New to the team
Julie Griffiths - Fundraising team leader
Louise Darrington - Media team leader
Sian Mclean - welfare officer
Sue Bentley-Pearson - cat welfare volunteer
Chloe Taylor - fundraising/cat welfare volunteer
Sue Smitter - Trap, Neuter, return volunteer
Carrie Hughes – fosterer (awaiting pen)
Claire Mcfahn – fosterer (awaiting pen)
New team introduction
SIAN MCLEAN – WELFARE OFFICER
Hi, I am Si and I am the welfare officer for the branch. I help support the team of fosterers and the cats. A good thing they have faith in me!
I joined CP in February and love my job but love a happy ending even more.
I met Emma the treasurer/general cats’ body whilst she was visiting Sue Bentley- Pearson. Emma at the time was encouraging Sue to keep a cat that had ‘found’ her (good old Boris, who said black cats weren’t lucky!) Next thing I know I had beenroped in to helping the branch.
SUE BENTLEY-PEARSON – CAT CARE VOLUNTEER
I was introduced to Cats protection by a little black stray cat called Boris. He adopted us and I turned to Horncastle Cats protection, for help. Emma told me to put a collar on him asking if he was owned. A couple of weeks later he had won our hearts and wasn’t going anywhere!
I met Emma and said I would like to get involved. I am now cat care support,
predominantly for Emma’s pen but help out where I can.
Daily, I go to Emma’s home when she is at her ‘real’ work (although I don’t know how she gets the time to fit it all in!) I do the glamorous job of cleaning and the rewarding job of playing and caring for the cats and kittens being fostered. I also do the vet runs, anything to help take the pressure off Emma.
I love volunteering for CP. It’s not easy sometimes to be detached, but it is a lovely feeling when a cat goes off to a new home.
Cat adoption update
2019 has already been incredibly busy with homing. Fifteen cats have already been homed. With twelve cats in foster care.
Some of the cats stand out in our hearts, especially the ‘3 amigos’. The 3 amigos were older cats relinquished by their owner, due to personal circumstances. The cats were Amber 9 years, Thomas 9 years and Star, approximately 11 years old.
They all came to us in quite bad shape and very under-weight. Star had an extra challenge; she was blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other. Incredibly out of all three, Star settled in as though she had been in the pen all her life! Soon operation ‘feed them up’ was in full swing. We are delighted to tell you all three found homes, two of them going to our very own volunteers.