Newbury and District Adoption Centre is a self funding branch of Cats Protection and it has to find over £125,000 a year to fund the work of the Adoption Centre. This includes, the costs for the daily expenses of the centre (e.g electricity, water, heating bills etc.), help with neutering, cat litter, cat food, vet bills, equipment and many more things. Every little bit of help and support we receive, makes a huge difference towards this and we are always extremely grateful for all of the donations and support we receive. So a big thank you to all of our supporters, especially during this difficult time.
If you wish to support us, here are some of the many ways in which you could help:
If you wish to make a one off or regular monthly donation, please click on the following link: https://www.cats.org.uk/donate?b=374
Text To Donate
To donate £5 you can simply text NEWB to 70577 (For the terms and conditions, please visit the Cats Protection website: https://www.cats.org.uk/sms-terms )
Cat Care Donations
As you can imagine we go through a lot of cat food. Each day, we will go through roughly 60 pouches of wet food and almost a kg of dry food! This can be even more when we have pairs of cats or litters of kittens in a pen. Therefore, food donations are always much appreciated.
There are a few ways you can donate food to our centre, as we have food collection bins at Tesco (Pinchington Lane, Newbury) and Pets at Home (London road, Newbury). You can also drop it off at either centre (Our Pets at Home centre is currently closed due to COVID-19). Whilst Felix in Jelly is a preference, any food is gratefully received, as we have some cats who need to be on a specific type of food and we help our local branches too when they are in need.
Unwanted beds, carriers, cat bowls, toys and scratching posts are always in demand. If we are unable to use them in the cattery, we can sell them in our shop to create much-needed funds.
On our wishlist, there is a variety of items that either we use a lot of or sometimes there are special treats that the cats would enjoy, whilst in our care. If you are doing a shop on Amazon, you can easily purchase items and they will be shipped straight to us. Please click HERE to go to our wishlist.
Do you shop online? Do you use online shops like Amazon, Ebay, John lewis and Sainsburys? Easyfundraising works with over 4000 online retailers, to help raise funds for charities like us. It is so easy to use, whilst you are doing your online shopping, you can help raise funds for Newbury Cats Protection, with no cost to yourself. All you need to do is sign up and then do your normal shopping. The retailers then give us a small donation, each time you shop with them. Click HERE to find out more.Sponsor a Cat Pen
For a monthly donantion of any amount from as little as £5.00 a month, paid by standing order, you can sponsor one of our cat pens. In return you will receive;
- A sponsorship certificate
- Regular newsletters
- A plaque on your pen showing either your name, a nominated persons name, or that of a beloved cat
Please click here to download a standing order form
Sponsor a Resident Cat
Lola came to us in 2007. She had been found as a stray and was suffering from Epilepsy and incontinency. Added to that, she couldn't be handled; she wasn't aggressive, she just didn't understand and got very panicky. Her future did not look very bright. So we made the decision to give her a home with us, as a resident cat here at the centre, where she could lead a happy stress free life. She is such a sweet little girl that likes to follow a routine and you can often find her playing with a blade of grass, or a fleck of something on the floor! However, as you can imagine, there are big vet bills that come with her epilepsy.
You can see Lola's video on YouTube at: Show Love for Lola
To cover her costs we run a sponsor scheme. If you are able to help support Lola please follow the link
For £6/year or £4/year for senior citizens and junior members you can join our membership scheme. We will keep you up to date with events and stories with our regular local magazine The Cat Flap. If you would like to become a member please click here to download an application form.
Cats Protection Membership
It's only thanks to cat lovers like you that we're able to be there for so many cats.
Become a Member of Cats Protection today and you'll help us protect, care for and create a better world for cats. You'll get even closer to our work while helping the cats and kittens you love. You'll receive the latest news and articles in four issues of The Cat magazine each year, have a 24-hour access to Vetfone™ and much more!
To find out more or to sign up, please click here. By clicking on this specific link, your membership costs will go to Newbury And District Adoption Centre.
Join our Weekly Lottery to help cats and kittens in need and you could win £1,000 every week!
Every week, 300 lucky players will win a cash prize and one of them will get their paws on the £1,000 weekly jackpot! Even better – someone will win up to an incredible £25,000 first prize in our quarterly super draw raffles. Click here to find our more information or Play today and it could be you! Don’t forget to tick “I would like my payments to go towards supporting a centre of my choice” and select Newbury Adoption Centre!
Take part in an Event
Why not challenge yourself by taking part in an exciting event while raising money to helps the UK's cats and kittens?
From biking to abseiling to running and skydiving, there is something for everyone to be able to get involved. There are also a variety of international events to get involved in, With Cats Protection support along the way, you could help raise vital funds whilst have a once in a lifetime experience. So take a look and find a full list of events and more information here.
Gifts and Wills
Without the kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their will we would not be the charity we are today; these special gifts fund more than half of everything we do.
By leaving a gift in your will, you will be helping us keep the special promise that underpins all of our vital work: that we will never put a healthy cat to sleep.
Every gift we receive from our supporters, no matter how large or small, makes a real and tangible difference to the lives of the cats and kittens we help and care for. After providing for your loved ones, by leaving even just 1% of your estate to Cats Protection, you could make a huge difference to cats and kittens for years to come.
For more information, plase click here.
We also collect used empty and cleaned pet food sachets, stamps, foreign coins & notes and used cartridges which we use to raise funds.