Stourbridge and District Cats Protection first came into being in September 1981 and was known as the Stourbridge Branch of the Cats Protection League.
In 1998 the charity changed its name nationally and became known simply as Cats Protection.
In 2003, to reflect the wider area that it now covers, the Stourbridge Branch changed its name to Stourbridge and District Cats Protection.
Stourbridge and District branch covers Dudley, Tipton, Brierely Hill, Kingswinford, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Bewdley, and Stourport-On-Severn (Postcodes DY1-DY13). The branch is run by a group of volunteers who have a common goal of helping cats.
Cats Protection rescues and rehomes unwanted and abandoned cats, and promotes responsible cat ownership.
Cats Protection's vision is to ensure that every cat is given the chance of a life where it will be treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats:
- Homing - finding good homes for cats in need
- Neutering - by supporting dencouraging the neutering of cats
- Information - by improving people’s understanding of cats and their care
In 2009 our branch rehomed 191 cats and provided help with arranging the neutering of 433 cats.