Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted branch covers the following postcodes
: HP1, HP2 HP3 and HP4. Other
Hertfordshire postcodes will be covered by a branch more local to
your area. However should you see any cat or kitten that you would
like to adopt, please let us know but understand that you will
have to arrange a home visit by your own branch of Cats Protection.
We are in urgent need
play an important part in and make a major contribution to the care of the cats
in our area and the fund raising to help support this care.
We provide a
temporary home for unwanted cats; some are strays but most come to us because
their owners can no longer look after them, they may have moved, been admitted
to hospital or passed away. Many are very distressed at giving up their pets and
we do our utmost to ensure that we find the best home for them.
There are now 2.5 million stray cats in the UK so we endeavour to encourage the
neutering of all cats that are not specifically required for breeding by
education and assistance with the cost for owners on low incomes.
We trap feral cats in their colonies, neuter and return them; we continue to
monitor their health and ensure that they are fed every day.
We provide educational material to assist owners with many common problems from
moving house to looking after diabetic cats. Leaflets on these and many other
subjects can be downloaded from Cats Protection's National website
We depend on the dedication of our many
volunteers to help us achieve all of this and more. If you have some time and
want to know more do please
retired or have some spare time?
started school? Wondering what you're going to do with your time now?
We always need
Can you do a regular half-day week? Or would you
like to be in a pool of people we can call on when our regulars can't make it?
If you can help
in ANY way we would love to hear from you.
feedback on our achievements last year...
2012 a total of 96 cats and kittens were rehomed by our branch. We
returned 9 cats to their owners (lost/found) , did 93 home visits
and relocated 15 feral cats/ kittens. In addition to this we issued
about 400 neutering vouchers.
can help provide homeless cats and kittens with real and practical
We'd love to hear from you if you have room in your garden for a cat pen
and would like to foster some cats. If you have spare time to feed
and chat to the cats, please email Vanessa
who will clarify everything.
Our pens are used to temporarily home
cats that come to us, through no fault of their own, strays looking
for foster homes, long term cats or ferals as well as cats that
people hand in to us because they can't keep them any more e.g. have
become allergic to them; had to move to different accommodation where
they can't have pets; divorce; made homeless; the cat being bullied
by another one in the household etc. etc. It's not like a real home
with their own person/dedicated slave, but a temporary refuge until
the right person comes along to offer them a permanent home.
are able to give a cat a new home? We have several at the moment
– search through the cats that are currently available and see who
is available for re-homing, bear in mind that we carry out home
visits prior to rehoming.