I bought a cat that was advertised on the website as being 2yo and was given a vaccination certificate that said 4yo!! My own vet reckons older than that.Additionally she has a broken tooth and an abscess on another that would make a grown man weep.All seemingly missed.Not even touched on the abdominal infection.I won't abandon her .I'll meet the expensive vets bills to put her right but I will never go to the CPL again.
Cats Protection is a UK charity which looks after the welfare of cats UK wide. Cats Protection gets no funding from the Government or National Lottery - all funding is raised by volunteers.
Cats Protection is committed to encouraging the neutering of all cats - both male and female. This significantly cuts down the amount of unwanted cats/kittens in the UK. Female cats can have 3 litters of kittens a year with up to 6 kittens per litter - this is not good for the cat and often it is very hard to home the kittens.
Cats Protection also looks after rescued stray cats and finds new homes for them with the cats welfare the top priority.
Cats Protection also has a trapping and neutering programme for ferral cats - this helps cut down on the population of ferrals as ferral kittens are very hard to tame and rehome.
Cats Protection also has a neutering programme which gives low income families a voucher to get their cat neutered free of charge - you simply then take your voucher to the nearest participating vet and they book your cat an appointment for the operation.
I have been a Cat Protection volunteer for over 3 years now - I have 4 cats of my own and cat welfare has always been a concern of mine.
We fund raise by having 6 coffee mornings a year, a charity shop for 3 days at Easter and for 3 days in the autumn. We have stalls at Fairs and Gallas and have a big raffle at Christmas time.
Our last Coffee Morning at Easter raised over £800. We had a huge turnout of volunteers and lots of support and donations from local people.
Cats Protection is a very worthwhile charity. We have 6 homing pens - they are large wooden pens with plenty of space for the cat and carer to move about, they are heated and very well equipped. This is where a cat will stay until we can find a new home for it. The carer makes sure the welfare of the cat is of upmost importance at all times and when we do rehome the cat it is often very hard emotionally for the carer as they have bonded with the cat they have been so carefully looking after.
Kittens are never kept in homing pens - they are kept in carers own homes and socialised daily so that they are ready when a new home is available.
Before any cat is rehomed we carry out a check of the new home they are going to and if it is the best home for the needs of that individual cat then the people will be allowed to have the cat - if not then we say no - the cat's welfare always comes first. If the cat is homed then there is always at least one follow up visit, usually two - if we have any concerns then we take the cat back!
Rehoming is mostly very sucessful and a good positive result for both cat and new owner.
A cat makes a wonderful pet - they are inteligent, great company and very easy to look after.
Cats have the right to be protected and to have the very best life possible and at Cats Protection we do just that.
Volunteer at your local branch - it is very rewarding.
I am writing this review for Cats Protection based on my experience with them in general, however, I have not adopted a cat from them. The reason I was so happy with this charity is not only for their good work collecting food for hungry cats (you may have seen the donation boxes in supermarkets), but largely due to their attitude towards cats and re-homing.
I had recently expressed an interest in fostering a cat, since I love cats but already having one myself, I wasn't sure if I was financially able to take on another one. However, I felt I would be able to foster one for a short period of time and perhaps help out this worthwhile charity.
Having experienced the RSPCA numerous times, I was apprehensive about this charity. Just to clarify, I have used the RSPCA before to help with various wild animals who have either become stuck or injured and whilst I am very grateful that their service is available, I have not had the best of experiences.
Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised by the attitude of the Cats Protection, who called me back after I left a message expressing my interest. They managed to give me lots of time to talk things through and although they recommended my situation was not ideal for fostering, they let me know other ways I might help. From our talk, I learnt that Cats Protection will re-home FIV cats (ones with feline AIDS). I was thrilled to hear this, as my last cat had FIV and despite the vet recommending we destroy him, he lived a long and happy life and although I've heard it's rare, never exhibited one symptom of this disease (he had been tested twice and was definitely positive). However, Cats Protection had taken the relevant measures to ensure FIV cats were safely re-homed and their knowledge impressed me most. They recommend that FIV cats are re-homed to an owner with no other cats, with enough space to keep the cat as an indoor cat (FIV is highly contagious) and enough time to entertain an indoor cat (who can get very bored).
