Our History

We have come a long way from our inauguration in 1927. Back then, cats were viewed with indifference as animals that could just look after themselves. Thousands of cats were subject 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.  During the post-war years, Cats Protection continued to fight for the rights of cats and extended its feline welfare work to become the successful organisation that it is today.

A CP van from back in the day!