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Welcome to Cats Protection - Ferndown Homing Centre

Ferndown Homing Centre is a purpose built facility that rehomes cats & kittens directly from local branches in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire. We opened in May 2010 and so far have found loving new homes for nearly 2000 cats & kittens.

We are the first Homing Centre for Cats Protection. A homing centre differs from an Adoption Centre, in that we only takes in cats that are ready to be homed, from the following branches - Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Blandford & Sturminster, Frome, Andover and Weston-Super-Mare. We do not take in cats directly from the public. These branches have a chain of fosterers who work all over the country, taking in cats from the public, strays and ferals, and help these cats become fit, healthy and ready for homing. The cats then come to us to find a new family that will come and fall in love with them!

At the centre we have a homing wing with 24 pens, 22 of which can house a pair of cats or a litter of 4 kittens, and 2 family pens that can hold a family group of 4-5 cats and a maximum of 8 kittens.  We also have an isolation suite and a holding suite that are not open to the public.

The cats at Ferndown Homing Centre are cared for by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, until loving new homes are found for them. Please visit the centre to meet our team and the cats. You can also find out more about volunteering at the centre by calling the Telephone number on our 'Contact Us' page.

Cats Protection Talks and Workshops

The Centre now has a team of volunteers who can offer talks and workshops to help ex-plain the aims and work of Cats Protection.

If anyone is interested in a talk or workshop, perhaps for a school, Cub or Brownie group, or even for an adult group, please get in touch with Chris Harding -


We have just revamped our shop at the centre and now stock a large range of "cat" related gifts and products and everything you will need to accomodate your new member to your family