The resurrected Forfar branch of Cats Protection has made an appeal for volunteers to help re-home cats and to come forward with novel fund-raising ideas.
The branch re-opened in August and since then has homed many cats and kittens and helped many people to get their cats neutered.
A spokesperson said: “We are currently looking for fund-raising volunteers to help come up with interesting and unique ways to raise funds to help as many cats and kittens as we can. We are also looking for good quality bric-a-brac, accessories, books, unwanted gifts etc. to sell at events or to use as raffle prizes.”
Among the cats the Forfar branch is currently trying to re-home is Parker, described affectionately as a “big gentle sook of a cat”. He is about six years old, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
The spokesperson continued: “He is a very friendly, lovable and unbelievably affectionate boy. He came into Cats Protection care as a stray. Parker has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FiV+) which is not transferable to humans or dogs, but can be passed on to other cats. This means Parker must be an indoor cat and he can only live with other FIV cats. He loves getting brushed, loves cuddles and adores getting attention. If you want a big gentle sook of a cat, then Parker is the cat for you.”
If you are interested please call Cats Protection Forfar & District Branch on 0845 647 2184.
All the cats offered by Cats Protection are microchipped, vaccinated and neutered (not kittens), and are given a full health check, including worm and flea treatment. They are homed with four weeks’ free pet insurance.
The Forfar & District Branch is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers who work hard to look after and find homes for unwanted cats and kittens in Forfar and the surrounding area.
Its website is updated often to ensure those interested have the most up-to-date information available on cats in care and other branch news.
Cats come into their care under many different circumstances. These include cats found straying, death of an owner, owner moving house and unwanted kittens.
For details of re-homing a cat and to see some of the cats and kittens in their care desperately looking for homes, visit the ‘Adopt A Cat’ section on the website on www.cats.org.uk/forfar
As well as looking for people interested in re-homing a cat, Cats Protection also offers advice on cat care and are always on the lookout for new recruits to help out with fostering.
Fosterers are a vital part of their work and they rely greatly on them as obviously the more fosterers they have, the more cats they can look after. All you require to be a fosterer is a spare room in your home; time to commit to the needs of the cat; an understanding of Cats Protection Standards; your own transport (mileage allowance payable) and to live in the Angus area.
Full details on Cats Protection can be found on www.cats.org.uk/forfar or www.facebook.com/forfarcats. Anyone wishing to make a donation to help the ongoing work of the branch can do so by following the link on the website.