In order to consolidate the internet presence of the Forest of Dean Cats Protection branch, we have decided to close down this site in June 2020, & operate through the main Cats Protection website.

Our Facebook page will remain open & we hope you will continue to support, follow & share…


A feral cat is a wild animal and a completely different beast from the domestic cat. Feral cats are territorial creatures and self sufficient.

Our aim with ferals is to control the number in any one colony to ensure that the territory can support the number of cats living there. Giving birth to endless kittens will physically weaken the female cats and make them vulnerable to disease and less able to fend for themselves.

TNR – We arrange for feral cats to be humanely trapped, neutered and returned to their existing territory, to continue living the life to which they are accustomed.

We can sometimes arrange for feral cats to be re-sited but we do not take them into our pens.