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Lifeline (formerly Paws Protect) is a specialist cat-fostering service, supporting survivors with cats to find freedom from domestic abuse. We currently operate in the South East (London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey), Yorkshire, East Anglia and the Midlands. If you live outside of these areas, please do get in touch with your nearest team and we’ll chat through your options with you. 

We know that cats are part of the family. While many refuges are unable to accept pets, we offer a free and confidential fostering service where your cat will be taken care of by a loving Lifeline fosterer until you are safe and ready to be with them again.

How to access Lifeline

To access our service, get in touch with our teams today:

London and South East:


East Anglia:


Your call or email will be handled by our experienced and specialist team. They will talk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have. 

More information about Lifeline

Take a look at the information below if you need more help or have any questions.

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