The way they work is also very efficient, by keeping a database of 'foster' homes cats can be assigned to instead of keeping all cats in one large centre. By having them in foster homes, it not only keeps costs down, but keeps the cats happier.
I really appreciate the work this charity does and ask that if anyone can help them, either by giving food donations or offering your services, I know they would be very grateful.
Cats Protection is a wonderful charity, i am the Fundraising Office for my local branch, it is all run by volunteers who love cats. Not only do we help domestic cats and kittens, we also help feral cats and kittens, by neutering and health checking them. All branches are self funding, so we relay on donations and fundraising, so if you can help your local branch with donations eg bric-a-brac, cat food, cat litter, im sure it would be gratefully accepted, or maybe giving a home to a unwanted cat or kitten, give a little time to help at a branch. I find the work i do very rewarding, it's so nice to see a cat that you have brought in, one that looks thin, mucky, maybe have a health problem or living on the street, to having a nice new home, healthy, loved, happy, warm, etc. I love cats so this is my way of doing what i can to help the ones that need help.
I am a big animal lover myself, I have 2 cats of my own, and an fostered kind of cat who lives 2 doors away from me who will not go home and so I allow him to stay in my home while his owner is at work all day.
Cats Protection is a super way of rehoming pets, most of my cats have been from this organisation, I still have one of my cats who is now 13 years old and is male, I have had him since he was 6 months old, when the Cats Protection came to look around my home before I could have him they were very good they checked I could take care of the pet properly before they allowed me to have him.
This organisation runs on donations and they therefore have to charge people to have the pets as the money goes into the keep of the other animals they need rehoming, the people usually home the pets in their own homes until can find a suitable home for the pets, sometimes they have about 5 or 6 cats in their own homes.
I myself went to pick up my male cat from one of these homes and I chose him myself, I must admit I did want to bring all the others home too, but it would not have been wise as at the time I had a daughter at home who was a teenager and also I had another cat and a dog too, otherwise I probably would have.
This organisation do carboot sales to raise money for the cause and so people who can donate clothing etc to them it is used to raise more money to keep the animals in food and shelter, and the cost of neutering, my cat was neutered, well it was organised for me on their behalf to go direct to the vet on my chosen appointment time and it was charged to them not me. Which was super because neutering can be about £60 I think it was at the time, I am not sure how much it is now. so the amount you pay for the animal and the neutering is an exellent amount considering you are rehoming a poor little animal into your home.
This organisation can be found in your local newspaper animal section usually, but it is also in the Yellow Pages.
If you are looking to have a pet and want to give a little animal a home to be loved in why not give this one a try and see how much rewarding it can be and if you have a child a pet would learn them how to take care of an animal as my children did, they are now grown up but respect and love animals like me.
I also have a beautiful female 18 year old cat but she is failing a little bit now but still quite healthy for her age and is adorable and sweet.
thankyou for reading my review
Formed way back in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. This charity now rehome and reunite 55,000 cats and kittens every year, through their network of over 250 voluntary-run branches and 29 adoption centres. In addition to this, the Cats Protection also offer loads of vital advice and information to the general public through publications, their website and their National helpline.
The Cats Protection are also working towards reducing the amount of unwanted cats across the UK. This valuable work takes places through neutering schemes. As well as educating people on the importance of neutering, they can also help towards the cost if you are on a means tested benefit. Cats should ideally be neutered from 4 months of age onwards. Often people don't realise just how early a cat can become pregnant, leaving it too late and ending up with a cat who is still a kitten themselves, carrying kittens.
If you are planning on getting a cat, then I would highly recommend that you consider adopting one (or two for company, often two cats can be better if you are out at work etc) from the Cats Protection. It is heartbreaking to think of all the unwanted cats and kittens in the world and by rehoming just one (or two!) you will genuinely be making a difference.
Why not consider an older cat, so many people want kittens yet there are so many older cats with a wealth of love to give. These animals usually find themselves in need of rehoming through no fault of their own and just want a secure and happy home filled with love. The joy that they will bring to your life is incomparable.
