Appeal for fundraising volunteers and cats fosters

With Cats Protection, Swansea

Swansea and District branch of Cats Protection is appealing for people with a love of cats to volunteer for the charity

It’s that time of year again when the branch is desperate for foster homes for mothers and kittens or just kittens. We are always inundated during the spring and summer months when kitten births are at the highest.

This is also the most difficult time to find good homes for kittens. The main reason being there are so many around that people can get them from other sources other than charities such as Cats Protection and the RSPCA.

The rise in unscrupulous people selling kittens, often in bad health is made easier by the almost universal access to the internet.

Another reason the summer is the most difficult time for us is that most people go on holiday in July and August (including our fosterers!) so that people will delay homing a cat until after the summer.

To foster a cat or kittens you need to have a spare room where the fostered cats can be kept separate from your own animals. This is to control any infection from fostered cats to your own and vice versa. Kittens quite often need treatment for cat ‘flu especially if they have come from unhealthy or overcrowded conditions.

Of course if you do not have any pets then the cats can have the run of your house (if you will let them!)

All treatment is paid for by Cats Protection, all food and litter is provided or paid for. All you have to provide is a roof over their heads and some TLC.

Fostering for Cats Protection is a rewarding experience when you see the cats going to loving new homes, particularly if the cat has had a traumatic life before being rescued. Our volunteers gain a great deal of satisfaction helping cats get a second chance in life.

All potential homes are visited and new owners are made aware of the responsibilities of owning a cat and the need to neuter when old enough.

Another constant need is for volunteers to help us fundraise. The more funds we raise the more cats we can help.

We have a number of fundraising activities during the spring and summer. The next 3 dates for fundraisers are:

Sunday 7th May – collection at Tesco Neath

Sunday 21st May – collection at Tesco Ystradgynlais

Friday 2nd June – Ghost hunt at Craig-y -nos castle

Our next Homing Day at Kenwood Kennels, Llanmorlais is 14th May from 10am until 4pm, please see our website or facebook page for details.

However, you do not have to wait until a Homing Day if you are looking for a cat or kitten, just get in touch with us and we will arrange a home visit.

If you can help out at the Tesco collections or are interested in the Ghost Hunt please get in touch by one of the following methods:

Helpline: 0345 260 2101 (Mon to Sat) Email: swanseacats@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.cats.org.uk/swansea Facebook: www.facebook.com/

swanseacatsprotection Twitter: www.twitter.com/swanseacats


LOVING HOMES NEEDED

TOP Right: Gizmo was left behind when his owners moved away. A neighbour was feeding him for a number of weeks before we could take him in. He is a shy boy but very sweet and affectionate once he is used to you, would probably be ok with a family with older children.

ABOVE: Kiki is a very sweet little cat who was found living as a stray. She is very affectionate and would make a lovely companion for someone or a family.

 

 

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