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Fostering

Gildersome is  looking for volunteers to foster for us. This may be for an adult cat who needs bringing out of their shell or kittens with or without mum who need socialising.

If you think you can help or would like to find out more about fostering, please contact gildersome@cats.org.uk. To foster for the Gildersome Homing centre you need a spare room and you must be able to drive!

In the following video, Indoor Fosterer, Jane Marescaux and her pet cat will tell you more about fostering...



*Please note Jane is being videoed in her living room, this room is not used for fostering CP cats.
 

 If interested in becoming a much needed fosterer please contact gildersome@cats.org.uk to find out if you are suitable to foster for the branch.


A lovely kitten that needed fostering

Fosterer volunteer

Across the UK, many cats are cared for by volunteer fosterers who provide a stable, safe and loving environment in their homes or in purpose-built pens in their gardens. They provide vital hands-on care and accommodation to stray or abandoned cats or cats whose owners could sadly no longer keep them, and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. Our fosterers carry out this role with support from their local branch or centre. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats, who have been pre-loved or have had a difficult start in life. Some of our fosterers look after new mums and kittens and provide round-the-clock care to newborns to give them the best start in life.


Closing date: 23 Aug 2022
Cat Action Team – Community Lead volunteer

As a Cat Action Team (CAT) Community Lead you will have the important role of co-ordinating a team of Community Lost and Found volunteers. Using your excellent people management skills, you will support and encourage your team to help cats by providing advice and guidance to anyone who has lost or found a cat. You will also be pivotal in influencing the understanding of good cat welfare in local communities.


Closing date: 23 Aug 2022
Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) Volunteer

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection for help. Becoming a TNR volunteer is one way you can make a real difference to cats in your local area. Our TNR volunteers help reduce the number of feral cats by raising awareness of our TNR programmes, setting humane traps to safely capture cats, taking them to local vets to be neutered, and hopefully returning them back to their territory. Local TNR programmes are crucial, as feral and abandoned cats present a huge challenge for communities across the UK.


Closing date: 02 Sep 2022
Lost and Found Cats Volunteer

Unfortunately our feline friends can occasionally stray or get lost, which can be extremely distressing for their owners. Our lost and found volunteers are passionate about reuniting lost cats and bringing families back together. They help cats and their owners by advertising lost cats and providing support, advice and guidance to people searching for their cats.


Closing date: 05 Sep 2022
Cat Care Volunteer

Across Cats Protection our feline friends looking for new homes are cared for either at our adoption centres, by volunteer fosterers in their own homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. Our cat care volunteers are part of a passionate team that look after and meet the needs of cats whilst they are in our care. This is an exciting role for cat lovers, as our cat care volunteers get to spend time directly with the cats when cleaning their pens, helping with feeding and when enriching their lives before they find their forever homes.


Closing date: 15 Sep 2022