Even if you just want advice, please do have a chat with the Cats Protection. They can give you all the information that you need to keep your cat safe, healthy and happy. If you don't have much experience of cats then talking to the experts may be just what you need.
Finally, please remember that Cats Protection are a charity and as such, rely upon donations. No matter whether you can make a regular monthly donation, or a small one off one (of course, the larger the better!), they will be grateful and you will be assisting then to carry out the invaluable work that they do. Please, please donate today!
Having never owned cats my boyfriend was very reluctant when I dragged him to the National Cats Protection Centre at Chelwood Gate. As the headquarters of this charity, it has plenty of cats available for rehoming.
The centre is amazing and is a very pleasant place to visit. There is a shop, cafe and admin centre as well as the cat cabins where the animals awaiting rehoming can be found.
My boyfriend and I fell for a pair of older cats called Georgie and Tilly - a ginger Tom and grey and white female, who we took to the socialising room to get to know.
At nine and thirteen, they had been there for some time and we couldent resist taking them home.
We were vetted and deemed suitable so we paid a donation of £40 each and they were ours.
They gave us a couple of years of unconditional love before passing on, and we then returned to get our current bundle of fun, Tiddles.
I defy anyone to visit this centre and not fall in love with at least one gorgeous cat.
There are so many cats there needing a loving home and a team of dedicated staff and volunteers look after them until they are ready.
But this is a charity and relies on people donating, sponsoring cat cabins, or rehoming pets.
And in my opinion its the best place to get a cat. I know when Tiddles passes on to cat heaven we will be returning once more!
2 months ago we obtained a cat through the rehoming service of Cats Protection. This is a charitable organisation, which rescues homeless cats, looks after them, and places them with suitable owners. In my opinion they offer an excellent service. They deal only with domestic animals, and not feral cats.
We have a local branch of Cats Protection, I had never paid much attention until one day in the summer when, attracted by the bouncy castle I went to their Open Day with my grand daughter, aged 6. We had a nice time, and chatting to the staff, I explained that as I live by quite a busy main road, I felt too worried that a cat could be run over to own one. However I was told that Cats Protection are able to supply cats which have experience of traffic, and which they feel should be OK. On my return home ,I gave it more thought, and with the go ahead from my husband decided to take the plunge.
I was told that we could visit any time during opening times to view the cats. No appointment needed , and therefore duly turned up, with grand daughter again. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the place. There was plenty of hand gel available for use after handling the cats, and the place was airy and clean. The cats could be seen through windows, and were individually housed. My grand daughter selected a cat.She was 18 months old, with grey and white markings, a stray from the Mountain Ash area which had had kittens, homed already by Cats Protection. The girls working seemed very busy, and thorough, but found time to show us round, and talk about the cats. I did not feel in the way.
Next step:You are given a questionnaire to fill in at home. The questionnaire contains some rather searching questions. For example do you realise that owning a cat is expensive, I would confirm this, there ar vets fees, insurance fees, you need to buy good quality food, equipment, and cat litter. To collect the cat you need a carry box. Stays at catteries while you are on holiday cost a lot.
The questionnaire carries on. How would you cope if the cat spits regularly or bit you. Personally, I was once bitten by a cat, my arm swelled up, and I had to have a tetanus injection, not good, and I don't want it to happen again.Do you realise that owning a cat is for the duration of the cats life? And so it carries on. I would also add that some family members may turn out to be allerlgic to the cat, my youngest daughter is allergic, when she comes I have to go down the chemist to buy Antihistamines.
Moulting hairs do get everywhere. Cats are no respectors of people,and are capable of jumping up to surfaces to steal food.
Following the questionnaire, a home visit to assess your suitability.Don't worry they are not Social Services, lets get it into proportion this is a cat we're talking about, but they can spot problems. I was very grateful for their visit, as still worried about the road situation.
In fact the girls were very friendly and nice, and supplied info on feeding and general care.
So we were asked to arrange a collection time. If taking a cat a donation is requested, the usual donation is £30 to £40 apparently. However if you could not afford this I'm sure they would accept less, in a way the donation is a sign of your commitment to be a responsible and long term cat owner. A promise to do your best.
