Cats Protection Orkney Islands

Cats Protection Orkney Islands, Support Adoption For Pets

Cats Protection’s Orkney Islands branch is run by a group of local volunteers, dedicated to rescuing and rehoming stray and unwanted cats and kittens across the islands.

"Last year we took in 199 cats, all of whom had a vet check to ensure they were healthy and fit to be rehomed. This included vaccinations, microchipping, worm and flea treatment, testing for FIV, neutering  and any other necessary treatments such as dental work. We also neutered 440 cats in a concerted effort to tackle the growing cat population on the islands.

We applied for a grant of £5,000, under the Health & Wellbeing category, to assist us with our annual vet bills and were thrilled to hear that we had been successful in August. Vet bills are our biggest cost, so this grant will help us enormously.

On an island that is not short of cats and kittens, persuading people to adopt a cat – especially an older one – can be challenging. On the day that we learnt that we had been awarded the grant, three kittens were born to a cat in our care. It couldn’t have come at a better time as we strive to give all cats, whatever their age or circumstances, the chance of a happy life.

Thank you Support Adoption For Pets."

Heather Brice, Trust Fundraiser at Cats Protection

 

Pictured below: Dolly, found living as a stray, being cared for by Cats Protection’s Orkney Islands branch while awaiting a new home.

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