18 July 2022

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Cats Protection helps thousands of cats each year with support from players.

Cats play an important part in so many people’s lives and are a hugely popular pet. In fact Cats Protection’s CATS report 2021 showed that 26% of UK households have a cat.

Cats Protection is delighted to have received over £4.8m since 2018 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. During 2022, funding awarded by Postcode Animal Trust is going towards cat care costs at the charity’s centres as well as supporting its Paws to Listen grief support service and its advocacy work to make a better world for cats.  

Funding also helps Cats Protection’s Behaviour team to deliver cat behaviour advice to its network and cat adopters, as well as aiding its insights team in driving improvement, enabling the charity to have greater impact for cats and people.

Cats Protection’s Interim Chief Executive, Dominic Sullivan, said:

“We hope that by increasing awareness of cats’ needs, fewer will need to come into our care in future. In the meantime, we continue to help as many cats as we can and find them loving new homes.
“We also understand how strong the bond between cats and people can be, so our Paws to Listen service offers a supportive and non-judgmental ear to anyone going through the loss or end of life of their beloved cat, or whose cat may be missing.”
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, whose support of our work goes a long way in helping cats and the people who love them.”

For more information about how players are supporting the work of Cats Protection click here.

Featured in this article is Marmalade, who came to Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex in May. Catherine Jarvis from Cats Protection was able to give us more of a background into Marmalade's story, "Although he likes dogs, he was being bullied by the dogs in the household. He was therefore unable to have free run of the house and had started overgrooming due to stress. Marmalade is an extremely friendly boy who loves a fuss and human company. He is in need of a calm home without young children or other cats although, with a slow introduction, he may be able to live with a dog. He would also enjoy having a garden to explore once he has settled."

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If you would like to learn more information about Marmalade or for more information on adoption click here.