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Unwanted Christmas presents make the purr-fect donation!

21 January 2013
Unwanted Christmas presents make the purr-fect donation! Now that the Christmas festivities have come to an end, the charity Cats Protection is appealing for people to donate good quality goods to its shops across the UK to help give cats a brighter future.

The charity’s shops are struggling to survive because donations have dropped and volunteers to man them are hard to find.

“We appreciate times are hard but we’d really welcome donations of clean second-hand goods to help us keep going. You may have unwanted Christmas gifts or other items that are taking up valuable cupboard space which would really help us out,” said Lewis Coghlin, Cats Protection’s Director of Fundraising.

“The revenue the shops generate is used to provide essential cat rehoming services in the local areas. Without this financial support, we would not be able to help as many unwanted cats.”

Sadly many cats are still given up or abandoned every day, placing a heavy burden on the charity. Cats Protection has around 6,200 cats in its care at any one time, all being looked after until loving new homes are found.

To make donations to your nearest Cats Protection charity shop, please click here and enter your full postcode.

The shops sell a variety of items such as second-hand clothes, household goods, bric-a-brac and books. Cats Protection would like to hear from anyone willing to volunteer in the shops so if you can lend a hand, please call the charity’s helpline on 03000 12 12 12.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps over 235,000 cats and kittens each year through its national network of 260 volunteer-run branches and 30 adoption centres.

For further information, please contact the Media Office on 01825 741911 or email media.office@cats.org.uk

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Notes to editors
1. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland).  The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
2. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.