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Ely Cats Protection appeal for more fosterers

10 October 2017

Cat carers desperately needed

Cats Protection’s Ely and District Branch is looking to recruit fosterers to care for unwanted and abandoned cats while they wait to find a new owner.     

Cat fostering is hands-on cat welfare work looking after felines on a short-term basis, either in cat pens in their garden or a spare room in their home.

The branch, which is run entirely by volunteers, needs people who can offer a temporary home to one or more cats whilst they get back on their paws.

“Cat fosterers play a vital role in our charity by caring for cats in their own home until a new owner can be found,” said Linda Hutchinson, Branch Co-ordinator.

“No special equipment is needed but cat fosterers do need to have either a spare room or an area in their garden where a cat pen can be housed and, of course, a love of cats is a must. The charity will provide plenty of assistance and support materials for all fosterers.

“Offering a temporary home to a cat in need can be an incredibly rewarding experience, and becoming a volunteer for Cats Protection is a great way to meet new friends – both human and feline”.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and the Ely and District Branch is part of the charity’s nationwide network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres that together help around 190,000 cats and kittens each year.

As well as finding new homes for unwanted and abandoned cats, the charity also offers cat care advice to the public and can help towards the cost of neutering.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Cats Protection for Ely and District Branch then please call 01353-699430. Please be aware that we are only able to install cat pens in your garden if you own the property.