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Cats Protection receives grant from the Petplan Charitable Trust

The Blue Cross animal charity in Burford welcomed over a thousand supporters to its annual show on Sunday (29 July)Established in 1927 Cats Protection has become the UK’s leading cat welfare charity.

To date the charity rehomes around 60,000 cats and kittens each year through its 29 Adoption Centres and 261 voluntary-run Branches. Last year saw Petplan Charitable Trust bequeath £7,500 to Cats Protection to help in their efforts.

Donations as with most charities are vital to the day-to-day running of the organisation and the money received from the Petplan Charitable Trust was no different. The money funded the construction of a veterinary treatment room at the York Adoption Centre – this has proved invaluable as all cats entering the Centre must undergo initial health checks and the on-site facility has increased the speed that this can be achieved at. Alongside health checks, micro-chipping, neutering and flea and worm treatments are completed.

The Petplan Charitable Trust has made a significant financial impact on the charity as it has dramatically reduced the cost of overheads. The presence of the on-site centre allowing for an array of procedures not only saves money but also reduces the stress of animals when being treated, this can aid and shorten the recovery time. It is hoped that this will also cut transportation costs at a later date.

Cats Protection’s work is vast and with over 100,000 calls from the public every year it shows that the work carried out is still vitally important and useful. The services provided by the charity extend to neutering programmes, often in conjunction with other animal welfare charities. They also inform and advise cat owners about the options available to them to ensure that they have a happy healthy cat.

Says Janet Wickens, Cats Protection’s Head of Fundraising and Communications: “We are very grateful for the donation from the Petplan Charitable Trust because the new treatment room at our York Adoption Centre will enable us to help even more cats and kittens”.

Says David Simpson, Chair of Trustees for The Trust, “The Petplan Charitable Trust is happy to be able to help Cats Protection in their work and believe that the donations raised from the Petplan policy holders can make a real difference to the welfare of not only domestic animals but also wild animals in need of a helping hand. We highly commend the work already carried out by Cats Protection and hope that they can continue their honourable work well into the future.”

For more information on how to apply for a grant from The Petplan Charitable Trust or to donate please e-mail info@petplantrust.org

For further information about the work of Cats Protection, please contact the charity’s national Helpline on 08702 099 099 or visit www.cats.org.uk