Crazy Cat Lady Seeks Donations
For the past year I have volunteered for Cats Protection as a fosterer. Being a self-certified crazy cat lady, I have the privilege of donating my time, care and love to the many cats in need around my area, whilst lapping up the cuddles and head nudges at the same time.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat welfare charity, founded in 1927. They have helped a huge number of cats and kittens – homing over 1.5 million of them to new owners and championing the rights of countless others.
They rely on the generosity and kindness of public donations to enable them to go on caring for cats and kittens, as well as the dedication of over 10,000 volunteers across the UK.
CP volunteers cover a wide range of roles, from helping in the many CP charity shops to working at the contact centre or one of the adoption centres. For me, the most rewarding and consistent way I could support Cats Protection was to become a fosterer.
Everyday hundreds of cats are relinquished to Cats Protection, for so many different reasons. It could be that their owner has sadly died, they may have been abandoned or perhaps a stray, they may just clash with another family pet. This is where I can help.
My role as a volunteer fosterer is to provide a safe, secure space for a cat in our care, whilst we do our best to find him or her the right furrever home. TLC is given in abundance of course, but I am also there to re-socialise frightened or anxious cats, encourage natural behaviour such as play or grooming, and ensure they have the necessary vet treatments before being put up for adoption. It can be tough to say goodbye sometimes, but having played a part in safely re-homing a healthy happy cat is reason and reward enough.
So how can you help?
Charitable donations in the form of money or time, would be gratefully received. You can help to provide food, care, shelter and vet treatments with regular monthly donations or a one off gift. Click here to find out more.
Alternatively, you could volunteer your time and/or skills, in one of the many roles needed across the charity. Click here to find out what volunteer roles are needed near you.
Finally, if you aren’t in a position to volunteer but are considering getting anew family pet, please check your local branch of Cats Protection to see if your purrfect feline companion is waiting for you there! Here are just a few of our friends needing a new home.