Message from Byron
Mum is very excited because a new foster cat has arrived. Blossom went to her new home on Sunday, Mum cleaned the pen when she got in from work yesterday, and Mr Purrs was delivered today. He is a gorgeous big fluffy cat and already seems quite at home in his pen.
There are mixed feelings when a foster cat is adopted. Happiness because our aim is to find new forever homes for cats in need, but also often a touch of sadness because the fosterers are saying goodbye to cats they have got to know and built relationships with. There is no time to dwell, though, as we always have a waiting list of cats to come in, so the pen needs to be made ready for the next arrival.
Fostering is a lovely way to help cats as it is a very hands-on role and one of the great benefits is that you get to meet and work with a lot of cats and kittens. It can be fitted in around work and family commitments. As well as caring for the cats there is some administration and paperwork to deal with, but help and support are always at hand. We are just about to dismantle a set of two pens as our fosterers based in Chinnor are moving out of the area due to work commitments. If you think you would like to foster please get in contact. Mum will tell you that it really is the best volunteer role ever!
Fundraising has started again and we had a successful weekend at Pets at Home in March. The team will be at Chesham Local Produce Market on 22nd April and Whitchurch May Feast on 1st May so paws crossed for good weather. We sell lovely cat themed goods, quality bric-a-brac and second hand books at bargain prices so please pop along if you are free. Our volunteers also love to talk about cats!
Until next time.
Until next time.