How You Can Help
There are lots of ways you can help us. We rely entirely on donations and the work of our volunteers to carry out our activities.
- Give a little time & make a big difference
- Have fun, make friends with like-minded people helping cats
- A small personal effort can make a huge difference to the life of a cat
We attend many local events during the year in order to raise funds to enable us to continue our work. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our fundraising activities, which could mean spending a couple of hours at a collection or manning a stall.
You could give as much or little time as is convenient for you – just a couple of hours every few months would make a difference. You would also always be accompanied by another fundraiser. The events are usually at weekends. This is a great way to meet new people as well as helping cats in need.
We also need people to advertise events by putting up posters or delivering leaflets.
We are also grateful to those who can volunteer their time to make crafts and cakes etc that we can sell.
We are looking for volunteers with their own transport who can help with:
- Collecting and transporting cats to vets or to fosterers
- Emptying food collection bins and delivering to fosterers
- Trapping feral cats
- Home checking for prospective new owners
Appropriate training would be given where required.
Our fosterers take care of cats / kittens temporarily until permanent new homes can be found. Fostering can be rewarding, memorable and hard work. It takes dedication, commitment and time.
5 Valley Cat Rescue will supply a bespoke cat pen for the garden. We make sure the site is right and the ground is prepared. We also provide all items needed, such as baskets, litter trays etc. Day to day fostering running costs will be reimbursed. 5 Valley Cat Rescue pay all veterinary costs whilst the cat is in our care.
Fosterers are expected to care for the cats as they would their own. This means keeping the pen clean, cleaning the litter trays, feeding, brushing long-haired cats, giving cats medication if necessary, but most important giving them lots of TLC.
It can be hard to part with them but it is rewarding to see their new owners' faces when they come to collect them.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a fosterer then please contact us. We can arrange for you to visit one of our existing fosterers for a chat.