Cats Protection Statistics

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Here are some figures about Cats Protection, that might be of interest:
 

Key facts & figures (2016)

  • Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helped nearly 190,000 cats and kittens in 2016 through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres
  • Cats Protection has thousands of cats in its care at any one time with many more needing the charity's help
  • Voluntary income with a total of £41.3 million in 2016
  • In 2016 we helped around 500 cats a day
  • Cats Protection rehomed 43,000 cats in 2016
  • Cats Protection reunited 3,000 cats with their owners in 2016
  • In 2016 Cats Protection trapped, neutered and returned 20,000 feral cats
  • Microchipping – we do not mention microchipping figures anymore as this was only ever an estimate which was based on the number of chips we purchased each year
  • Cats Protection runs the largest single species neutering programme in the world. We helped neuter 152,000 cats and kittens in 2016 and promoted the benefits of neutering
  • In 2016 Cats Protection had around 9,800 volunteers and around 675 full-time and part-time staff. Volunteers' hours were estimated at 5 million hours of work in 2016
  • The estimated value of volunteer hours is around £67.4 million in 2016
  • Cats Protection has 110 shops (as of 31 Dec 2016) and more have opened since
  • In 2016 we reached an audience of over 41,000 with our education talks

Key facts & figures (non-year specific)

  • Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helps around 200,000 cats and kittens a year through its national network of around 250 volunteer-run branches and over 30 centres
  • Cats Protection has thousands of cats in its care at any one time with many more needing the charity's help
  • We help over 500 cats a day
  • Rehoming – non-year specific figure not available
  • Cats Protection reunites 3,000 cats with their owners every year
  • Microchipping – we do not mention microchipping figures anymore as this was only ever an estimate which was based on the number of chips we purchased each year
  • Cats Protection runs the largest single species neutering programme in the world. We help neuter over 150,000 cats and kittens every year
  • Cats Protection has over 9,500 volunteers. Volunteers' hours are estimated at 5 million hours of work per year
  • Shops – non-year specific figure not available
  • Education talks – non-year specific figure not available

General cat facts

  • There are around 11 million owned cats in the UK, around a quarter of all households owning a cat – PDSA PAW report 2016
  • Estimations of one to two million stray cats, no one really knows true figure – but research currently underway by CP to establish this
  • Hypothetically, one unneutered female could be responsible for over 20,000 descendants in five years
  • Over 150,000 stray and abandoned cats enter shelter care in the UK every year