Cat lovers invited to fun spring fayre in Doncaster

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The team at Doncaster Cats Protection is inviting the local community to go along to its inaugural spring fayre and find out how to get involved in helping cats in need.

The fun day is being held at Edenthorpe Community Centre in Cedric Road on March 9 between 11am and 3pm. Among the attractions will be a tombola, craft tables, bric a brac and other stalls, alongside tasty treats and refreshments.

Entirely run by volunteers, the branch takes in and cares for cats that are unwanted, abandoned or stray before finding them loving new homes.

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The branch is hoping to attract more volunteers to join its friendly team so it can continue its vital work.

One cat who has benefited from the branch’s intervention was Thackery, a young stray who was collected after being found with his leg caught in his collar.One cat who has benefited from the branch’s intervention was Thackery, a young stray who was collected after being found with his leg caught in his collar.
One cat who has benefited from the branch’s intervention was Thackery, a young stray who was collected after being found with his leg caught in his collar.

It is in desperate need of fosterers to come onboard, a role which sees cats looked after in a volunteer’s home or in a dedicated garden pen. Without enough fosterers, the branch will struggle to take in cats most in need of help.

Current volunteers will be on hand at the spring fayre to answer any questions about getting involved. As well as fosterers, they are also looking for people who can help with social media and publicity. No experience is needed for any of the roles as full training is offered.

Branch volunteer Ruth Clark said: “We are looking forward to opening the doors to our first spring fayre. As well as being a fun family event to raise money, we’d also love to welcome anyone interested in finding out more about helping cats in need. It can be so rewarding taking care of cats before finding them a new home of their own.”

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One cat who has benefited from the branch’s intervention was Thackery, a young stray who was collected after being found with his leg caught in his collar.

He was eventually freed but the collar had caused a nasty injury which required extensive vet treatment. While this was ongoing, Thackery was cared for by a fosterer who ensured his every need was met. Once he was well enough, he was adopted to a new family where he continues to thrive.

To find out more about the work of Doncaster Cats Protection visit: www.cats.org.uk/doncaster

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