During 2013 Breckland homed 147cats . Breckland Cats Protection is made up entirely of volunteers, some helping occasionally and others helping every day. None of these volunteers get paid and all money donated to us goes towards the care of the cats/kittens, vet bills, food bills etc. We neutered and returned 69 ferals. Some of these ferals were originally abandoned pets who had not been neutered and had kittens which were feral because they were born into the wild. If only people would have their cats neutered. It’s a tough life for a feral, owners think their cat will revert to wild and look after itself if abandoned but the majority lead unhealthy, miserable, short lives. The average life span for a feral is 5 years as compared to 15-20 years for domestic cats.
During 2013 we have reunited owners with their micro chipped cats, some of which had been missing for months. This goes to show the importance of micro chipping, sadly some people are not updating their details when they move and there have been some cats we have not been able to reunite.
We have taken in over 100 unwanted kittens during the year. These were found in boxes in the woods, under hedges, in machinery in workshops, in a children's play park or from pregnant mums taken into our care. The majority of these have been black or black and white and we love them but a lot of people overlook them in favour of tabbies or gingers. If you can offer a safe, loving home to any of our cats/kittens please ring us on 01842 810018