We’re animal lovers here at We Plan Group. In fact, we love animals so much that we have not one, but three office dogs and we are often visited by a Reticulated Python called Phantom! So it was easily and unanimously decided that for our third charity theme of the year we will be supporting local animal sanctuaries and rescue centres!
Cats Protection is the UK's leading feline welfare charity that runs solely on donations from the public. They help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of 250 volunteer-run branches, which includes Gwent Cat Protection.
Our Chief Strategy Officer, Gaby Cocchiara, adopted her own cats from Gwent Cats Protection after the charity found them dumped in a cardboard box. She now makes regular monthly donations to the charity and made us aware of the great work they do to protect cats in our area.
Gwent Cats Protection rehomed over 450 cats and kittens last year. They are currently caring for over 100 kittens, and have around 25 fosterers who foster in cattery style pens in their gardens or spare rooms.
The local brand provides various services, including a £5 neutering and chipping offer so that cat owners on low incomes or benefits can get their cats microchipped and neutered. They also practice trap–neuter–return, commonly known as TNR, which is a method for attempting to humanely and effectively manage free-roaming domestic cats.
The services offered by Gwent Cats Protection would not be possible without public donations, and to support this, volunteers of the branch fundraise most weekends and run a charity shop in Abergavenny.
We wanted to show our support for Gwent Cats Protection, in recognition of the amazing work they carry out. So, to kick off our donations for our third charity theme of the year, We Plan Group has donated a cheque for £250 to the local Cats Protection branch, along with seven bags of cat litter and five boxes of cat food.
Glynis, a volunteer at Gwent Cats Protection, wanted to extend a thank you to our staff ‘on behalf of the cats and kittens looked after by the charity’.
For more information on the charity, and to make a donation, click HERE.