Fife’s Feline Friends …

There are many charities and community causes in and around Cupar and we are delighted to be able to support a number of these by sponsoring stalls for them at the Cupar Market. We also help many through share content on our channels featuring events, fund raising activities and volunteer drives. From time to time, we will write a profile on this Blog to help raise awareness – and that is the case with this feature on the Fife Cat Shelter. We caught up with Judi Davidson from the charity to discover more …

The Fife Cat Shelter “rescues and re-homes cats & kittens all over Fife“. Founded just over 30 years ago, the charity is a “cat rescue & adoption shelter“.

Judi explains: “We are a self funded, non-profit, council approved shelter and have been working hard to improve the health and happiness of local cats since we were formed in 1993.” Judi adds: “Many people ask why there is a need for organisations such as Fife Cat Shelter. The sad truth is that the need is there because of the horrendous number of abandoned, stray cats.

400 cats & kittens a year …

The charity re-homes on average, over 400 cats and kittens every year. Judi emphasises that this does not include some “old timers” who are sometimes offered a home by one of their supporters, or those cats who have to be put to sleep through illness or severe injury.

Judi explains their re-homing policy, saying: “We re-home to owners with other animals or children, depending on each cat’s needs.”

This Blog in published in June 2024: the cats looking for a new home will change ongoing – the image featured below is from the charity’s website as at ‘today’ but the information will change. Simply click on the image to visit their website and discover the cats needing a home …

Neutering Amnesty

The charity’s work includes efforts to try and cut down the number of stray cats and, to that end, they are the only cat shelter/charity in Fife offering financial help if owners are struggling to neuter their cat. Judi says: “We offer less than half price neutering to owners on a low wage or benefits. We also have maternity packages for pregnant or mum cats to ensure they receive the best care.

Judi highlights and thanks “Pat & Michelle” who manage the shelter – together with the support of a dedicated team of volunteers.

Need more?

The charity has a website that you can visit via this link. It includes information on fund raising and how you can help to support them.

You can also follow them on Facebook via this link. They run Facebook auctions from time to time to help with their fund raising efforts.

The Fife Cat Shelter hours are:

  • Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 12:00 and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Outside these hours you will be able to leave a message on their answering service and someone will respond during office hours. Visitors to the Shelter are most welcome, but please phone 01383 830 286 to arrange a time before your visit.

As with all of those who feature on our site, we ask what Judi would recommend to someone visiting Cupoar for the first time – or for the first time in a long time: “Cupar is a beautiful place to visit with lots of history, shops and welcoming people.


Thanks for reading!