly.  

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) work is active.

When you contact us on Facebook, you may be asked to call us on
our Branch number 03452 602 397
or email us on enquiries@taunton.cats.org.uk
as we cannot deal with issues on social media
This is because we have to comply with Government guidelines and protocols laid down for the charity, so we need to keep a clear record of requests received and action taken. As always, everything is subject to change and we will bring you news of any changes. 

We are always looking for homes for feral cats on smallholdings, farms, stables, nurseries etc.  Here is the environmentally friendly solution to rodent control - no dangerous chemicals, but efficient hunters who just get on with the work.  Our ferals will have been neutered, blood tested for FIV/FeLV and flea/worm treated.  All they require in return is some shelter and a regular food supply, and they will keep the rodent population down.

Cat Pen Sponsorship

Hungry, homeless and alone, so many unwanted cats arrive at our Branch.

Sponsoring one of our cat pens is one of the best ways you can help, providing them with shelter, warmth, food, medical care and the love they need to prepare them for adoption.

It's easy to become a sponsor right now, for as little as 19p a day.

To get started, just choose the cat and pen you'd like to sponsor from the gallery here:  www.cats.org.uk/twbr 

Please use this link to sign up and Taunton and Wellington branch will receive 100% of your sponsorship

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