Founded in 1979, the Mid Sussex branch of Cats Protection strives to re-home cats across Ardingly, Ansty, Bolney, Hassocks, Scaynes Hill and Haywards Heath.
The charity has to raise much-needed funds to help care for the cats, and is running their annual garden party on Sunday 9th August from 2-5pm at Cuckfield Cattery.
Like every year, there will be a range of stalls, gifts to buy, cakes, a tombola and a raffle as well as refreshments.
Michaela Phillips from the charity told RH Uncovered how much they need help to re-home cats this year. Back in June the charity took in eight-year-old Muffin.
Muffin was nearly twice her ideal weight and was put on a healthy eating diet. She was taken in by the charity because her previous owner could no longer keep her. Being described as severely obese, the staff at the centre said they were charmed by her “sweet-natured personality.”
Cats Protection’s Field Veterinary Officer Vanessa Howie told us: “We prescribed her a diet designed specifically for weight loss – it was lower in calories, higher in protein yet still nutritionally balanced. It may take up to a year for Muffin to reach her ideal bodyweight.”
Muffin was re-homed to a loving owner and her quality of life has much improved.
To help other cats like Muffin, why not go along to the garden party or if you’re keen to offer a home to a cat, email email@example.com.
Alternatively, the centre is open to visitors seven days a week from 10am until 4pm. It is situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill – RH17 7DE.