We are a small group of volunteers covering a large area, so please be patient if contacting us, we will get back to you as soon as we can. (Can you offer some time as a volunteer for us - we especially urgently need fosterers in Bedlington, Blyth and Seaton Delaval areas Click here)
Can you offer a home to a feral cat? We need homes on farms, smallholdings and stables for several feral cats. If you can help please ring 07749713142
Can you help?
We are desperate to increase our fostering numbers as we always have more demands for cat and kitten care than we can manage. It is also coming into the peak season for unwanted kittens. Many of our cats/kittens are either the product of uncontrolled breeding or simply have lost their novelty and are dumped away from the home they have had. Others are genuine cases where their owner can no longer care for them, and in some cases the owner is having to plan for what happens to the cat after they are no longer alive.
Fosterers are a vital part of our work, they are able to care for the cats/kittens in between times while they are being checked over and waiting for new homes. Anyone who fosters gets the joy of looking after a cat or kitten (sometimes more if you have space) and providing a safe, secure and loving environment for them. All costs are borne by Cats Protection, all treatments are organised by Cats Protection, all transport is provided by Cats Protection so all you need to provide is a space and some caring for these cats or kittens.
If your circumstances are you would love a cat of your own, but cannot commit for whatever reason to your own then here is a chance to 'adopt' one for a brief period and enjoy the companionship and the feeling of having made life a lot better for them
If you have cats of your own but have a spare room where another could be accommodated then that is also great. The only key point here is the cats must be kept separate and not allowed to interact - this will cause unnecessary stress to them all, and also runs the risk of transmission of disease between them.
How long would you foster for? As long as you wish to is the answer. These cats are going to be rehomed, some are found homes very soon, others may take a few weeks. Once a cat is rehomed then you can either have a break, or request another one.
Please do consider if this might be something you can do for the cats and get in touch. We need you.
Featured cat: Tilly
This is Tilly she is now in cats protection care and is looking for a home as her owner sadly can't afford to keep her any more. Tilly is 5 years old and neutered and we feel she is a lovely friendly cat, ideal for a quiet household with no other animals and no children. She may be a little shy at first but once she knows you she loves attention and sitting on knees. She is used to outside access.
Her fosterer comments: playful and very friendly even with the new environment, she loves being on the windowsill watching the birds and comes for a tickle and sit on your knee. She definitely is better suited as an only cat, absolutely beauty of a kitty.
If you are interested in adopting, please contact our homing officer on 07972658386. Once you have contacted us about a cat our homing officer will either ring or email you to have a chat and tell you more about our home visit and adoption fee (£60), its also an opportunity for you to ask any further questions. It may take 2 or 3 days to get back to you as we are all volunteers doing this in our spare time.
We do a home visit for anyone wanting to adopt a cat or kitten, and our adoption fee is £60 for 1 cat and £25 if getting a 2nd cat at the same time. This covers neutering, microchipping, first vaccinations and health check.
Visit our adoption pages for more info on Tilly
If you are interested in homing a cat in our care please have a look at our adoption pages or please email email@example.com.
Please check our adoption pages if you are interested in seeing the cats currently in our care.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't see your 'special cat' , as some of the cats in our care may not be
on the website yet (as is the case currently).
Why Adopt a Cat From Us?
Adopting a cat from Cats Protection means
- that your cat has been health checked by a vet
- that it will have had at least it's first vaccination
- be neutered, or will be provided with a voucher for neutering if required
- will have been treated for fleas and worms
- will have been cared for to very high standards
We like to do a homecheck before placing cats in their new home and we ask for an adoption fee of £60 per cat (£25 for each additional cat adopted), for this your cat is vaccinated, health checked, deflea'd and wormed and if old enough neutered and microchipped
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