Due to the developing situation with COVID-19 we are taking some extra precautions at this time to try and ensure that we keep our volunteers and branches safe so we can continue to care for cats.
Adoptions are being managed with our 'Hands Free Homing' method which will be explained upon enquiry
If you would like any general advice relating to Cats Protection and our services please contact 03000 12 12 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Response times might be slightly longer than usual.
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 07824 560810 or email email@example.com.
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.
Taunton will operate a seven day trading week. Telephone 01823 331309.
Wellington will operate from Tuesday to Saturday weekly. Telephone 01823 663455.
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.
CURRENT UPDATE: Our new foster pens are now open. The facility is not open to the public to visit. We need to follow strict protocols with regard to admissions and homings, much of which will be dealt with online and 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.
We will not be able to operate our £10 neutering campaigns for the time being due to the Covid regulations. However, 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 currently possible but within Covid guidelines and we can advise if there are serious health or welfare issues with individual feral cats and kittens.
When you contact us on Facebook, you may be asked to call us on our Branch number 03452 602 397 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Due to Covid restrictions we cannot undertake this service at present, but if you would like to register your interest for the furure, then do please call us to discuss.
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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