Cats Protection attends the WI Fair

17 March 2017
Cats Protection attends the WI Fair

Cats Protection is having a stand at the WI Fair, which takes place at Alexandra Palace in north London from Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 1 April.

This celebration of the Women’s Institute sees four days of craft, cooking, creativity, shopping, learning and travel.

As usual, Cats Protection’s stand will be a hive of activity for cat lovers with a wide range of information available and some fab feline-themed merchandise for sale. Stand visitors can also use the charity’s online search tool, Find-a-cat, to see cats and kittens available for homing in their area.

In addition, there will be opportunities for creative and crafty cat owners to find out how to save money, cut down on waste and keep their felines entertained by making their own cat toys and activities! Some ideas for crafty cat owners include:

  • feeding enrichment activities: Cats love different ways to make feeding time more interesting. Commercially-produced food balls are available in shops, but homemade versions are cheap and easy to make. Hiding dry food in a clean, empty egg box will give cats the chance to enjoy batting their way to their food. For a different take, try suspending a large, clean yoghurt pot with some holes in it to allow biscuits to fall out just above the cat’s head height – cats will love working out how to bat the food out

  • catnip knots: Most cats love catnip and will spend hours engaged in energetic play with it. For a simple homemade toy – which also finds a use for odd socks – simply fill a sock with a couple of tablespoons of dried catnip, knot the end and trim off any excess

  • toilet roll puzzles: Collect a good supply of toilet roll tubes and stack them on top of each other to create a mini wall of tubes, secured with sticky tape. Hide a portion of your cat’s daily allowance of dry food or a catnip toy within the tubes – cats will enjoy using their paws to fish out the goodies hidden inside

Cats Protection is the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, helping around 500 cats a day on average – or around 200,000 cats every year – through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres.

More information about the WI Fair can be found at http://www.thewifair.co.uk/