Volunteering

The Cherwell Branch needs you...

Our Branch is entirely run by volunteers,
We are always in need of help,
Activities you can be involved in are:
  • Telling people about our branch and our cats!
  • Carrying out home checks
  • Fostering cats
  • Socialising
  • Trapping
  • Vet runs
  • Becoming a member
  • Donating toys or food for the cats in care
  • Helping out at fundraisers:
    • Baking cakes
    • Helping to run stalls
    • Donating clothes or Bric a Brac 
    • Knitting toys and blankets
You may even like to organise your own fundraiser to help support the cats in our care! 
For more information on these ideas or maybe even your own please call Pat on 07716 596212
Or join our facebook page to hear about the latest going on.
Can you help in one of the following ways?

Fundraising 

We take part in many activities including, Banbury Canal Day, Bicester Carnival, bazaars and coffee mornings in Brackley, village fetes and tin shakes in garden centres and shops in Bicester, Banbury and Brackley.
Could you spare a few hours occasionally, to help on our stall, run our tombola or help with a tin shake?

Fostering

Our fosterers give TLC to our frightened, uncertain cats.  They are fostered in the fosterers home in a dedicated room or given the run of the house if no other animals are there.  Alternatively, we supply 'state if the art' cat pens which the charity pays for and has installed in the garden.  These pens have heating and lighting with an outside run and are extremely luxurious.
     All the costs involving the cat are paid for by the charity.  This includes food, litter, equipment, blankets and bedding and with the pens, contribution towards the cost of heating and lighting.

Welfare

Support and help is needed with bringing cats in from their existing home.  Taking cats to the vet to be vet checked or neutered.  Collecting them and taking them back to the fosterer.
  
Home visiting

Before adoption, all potential new owners will be visited in their home to discuss the needs of the cat they wish to adopt.  This is very important and helps us to ensure that all our cats go to loving and suitable homes.  We have a team of home visitors on call for whenever a cat is adopted who will visit on behalf of the charity.

If you would like to join us and help with any of the above activities, 
please call Pat on 07716 596212