5 small ways you can help Cats Protection

If you’re keen to work in animal welfare in the future, experience is key. While you must be over the age of 18 to volunteer for most roles within Cats Protection, there are plenty of ways to help your local branch or centre. If you’re passionate about cats, here are a few ways you can get involved.


1. Make toys, beds or blankets

If you’re feeling crafty, making something of use for your local Cats Protection centre or branch is a sure-fire way to use your skills. Make a Captain Cat-Battler Catnip Mouse with our downloadable cheat sheet here.

2. Hold a bake sale

Fundraising for your local branch or centre is a great way to get stuck in. Plus, raising money for cats is always better when cake is involved. You can also join in our annual event, Pawsome Afternoon Tea. For inspiration, take a look at our Kitty Bakes series on YouTube.

3. Sponsor a cat

Sponsoring a cat currently in Cats Protection’s care is an easy way to provide them with shelter, warmth, food and medical care as well as some much-needed love. If they’re happy to, you could ask a family member or friend to buy the gift of sponsoring a cat for your birthday or as a Christmas present. You’ll get a sponsorship pack with regular updates and photos sent to your door. Click here to sponsor a cat.

4. Share us on social media

If you spend most of your time scrolling social media, why not follow Cats Protection? We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, offering everything from information and advice to cute cat videos. Follow us and share our posts to spread the word about all things cat-related.

5. Educate your friends and family

Others might not realise how important it is to neuter cats or rehome stray cats – that’s where you come in! Our site has information about everything from cat behaviour to neutering and cat welfare. Why not consider doing a presentation at school about your chosen cat subject? That way, you’ll be letting others know what you’ve learnt.

If you'd like to book a talk for your school or group, you can get your teacher or leader to sign up here.