Hi, everyone. I hope you are having a wonderful Caturday!
I know all of you love us felines. But as the stories of Duke and Dottie show you, there are many humans who do not and who do cruel things to us. Fortunately there are kind humans like you who run organizations that help us.
I have shared Tenth Life and the San Diego Humane Society with you in the past. Now I want to tell you about Cats Protection, which is based in England. And then I want to tell you about two humans who are looking for help to raise money for it.
Cats Protection was founded in 1927 and has grown into an organization that helps around 235,000 cats every year throughout the United Kingdom. They have 260 volunteer run branches, 29 adoption centers (sorry to my furiends in the UK, I can’t spell it the British way), and a homing center. It is one of those local branches that two kind humans want to help.
Jason and Victoria Millward have been married for seven years and will celebrate their eighth anniversary in August. They live in the town of Harrogate, which is a small town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. They do not have any human little ones, but they have one cat named Poppy who came into their life about two and a half years ago.
They would love to have another furry member of their family, but their landlord will not let them have more than one cat. Hopefully this year they will buy a place of their own, and they will add more four legged family members.
These nice humans decided that they would do more for charity this year in order to give back. Jason is running a ten mile assault course for the David Shepherd Wildlife Fund in April. And they decided to do a walk together to help Cats Protection.
They chose the local branch of Cats Protection because the local branch, which is run entirely by volunteers, does a tremendous job of caring for stray and unwanted cats and kittens in the community. One of the reasons why they chose Cats Protection is that they never put down an animal unless it is suffering. Jason and Victoria would like to volunteer, but due to work commitments they can’t. So this is the next best thing they can do and they hope to raise at least £1000 for Cats Protection Harrogate.
Jason and Victoria have the same birthday, on the 9th of July. That’s how they chose the name of their team, team Nineseven. They are hopeful that the money they raise can help the cats who need it. And they do, because there is bad weather this time of year in the UK. They are using My Donate so that the money will go right to Cats Protection.
The walk they are doing takes place on Sunday, May 19. They’ll do a 15 mile walk, starting from the village of Pately Bridge, through the valley floor past Gouthwaite Reservoir to Lofthouse. Then they will turn around and head back to Pateley Bridge. Last year, this event, which is organized by the Harrogate Rotary Club, raised over £750,000 ($1.1million) for over 100 charities.
Please help Jason and Victoria help Cats Protection. Donate by clicking on the picture of the cute kitten, who probably looks a lot like some of the kittens that Cats Protection will help. And if you can’t donate, please share this so that someone else can!