What we do
The Worthing and District Branch of Cats Protection came into being in 1986. Its main purpose is to rescue unwanted cats and kittens and find new loving homes for them. The area we cover stretches from the Arun river in the west to the Adur river in the east and north to Pulborough and Henfield.
We don’t have a centre where all our rescue cat are kept, instead our cats are looked after by volunteer fosterers in purpose built luxury pens in their gardens, or in their homes, kept entirely separate from their own pets. Periodically, we hold Cat Homing Shows, where we bring a number of rescued cats together in one place for the public to visit.
Before homing, all our cats will have been health checked, vaccinated, neutered and micro chipped. We do charge an adoption fee to help with some of the cost incurred, 'All cats come with 4 weeks free insurance through Petplan.' We also operate a ‘lost and found’ cat reporting service and we champion the neutering of cats. In this respect, for cat owners on low incomes we are even prepared to help with the cost. We receive no grants, all our income is generated by the branch either from public donations or from the many forms of fund raising we do.
OUR CHARITY SHOPS
We have two shops. Details of where they are and their opening times are shown below. We regularly receive donations of quality goods, so that we always have a wide and interesting selection at attractive prices, as well as having Cats Protection new goods. We also have cat food bins for your donations of cat food, as well as a variety of CP leaflets for you to take, dealing with all manner of subjects relation to our feline friends.
From September we sell CP diaries, calendars, Christmas cards as well as our own Worthing calendar featuring lovely cats we have re-homed ourselves.
When you visit, you will always be given a warm welcome.
Your cat into our care
Moving home, relationship break-ups or bereavements in the family – these are just some of the many reasons that owners have to make the heartbreaking decision to separate from their cat.
While a decision like this is never easy, Cats Protections aims to make it as hassle-free as possible.
If you're considering giving up your cat due to behavioural issues, make sure you speak to a vet or animal behaviourist first. Signs of agression, destructiveness or inappropriate toileting can be distressing for owners but with time and patience, there are things that can be done to help.
If you find you can no longer care for your cat, follow our steps on what to do next.
• Don’t be tempted to advertise your cat online or on social media. Unfortunately this doesn’t always ensure that your pet will go to a good home.
• Plan as early as possible. There can often be waiting lists for spaces in our pens, so planning early means knowing your cat is in a safe place.
Fill out our rescue form and send it in to our shop at:
Cats Protection Charity Shop
35 Rowlands Road
or email email@example.com
Word format rescue_form.
PDF format worthing-rescue-form
• Be patient. If you’re phoning branches during the day, you may need to leave an answerphone message as many of our volunteers may be at work. Your call will soon be returned and you’ll be advised what to do next.
01903 200332 x22