LEA VALLEY CATS PROTECTION.
These pages will tell you what we do to help cats and kittens in our area.  To provide a new home for a cat or kitten in our care, please see our Adopt a cat page.
 
Our branch is staffed entirely by volunteers and operates within the following postcodes: E4, EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN6, EN7, EN8, EN9, N9, N18 and N21.  Within this very large area, we support the national charity’s simple and clear objectives:
      • Adopting – to find good homes for cats in need.
      • Neutering – to support and encourage the neutering of cats and kittens.
      • Informing – to improve people’s understanding of cats and their care through education and advice.
To do this, we operate a Local Helpline service on 0333 567 4746 that is answered between 08.30 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and between 09.00 and 17.00 on Saturday.  Outside these times, an answerphone service operates.  If you leave a message, a volunteer will respond in due course.  When you leave a message, please ensure that you tell us your full postcode and a telephone number so that we can contact you and deal with your enquiry properly; this is very important.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS IS OFTEN THE CASE WITH CAT 'RESCUE' CHARITIES, NORMALLY ALL OUR FOSTER PLACES ARE FULL.  THEREFORE, WE ARE RARELY ABLE TO TAKE CATS INTO CARE AT SHORT NOTICE; THE NORM IS THAT THERE WILL BE SOME LENGTH OF TIME BEFORE WE ARE ABLE TO CONSIDER TAKING CATS INTO CARE.

Please note that our Helpline will be closed on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December 2017 and on 1 January 2018.  In addition, over the festive season, our volunteers will not be able to respond as quickly as usual to calls to our helpline.  Thank you for your understanding.

Please call the Helpline number:

      • if you are interested in providing a home to any one or more of our cats or kittens in care.  Details of cats to be homed are to be found in the Adopt a cat pages of this website.
      • if you require information on spaying or neutering your cat. You can also see our Neutering page for more information and, for those in need, we can provide assistance in the form of money-off vouchers towards the veterinary cost of neutering.
      • if you require information, help or are concerned about the condition of a cat in your area.  We will endeavour to do whatever we can to help.
EMERGENCIES: Please note that we are NOT staffed or equipped to handle emergency situations.  If you know about an animal that is injured or being treated cruelly, call the RSPCA's national 24-hour cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999 or visit http://www.rspca.org.uk

24/7 EMERGENCY VETERINARY SERVICES:
Note that Cats Protection does not recommend any particular veterinary practice.  The following list is for information only:
Enfield:                    Medivet - 01992 762699
Hatfield/St Albans:    Village Vet Cayton - 01727 852 667
Hoddesdon:              Walton Lodge - 01992 450597
Potters Bar:              Royal Veterinary College - 01707 666366
Welwyn Garden City: Attimore Veterinary Hospital - 01707 331963

FREE VETERINARY CARE: Please note that we are NOT able to offer free veterinary care.  The PDSA offers veterinary treatment free (subject to available funding) to those on certain benefits.  To be eligible, pet owners need to live within the defined postcode catchment area of a PDSA PetAid hospital or PetAid practice and must be receiving financial help with their housing costs through either Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit.  More information can be obtained from the PDSA website www.pdsa.org.uk or call the PDSA’s main number – 0800 731 2502 – to discuss what assistance may or may not be available in your area.

The nearest PDSA PetAid hospital to our area is at:
4, Church Terrace, Church End, Hendon, London NW4 4JU
Tel: 020 8203 2090