Meeting cats in need of a new home
Published 18 Jul 2012 08:30 0 Comments
VOLUNTEERS braved a rainy day to help give rescue cats a loving new home.
The Bracknell and Wokingham districts branch of Cats Protection, formerly Reading (East), Wokingham and Bracknell, held an open day for prospective adopters, fosterers and also to raise money for the animal charity.
The event on July 8 was held at Mousers Motel, in Barge Lane, Swallowfield, and despite the miserable weather, and having the British Grand Prix and Wimbledon final as counter-attractions, the team still managed to get visitors through the doors.
Publicity officer Lynne Pothecary said: "The turnout wasn't as great as we had hoped but we still had quite a few people come along.
"Open Days such as these, which are kindly supported by Mousers Motel, help us to talk to members of the public about our ongoing work to protect and help cats, such as taking in unwanted cats and kittens and rehoming them, taking in strays and attempting to reunite them with their owners, or rehoming them.
"Mousers, which generously lets us use two of its pens on a permanent basis, have so far also helped us to rehome 41 cats directly from the cattery, and we are extremely grateful for its ongoing support."
On the day, a bric-a-brac stall offered new and recycled toys for felines, while visitors got the chance to tour the cattery, meet the cats who are up for adoption and speak to the volunteers about the work they do.
The branch's next event will be the summer fair, on Saturday, July 28, 1-4pm, at Carnation Hall in Winkfield, Bracknell. It will also be running a free neutering campaign during the month of August, handing out vouchers which will be valid at the following vets until the end of September: Moor Cottage Vets, in London Road, Binfield; Shinfield Vets, in Shinfield Road, Reading; Denton Vets, in Denton Road, Wokingham; and Beechwood Vets, in Beechwood Avenue, Woodley.
To find out more, call the branch on 0845 371 4212 from Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 17 Jul 12