Although kitten season has now begun, we have not had a massive influx. This is partly due to a lack of fosterers at this time.
We do at the time of writing, 13th June 13 have three older kittens
These kittens are aged around 3/4 months of age, and are available now. Cats Protection will pay for the neutering of these kittens, which may be done prior to re-homing if possible. Vaccinations and micro-chipping has been done.
To show interest in the kittens, please visit the Cats For ReHoming page and fill in an application form, which you will find under the details of every cat on the page.
For the last 21 years Cats Protection Newcastle Branch has served the vast area that is Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside.
However, I'm sorry to have to tell you, we can no longer do that.
We now have so few volunteers, we simply cannot spread ourselves over the entire area, so with deep regret we have to inform you that we can no longer send volunteers out to the Newcastle City and West areas, to assess situations.
We will still help you to finance the neutering of your cat via our Headquarters, and indeed will lend you traps etc., however, you will need to collect equipment from a volunteer in North Tyneside.
Our Headquarters is now trying to establish a Branch for Newcastle West, so if you are interested in working to set up a new branch please contact HQ by ringing 03000 12 12 12 or by visiting their website Cats Protection.
We do apologise for this, but we are left with no choice as the few of us there are, are all located in North Tyneside, and as we are all over retirement age, we simply cannot cope with the huge volume of calls for assistance we are currently receiving.
Because we are unable to cope with the vast amount of requests we are receiving daily for cats to come into care, we are having to suspend our waiting list.
In order to try and assist those desperate to rehome a cat or a suitable stray, and I say suitable as many outdoor cats prefer that lifestyle and wont adapt to a home.
We are going to add a listing to the site where you can add details of the cat you wish to rehome, including a photograph, which you must first save to a site such as Photobucket.
Then if someone is interested in your cat, they too can post, so a possible new home can be found.
Cats advertised this way MUST BE NEUTERED if they are less than neutering age, (under 5 months of age) contact us direct via the contact page.
Remember if you cannot afford to neuter, there is a £10 neutering scheme still in operation in the North Tyneside area, and a partial cost scheme, details of which can be obtianed via our Headquarters 0300 12 12 12 if you live in central Newcastle/ Gosforth/ Kenton/ Newcastle West areas.
Strays must be stated as being strays and advertised locally for 14 days, and on the lost and found page of the site before any rehoming can take place. If you suspect the stray to be un-neutered, you must again, contact us before placing the cat up for rehoming, or state very clearly for OUR benefit, that the neutering status is unknown.
We ourselves will in turn take note of the cats advertised and take those we an into our care should a place become available.
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We have now added various other boards for discussion on the site.
Along with the lost and found section, you will find various other boards to help you and your cat. General Cat Chat is welcomed, so if you just want to share a story about your cat, you are very welcome to do so.
We want you as visitors to get to know us, and for us to get to know you, and help if and when we can.
So dont be afraid, join in today...
We are very sorry, but currently we are unable to bring any cats, including strays, into care. This is because we do not have a Shelter, but rely on one volunteer, with 8 outdoor pens to take adult cats, and the situation of abandoned cats has now reached chronic levels..
If your female cat has got out while in season, there is no need to cancel having her neutered. Please tell your Vet you suspect she may be pregnant, and allow him/her to make the decision.
I hear this story many times a day, hence I have brought it up here. People often mistakenly think that a cat, once caught by a Tom, cannot be neutered, this is not true.
With so many kittens, aged around 4 to 6 months on the streets, the question has to be raised, was it really necessary? too many people allow their cats to breed, maybe out of belief that its wrong to neuter a cat already pregnant, or even worse, that a cat should be allowed to have a litter before being neutered, which again, raises the question, why??
So please if you are thinking of allowing your cat to have a litter, please reconsider, as there just are not enough homes for all the kittens born every year, and many purchased or adopted by people who decide to take a kitten home without any real thought of the nature of a kitten, or the cost of keeping a cat, have found out. Many of these people then allow the kitten outdoors, it then gets lost, killed or becomes feral, breeding once again, as early as 4 months of age.
If you are desperate to re-home your cat, all we can advise is that you visit http://www.catchat.org or take advantage of the offer of adding the details to our site.
Searching on that site, will bring up local rescues who may be able to assist faster than we can.