CATS Protection’s charity shops across Wales are reopening their doors to customers on Monday following the easing of retail lockdown restrictions.

Staff and volunteers have been busy preparing to welcome back customers, and measures will once again be in place to ensure the safety of everyone in stores, including limits on the numbers of customers, hand sanitising stations and rigorous cleaning.

Cats Protection shops can be found in: Abergavenny, Caernarfon, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Llandudno, Mumbles, Porthmadog, Prestatyn, Rhyl, Swansea and Wrexham.

The shops will be ready and waiting to take in donations of good quality second-hand clothing, accessories, books and bric-a-brac. With so many people using lockdown as a time to have a clear-out it is expected there will be a considerable amount of donations to sort through; which also means there will be lots of new stock for customers to browse.


Opening hours will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and shorter hours on Sundays (check with your local shop).

Area retail manager Nicola James said: “We can’t wait to welcome back customers after such a long time but the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers is our highest priority and previously introduced safety measures will continue to be observed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“It is great to know that we will once again be able to support the work of our network of volunteers in helping cats and kittens in need.”

Cats Protection is a national network of around 230 volunteer-run branches, 37 centres and 109 shops, helping around 200,000 cats and kittens every year.