Lifeline is Cats Protection’s cat fostering service that provides temporary loving homes for cats whose families are fleeing domestic abuse. Sadly, it’s common for domestic abuse perpetrators to target cats and kittens too, but most refuges can’t accept pets. Cats Protection looks after these cats until their owners are able to take them back safely. That gives them a chance to get away from abuse and get back on their feet, knowing that they’ll be together again soon. This free and confidential service is run by our experienced team who arrange foster placements through our network of dedicated volunteer fosterers.
This winter, you can make a real difference to the lives of these vulnerable cat companions and their families by signing up for a fundraising stream.
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Trigger warning, the below contains subject matter relating to domestic abuse and animal abuse.
Kerry*, Lifeline service user
“He never liked animals and he didn’t care for our cats. He made me feel guilty for taking them to the vets when they needed to go. At one point we had a litter of kittens, but they disappeared suddenly, and I later found out that he had killed them. I can’t even imagine how someone could do this to a newborn kitten.”
78% of domestic abuse professionals have experienced cases where cats and kittens have been physically abused, and 97% believed that being reunited with a pet has a positive impact on the recovery and wellbeing of the survivor once they are safe.
By signing up to fundraise, cat champions like you will:
Kerry added: “You are not only helping cats but helping the people too. Helping them through the trauma and giving them the kind of reassurance that money can’t pay for.”
*This client’s name has been changed to protect their identity.
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