York Cats Protection open day! Join us for the family fun day

The York Cats Protection Adoption Centre based on Huntington Road is holding its annual open day on Saturday 15 September from 12pm to 3pm and everyone’s invited to join in the fun.

There will be lots of stalls, games, cakes, drinks and much more – plus, the chance to see and find out how to adopt the cats currently in our care.

If anyone can help bake a few treats for the big day, or donate any good items for our tombola – we’re keen to hear from you!

York cats protection open day

James Hodgkison, Adoption Centre Manager, said:Every year we help to find new homes for around 375 cats, and as a direct result of the open day, we get a lot of generous donations and interest in adopting cats. So, everyone is invited to join us for cakes, drinks and a good time.

“Although we had a quiet start to the year in the past couple of months we have seen an increase in finding cats new homes and we’re eager to keep the ball rolling.  We’re passionate about caring and rehoming York cats so would love everyone to join us to help ensure we can continue to meet the needs of unwanted cats and kittens of York, and the surrounding area, for the generations to come.

“We’re incredibly thankful to everyone who has, and continues to, generously donate towards the centre. Without them this wouldn’t be possible.”

There is a small entry fee for the open day of £2 per person (under 16s free) and any donations of cat food are always welcome.

On average, the cats in our care eat around 330kg of dry cat food and 3,000 tins of cat food a year, so the donations always go a long way to supporting the charity.

So far in 2018, the centre has been able to help 220 cats find new ‘furever’ homes. For a small adoption fee of just £70 all cats are health checked, neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped and treated for any other medical issues they may have had.

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Facts about the York Adoption Centre:

  • Annual running costs of Adoption Centre: c.£40,000 (includes food, litter, vet bills, refuse collection, energy bills, etc.)
  • On average we use around 4.5 tonnes of cat litter a year
  • We find new homes for around 375 cats every year
  • Last year the branch helped around 1,000 people with the cost of neutering their cats.

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