Who are we?

The branch is run by a small group of volunteers who give their free time to help the cats in their area. We cover Reigate, Redhill, Horley, Crawley, East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. We always welcome new volunteers, no matter how little time you have, or what your skills are we are sure we could find you something to do! You do need to be in our area though.

Our aim

To provide safe and loving homes for any cat that needs it, to offer advice and to reunite lost cats with their owners.  We believe all cats deserve loving, responsible homes. We homed 450 cats and kittens through our branch last year and helped over 1000 cats in total. As a charity, we rely solely on the generosity and kindness of the public to enable us to go on caring for cats and kittens.

About the branch

Crawley , Reigate & District Branch was formed in 1978 – one of its founding members is still active within the branch. At June 2013, we have around 30 active volunteers and 198 members. Though some of our volunteers are retired, many work full-time and juggle their volunteering with other commitments such as families, home-making, hobbies etc.

Your Support

Our work never stops, so your support is vital to us.   We urgently need your support to help more cats, please support us by coming to our events. Without the financial support of the local community, we will be unable to help further needy cats/kittens. It costs around £60,000 per year to do the rescue work we do.

The branch receives a small annual grant from Head Office, based on the preceding years activity within the Branch – homing, fundraising etc- but the vast majority of our funding results from donations and our own fundraising efforts. Most of the money raised goes towards paying vet bills. We use three local veterinary practices for all our rescue cats’ veterinary needs.

There’s more…

In addition to rehoming, we reunite lost cats with their owners, trap, neuter and return feral cats to their colonies (which are also monitored and fed), organise neutering and microchipping campaigns and advise people about optimum cat care.

Cats Protection (formerly the Cats Protection League) was formed in 1927 and is currently the largest cat rescue organisation in the UK . It covers the entire country from the Scilly Isles to the Orkneys; its head office is at Chelwood Gate in Sussex. CP’s work is carried out through its 29 Adoption Centres (formerly “shelters”), which are run partly by paid staff and partly by volunteers. And through its 250 Branches – which are run entirely by volunteers (e.g. unpaid). 95% of the rescue work done by CP is done by its 7,500 volunteers.

The main aims of CP are:
* To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and kittens.
* To advise and inform the public about cat care and welfare
* To encourage neutering of all cats/kittens not required for commercial breeding.

CP is a registered charity No. 203644 (England and Wales) SC037711 (Scotland) is accountable to a Board of Trustees. Registered charities are subject to regulation by the Charity Commission.