Cats Protection is the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helping around 200,000 cats a year across the UK
Through its main aims of rehoming unwanted moggies, neutering cats to reduce overpopulation, and educating people about cats and their welfare, Cats Protection is working towards its vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Funding received in 2020 is helping to cover the costs of looking after cats in Cats Protection centres while they wait to find new homes, and supporting the charity's important advocacy work to help make a better world for cats.
While some cats are only in care for a matter of days, others can stay for months before finding a new home. Being in a rescue environment can be stressful for cats, so while the charity's main aim is to get each cat adopted into a suitable and loving home as quickly as possible, staff and volunteers are dedicated to caring for cats' physical and emotional needs during their time in care. From food, water and shelter through to veterinary treatments, people and utility costs, player support will help Cats Protection continue providing the best care possible to cats during their stay.
Cats Protection also speaks up for cats and campaigns for change across the UK, working with politicians and decision makers to create a better world for cats. All advocacy campaigns are driven by issues of cat welfare, such as their call for compulsory microchipping and their campaign to encourage more landlords to allow pets.
Support from People's Postcode Lottery players helps Cats Protection to ensure a brighter future for cats.
Find out more about the impact of funding from People's Postcode Lottery players on the work of Cats Protection.