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7th February 2019

Cats Protection is hosting a Community Fun Day at Bedford Square Shopping Centre in Houghton Regis on Thursday 14 February from 11am to 2pm.

There will be plenty of fun for all including games, arts and crafts, Valentine’s Day card decorating, rock colouring, face painting, glitter tattoos and refreshments.

“The event is open to everyone and is free to attend,” said Carly Bradbury, Community Neutering Officer for Cats Protection.

“There’ll be plenty for all the family to enjoy and you’ll also have the opportunity to talk to your local veterinary nurse.

“The importance of cat neutering is something that we are keen to highlight this Valentine’s Day – so we will be offering free cat neutering vouchers to anyone living in Houghton Regis. This will be for a limited time only and vouchers can be redeemed from 15 February until 31 March at participating vet practices. We are also able to help with transporting cats to the vets.”

Neutering reduces the risk of cats contracting serious diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) that is primarily contracted through fighting or mating behaviours. The charity has seen a rise in the number of cats infected with FIV in the area so is keen to help neuter as many cats as possible.

Carly said: “We look forward to meeting the cat-loving public at what promises to be a fun-filled event!”

As well as providing lots of educational and fun information, there will be a limited number of free cat carriers to give away along with a free prize draw to win a hamper for your cat.

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For further information or an interview, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911, at media.office@cats.org.uk, or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.

Notes to editors

  1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps over 200,000 cats each year through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres.
  2. Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.
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