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Media release from Cats Protectionís Glastonbury & Wells Branch

March 2009

Cats Protectionís Glastonbury & Wells Branch is starting to feel the pinch

Cats Protectionís Glastonbury & Wells Branch has reported today that the slowdown in the UK economy and the overall credit crunch is now having an impact on its day to day running.

According to the Co-ordinator, Andy Canning, they are feeling the pinch in two main areas. Most notably with a drop in donations to the branch, together with cats taking longer to be rehomed.   

Andy Canning explained further:  ďWe understand that during tough times everyone has to tighten their belts, however it is often during these times that we are at our most needy.  As fewer prospective owners come forward to rehome cats, our running costs increase whilst our income from donations decreases. We would really be very grateful for more help in any way at the moment.Ē  

For more information on giving a Cats Protection cat a home, or to make a donation to help the charity continue its vital cat welfare work in the area, please contact the branch on 01479 850660. More information about the branch can be found at www.stray-cat.co.uk

Cats Protection Glastonbury & WellsCats Protectionís Glastonbury & Wells Branch is part of the charityís nationwide network of 252 volunteer-run branches and 29 adoption centers that together help 157,000 cats and kittens in the UK each year.

 

 

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Notes to editors:

  1. Please contact Andy Canning for more information or to arrange an interview.
  2. The Glastonbury & Wells Branch currently has about 20 cats and kittens in its care awaiting a second chance in life. (Numbers vary from day to day.) For more information on giving an unwanted or abandoned cat a home, please contact the branch on 01749 850660.
  3. Cats Protectionís registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SCO37711 (Scotland).  The charityís vision is to ensure that every cat is given the chance of a life where it will be treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  4. More information about the work of the Glastonbury & Wells Branch can be found at www.stray-cat.co.uk