Bury St Edmunds

& Stowmarket

Branch Helpline number: 01284 850887  e-mail:info@cplbury.org.uk



What we do

A National Charity

Our History

How we work




                                                                Cats Protection, Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket Branch, PO Box 422, Thurston, IP31 3WE  

Tel. 01284 850887   e-mail: info@cplbury.org.uk   Charity No. 203644


The branch is run totally by volunteers who have split the tasks and operate from their own homes. This is why if you ring the helpline there is a list of numbers which will direct you to the person best able to answer your call.

We have the main committee responsible for the running of the branch all of who have other responsibilities:


In addition to the committee we have a team of fosterers, home visitors and fundraisers, all of whom are essential for us to keep running as we are.

All our cats are out with foster mums scattered around the area. We now have 11 pens. We have a Welfare Officer who arranges for the cats  to come in and be placed with a fosterer and a Homing Officer to try to match up a cat to a suitable home. We also have Home Visitors who visit prospective homes.

Our main out goings are naturally on vet bills which on average are over £15000, this is because all cats which come into our care are blood-tested for Feline Aids and Leukaemia, those 5 months of age or over are neutered before re-homing. The cats are also vaccinated against Cat Flu, Feline Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia and are microchipped. In this way we try to ensure the cats we re-home are in the best possible health and condition. As you can imagine this is very costly and apart from a neutering grant from the NCC (National Cat Centre), we are totally reliant on our own fund raising efforts and donations from the public.

All our pens have heat and light, most are now 5ft wide, with a bedroom area and 6ft run - although we have a few smaller ones which we are gradually replacing. Some have an extra grass run area for the cats to go out in.

Pictures of pens


Margaret Spratt


Rachel Hodson Gibbons

Homing Officer, Welfare/Admissions Officer

Marina Veal

Neutering Officer, Chief Fosterer

Margaret Spratt

Newsletter & Website

Anne Ling


Rebecca George