Please note that the Nairn Branch of Cats Protection is currently inactive, due to a lack of committee members.

If you have a cat in distress please contact the nearest vet or the SSPCA on 03000 999 999.
 
If you are unable to keep a cat or wish to adopt one,  please contact an alternative animal charity or another CP branch (use the link here https://www.cats.org.uk/find-us  to find those nearest to you).

If you need advice or help with neutering costs, please contact our national Helpline on 03000 12 12 12 or use the contact form here https://www.cats.org.uk/contact-us

If you would like to volunteer as coordinator, treasurer or a fosterer, please contact bsusne@cats.org.uk or use the Helpline number.

We hope that the Nairn branch of Cats Protection will re-open in the near future, but thank you for your patience in the interim period.


Get a new lease of life by volunteering for Cats Protection

Cats Protection in the Inverness and Nairn area is appealing for people with a variety of skills and a love of cats to volunteer for the charity.

People from all walks of life are encouraged to contact Cats Protection to find out how they can help unwanted and abandoned cats in their area.

Due to forthcoming retirements, a variety of volunteers including branch coordinator, branch treasurer and fosterers are needed, so the charity is keen for anyone who thinks they would be suited to any of these roles to get in touch.
If you are a well-organised "people person" with excellent communication skills, then the role of coordinator may be ideal for you. You will be responsible for keeping the branch running smoothly and acting as branch liaison with Cats Protection staff.

Alison, the current coordinator, who is also a fosterer, said, “As coordinator you facilitate the running of the branch by supporting the team of volunteers.  You need to enjoy working with people and the ability to delegate is vital. It is a very satisfying role, as you know that you are making a difference to Cats Protection’s three aims of homing, neutering and education.”

Are you methodical and good with numbers, with some IT skills? Then the role of treasurer could be your perfect match. You will be responsible for keeping financial records, paying bills and managing income and expenditure. Jill, the retiring treasurer stated "the treasurer role is a great chance to "give back", particularly if you love cats. The role isn't that onerous only a few hours a month."

Cat fostering is hands-on cat welfare work looking after felines on a short-term basis as the branch, which is run entirely by volunteers, needs people who can offer a temporary home to one or more cats whilst they get back on their paws.

“Fosterers play a vital role in our charity by caring for cats in their own home until a new owner can be found,” said Alison.

“Fosterers need to have either a spare room or an area in their garden where a cat pen can be housed and, of course, a love of cats is a must. The charity will provide plenty of assistance and support materials for all fosterers.”
Julie, another local coordinator adds: “Volunteering for Cats Protection is a fun and rewarding experience. Our volunteers gain a great deal of satisfaction helping cats get a second chance in life. We work hard to match people’s skills, interests and time availability to the roles on offer so if you have something to contribute, please get in touch.”

More than 9,800 volunteers across the UK fill a variety of roles, giving them the opportunity to help cats, meet like-minded people and be part of a truly worthwhile cause.

Cats Protection’s Nairn and Inverness Branches are part of charity’s national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres that together help around 190,000 cats and kittens each year. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Cats Protection, then please call 03000 12 12 12 or email bsusne@cats.org.uk

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