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It's Christmas Shoebox time!

06 December 2019
Gosport Cats Protection are once again asking you to include our foster cats in the festivities by taking part in our annual Shoebox Appeal. By filling a shoebox with treats and goodies you can bring joy to one or more of our cats in care at Christmas time and beyond.

Many different types of items can go into your shoebox. Toys, food and cat treats are always appreciated by the cats in our care. Catnip toys are particularly popular and help keep our foster cats stimulated whilst they wait for adoption. Pet blankets are also great items to include. Going to a new home can be stressful for any cat, so to help them settle we often send them off with a favoured toy and blanket so that they have something familiar. Then, of course, there’s the box itself – so many cats love a cardboard box!

Please do include a tag or piece of paper with the names of the donors on so that we can say a big ‘thank you’ to you individually on our Facebook page. We’ll be photographing our cats enjoying their Christmas boxes, so do follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CatsProtectionGosport/) and see the fun our cats in care get from your kind donation.

Alver Vets at Gosport and Stubbington have kindly agreed to act as collection points for shoeboxes and you can donate your shoeboxes now and until 20/12/19. Alternatively, you can leave your shoeboxes with our lovely volunteer Mollie at 37 Row Wood Lane, Gosport. If you would rather arrange a different drop off point, or need us to collect from you, give Chris a call on 02392 582601 or pm our Facebook page. Our appeal will run until Friday 20th December.

Thank you for thinking of cats in care. 


Our 2019 poster boy is Sinbad, (now Max), an unneutered tom cat who'd been living outdoors for two years after being left behind by his owner. Once CP were alerted to Sinbad's plight he came into our care in August and after the necessary snip, chip and vet treatment was adopted on 02/10/19 by Lynn & Geoff. 

 A lovely surprise on arriving at the vets on 03/12/19 - our Shoebox Appeal is off and running! A big thank you to Nicola Dyson and family and an anonymous donor, who have so kindly kicked off our appeal with these donations.

04/12/19: Another day and more lovely shoeboxes! 
A big thank you to Jackie and Boo, Florence, Stan and Herbie, and the anonymous donor(s) who dropped their boxes into Alver Vets Stubbington. As you can see, the boxes are checked out by Heather’s cat Minerva before being stored safely out of reach!