It's World Cat Day 2014! Finally our furry friends are getting the recognition they deserve. The next 24 hours are about celebrating all things cat related and showing some appreciation to our beloved feline companions. We also think this is a good time to spare a thought for all of the cats in rescue centres that are still searching for homes, so we have decided to tell you about 5 great cat rescue centres in the UK.
The trust has three rescue sanctuaries in the UK and they also run several neuter and vaccination clinics which offer the public reduced priced veterinary services. Started by former supermodel Celia Hammond, the trust has developed a reputation for their great rescue work, from taking in individual cats in need to, in extreme circumstances, dozens at a time.
Catastrophes Cat Rescue is based in Heathfield, East Sussex, and they run a rescue sanctuary for unwanted cats. They also have a team that deal with spaying and neutering feral cat colonies, as well as treating them for any injuries. As not all cats can be re-homed, they offer a great option of sponsoring their resident moggies.
This charity, formally known as Haworth Cat Rescue, covers approximately 700 square miles. They take a pro-active approach to re-homing cats, and even aim to rehabilitate difficult cats in hope of eventually finding them new homes. They are currently running an appeal on the Charity Choice site which aims to find 1000 people to each raise £1000 to help them build a new centre. Find out more about their appeal here.
Blackpool might be known for its pleasure beach and arcades, but it is also home to this local cat welfare charity. Their policy is to heal and home the cats that come in to their sanctuary. They admit to using unconventional methods to try and create a homely environment for all of their orphan kittens, such as providing them with TV and radio.
Formed by self-proclaimed committed cat lovers in 2003, the charity focuses on helping all cats and kittens in Montgomeryshire and nearby surrounding areas. They encourage the public to become involved with helping their cause in a variety of ways, from donating cat food at supermarket collection points, to transporting cats to vet appointments, and they even offer training on how to become a fosterer.