CP clocks up 90 years

90 year birthday

May marks the 90th anniversary of Cats Protection, a charity established in 1927 by a group of cat lovers, led by Miss Jesse Wade. The purpose of the then-named Cats Protection League was to “exclusively” promote the interests of cats, at a time when cats were generally regarded as pests. The name was changed to Cats Protection in 1998. By 2012, CP had rehomed its 1,000,000th cat.

Today, there are an estimated 11 million pet cats in the UK, which represents around one quarter of all households owning a cat. CP is undertaking research to establish numbers of stray cats (estimates are 2 million). More than 150,000 stray and abandoned cats enter shelter care in the UK every year. Continue reading

Outdoor pen a first for Brighton & Hove

outdoor pen.jpgBrighton and Hove Cats Protection now has its first outdoor pen, enabling cats from the local area to be taken in and fostered. The pen, at the home of Brighton & Hove branch coordinator Teresa Dee in the Surrenden area of Brighton, was launched with a party on May Day.

Measuring 13×14 feet in total, the pen was erected in just one and a half days. “There was no disruption at all,” says Teresa. “The material arrived in flatpack form and was put together and wired by CP approved builders and electricians.”

The result is a “very sturdy” outdoor pen with plenty of room for up to three cats (for example, a cat and her kittens) to be housed. The outdoor pens are important, enabling local cats to be fully health checked and transferred to indoor fosterers if necessary before rehoming. Continue reading

Our mew-vellous cats

 

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Currently, at Cats Protection Brighton, we have three pawsome kitties looking for their forever homes. We have two lovely ladies and a handsome boy. So here is an opportunity to get to know our cats a little better and if you, or anyone you know is looking for a feline friend, then don’t hesitate to give us a call 01273 610 306 or email homing.cpbrighton@gmail.com. (Photo: Teddy) Continue reading

Keeping your cat healthy this winter

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It’s mid February and we are in the depths of winter, so far we’ve had some pretty chilly weather. All most of us want to do is escape the snow and storms and snuggle up at home with our favourite feline friend. However during the icy months it is essential we look out for our cats and make sure we’re keeping them healthy. So we’ve come up with some paw-sitively brilliant ways to make sure your kitty is flu-free and happy over winter.  Continue reading

How do I introduce my cat to a new feline companion?

Feline Friends Brighton

Feline friends. Brighton

Some of the cats we rehome at Cats Protection Brighton & District have to be the only puss in the household. Usually, this is because they may have had to settle in various care and foster homes before they finally find a home where they know they will live forever. That means the stress of settling into a new home and having to be introduced to a resident cat can be a little overwhelming for many felines. Continue reading

5 fantastic facts about Smudge

Smudge is our newest cat in need of a new home. But not just any home, a forever home where she can be warm and cosy and showered with love and affection. In return, you’ll get a furry friend and cat cuddles for life.

Want to know more about Smudge? Here are five facts which could mean she’s your perfect match.

Smudge has different coloured eyes

Smudge has different coloured eyes

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Five facts about Donald…and why you should adopt him

Donald, this beautiful white long-haired puss, is up for adoption. He has been in our care at the Brighton and District branch for around four months now and would absolutely love to find his best friend for life who can give him all the love and care he needs.

Donald enjoying a stroke

Donald enjoying a loving stroke

Here are five fab facts about Donald (although there are plenty more) and why you might want to take him home today.

Donald showing off his coat

  1. He is a beautiful 10 year-old snowy white long-hair who loves wrapping himself around you on the sofa and giving you lots of cuddles.Donald playing
  2. Donald used to be the cat who greeted visitors at the national Cats Protection Adoption Centre. He would sit on the lap of whoever was in reception, lapping up all the attention.Donald relaxing
  3. Donald is a very special cat. He has a sensitive stomach, which is a little like human irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. But the condition can be treated with medication (although his stomach still gurgles a little) which makes him feel good enough to have a play whenever he likes. It’s just a matter of hiding a pill in his cat food every other day.
  4. Despite the ten years hiding under his white coat, Donald loves to play and explore outside. He is also used to busy surroundings, so would be happy in a lively household. Although, he is probably looking for a more mature family to look after him who do not have any other cats or young children.
    Donald sleeping

    Donald sleeping

  5. As you can see from the pictures, Donald loves a good nap but he also enjoys a good chat in-between, so you will always have someone to tell your problems to at the end of the day and will always end in soothing purrs.

If you would like to know more about Donald, check out our website: http://www.cats.org.uk/brighton/adopt-a-cat/?cid=113118.  And if you would like to meet him, please email homing.cpbrighton@gmail.com or call, 01273 610 306