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Unwanted Christmas presents make the purr-fect donation!

01 January 2013
Unwanted Christmas presents make the purr-fect donation! Now that the Christmas festivities have come to an end, the charity Cats Protection is appealing for people to donate good quality goods to its Greenwich shop to help give local cats a brighter future.

The shop is struggling to survive because donations have dropped and volunteers to man the shop are hard to find. “We appreciate times are hard but we’d really welcome donations of clean second-hand goods to help us keep going. You may have unwanted Christmas gifts or other items that are taking up valuable cupboard space which would really help us out,” said Jenny Penn, Greenwich Branch Publicity Officer. “The revenue the shop generates is used to provide essential cat rehoming services in the local area. Without this financial support, we would not be able to help as many unwanted cats."

Sadly many cats are still given up or abandoned every day, placing a heavy burden on the charity. The branch has around 20 cats in its care at present, all being looked after until loving new homes are found.

The shop, at 18 Old Dover Road, SE3, sells a variety of second-hand clothes and household goods as well as bric-a-brac and books. The shop is open Monday to Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:30pm, and closed on Wednesday's and Sunday's.

Cats Protection’s Greenwich is part of the charity’s national network of 260 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres that together help over 235,000 cats and kittens each year.