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Petplan raises £7 million for Cats Protection!

22 August 2019
Petplan raises £7 million for Cats Protection! Petplan® and Cats Protection have been in partnership since 2001 and together, with our supporters, branches and centres, we have raised over £7 million to date.

All cats that are adopted as pets can come with four weeks’ free insurance from Petplan to ensure they get the best possible start in their new home. We celebrated this milestone at our National Conference this June, which Petplan® proudly supported.

Corporate Partnerships Manager, Richard Howard said: “The £7 million from Petplan is a tremendous accomplishment and has enabled the charity to help even more cats around the UK. Pet insurance is a key part of our adoption package as we want owners to feel confident when adopting and we believe in providing all the cats in our care with the best possible start.”

How the funds raised help cats in our care like Chesney

The funds raised through our partnership with Petplan® help many cats in our care, cats like Chesney who came into our care in January. Chesney, a 14-year-old black-and-white cat came into our Hornchurch Branch as sadly his owners were moving into a flat where the landlord wouldn’t allow pets.

Chesney arrived with his sister, but the pair were split up as they weren’t getting along. Unfortunately, Chesney did not find a new home while at the branch, most likely due to his age and diagnosed kidney disease, so Chesney was relocated to the National Cat Adoption Centre to hopefully find him his forever home.

While at the centre Chesney spent lots of time in the enrichment room looking out on to the specially planted enrichment garden, planted to attract the wildlife. Chesney loved spending time in there watching the wildlife and was much loved by the staff due to his friendly nature.

He spent a few months before finding his forever home in May. We’re pleased to say that Chesney is now enjoying home comforts and is settling in well with his new owners.

His new owner said: “From opening the cat basket, he jumped straight out and strutted round the house. Within the first hour, he was on the sofa and rolling around on the rug. I don’t think he’s stopped purring!”

A big thank you to Petplan®, from us and all the cats and kittens in our care like Chesney, for their continued support.

Chesney black and white cat