Our cat had been speyed to prevent further kittens. She had been given treatment to prevent infestation by fleas, lice or worms, it has to be said we need to continue this programme, which is necessary, but quite expensive. Cats protection have paid for the cat to be microchipped, also for the 1st months health insurance with a well known company.We had our cat just before its 2nd injection was due, but this was already paid for. We just had to take her to the vet.
Well how are we getting on?
Sassy is a perfectly nice young cat.She is friendly, playful and energetic, loves sliding down the bannister, never aggressive to the rather over enthusiastic attentions of our grand daughter, BUT although very interested in the goings on outside which she can see from the windowsill or the doorstep does not want to leave the house. How that cat ever became a stray I'll never know. But we think perhaps its due to some trauma in her past, mabe she could have been locked out and not allowed back in, any tips on this gratefully received, we'd like her to go out and about like any normal cat.
A big thankyou to Cats Protection
Cats protection is a registered charity which was formed in 1927. They have several locations in different towns and each location site is self funded. They rely on donations alone. Everybody that works for this charity is a volunteer. They do such a good job which really needs to be recognised.
I found out more about cats protection recently when we decided to adopt a cat from one of the charities many fosterers. Firstly we got intouch with them. They send one of their volunteers around to tell us about what they do and what happens when you want to adopt a cat. They also check out the potential adoptees, not only to find out if they are suitable but also to see what kind of cat would suit the family and if you already have pets, they try to get a cat suited to get on with other pets in the home. The volunteer that came round to our home was very friendly.
What made me so shocked was that the charity pays for all the initial vaccinations, blood tests and for the cat to be neutered. They also pay for the cat to be micro chipped. This costs the charity over £150 for each cat. They have to self fund this money. The charity only asks those adopting a cat for a minimum of £40. This is very small in comparison to what they pay out and for what the volunteers put into this charity.
After we spoke to the volunteer about adopting a cat, he suggested potential cats that would best suit the family, bearing in mind we already had a cat who is quite placid at the moment and we were worried another cat could change this part of his personality. We went to visit one of the cats he had suggested at one of the charities fostering homes. The fosterer was lovely, also a volunteer, she takes in cats that people have either thrown out or decided they cant keep. She takes them in and keeps them until somebody does want them. She provides for their up keep. I find these people truely amazing.
We had the first cat we saw, she was lovely. We paid the minimum donation because money is tight at the moment. But we will definately be helping the charity soon so we can help out with their funding.
Donations can be made via their website or your local cat protection site.
Cats Protection League
The Cats Protection League, as the name may suggest, is a registered charity which looks after cats in need, providing a care and rehoming service.
Having grown up with cats, I wanted to have one of my own as soon as I feasibly could, so when my partner and I managed to buy our own house a while back, I had the perfect opportunity!
On arrival at the front desk of the rehoming centre we were asked to fill in some forms giving our basic details and also information about what type of property we owned, how much garden and if we had any other pets or children. We then went to the part of the centre where they keep the cats. They were all in pens which had glass doors and a lower bit which was more external. Each pen had a sign detailing their names, ages and the circumstances that had led them to be in this position. Visitors are free to open the pens themselves and handle the cats as they please.
There are, as you would imagine, a variety of different cats there from kittens to senior cats to feral cats which need to be homed on farms where they can work (this is clearly indicated)
After your first visit it will be arranged for a CPL worker to come and view your home to assess what type of, if any, cat could be homed with you. On receiving this information you are then free to attend the centre and pick a cat as long as it is agreed that you can have one and if it meets the criteria for your household. I live in a built-up area with not much in the way of a garden; as such we were told that we could only adopt a slightly older cat, aged from 7 upwards as they would be less likely to roam. So we went off and chose our beloved feline, a 7 year old brindle female whose previous owners had been evicted from their home.
You are then given some details of the cat's medical history, such as when they had been vaccinated last and any health concerns that there may be. Ours had had severe gingivitis on arrival at the centre and had had all but 4 of her teeth removed. We were told that if she had any recurrence of this, then the CPL would pay for any treatment. To this day, she has been ok but even if it does come back we wouldn't expect the charity to pay for it.
