Welcome to the brand-new Cats Protection blog!

For anyone who has not yet heard of us, Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. We were founded way back in 1927 under the name ‘Cats Protection League’. A lot has changed since those early days – including our name, which was changed to Cats Protection in 1998. We now help over 230,000 cats and kittens every year through our nationwide network of volunteer-run branches and centrally-run adoption centres. There are three core areas to our work; finding loving homes for cats, promoting and carrying out neutering to prevent unwanted kittens from being born and educating people about cats and their care. You can find out plenty more about us and our work at www.cats.org.uk

None of this would be possible without our remarkable volunteers who willingly give up their time to a cause they are passionate about. The majority of them carry out Cats Protection’s work from their own homes, dividing their time between this work and full-time jobs. In this blog, we hope to bring you their stories and introduce you to the amazing people behind our successes across the UK.

- Why Volunteers Are Vital To Cats Protection
This post has been written by Julie Meredith, Volunteering Development Manager at Cats Protection Volunteers’ Week is an annual opportunity for all organisations involving volunteers join together and celebrate the huge contribution and positive impact...

- A New Concept – Gildersome Homing Centre
On 12 November 2014, Peter Hepburn, CEO of Cats Protection, hosted an Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) meeting and gave a talk about our Homing Centre at Gildersome, Leeds. The ADCH has a membership of all of the large and many smaller rescue...

- Find An Opportunity Is Now Live!
Find an Opportunity is our brand new volunteering website search. The search function allows you to find a variety of different volunteering vacancies in your local area. There's so much to gain by giving your time, energy, skills and enthusiasm...

- Happy 25th, Worthing!
Chief Executive, Peter Hepburn, reports as our Worthing & District Branch celebrates its 25th anniversary... “Sunny Worthing”, it’s called. Certainly when the Cats Protection Worthing & District Branch was celebrating its 25th birthday recently,...

- Out And About With Our Chief Executive
After that welcome to the new Cats Protection blog, how can anyone resisting posting? There’s so much to say! I’m very lucky, as the charity’s Chief Executive, to have been to Cornwall and Devon recently, meeting volunteers and staff who care for...