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Bridgend's world record bid

Catathon and Moggytastic Cat Costume Show. Just saying those words fills me with a great sense of excitement and anticipation for 30 June 2012. The day came to fruition in a colourful montage of people dressed as my favourite land animal: cats.

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It's nicer to neuter

The Maidenhead, Slough & District Branch of Cats Protection is on a mission to reduce the numbers of unwanted stray and feral cats in the area.

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Win a signed copy of Talk to the Tail by Tom Cox

Well-known author and self-confessed cat man, Tom Cox has kindly offered to give away a signed copy of his latest book, Talk to the Tail to one lucky Cats Protection blog reader!

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Branching out – part two

As part of my induction to the neutering role mentioned in my last post, I met up with Neutering Volunteer, Angie Ellingford. As well as working as a Veterinary Receptionist, Angie maintains an up-to-date record of neutering statistics and produces reports for the branch and the National Cat Centre in support of grant applications.

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Branching out

I always embrace and thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to meet Cats Protection volunteers. For me, it is the only way to properly understand what volunteering means to people and the breadth of activities involved in the volunteering roles.

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Life as a volunteer at Derby Adoption Centre and why I do it

I have helped on a Saturday for about two years now, following in the footsteps of my Mum and have always been made to feel part of the team.

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Coming soon: Black Cat Awareness Day

You’ve probably noticed that it’s been more than a little bit on the quiet side on here lately. This is because we have been working hard behind the scenes on something. Something big, in fact.

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Chiltern's Twitter success

On 13 August, I had the idea of holding a ‘tweetathon’ – where a Twitter user repeatedly Tweets all day about either a specific subject or range of subjects in a pre-organised fashion, generally for the purpose of gaining rapid publicity – which includes building up as many ‘followers’ as possible.

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Why I foster for Cats Protection

I’ve always considered myself a cat lover. I don’t remember not having a cat around as I was growing up, so it seemed completely natural to start visiting my local Cats Protection adoption centre in Archway as a cat socialiser.

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Starting from scratch

Some 17 years ago, the West Dorset Branch was formed, providing service to Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester and Bridport and the neighbouring villages. Throughout that time, I was the Branch Co-ordinator and, for many years, the sole Fosterer too.

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