The centres ask for a donation of at least £40, which is very lenient considering it costs well over £100 to them to look after a single cat.
Cats are microchipped and your details are forwarded to the microchip company, from whom you receive a confirmation letter a couple of weeks later. All cats come with 6 weeks free pet insurance from PetPlan also, which can be extended at a special price.
Obviously some of the kittens that they rehome will be too young to have been neutered and vaccinated so an appointment is made with the centre to arrange for this to happen. The Cats Protection League are particularly strong on getting cats neutered, thereby preventing unwanted kittens and cats being born and offer a means-tested neutering service.
Three months after the cat is homed, a volunteer from the shelter will arrange to come and do a follow-up visit to check everything is ok.
I have to say that I found the Cats Protection League wonderful to deal with. Their dedication to their animals is unquestionable and quite touching. They do receive criticism for being too strict with their rehoming policies, however. I have heard of instances where they have refused to home cats in 'rough' areas or if the home is too near a main road. Maybe I feel like this because it didn't affect me, but I am on the CPL's side with this although it may be because I am an over protective cat mother.
Our cat settled relatively easily with us, although she was unsurprisingly very nervous at the beginning. I'm not saying it is easy peasy, though, and patience is needed to turn a nervy moggy into a family friend. We found playing with her helped to create a bond with her which developed quicker than it might have done otherwise.
The centres are full of leaflets which contain handy information, particularly when relating to the initial homing stages. For example, you should let the cat approach you rather than vice versa in the beginning and not let them out of the house for at least 2 weeks.
I receive semi-regular post from them asking for donations, but it isn't excessive or aggressive and I have never been contacted by phone. Once a year they do send some raffle tickets, but only in small numbers and these are easy to sell or purchase yourself.
All in all, other than if I adopt a stray that wanders into my house I cannot imagine going to any other charity or to a private buyer to get a cat. I have been rewarded with the most quirky, lovely affectionate animal who I love to bits. The only thing that I might do differently next time is to adopt more in one go, although I think my partner might have something to say about that!
The Cats Protection is a registered charity in the UK. They take in stray and injured cats from all over the country. I still cant believe people can treat animals the way they do sometimes.
All over the UK. The website is a great place to start if you're looking for your local cats protection
A donation of around £50 is required to rehome a cat but this covers vacinations, worming etc. You then of course have your ongoing costs which many people forget about - food costs, vets bills etc.
Not the best choice - most of the cats arnt pedigree - but i doubt anyone expects that when they go in. Pleanty of lovable bundles of fluff that need a good home.
Quality of care
Exceptional - these people really do know what theyre doing and do it on very little money. Cats will come in good condition and if you have any problems they are on hand to help.
The Cats Protection is a superb charity working across Britain to educate and promote animal wellbeing. They provide an excellent rehoming service and check every home out before offering an animal to you. The 1st place to go when looking for a cat/kitten.
The Cats Protection League is a nationwide charity whose sole aim is to protect and care for cats in need.
The cats protection league was formed in 1927 and now has grown to have over 250 branches and 29 adoption centers.
I am a member and helper at the Cats Protection league. You can volunteer to do a variety of things such as fundraising, web editor, neutering officer, newsletter writer, publicity officer... the list goes on and on.
It is a very worthwhile cause, and very rewarding when you offer to help. You can help as little or as often as you like. If you are interested please go to cats.org.uk and you can select your nearest branch.
If you just want info on how to help care for your own cat the website is also very useful as they have a series of cat care leaflets you can download.
This is a great charity, if you love cats, love cats protection league.
The Cat's Protection League was formed in 1927 and has now grown to a network of over 250 voluntary run branches and 29 adoption centres. It is mainly run from the help of volunteer cat lovers. Their aim is to help find GOOD homes for cats in need, to support and encourage kitty neutering and to help provide information to those that need it with regards to understanding cats and providing excellent care for their furry friends. They are funded entirely by public donations.
We moved into our little house with two cats who had been rescued from various situations by family members and made their way to us. We've helped them grow into the confident, playful little monsters that they are now. This only strengthened our decision that our next cat should be 'rescued' as well.
