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On our adopt a cat page you will find details of kittens and adult cats which have recently come into our care and are in need of loving homes. 

If you love cats and have some spare time we are always looking for more volunteers to join the branch team. We are all volunteers at Derby and District branch and have lots of different ways to get involved. For more information visit our volunteering page by clicking here.

The Branch can help owners on low incomes by offering cost assisted vouchers reducing the cost of a spay or neuter to only £10 per cat.  Further information can be obtained by calling the Cat-Line on 01332 206956 or emailing us on enquiries@derbybranch.cats.org.uk. Click here for further information on neutering or to check if you could be elligible for a voucher.

You may Download a poster here which we would love you to display at your place of work or on local notice boards.


Our volunteers are offering to humanely trap farm cats, take them to the vets to be neutered/spayed/health-checked and returned to the farm as healthy vermin catchers. This can will be done FREE OF CHARGE and in our volunteers own time with no disruption to the farmers' businesses. Please call or email as detailed above.

Just wanted to let you know our little happy story. I contacted cats protection to ask for help/advice regarding some stray little cats at some stables, they obviously kept breeding and as cats protection and several other rescues told us it is very hard to rehome feral cats after they reach a certain age, we were unsure what to do. Cats protection were at hand straight away, we have had several of your volunteers out with traps and have not only taken, neutered, flead, wormed and delivered back the females but also the Males, all free of charge! One lovely lady came all the way from Lincoln to help. They supplied the traps, food trays and blankets (which were all immaculate). Although in a perfect world the cats would have lovely warm homes to go to, but now thanks to cats protection at least these little cats don't have to go through the breeding cycle again. We'll be doing a collection as a little thank you. You don't often hear about these stories so I thought I'd let people know.

From us and the little cats "thank you cats protection!" Xx Dani H (Codnor)

Derby Branch of Cats Protection recently had a call from a farm in Derbyshire to help control their ever-growing feral cat population. We were only too pleased to help – after all, this is what we do.
So off the volunteer fieldworkers went with humane traps and food to start the process. While surveying the job, one cat caught the eye of a trapper. It sat back somewhat from the rest of the pack and she just had a feeling that it didn’t ‘belong’. She gently went over to test the water and it didn’t run away – completely uncharacteristic behaviour for a feral cat. She was able to lift it into a cat basket and take it to the vet where it was checked for a microchip - always the first thing they do. Would you believe it was chipped, found to belong to someone only half an hour’s drive away, and had been missing for 13 months? Of course, the owners were more than delighted to get her back. They had tried everything to find her; posters, adverts etc. but to no avail so they had given up hope after all that time. 
Luckily, the Branch manages to reunite many cats fairly quickly with their owners as a result of them being microchipped. Most have only been missing for a relatively short time although we had one which was missing for three years and a cat reported found in January 2015 had been missing since 2013. There have been recent reports nationally of cats being reunited with grateful owners after five and seven years!
Of course, there’s a moral to this story. Can you guess?  Yes, it’s GET YOUR CATS MICROCHIPPED – and also remember to update the details if you move. We also, fortunately quite rarely, come across cats that are microchipped but we are unable to contact the owner as the address and phone number are out of date.