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Calling all cat lovers!!!!

We are looking for more volunteers to help expand our work across Hornchurch, Upminster, Cranham and the immediate area (that’s RM2, RM11,RM12, RM13, RM14). This is an exciting but challenging time – would you like to be part of it?
At Cats Protection we welcome volunteers with open arms. Whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with us!

Why become a volunteer?

Volunteering is the most worthwhile thing you can ever do. It gives a real sense of achievement, allows the development of new skills and the social possibilities are endless!  

You can contact by email at hornchurchcats@yahoo.co.uk or phone on 01708 755211

Fosters needed

Are you a ‘hands on’ cat person?

We are looking for fosterers, whether you have space in your garden for a pen or a spare room. 

Cat caring is a vital role at our branch – the more fosterers we have, the more cats we can care for! And it is also one of the most rewarding roles. As fosterers you will be the surrogate mum or dad for cats on their way to loving and permanent new homes. You will have satisfaction of restoring a little cat’s faith in the world. And even though it is sometimes sad to say goodbye when a cat leaves for its new life, you know that you have given it a chance it wouldn’t otherwise have had.

We will pay all the costs of fostering and cat care, whether you want to be:
  • An indoor fosterer and set aside a spare room (or two) for a rescued cat
  • An emergency fosterer with a spare room that can be used for up to a few days but at short notice or
  • An outdoor fosterer and have a specially designed outdoor cat pen erected in your garden.
Each individual cat pen is 10’ long and 3’3” wide. It has a heated sleeping pod and a run area so will need a concrete base and electricity supply. We will arrange and pay for all the work and supplies.

Do you have a car? There are always cats in need of transportation, to and from vets and to new homes. We are looking for welfare assistants to improve our current coverage of the area. And if you can get out and about in the area, perhaps a role as a homing officer would suit you, visiting potential new owners about taking on a feline companion.

Fund Raiser required

Essential to our work is fundraising. We receive no grants or funding – we are entirely self financing. Would you be able to help organise and run an event for us – special nights out, musical events, pub quizzes, pamper evenings are always popular. 

Publicity Co-Ordinator required

We are looking for some who can spare one or two hours a month to inform local radio and newspapers of our fund rasing activities; these could be national campaigns or our own events.  


Volunteer treasurer

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats each year thanks to our dedicated and passionate volunteer groups and teams, all of which help our feline friends in a different ways. They take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer treasurers maintain the finances of local groups and teams, ensuring they hold the funds needed to continue their vital work. Cats Protection relies solely on donations from generous members of the public, and our volunteer treasurers help make sure these funds are spent in the most effective way.  


Closing date: 09 Nov 2017