Keep up to date with what's happening at the adoption centre. If you have a news story that you would like to share with us please email on using 'News Story' in the title.

Cat and Kitten Crisis

23 July 2016

Our adoption centre is bursting at the seams with many loving cats and kittens requiring a home. We are desperately appealing for new owners to come forward and consider adopting from us. You know you can adopt with confidence with all cats being vet checked, neutered, vaccinated, chipped and treated for fleas & worms. We ask for an adoption fee of just £60 which helps to offset some of these costs. We always face a difficult time each summer but this year is worse than usual with our...

Craft and ChAT

21 February 2016

Everyone welcome. Please come along and learn new crafts as we chat and create products that can be sold in reception to raise money for the cats. Experienced crafters will help beginners to sew, knit, crochet and more so beginners are welcome. Patterns & products will be supplied, so you just need to bring yourself. Any donations will of course be appreciated. First meeting: 3rd March 2016 Subs: £1 per session which will include a hot drink Meet in reception at the adoption ...

Calling all runners

20 January 2016

Ramathon | Sunday 5th June 2016 | iPro Stadium We are looking for five runners to take part in the Ramathon for team Cats Protection. If you think that you could acheive this personal goal and raise a minimum of £200 for Derby adoption centre we would love you to apply for a free place in our team. All funds raised will be used to support the cats in care at the adoption centre. If you are interested in applying for a place please email us at and request an information...

Happy MEW Year

02 January 2016

As we said goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 we just wanted to say thank you to all of our lovely friends of the adoption centre. Your support is important to us . . . the more people that know we are here, we stand a better chance of finding homes for the abandoned and unwanted cats in our care. We found homes for 1,011 cats and kittens during 2015 which was a fantastic result but we can do better with your help as we always have hundreds of cats waiting to come in to find a new home. Whilst ...

Hello, Hello, Hello

20 November 2015

Don't worry we have all been behaving ourselves! We had a visit today from the Derbyshire police who had been escorting the funeral cortege of Squadron Leader Herbert Nevil Mottershead MBE, of Brailsford, a stalwart supporter and president of the 158 Squadron Association, who sadly passed away on Wednesday, October 28 age 93. The tiny village church, two minutes away was packed out with over 500 mourners and the local police also had to close roads, organise parking and generally be on hand, ...

Patience pays dividends

10 November 2015

Danielles' story - in her own words This is Princess. I adopted her from Cats Protection Derby April 2010 , she was a quiet timid cat and it's taken up until now October 2015 for her to choose to come and have lap snuggles. Worth the wait. I wanted to adopt a cat who would probably be overlooked like Princess, who was timid and to be honest quiet terrified of the new home she came into. She made an awful mess in the carrier on the way home bless her. I left her to herself. I fed her kept her ...