I got in touch with our local CPL volunteer who advised us of the steps they would have to take before approving us for adoption. Luckily she was free that evening and arranged to visit our home to ask us some questions and survey our property to ensure that it was cat friendly.
The questions were mainly about our knowledge and experience of looking after cats, would we know what to do should something be wrong with the cat, where would the cat sleep, would it be kept in and safe at nights, would it have access to a litter tray? All things that have to be considered before taking on the responsibility of a new cat.
Thankfully we were approved and whisked out to her home (also the rescue centre) to see the 8 month old cat that had been abandoned. The CPL volunteer told us that she had watched us with our cats whilst conducting the interview and she knew that this wee guy would be perfect in our home. We didn't own a car at that point and the lass lived 15 miles from our front door. She took us out there and brought us home. That's how dedicated she is to making sure she links the cats to the homes she feels is the best match.
Make sure you have a carry cage for the cats as you will require one in order to bring your new pet home.
We were introduced to the cat and allowed to spend some time on our own playing with him and getting to see his temperament and personality. I fell in love and the husband couldn't say no. Definitely one of the best decisions we've made. We made a donation of £40 which covers the basic costs that the CPL will have paid for injections/neutering etc. In return we were given a pack with all the cat's details (or as much as was known about him) and some general information to help us provide the best care for our moggie.
These people love cats and it shows. The cats, once taken into their care, are well looked after and loved. It was obvious that the lass was upset at having to rehome him but she didn't have to room to keep him as number 17 in her home. You can be reassured that the cat you are adopting will be in good health, something you cannot guarantee from the local pet shop.
I love watching him run across the grass, chase the other cats up the stairs as I wonder what would it have been like if he hadn't found his way into the protection of the CPL? It doesn't bear to think about the horrific injuries inflicted on cats, the neglect that some have to endure, but there are people out there who are working to prevent it, trying to repair the damage caused by these vicious people and you can help! If you have the time and love for an adopted cat definitely consider the CPL, you may not get a kitten but you will be giving a cat a second chance at a loving and happy home.
If you have read some of my other reviews you will have guessed I'm a big cat lover with 6 cats. So I really back Cats Protection and think they do a really good job.
They are known throughout the country and re-home on average 55,000 cats per year. They are a charity that run only on public donations. And they do make a really fantastic job.
If you re-home a cat from cats protection they will pay for your cat to be neutered as well as the cat being health checked before he-she is re-homed. They do have many cats in each region and also have a website to find the cats nearest you.
If you are unable to look after a cat for many years then you can also offer your house as a temporary home, cats protection will help pay the costs, you get all the fun of looking after the kittens for a while without having to look after them for up to 20 years.
I think Cats Protection are brilliant. I have previously found kittens that were abandoned and I took them in. Once I spoke to Cats Protection they asked if it was possible for me to look after them as they were very full, I was happy to take them on and they advised me that when I found new homes for the kittens to tell the new owners that Cats Protection would pay for them to be neutered. I kept the mum and found 5 great homes for the kittens. And I would definately do it all again, they wer just a phone call away for advice and were willing to come round to see them if I needed it.
They are definately a great charity that work hard to look after the animals. They spend hours with each and every cat to find out their personality so they can find the perfect home for each cat. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a new cat
I've always been a cat lover as far back as I can remember. We always had a cat whilstI was growing up and to me a house isn't a home unless it is inhabited by at least one feline!
When my husband and I bought our first home the first thing we did was decide to get two cats. I was very temped to go for kittens but decided to go fora pair of rescue moggies instead as kittens are easy to rehome whereas older cats aren't. The Cats Protection League was the obvious choice as it specialises in cats. They found the perfect cats for us and 6 years later Jacques and his sister Gypsy are still with us with their new sidekick Smug!
The CPL interviewed us and visited our home before letting us have the cats so that they could check that we were suitable cat owners. They also didn't charge us for the cats but we did make a donation. Both cats had been neutered and defleaed and dewormed as well as being given the once over by a vet. They also microchipped them for us.
All in all I can't praise the work of the Cats Protection League enough. We are eternally grateful to them.