Record numbers attend Cats Protection's Bredhurst Adoption Centre
07 September 2016
Cat lovers turned up in their hundreds this weekend for the official reopening of Cats Protection’s Bredhurst Adoption Centre.
Following an extensive refurbishment, the centre was reopened on Sunday 4 September by special guests TV presenter Sarah-Jane Honeywell and ITV journalist Amanda Piper (pictured)
More than 1,000 visitors attended the event where they were able to see the centre’s new facilities which included new cat pens.
Sarah-Jane Honeywell said: “Sunday was a brilliant day - I’m totally wowed by the new centre. The new pens are amazing and it’s wonderful to see the commitment that the centre puts into caring for their cats.”
Amanda Piper said: “It’s been very interesting to hear about how the centre has been caring for unwanted cats for so many years. All the cats are so beautiful and very well cared for.
“I’d adopt all of the cats here if I could! People can have confidence they will be adopting a truly wonderful pet if they pay the centre a visit.”
Home to around 100 unwanted cats, the centre has undergone a complete transformation over the last year.
The original wooden pens have been replaced with state-of-the-art PVC units, providing the cats with much more comfortable surroundings and space to exercise while making it easier for the public to meet them.
The centre’s reception has been fully refurbished to accommodate more visitors and has a brand new veterinary facility, further enhancing its cat welfare standards.
Guy Chadwick, the development manager for Cats Protection’s adoption centres, said: “We are overwhelmed with the support we saw over the weekend. It was great to be able to showcase our fantastic new facilities to the public and we managed to raise more than £3,400 from the stalls and entertainment on the day which will make a huge difference to the cats in our care”
Highlights of Sunday’s event included a cat photo competition that gave visitors the chance to show off their pets and a popular entertainment tent offering dance demonstrations from a variety of acts.
Cats Protection’s Bredhurst Adoption Centre is part of the UK’s leading cat welfare charity which helps more than 205,000 cats and kittens each year through a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 adoption centres.
The centre is open each day from 9am - 6pm except Fridays (10.30am- 4.30pm) and Sundays (10am - 4pm). To adopt a cat please call 01634 232 471, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.bredhurst.cats.org.uk
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Notes to Editors:
Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
- 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.
- More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk