What we do

Through homing, neutering and other services, we support the welfare of cats and kittens in the Trafford area.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. At Trafford branch, we offer support services to help cats and kittens in the local community, covering postcodes: WA13, WA14, WA15, M17, M31, M32, M33, M41.
We’re a passionate, cat-loving team who work in the Trafford area to deliver an ambitious national vision.

Cat adoption and rehoming in Trafford Branch

Since our branch was founded in 1990, we’re proud to have found loving new homes for over 3,000 cats and kittens. We look at everything from the cat’s personality and individual needs, to their potential new home environment and the lifestyle of their adopter, creating a perfect feline friendship between cat and owner. If you’re looking to adopt a cat in the Trafford area, you can view our latest cats and kittens here: https://www.cats.org.uk/trafford/adopt-a-cat

If you are considering rehoming your cat in Trafford, we’re here to help you through this process. We understand that giving up a cat is never an easy decision. Read the Cats Protection guide to help you decide if and when you should rehome your cat. If you’d like to speak to somebody about your situation, you can contact our branch on: 0161 610 2189 (Ansaphone: please leave details).


Getting your cat neutered is the best way to avoid unwanted litters of kittens. There are also many health benefits to neutering; it reduces fighting, injuries and vet bills and can stop your cat from straying too far from home. 

One of Cats Protection’s key aims is neutering. It is the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK. We also strongly believe that having a companion animal neutered is a responsible part of pet ownership.

To find out more about the benefits of neutering, plus some myths and facts about it, you can:

If you need financial assistance for neutering your pet cat or a stray cat, the branch may be able to offer help towards the cost.

Trafford Cats Protection covers the following areas:
M17, M31, M32, M33, M41, WA13, WA14 and WA15.

Please contact us by email:  neutering@trafford.cats.org.uk

We will require the following information:
  • Name, address including postcode and a contact telephone number
  • Name, gender and age of the cat/kitten
  • From where the cat/kitten was originally obtained
  • What benefits you are in receipt of (you may be asked to provide evidence.)

Criteria for assistance with neutering.

Due to our limited resources we are unfortunately not always able to help everybody.  Means testing is one method by which we can ensure those on the lowest incomes are receiving help. The current list of means tested benefits is: Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Pension Credit, Income Based Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Working Tax Credits and Universal Credit.

Trafford Branch does not receive any funding from Cats Protection - we are responsible for all our own fundraising.  Our branch is run purely by volunteers - no one receives remuneration for any time spent volunteering.  We volunteer because we care and together we can make a difference.

If you have a feral cat, please call the Cats Protection Neutering Helpline directly on 03000 12 12 12 and select option 2, the adviser will be able to tell you what help we can offer.  

If you're not covered by one of the postcodes listed above you can either contact your local branch to find out what schemes are available in your area, or call the neutering helpline on 03000 12 12 12 for more information.  

Help and advice

Cats Protection offers a wealth of expert, vet-approved advice on all aspects of cat care and behaviour. If you have a question or concern about your cat, you’ll likely find the advice you need here. For anything not covered, or if you need personalised advice about a medical concern, we’d always recommend you speak to your vet in the first instance.
For any general Cats Protection enquiries, you can ring the National Information Line on: 03000 12 12 12.

If you need advice about rehoming or adopting a cat, neutering, or lost and found cats in Trafford, you can ring us on 0161 610 2189 or contact us via our online form: Contact Us (cats.org.uk) Please note, we are a team of volunteers who receive a large number of enquiries. If we are unable to help you immediately, we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Lost or found a cat in Trafford?

We’ll do everything we can to reunite you with your lost cat, or locate a found cat’s owner. https://www.cats.org.uk/trafford/lost-and-found

Other Services

As well as support with homing, neutering and expert advice, Cats Protection offers additional services including Cat Guardians: a free service allowing you to make plans for your cat should you pass away before them, Paws Protect: a cat fostering service for those fleeing domestic abuse, and an education site for the cat owners of the future, with interactive resources children can enjoy at school or home. Cats Protection also takes on vital campaign work to influence politicians and decision makers to create a better world for cats.               Pictured is Pippin enjoying a snooze.