Friday, 10 June 2011

Out and about with our Chief Executive

After that welcome to the new Cats Protection blog, how can anyone resisting posting? There’s so much to say!

Peter Hepburn

I’m very lucky, as the charity’s Chief Executive, to have been to Cornwall and Devon recently, meeting volunteers and staff who care for cats and also meeting some beautiful cats too. The lucky ones who come into our care really are treated royally.

I went to the Family Fun Day run by Cats Protection’s St Austell & District Branch, an event designed to raise funds for the cat work and also raise awareness. Everyone had put in a vast amount of work. We invited many other local and national animal charities to come along and local organisations that care about cats and other animals too.

I also recently wrote to thank a very generous supporter and gave details of the funds going to two branches which carry out a huge amount of cat work, but are down to their last few pounds. The gift has made a huge difference to the work they can do and provided a big boost to the morale of the volunteers there. Lucky cats!

I’d love to tell you more, but I’d better make way for others to post their stories.

Peter Hepburn

Monday, 6 June 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to the brand-new Cats Protection blog!

For anyone who has not yet heard of us, Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. We were founded way back in 1927 under the name ‘Cats Protection League’. A lot has changed since those early days – including our name, which was changed to Cats Protection in 1998. We now help over 230,000 cats and kittens every year through our nationwide network of volunteer-run branches and centrally-run adoption centres. There are three core areas to our work; finding loving homes for cats, promoting and carrying out neutering to prevent unwanted kittens from being born and educating people about cats and their care. You can find out plenty more about us and our work at www.cats.org.uk

None of this would be possible without our remarkable volunteers who willingly give up their time to a cause they are passionate about. The majority of them carry out Cats Protection’s work from their own homes, dividing their time between this work and full-time jobs. In this blog, we hope to bring you their stories and introduce you to the amazing people behind our successes across the UK.