A FURTHER NEED IS FOR FOSTERERS. WE WILL SUPPLY AND ERECT A PEN OR TWO, PAY FOR ANY VET'S BILLS, FOOD, LITTER AND OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES. ALL YOU NEED TO GIVE IS LOVE AND AFFECTION TO THESE CATS UNTIL THEIR FUTURE IS ASSURED AND WE CAN FIND A NEW HOME FOR THEM.
We are always looking for fosterers. We need fosterers who are prepared to have a chalet or chalets erected in their garden, indoor fosterers to foster in a spare room and short term kitten fosterers also to foster indoors. It would also be helpful to have emergency fosterers prepared to foster for short periods of time during emergencies and holidays . In 2016 we especially welcome Indoor and Emergency Fosterers. Also needed are support fosterers who would enjoy caring for cats in their chalets when their fosterer is on holiday.
FIND OUT ABOUT FOSTERING
For CHALET FOSTERING - we would erect a state-of-the art chalet in your garden.
For INDOOR FOSTERING - you just need a spare room.
for EMERGENCY SHORT-TERM AND KITTEN FOSTERING - you just need a spare room.
WE PAY for food, litter, vet bills and other out of pocket expenses. YOU GIVE your time and lots of TENDER LOVING CARE
All cats and kittens coming into care are lovingly cared for and often nursed back to full health by our hard working team of volunteer foster carers. Jane and Nesta both foster kittens indoors. Lisa has 3 chalets, Yvonne and Stella have 2, Kate has two chalets which are sponsored, Kath and Tracey have a chalet each and Sue and Cheryl foster in in a spare rooms. Ken and Linda emergency foster indoors. Sue S., Janet and Rose are support fosterers and all our foster carers are ably helped by family members and friends and they all love fostering.
Interested? Phone 01935 412755
CHALET SPONSORING Fosterer Kate has 2 chalets which are sponsored. The chalets may be sponsored for a minimum donation of £5 per month for 6 months. The sponsor receives a laminated Certificate of Appreciation along with a personalised Thank You card and photographs of the chalets and cats currently being fostered. A laminated plaque showing the sponsor's name is displayed in the chalet. At the beginning of each month Kate sends to each sponsor an interesting update on the cats in her chalets and how they are progressing. She always includes lovely photos and sometimes amusing anecdotes. Sponsors are encouraged to visit the chalets from time to time to meet the cats waiting to be adopted.
As at January 2016 the chalets are sponsored by Betty, David, Ruth, Morene and Peter, Jo, Valerie, Gemma, Di and John, Graham, Fiona, Tracey and Philip and Jayne and Jerry.
Betty, Valerie, Gemma, Fiona and Morene and Peter enjoyed their visits to the chalets last year.
Chalet sponsoring will also make an excellent Christmas or Birthday present for a cat loving friend.
WOOL We welcome donations of wool, double if possible, for our ladies who knit and crochet blankets for the cats and kittens in care. Jackie, who is a wizard on the knitting needles crafts beautiful toys and gifts for us to sell at Fairs so is always pleased to receive wool. If you would like to donate wool, make cat blankets or knitted toys for the Branch please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Branch line on 01935 412755.
DONATIONS OF CAT FOOD
The Branch welcomes donations of cat and kitten food both wet and dry. We can also supply attractive donation bins measuring 25" high by 14.5" wide for shops. If you know of a shop or company willing to host a collection bin please email the branch at email@example.com or phone the Branch line on 10935 412755.
We have donation bins in the Co-op stores in Crewkerne and Chard and thank the Co-op stores for their help and support.
HOME MADE CAKES
If you would like to join the Catering Corps and make cakes to be sold at our Fairs held during the year (see Events page) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Branch line on 01935 412755.
All our Volunteers are highly valued and without them the Branch would not be able to help the many needy cats and kittens in our area.
Email email@example.com or phone the branch line on 01935 412755 to:
Man a stall Shake a tin Hold a Coffee Morning Display posters
Deliver Leaflets Get involved in fundraising Receive Cat Chat
Sponsor a cat pen Assist with transport Home checking Publicity
Assist at fairs Give ideas
We welcome donations of
Raffle Prizes Books Craftwork Cakes Jewellery Bric-a-Brac
Cat Food Beds Toys Scratching Posts
HELP WITH NEUTERING
IF ANYONE IS ON A LOW INCOME AND IS RECEIVING A STATE BENEFIT, WE CAN ASSIST WITH THE COST OF NEUTERING YOUR CAT OR CATS BY ISSUING A VOUCHER THAT WILL COVER APPROXIMATELY HALF THE COST. CATS CAN SO EASILY GET OUT OF HAND IF THEY ARE LEFT TO DO WHAT CATS DO VERY WELL AND MANY CATS ARE PUT TO SLEEP OR KILLED BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO LOVING OWNER. CONTACT US ON THE BRANCH PHONE FOR THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF OUR NEUTERING OFFICER . PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH HQ CAT CARE STANDARDS, WE HAVE A STRICT NON DESTRUCT POLICY AND CATS STAY WITH US UNTIL WE FIND THEM THE HOME THEY DESERVE.
Hundreds of cats may have died because their owners mistakenly treated them with anti-flea products intended for dogs, a study suggests. The Veterinary Poisons Information Service found that one in 10 cats referred to it had died after being exposed to permethrin. The chemical is used in flea treatments for dogs but is very toxic to cats
If accidentally applied to cats they can show "severe clinical signs" and need two or three days of intensive veterinary treatment if they are to survive.
Do not use flea treatments intended for dogs on cats.