What we do
Our motto is " We will help if we can"
Rochdale Cats Protection is one of a network of over 250 volunteer run branches and 31 Cat Adoption Centres covering the UK. The main difference is that branches do not have a shelter facility but are managed by volunteers who work from their own homes The branch was founded in 1978. We are always looking for cat fosterers and welcome new volunteers.
The branch covers the following postcodes OL2, OL9, OL10, OL11, OL12, OL13, OL15, OL16, BL0, BB4, M24
Our main objectives are:
• Homing: to find good homes for stray and unwanted cats and kittens
• Neutering: to support and encourage the neutering of cats
• Education: to improve people's understanding of cats and their care
Like every branch of Cats Protection, we work tirelessly to improve the wellbeing of cats and kittens. As well the charity's three key objectives we are active in many areas of cat welfare. Here are some of the ways in which we do this:
We provide a home to home service whereby we act as a go-between for cats able to stay with their owners until a new home is found
We encourage neutering of all cats and kittens from 4 months old and champion neutering as the best way to ensure there will be fewer unwanted felines in the future
We help with the cost of neutering for cat owners on a low income or who receive benefits to assist them with the cost of neutering their cat
We facilitate the trapping and neutering of feral cats with our trap-neuter-return programme
We offer an extensive range of leaflets on all aspects of cat care and ailments. These can also be downloaded from our national website
We campaign on behalf of cats on measures to protect them from abandonment, harm and neglect
We attend fundraising events throughout the year to raise the money to make all of the above possible. These are run by our dedicated branch volunteers.
If you would like to join us, even for an hour or two to help out, you would be very welcome
We do not deal with cases of cruelty. If you have concerns over the neglect or ill-treatment of a cat, you should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999
To see Cats Protection in action watch this short video on YouTube (8 mins)