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Cats Protection on the prowl for Bristol site to rehome unwanted pets

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, is on the hunt in the Bristol area for a suitable location to host a new rehoming centre.

The charity has 32 centres and over 250 volunteer-run branches around the UK, helping around 200,000 cats and kittens every year, and is keen to add to its network within the Bristol sub-region.

Steve Cullis is an Associate Director of Williams Gunter Hardwick, the property specialists appointed to head up the search: “Finding a suitable site in the central area of Bristol, probably of around 0.8 acres (0.32 hectares), is going to prove difficult because of the pressure on available land from competing uses is so intense locally.

“So we are looking to spread our net more widely to within a 10 to 15 miles radius – as long as the site has good transport links and can house a 10,000 sq ft building in addition to a number of external facilities and car parking.”

Cats Protection rehomes and reunites over 100 cats per day across the UK and a new centre in the Bristol area will enable it to help even more cats and kittens in the South West.

“Rehoming is a very large part of our work,” says charity spokesperson Cat Jarvis. “A large number of cats that come into our care are stray or abandoned, while others are handed in by people who are no longer able to look after their pet – perhaps because they move to rented accommodation where cats are not allowed, they go into a care home, or there is a change in their personal lives.

“Whatever their background, our role is to take these cats in, nurse them back to full health if needed, and then find a suitable loving home for them.”

Steve Cullis can be contacted at for any site related enquiries.

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