What we do
Within the following postcode areas: E10, E11, E17, E18 and IG8, we look after cats that come into our care before we can find good homes for them. If the cat has been a stray, we see if it is microchipped snd, if so, try to trace the owner. For strays and other, each cat has a full veterinary health check, treatments as necessary, vaccinations, worm and flea treatment and, if needed is spayed or neutered. To defray some of these costs we charge an adoption fee of £85.
Once all of this is done and the cat is in full health, we try to match it to the right home. Normally, you can see some of the cats and kittens in our care waiting for new homes on the Adopt a cat
page. However, during the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to do so and have been working with some of the London centres.
Whilst waiting to be homed, the cats are cared for by our volunteer fosterers in their homes or in specially- designed pens in their gardens. The pens require constant maintenance to keep them and the cats cosy and clean. We do not run a homing centre. In addition we are called upon to trap, neuter and return (TNR) feral cats - feral colonies can contain up to 30 cats!
One of our aims is to encourage the nuetering of all cats and kittens. For cat owners in need, we can provide assistance in the form of money-off vouchers towards the veterinary cost of neutering. For more information call our local helpline 0345 260 1681. This is also the number to call for help on cat care issues or advice on what to do for a cat in need.
The branch is run entirely by volunteers who also do alot of fundraising, as all the money we spend is raised by us; we do not received any funds from outside agencies. Check out our Support us
page to see how you can help.About the charity
From humble beginnings in 1927
, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 adoption centres.
Our work doesn’t stop there, however: we also provide an array of cat care information via our publications, website and Helpline
; promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.