Cats Protection will be caring for thousands of cats over the festive period, and so we rely on dedicated volunteers to make sure they receive the care and attention they need every day of the year – even on 25 December.
Here are some heart-warming stories from just a few of the hard-working volunteers who will be looking after unwanted cats this Christmas…
Carol Woodward – Cat Care Volunteer at National Cat Adoption Centre, Sussex
|Carol helps care for cats wiaiting for new homes|
“Following early retirement from work, I recently became a volunteer Cat Care Assistant at the National Cat Adoption Centre and have enjoyed every minute of it. When the call went out for assistance on Christmas Day morning, I didn’t hesitate to offer. With no need this year to rise at 5am to get the turkey in the oven, what better way to start the day than caring for the cats and giving them an extra festive cuddle. Hopefully, it will also enable one of the permanent Cat Care Assistants with a young family to get home a bit earlier and spend more time with them.
“Weather permitting, this will be followed by a run or bike ride (a great de-stress prior to a busy day ahead) before heading out to spend the rest of day with my husband and family and hopefully being waited on by them for the rest of the day while I put my feet up! Exchange of presents can wait but a cat’s hungry belly can’t.”
Linda Hartley – Branch Coordinator of Isle of Arran Branch
|A litter of kittens cared for by Linda|
Niccy Townley – Branch Coordinator of Cambridge Branch
|Niccy is always ready help people with their cat care needs|
If you would like to learn more about volunteering with Cats Protection, visit www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering for more information about the different roles available.