Support for a branch tackling overpopulation in their local area
One particular charitable trust, with a focus on improving animal welfare in the UK, has assisted one of Cats Protection’s volunteer-led branches. The trust has issued a grant for three consecutive years to help the branch tackle overpopulation of cats in their local area.
This support has enabled the branch to run subsidised neutering schemes in the area over a period of time, resulting in more than 400 cats being neutered.
Not only has this helped to prevent further possible abandoned cats and kittens, but it has also ensured these cats lead better, heathier lives. Neutering is the single most effective thing we can do to improve cat welfare and remains one of Cats Protection’s key aims.
This dedicated group of volunteers have found that promoting the neutering message is an ongoing challenge, especially in areas where people face financial hardship. Thanks to the generous help of the trust, this branch has been able to assist hundreds of cat owners who would otherwise have struggled to pay the full cost. The grant also helped pay for the neutering of feral cats, who were trapped, neutered and returned to their colonies.
It is important to keep our supporters informed about how their generosity has helped us improve the lives of cats. In this instance we have provided the donors with a report each year, showing how their donation has been spent wisely and effectively.
The volunteers at the branch are hugely grateful for this trust’s support, without which they simply couldn’t have neutered as many cats.