Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity. Founded in 1927 the group just celebrated its 81st anniversary and it also found some of its funding at risk due to a crisis in Icelandic banks where funds were held.
Cats Protection is a network of over 256 volunteer operated branches throughout the UK and 29 adoption centers.
One of these centers is the National Cat Centre (NCC) near Sussex, England. This facility provides cat adoption, feline education, and veterinary care.
This feline adoption center is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and has separate wings for admissions, re-homing, isolation, and maternity–featuring 202 state of the art “cat cabins” for the felines housed there.
In addition, the feline facility is open to the public seven days a week making it very friendly to potential adopters and other visitors.
All new feline arrivals are examined on site at the Veterinary Care Centre. Each feline is vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and treated for any other issues if needed.
Having the veterinary facility on site helps reduce stress encountered during transportation for veterinary medical care. Also, any issues that arise can be dealt with quickly and easily because of this.
The Training & Education Centre supports a cat friendly exhibition along with a shop and cafe. The shop provides a large selection of gifts for cat lovers and essential feline supplies for new pet parents while the café provides snacks and meals encouraging a longer excursion.
In addition, this section of the facility is available for rent to schools and community groups.
Currently the Cats Protection program rehomes and reunites an estimated 55,500 cats per year. The new “cat cabins” will help to add an additional 3,000 cats to that annual number.
You can take a look at the Cats Protection annual report for the past three years online.
If you live in the United Kingdom or just want to donate to this registered charity and sponsor a cat cabin click here.