These are extremely difficult times and difficult times mean that some very difficult decisions have to be made. Cats Protection’s response to the COVID19 crisis situation at this time is outlined below.
All but emergency admissions to branches will be paused at the current time while we assess our capacity, and homing will also be paused to protect our volunteers while we assess the ongoing situation. As we hope you will understand, Cats Protection is taking these measures in response to an extremely difficult situation and are monitoring developments on a daily basis.
In making these decisions, our concern, as always, is for the welfare of the cats in our care and for the welfare of our people and members of the public who have dealings with the Charity.
Please donate if you can and help us care for cats and kittens in this area. We really appreciate that not everyone can donate at this time so please consider sharing this appeal and spreading the message. Thank you. You can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Welwyn
Ways to Donate!
We have two bins to drop off donated food, one in Tescos at Oldings Corner, Hatfield AL9 5JY and one in Morrisons at 40 Black Fan Rd, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1RY.
These bins are both emptied regularly by volunteers, but if anyone notices they are overflowing, please get in touch to let us know so we can arrange an additional collection.
Who We Are
Our branch looks after the welfare of cats in the AL6 to AL10 postcodes.
We are a dedicated group of unpaid volunteers, but we are always looking for more help, so if you can spare some time, even just a few hours, please get in touch with us.Do have a look at the Volunteering page for ways you can help us.
Everyone within our branch volunteers from their own home to
Find good homes for cats in need
Support and encourage the neutering of all cats
Improve peoples’ understanding of cats and their care.
If you know of any kittens with or without their mothers outside please contact us immediately as this is considered our highest priority.
We often have kittens available for adoption, so do please get in touch with us to ask. Kittens will not be homed to potential adopters working long hours away from home unless adequate provisions can be made for feeding and environmental enrichment. Ideally it is better to take two kittens, although it is acknowledged that this may not always be feasible. In this situation do consider taking one older cat. Older cats tend to stay closer to home and appreciate human company, although they do have their own specific needs too.
Help and Advice
We are also here for any advice or help that may be needed after a cat has been homed. We do not just 'home and forget'; all the cats we re-home are important to us.
Organic Rodent Control
Are you looking for organic mousers for your farm, stables or garden centres? We keep a list of people wanting to offer a position to our feral cats. If you would like to be added to our list, please email or phone. All our feral cats have been neutered, virus tested and ear tipped. We will provide food (to supplement their more natural diet!).
Branch Contact Details
Local Cats Protection Branches
All Cats Protection branches cooperate with one another but service recognised postcode areas. Welwyn Hatfield District covers AL6 to AL10 postcodes. If you know of cat care issues in surrounding areas, they should be addressed initially to the relevant local branch. The following table lists contact details for branches surrounding Welwyn Hatfield District. National branch coverage can be found through the main Cats Protection website at www.cats.org.uk/find-us.