We always welcome new volunteers - our small team foster cats in the outdoor pens that we provide, help transport cats in care to/from our vets etc man our helpline, look after our food/litter supplies, help find new homes for cats, help us raise funds, work with conservationists in the TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) programme run alongside efforts to safeguard the Highland Wildcat and help us with general admin work that always has to be done!
Volunteering does not have to be time consuming or hard work – the rewards of a purring pussycat far outweigh the efforts.
We are all volunteers together and we enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done and the opportunity to spend time with others who share our concern and our passion for all things cat!
If you would like to offer us some of your time in any role – please contact us – we would love to hear from you. Call us now on 0845 371 2725 or fill in the 'Volunteering' form by clicking on the link to the left.... Thank you!
Here is the story of one of our volunteers...
Little did Christine know when she phoned our helpline offering a home to a semi-feral kitten, that a year on she would be a pro-active volunteer with an ever increasing “family” of 3 cats and 2 dogs of her own!
Christine has learned many aspects of volunteering including answering our helpline, fostering 2 abandoned tiny orphaned kittens, trapping adult pet cats and a feral tom cat for neutering by our vets and return to his own territory. Unwanted domestic and feral kittens are a problem so neutering is one of our main priorities.
Volunteering for our branch can bring a fresh outlook to people’s lives. The emotion of taking in a tiny frightened kitten, nursing it back to health and then handing it to an approved home is life enhancing. Going out to set and frequently check traps in the depths of winter, wondering if we would be lucky enough to catch a distressed starving cat thereby giving it a second chance on a new life is tough and demanding, yet the rewards of helping, repatriating or rehoming stray cats are well worth the efforts, as Christine herself has experienced.
Fortunately for one very timid semi-feral tabby, trapped personally by Christine and overlooked many times by potential new owners, this tabby has won the heart of her fosterer and is now a happy member of Christine’s animal family. Still lacking confidence but with more of the same TLC Lucy has received, we feel she will soon have recovered from her earlier life’s experiences.