MAKE A DIFFERENCE - ‘My driving force is to work towards a day when people take responsibility for the moggy. If the branch can help one tiny kitten, one injured cat or neuter one feral then together we have made a difference.’
Gillian McMullen, Armagh Branch, Co-ordinator. FEEL GOOD – ‘I volunteer as a kitten fosterer for Cats Protection Adoption Centre, Bridgend, because I find it so rewarding after receiving a litter of tiny sickly kittens, who look as if they have no chance of survival, to return them to the centre all fit and healthy and ready to go to their new homes. Who needs to be paid to get that kind of feeling! I certainly don't.’
Sue John, Bridgend Adoption Centre, Cat Fosterer.
‘Volunteering for Cats Protection is a fun and rewarding experience, particularly if you have a skill that would benefit the charity or would like to develop new skills by taking on a fresh challenge. Our volunteers gain a great deal of satisfaction helping cats get a second chance in life.’
Majorie Gay, Tenterden branch, Co-ordinator. HAPPY ENDINGS
– ‘It is fab to be part of a team who creates so many happy endings.’
Julia Dallosso, Caterham, Redhill and East Surrey, Secretary.
TO HELP THE CATS - 'I enjoy getting to know all of the cats that arrive at the centre, whether I meet them once or every week for 3 months. I love being able to build trust with them individually as it allows me to see all of their unique personalities. When I am at the centre, or even just talking about the cats to my family and friends, I feel special and needed.'
Phoebe Buxton - Desensitisation Volunteer, Nottingham Adoption Centre ADMIRE – ‘I thoroughly enjoy seeing a group from diverse backgrounds working together to achieve a common goal. I also greatly admire the volunteers that sacrifice their time to make a change.’
Claire Goodwin, Community Education Officer, West England, Wales and Northern Ireland.