Taking Cats into Care
We have a number of fosterers on board
and are able to take in stray and unwanted cats and kittens and look
after them until we can find good homes for them. This is, of course, a
limited resource and, as long as we have the space, we will continue to
take them in. At Cats Protection we never put a healthy cat to sleep;
we care for it until a new home is found. We do not have a homing
centre as such; cats are housed in custom-made foster cabins in
volunteers’ gardens (and sometimes in spare bedrooms).
There are many reasons why cats come into care:
People move and leave their cat behind
They are found wandering or injured
They are handed in when people can’t cope with having a pet anymore!
People often think rescue cats have something wrong with them; although
some cats do have problems, many others are lovely pets who have fallen
victim to circumstance, or rather those of their owners. Due to the
economic situation more and more cats are being abandoned and need our
All cats taken into care are vet checked, fully vaccinated, de-flea’d
and wormed, micro-chipped and neutered. This costs lots of money but
will ensure that every cat will have the best possible chance in life
when it leaves us to go to a new home.