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Cats Protection

Cats Protection is the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helping around 500 cats a day across the UK

The charity's Cats and their Stats (CATS) Report 2022 found that there are around 11 million owned cats in the UK. Cats Protection's vision is a society where every cat has their best possible life because they are protected, cared for, and understood by everyone.

Funding received from our players is helping to cover the costs of looking after cats in Cats Protection centres while they await new homes. It's also supporting the charity's behaviour team, Paws to Listen (opens in new tab)

grief support service, its advocacy work and its insights work that enables it to have a greater impact for cats and people.

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. 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, the fantastic support from players of People's Postcode Lottery helps Cats Protection continue to provide 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. All advocacy campaigns are driven by issues of cat welfare, such as its call for compulsory microchipping and its campaign to encourage more landlords to allow pets.

Paws to Listen is Cats Protection's free and confidential grief support service, connecting callers with a volunteer listener over the telephone or via email. The service was set up in 2016 to help those who may be faced with a difficult decision regarding their cat's quality of life, who may recently be bereaved, or whose cat is missing.

Support from People's Postcode Lottery players helps Cats Protection to ensure a brighter future for cats.

Find out more about the impact of player funding from People's Postcode Lottery on the work of Cats Protection.

Head office and contact info

Cats Protection
National Cat Centre
Chelwood Gate
RH17 7TT