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20th August 2019

Cats Protection’s Tendring & District Branch has been helping cats in the Tendring area since 1994 and recently celebrated a combined 300 years of volunteering from dedicated cat-lovers who make up their group.

Black kittens on a scratching towerLin Lockwood, Branch Development Manager, said: “I have been astounded by the contribution our volunteers have given to the Tendring & District Branch of Cats Protection. Without them, the help that thousands of cats across the area have received would not have been possible.”

The branch is now on the prowl for new branch team members to help with looking after felines on a short-term basis while they get back on their paws.

“We’re looking for branch team members who want to join our group of volunteers,” said Jenny Edwards, who has been volunteering for the Tendring Branch for the last 10 years.

“Volunteer fosterers provide a safe, stable and loving environment in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. They help with hands-on care and accommodation for strays or cats whose owners could sadly no longer keep them. Some of our fosterers look after new mums and kittens and provide round-the-clock care to new-borns.

“Becoming a volunteer is also a great way to meet new friends – both human and feline.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about either of the roles should visit apply by contacting the branch 01255 744 014 or

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Notes to editors

  1. Cats Protection’s Tendring Branch is part of a national network of around 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 centres that help around 200,000 cats and kittens each year.
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. 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.
  4. More information about the Tendring Branch can be found here:
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