Message from Byron
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone enjoyed the festive break. We loved having mum and dad around for extra cuddles and I am pleased to report that the cupboard is full to bursting with cat treats. If only we could open the door instead of having to wait for them to be dished out!
2017 was a super busy year but we were lucky enough to have some wonderful new volunteers join us including two new fosterers. This means that we can help even more cats – hurrah!
We have no doubt that 2018 will also be full-on.
One area we would like to expand is educational talks. We have given a few talks, on an ad hoc basis, but it would be great to have some dedicated speakers to help us roll out a proper program. As well as giving information and advice it’s a fabulous opportunity to talk about cats! Head Office provides full training and support for this role. There are scripts suitable for different age groups and a bag of props including a toy cat, a ‘cuddly’ flea and a piece of plastic pizza!
We also need volunteers to answer the phone for a few hours each week. At the moment this task falls to one person but it can be shared between several people as the phone can be switched between volunteers. It’s lovely if there is someone on the end of the line to speak to our callers as many people do not like to leave a message. People mainly ring to ask for advice, if they wish to adopt a cat or if they need to rehome a cat or report a stray. Often it is a case of taking a message and passing it onto the relevant team.
If either of these roles appeals please get in touch.
Until next time,