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A local charity has launched an appeal to find kind-hearted people who can play a vital role in helping cats get back on their paws.
Cat-lovers with some spare time are invited to find their purr-fect roles by volunteering for Cats Protection’s Basildon, Brentwood & District Branch.
The branch is currently seeking volunteer fosterers to come forward and offer temporary homes to unwanted and abandoned cats in the area.
Cat fostering involves looking after cats in your own home until a new owner is found and, according to the charity, is incredibly important and rewarding.
Joanne McPherson, Branch Development Manager explained:
“Fostering cats is a vital role within Cats Protection and is also a great way to meet new friends, both human and feline,
“No special equipment is needed but fosterers need to have either a spare room or an area in their garden where a cat pen can be housed. We provide plenty of support and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.”
To showcase some of the cats in their care, the branch is holding a cat homing show on Saturday, 7 March from 10.30am to 1.30pm at Steepleview Community Hall, Willowfield, Laindon.
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 fosterer for Cats Protection please email [email protected] or call 03000 121 212 for more information.
A video about fostering for Cats Protection can be found here:
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. The Basildon, Brentwood & District Branch is part of the charity’s nationwide network of around 250 volunteer-run branches, 36 centres and over 120 charity shops that together help around 200,000 cats and kittens each year.