Set up in 1927 to inform and educate the general public about cats and the issues they faced, Cats Protection works helping thousands of cats every year and depends solely on donation. Last year the rehomed and reunited 47,000 cats and kittens – that’s 130 felines per day. They also helped neuter 159,000 cats and have had 9,800 active volunteers in the past year.
Every cat that comes into the care of the Cats Protection is given a health check, vaccinations and, if they are old enough, is neutered prior to being rehomed. The cats stay with the charity until they find a new home; a healthy cat is never put to sleep.
How can you help?
If you want to help out Cats Protection, there are many things you can do! You can sponsor a cat pen, make regular donations, donate items to the branch charity shops or donate £3 by texting CATS1 to 70907. Not only that but any skills or experience you have could be useful in a voluntary role, be it admin, PR, education or retail; it’s not just fundraising and fostering!
In the month of December, there are lots of opportunities to come along and show your support. There are fundraising events taking place around the country as well as raffle draws, quiz nights and coffee mornings. There will also be cat homing events in Saxmundham and Rayleigh, which will be kicking off a series of homing events in the South East.
You can find out what events are taking place near you by clicking through to this link!