You could become a fosterer and look after a cat or some kittens, or even a mother cat and her kittens until we find new homes for them. This is very rewarding, especially if you can bring a timid cat out of his/her shell and see him/her go to a loving new home. All costs involved in fostering are borne by the branch, all you give is a lot of love and care. Volunteers foster either indoors in a spare room or in an outside pen in their gardens.
You could help us with fund-raising. All CP branches are self-financing which means we have to raise money by having stalls in markets and at special events, street collections etc. Maybe your talent lies in thinking of new ideas to raise money, maybe you would even like to do a sponsored sky dive or run the London Marathon. Due to our policy of (a) having all cats vet checked, neutered, vaccinated (including feline leukaemia) chipped and blood tested (where recommended) and (b) not destroying old/disabled cats our costs are high. Therefore our fund-raisers are Very Important People. Or just donate your unwanted gifts, bric-a-brac, books etc. We an collect.
You could do transporting for us, i.e. collecting items for sale donated by people, collecting cats coming in, taking cats to the vet, feeding feral colonies, etc.
You could just help occasionally with little things, maybe you are a keen photographer and would like to snap our cats for posters and the website; or you could distribute some flyers; help us find more Volunteers
. Just call us and we will find something for you to help us with.
You could help financially by donating, sponsoring a cat or a cat pen, becoming a member of the branch, purchasing our goods, or leaving a legacy in your will.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY – you could give a home to one of the cats patiently waiting. Please look at our Adopt a Cat
section for their photos and their stories.