Cats Protection helps around 200,000 cats a year through its network of 36 centres and over 250 volunteer-run branches.
By rehoming unwanted moggies, neutering cats to reduce overpopulation, and educating people about cats and their welfare the charity is working towards its vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Caring for cats and finding them loving homes is an important part of Cats Protection's work. Funding from People's Postcode Lottery players will enable this work to continue as it is envisaged that two thirds of the funding will be allocated to support the work of the charity's Cat Care Assistants (CCAs), by funding 48 CCA posts in centres across England, Scotland and Wales.
All of the vital work Cats Protection does would not be possible without its team of over 10,000 volunteers. In 2017, they dedicated 5.5 million hours to the charity, making a real difference to the lives of cats across the UK.
Volunteer Team Leaders (VTLs) support volunteers at the charity's centres and the aim is to allocate a third of the funding received from People's Postcode Lottery players to pay for these VTL posts over the next year. This will help support Cats Protection's volunteers, whose contribution is crucial for helping cats in need.
Find out more about the impact of player funding from People's Postcode Lottery on the work of Cats Protection.