As one of the nation's favourite pets, cats have always held a special place in the home; almost one in four households has at least one cat (an estimated 10.5 million cats).  Cat owners benefit from the unique love and companionship cats bring.

Our vision

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. 

It’s an ambitious vision. However, we truly believe it can be achieved because of our passion, our professional approach and simply because cats are among the UK’s most popular companion pets.

About Cats Protection, the national charity and our branch

Our history

The national charity has come a long way from its inauguration in 1927. Back then, cats were viewed with indifference as animals that could just look after themselves. Thousands of cats were subjected to terrible cruelty, neglect, starvation and disease. 

The concern of just a few cat lovers heralded an organisation that has since grown into the UK’s largest feline welfare charity. 

About our branch 

We cover the postal areas PL22, PL23, PL24, PL25 and PL26 

Early in 2002 the idea of a mid-Cornwall branch was suggested by HQ’s Regional Development Manager.  Five members of Truro Branch were willing to be the base of the new branch. 

Within a month the Branch committee was elected and St Austell & District Branch came into being and several of the early volunteers are still ardent supporters of the Branch today. 

Headquarters supplied £600 start-up money and provided three pens.  Today, 13 years later, one of our first fosterers is now Branch Co-Ordinator and another original volunteer is the Branch Treasurer and a specialist kitten fosterer. 

Before you get hooked on all the appealing cat pictures why not have a look at our 'What we Do' pages; there is a lot we can help cat owners with.

We hope that you find these new pages helpful and informative. 

If you have any queries you can contact us via this website or by calling: 01726 817837