Cats Protection was established to help protect and rehome cats and kittens all around the country. The Bournemouth and District branch is run solely by volunteers, who manage the phones and emails and organise the shop and rehoming in their own time, around their own lives.
Rescue and rehome
There is no central office and rescued animals live in loving foster homes while they are rehabilitated, given any necessary medical attention and socialised. There is a charity shop based in Charminster, which raises essential funds through the sale of second-hand and new goods.
The main focus of the charity is to rescue and rehome cats and kittens, with this local branch covering Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch but stretching across to Swanage and Wareham to the West and Fordingbridge and Lymington to the East.
Pick a profile
Check out the website for profiles of some of the animals under the Cats Protection’s care and available for rehoming from their various local foster homes. The charity works to make sure the cats are fit, up to date with their vaccinations, flead, wormed and socialised and ready to join their forever family. On the site, you’ll find a photograph of the cat, with a quick profile of details including the gender, breed and age plus personality facts such as whether they get on with other pets, children and if they’re a house cat or they like outdoor access
The charity also provides a direct homing noticeboard, where individuals can share details of their own animals they need to rehome. This supports the work of Cats Protection, who can only bring a limited number of animals into their own care. If they are unable to help, owners in the Bournemouth area can advertise their cats for rehoming by providing a photograph, a short description of the cat and their contact details and potential new owners can get in touch with them directly.
If you want to support the work of the charity by attending or running an event, via the shop or by taking a volunteer role, take a look on the website and get in touch.