What we do

LIKE Cats Protection’s other 250-plus branches, our main objectives are:
  • To find good homes for cats in need (like Oscar, pictured)Oscar%44 a recent homing
  • To support and encourage the neutering of cats
  • To improve understanding of cats and their care
Our branch depends on volunteers who give their time and effort free to do a whole range of tasks. We cover the Eltham and Sidcup areas, which border south-east London and north Kent. The more helpers and money we have, the more we can do for the cats and kittens who so badly need us. In 2016, we homed 210 cats and kittens. All contributions - financial or practical, one-off or regular - to help this work are valuable. Find out about the many easy ways to help by clicking here to go to Support Us.

The cost of caring
It can cost up to £200 to look after each cat before rehoming. Depending on the individual case, expenses can include:
  • £50 for vaccinations
  • £40 to £60 for neutering
  • £20 for a clinical examination
  • £40 for blood or urine tests
  • £5 for worming and flea treatment
  • The daily cost of food and litter

A few facts about Cats Protection - Britain's largest feline welfare charity - nationwide
  • We have over 6,500 cats and kittens in our care at any time
  • We rehomed 43,000 cats and kittens in 2016
  • We helped neuter more than 152,000 cats in 2016, including about 20,000 ferals, and helped thousands of owners with advice and vouchers to neuter their cats
  • We micro-chipped more than 33,000 cats and kittens in 2014
  • We reunited 3,000 lost cats with their owners in 2016
  • We have 110 volunteer-run charity shops and 34 adoption centres across the UK
  • Our 9,800 active volunteers put in more than 4.9million hours of unpaid work in 2016
  • Our helpline staff answered more than 35,000 calls on 03000 121212 and e-mails in 2014
  • We helped to trap, neuter and return, or relocate, 24,000 feral cats and kittens in 2013
  • We reached nearly 42,000 people with our educational talks in 2016
  • We campaign on feline welfare issues, such as presssing for a new law making micro-chipping cats compulsory