By Daisy Aitchison
The local charity Cats Protection is desperately seeking short term fosterers who can help care for abandoned cats before they move to their permanent home.
Cats Protection, which operates volunteer-run branches in Newcastle, Gateshead, East Northumberland and North Tyneside, is searching for cat lovers who have a spare room or garden to place a cat pen and can help by temporarily housing a feline friend.
Fostering requires practical care of cats on a short-term basis. It requires no special equipment other than a space for a cat.
Rob Gillie, the Cats Protection Branch Development Manager, said “Cat fosterers play a vital role in our charity by caring for cats in their own home until a new owner can be found.”
He added that “becoming a volunteer for Cats Protection is a great way to meet new friends – both human and feline!”
Cats Protection not only helps to find homes for abandoned cats, it also works in communities to offer advice and help pay for the costs of neutering. Every year the charity helps around 200,000 cats and kittens throughout its 250 volunteer-led branches.
Anyone interested in volunteering as a fosterer will receive assistance and support from the charity, and should call 0808 0019 1919.