Bertie%44 the well-read Bengal!

Open Days

We hold several Open Days a year so we can meet people and they can come along and find out what we do. If you'd like to come along you can meet other people from the Branch and have a chat about volunteering. For 2013 we have Open Days planned for April 13, August 24 and November 16 - all at the Central Methodist Church, Union Street,Todmorden OL14 5AW. Please also check out the Events page for information on any other meetings.

Volunteering roles

We urgently need fosterers (please see below) but we need help with the following roles:

  • Welfare Officer
  • Education Officer 
  • Cat Catcher
  • Cat Nip Mice Makers
  • Fundraising Co-ordinator
  • Ebay Officer
  • Events Volunteers
  • Membership secretary for local branch 
  • Gift Aid Person

Please note: we cover the OL14 and HX7 areas only. To find your local Cats Protection branch, please check the Branch Finder on the main Cats Protection website.


Cats Protection do not always have a shelter, or the room to take on as many cats and kittens as they receive calls for. This is where fosterers are vital, as their role is caring for rescue cats whilst they are "between homes".

Fosterers look after the cats rescued at their home, until a suitable permanent home can be found. We can provide pens for the fosterer's garden, similar to those in a cattery, or if there is a suitable room fosterers can keep the cat inside their home. We only have one fosterer at the moment and urgently need more volunteers to carry out rescue work.

Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit to fostering is that you are helping an animal who has fallen on hard times, towards a better future. Sometimes this can be the first time in its life that the animal has felt safe, cared for and loved.

Please contact us and speak to us if you would like to foster. Our Welfare Officer will come to visit you at your home. This is to assess where you would keep the foster cats/kittens, and also the area around to ensure the safety of the animals, making only recommendations where needed. This is also your opportunity to ask questions or raise any concerns you have about fostering.

If you think you can help, please email us at caldercats@hotmail.co.uk. We'll explain what volunteering entails (it's really a lot of fun and very rewarding!). If you just want to check us out, please come along to one of our Open Days in Todmorden - see Events.

The cat on the top right is Bertie, a Bengal (posh!) who came into our branch for fostering a few years ago. He soon found a new home (and didn't have time to read all the books behind him).