Cats Protection’s Maidstone is part of the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps over 205,000 cats and kittens each year through a national network of 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 adoption centres.
The brand new Newnham Court Maidstone Homing & Information Centre is now open to the public!
Cats Protection opened a new Homing & Information Centre based at Newnham Court Shopping Village in Maidstone, Kent.
This is our second homing and information centre following the success of our first centre at the Pets at Home store in Newbury, Berkshire and it is hoped the charity will establish many more centres like this across the UK in the near future.
The Maidstone centre houses five cat pens and the aim is to home over 150 cats each year and managed from our nearby Bredhurst Adoption Centre who will run the centre assisted by volunteers from local branches.
The centre provides an interactive experience for visitors who will only see the cats in the five pens but can also search our Find-a-cat database on screens and tablets for other cats in the local area.
The aim is to find more homes for unwanted and abandoned cats in the Maidstone and surrounding area, raise vital funds and educate a wider audience about responsible cat ownership. The centre is set in its own area thus minimising stress to the cats and will have five large pens which have been custom-built to our welfare standards.
Potential adopters go through the same process as they would if adopting from our Bredhurst Adoption Centre and the welfare of the cats in our care is of the upmost importance. When someone registers an interest in homing a cat, we make sure that the cat is right for that person, their family, home, lifestyle and plans for the future. The cat is reserved and there is a 24-hour period before an appointment for collection is arranged.
Opening hours are as follows:
- MONDAY - THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 18:00 PM
- FRIDAY 10:30 - 16:30 PM
- SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 18:00 PM
- SUNDAY 10:00 AM - 16:00 PM
Call for cat lovers to volunteer in Maidstone
Maidstone’s new Homing & Information Centre is now open and is in need of willing and enthusiastic volunteers.
Located at Newnham Court shopping village, the centre’s aim is to home over 150 cats each year as well as raising vital funds and educating a wider audience about responsible cat ownership. The hours will match Newnham Court, opening at 9am until 6pm most week days. As a result, a large number of volunteers are needed.
These roles will be interesting and varied, giving individuals a chance to share their passion for cat welfare as well as welcoming customers and undertaking general cat care. Working with others, volunteers will have the chance to feed, groom and play with the cats and importantly, become a key member in the UK’s largest feline welfare charity.
If you’re a confident individual looking for an opportunity to make a difference in an exciting and varied role, Cats Protection would love to hear from you. Please contact our Bredhurst branch on 01634 232471.