Cats In Distress is a registered charity founded in May 2016. The charity is run by three trustees, who, together with a team of dedicated animal-loving volunteers, help domestic, stray and feral cats. Our experience with other rescue and welfare organisations has led us to believe there’s always something more that can be done.
Our mission is to relieve the suffering of cats and kittens in need of care and attention, by providing compassion, protection, treatment and security.
We are totally independent and run entirely by unpaid trustees and volunteers. We receive no money from lottery funding and no support from any of the big animal charities.
We rely solely on donations and our own fundraising activities.
We use our funds to ensure that all our cats and kittens are health-checked, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before being rehomed. In addition, we are delighted to be partnered with Agria Pet Insurance to provide five weeks' free pet insurance, for cats of all ages.
UK Legal Duty of Care
Every cat, whether it’s a companion animal or a very frightened farm cat, is covered by exactly the same legislation: the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
This means that any cat owner has a duty of care to provide appropriate warm shelter, nutrition, veterinary care and protection from harm. The government has issued a Code of Practice that applies to all cats. The purpose of the Code is to provide practical guidance to help owners to comply with the provisions of Section 9 of the Act.
If you're concerned about a cat's welfare, please call us