There are many ways to support us:
Come and visit our shop
Cats Protection Shop
11 The Triangle
Telephone: 0118 9453733
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
Shoppers Car Park behind the shop, access from Walnut Way.
Easy drop off for donations via Service Yard at rear of shop.
We are always grateful for donations of good quality items for resale, especially ladies, gents and childrens' clothes, linen, ornaments, jewellery, homewares, pictures,books, CDs and DVDs, shoes, bags, unwanted gift items, unused/unopened toiletries, toys and jigsaws (not broken or pieces missing please).
We always need more bubble wrap.
Sorry we cannot accept video or audio cassettes, duvets or pillows, electrical goods, sharp knives or large items of furniture.
We also accept donations of cat food to help feed our foster cats and used postage stamps and foreign coins for our fund-raising efforts. Anyone wishing to join or renew their branch membership can now do so in the shop. In addition to donated goods we have a selection of Cats Protection new goods for sale including seasonal items such as Calendars, Diaries, and Christmas Cards.
Play our Weekly Cats Protection Lottery!
Why not help us by joining our weekly lottery?
As a charity, our Branch relies solely on the generosity and kindness of public donations to enable us to go on caring for local cats and kittens.
It's just £1 to pay a week and you have great odds of winning!
There are 100 cash prizes of £5 to £1000. All players are also automatically entered into our Quarterly Super Draw, with a top prize of £10,000!
You can support Reading by selecting us in the donations option when you sign up in person, by telephone - 01628 825 928, online at:http://www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/support-us/lottery
or download your lottery form here
Freepost to: RTJY -JUCB -AATE, Cats Protection, PO Box 1127, Maidenhead, SL6 3LN.Click for full terms and conditions.
Each draw will take place on Friday and the winners list will be available online the following Monday, at www.cats.org.uk/lottery-winners
or you can hear it by calling 01628 201 265. Find out more information about the weekly lottery here
.Sign up for the Pets at Home VIP CLub and help us collect Lifelines
The VIP club means you can enjoy money-saving offers on food, toys and accessories for your pets - and support us at the same time! When you register you’ll receive a VIP card, a 10% off voucher† and you can look forward to regular offers, tips, advice and a free magazine.
Each time you swipe your VIP card you can support our work by collecting Lifelines. Every three months our Lifelines will be exchanged for Pets at Home vouchers which we’ll spend to help the animals in our care. Join the club today at your local Pets at Home store
or at petsathome.com/VIP
to help support: Reading Branch of Cats Protection.
Would you like to sponsor a Cat Cabin?
Like branches all over the UK, Reading and District Branch have many foster cats in care at any one time. These cats could be dumped kittens, stray cats, cats abandoned when owners move house, feline victims of divorce settlements, cats whose owners are too old to care for them, sick cats and kittens or those with injuries sustained on the streets and of course some are just no longer wanted.
Many of our cats live with fosterers in their own homes. But in addition to our home fosterers we have the use of Cat Cabins which are spacious pens both in the garden of fosterers but also retained at a local cattery. These cabins provide a secure and comfortable home in which the resident cat or cats can rest and recover while awaiting a loving new home. The cabins have heating, lighting, a raised level where the cats can sit and watch the outside world, plenty of toys to play with, and an enclosed area where they can have some privacy, complete with a comfy bed.
Caring for the cats in our care takes funds. Of course we are very grateful to anyone who donates to us via our Shop or any of our fund raising events. But if you feel you would like something a little more personal then perhaps Cat Cabin Sponsorship is the thing for you.
If anyone would like to sponsor a cat cabin, you can sign up via our website, or ask for an application form either from our Shop or through our helpline on 0118 9403005. The minimum donation we ask is £4 a month via standing order or scheduled PayPal donation, or a yearly sponsorship of £48. Cat Cabin Sponsorship also makes a lovely thoughtful present for someone special. As well as our quarterly newsletter Cat Cabin News, sponsors receive a certificate confirming their sponsorship and recognition at Christmas.
All our Cat Cabins are fitted with lighting and electricity
so we can give each occupant a nice warm heat pad in winter. There are removable outside shutters so that in the heat of the summer the cats have as much air as possible and a chance to experience outside noise and smells. In the winter the shutters protect them from the worst of the elements.
if you are interested in further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Not surprisingly, our cats get through a lot of cat food every year! We have eight cat food collection points:
- Pets at Home, Brunel Retail Park in Reading (Rose Kiln Lane)
- Pets at Home, Oxford Road, Norcot Roundabout
- Cats Protection Charity Shop, 11 The Triangle, Tilehurst
- Oakley Vets, Oakley Road, Caversham
- Castle Vets, Tilehurst Road, Reading
- Sainsburys, Calcot
- Sainsburys, Friar Street, Reading
- Burghfield Vets, Tarragon Way, Burghfield
Donated food really helps us out over the course of a year meaning we can use the money we raise to pay for veterinary treatment and care for our foster cats instead of having to spend it on food. Perhaps your place of work might be prepared to have a cat food donation point for us at Christmas time? We are happy to collect, please email email@example.com
Many thanks to all the locations who allow us to site one of our collecting boxes on their premises, and to you for donating the food
Tail End magazine
For just £7 per year you can subscribe to retrieve three issues annually of our magazine Tail End. You’ll be helping us to continue the work we do for cats and kittens in need – AND you’ll receive three issues annually of our magazine ‘Tail End’! If you prefer, you can pay just £5.00 for the year, and we will email you a PDF file of the latest magazine.
You will need a PayPal account to pay for your subscription online. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a free personal account in the next step.
If you'd like to join, or renew your subscription, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you from all of us at the branch – especially the cats and kittens.