Worthing Cat Welfare Trust WAS FORMED…
26th March Worthing Cat Welfare Trust, I am really honoured when asked to create an updated website for this amazing charity so keep eyes peeled for updates.
In July 1995 and granted charity status in October 1995. It consists of a team of experienced and professional careers watched over and supported by a board of trustees. In this environment, we care for abandoned, sick and distressed cats, organising veterinary treatment, neutering, inoculating, microchipping, fostering, etc., and the fundraising necessary to support these activities.
All animals need a lot of love and attention.
At Worthing Cat Welfare Trust they aim to give rescue cats and the best possible advantages. By being re-homed with a loving person/family.
WCWT now all our cats before they are re-homed and will endeavour to place them in suitable surroundings.
They know if their cats need’s a home with no other pets or if they mix well with other cats/dogs. Some of our rescue cats need will be kept indoors due to disabilities such as blindness.
WCWT have introduced OAP for OAP
WCWT know Britain has an ageing population. It doesn’t just apply to humans, however, as Worthing Cat Welfare Trust (WCWT) are well aware.
“With a feline head count around 8 million. The number of British pussy cats needing re-homing is booming like the national debt”, says Jackie Riddles at WCWT.
Sadly, it is often the older animals, which are hardest to place.
Kittens are adorable, but with life expectancy up to 18 years, youngsters represent a long-term commitment. Fine for young families, but possibly daunting for an older person. Jackie pointed out. “A neighbour had been looking for a pet to replace her recently lamented 17-year old and asked to take a gorgeous kitten. On reflection though, Kitty has a life expectancy longer than her potential owner. The thought of giving up a much-loved friend in the future put her off.”
That’s why WCWT are relaunching their OAP for OAP Scheme (Old Age Puss for OAP). The idea is to match older pets to homes, where longer-term commitment can be questionable. But there is still obvious anxiety about giving up a dear companion – no matter what age – if your domestic circumstances deteriorate.
However this with our support can be overcome, explains Jackie, “Our re-homing scheme would place an older cat with a new owner, but the charity retains a full supporting role. Whilst the owner looks after the pet as normal, providing a loving home and food, we would guarantee to take Top Cat back if and when the owner could no longer physically manage.
This could even extend to veterinary support if required. It really is a win-win situation for owner and pet, freeing up WCWT resources to care for more of the backlog of needy cases.”
Sounds a bit like leasing. If it works with cars, why not cats!
Further details of Worthing Cat Welfare Trust: WCWT or Jackie Riddles on 01903 883179 / 07818 824407.