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Best Friends Forever

09 June 2014

This is a story about two adopted kittens who have become great friends. Jessica was born a farm kitten, in a large feral colony, but when she came in with the rest of the colony to be neutered, she made it clear that she wanted to be friendly, and had no objections to being a pet. We kept her in care, and put her up for adoption. Her owner has written to us about her progress, and her new friend. JESSICA and NELL We adopted Jessica in September 2013 from Preston Cats Protection - she was ...

Cats and TB - Media statement from Cats Protection

29 March 2014

Following news today of two people developing tuberculosis (TB) after contact with a cat infected with ‘Mycobacterium bovis’ (M. bovis), UK charity Cats Protection is keen to reassure people that the risk of contracting the disease from their pet is minimal. Information from Public Health England states that M. bovis is still uncommon in cats and the risk to public is “very low.” Many cats which have Mycobacterial infections have spontaneously-resolving skin ...

Mail on Sunday article - Setting the record straight

15 January 2014

Following publication of a misleading and factually incorrect article in the Mail on Sunday (12 January 2014) here is the full list of questions that will have been raised by the Mail article and our response to each one. Does Cats Protection put down sick cats rather than paying vets’ fees? Our cat-loving volunteers and staff never put a healthy cat to sleep. This is a vital, underlying principle for the work we do as a charity that cares passionately ...

Ceilidh for Cats

15 April 2013

Music, dance, food and prizes ... On Saturday 1st June there will be a Ceilidh at the Community Centre in Kirkham, with all profits going to the Preston Branch of Cats Protection. The admission price of £9 includes a hot pot supper, including vegetarian & vegan options, and there will be a raffle with lots of prizes. Local businesses, most of whom are independent traders, in Kirkham and Wesham have been very generous in donating prizes for the raffle. There will, of course, be tea, ...

Unwanted cat numbers hit all time high

13 November 2012

Media release from Cats Protection In light of RSPCA figures released today that show a rise in unwanted animals, the UK’s leading feline welfare charity has announced it struggling to cope with the nation’s ever-growing cat crisis. Cats Protection reports that the number of unwanted cats has hit an all-time high and adoptions have fallen to an all-time low. This has led the organisation to issue an emergency plea for people to come forward and offer a ...

Volunteer. Be an advocate for a cat

31 March 2012

Are you looking for a quick, easy, but immensely rewarding way to get involved with cat rehoming? Do you live or work in or near the area covered by Preston Branch? Well, we're looking for Cat Advocates. All we ask you to do is take an A4 poster of 'your' cat, and perhaps a postcard, and display it in your workplace, car window, a local business or community centre, or even tell the world about 'your' cat on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter feed. You can go ...