The charity FREE neutering scheme is back this October 2015 for one month only. Once again Swanbridge Veterinary Group are kindly running the scheme at cost, providing free neutering of cats and kittens old enough (~1kg) – male and female – for appointments in October (1st-30th, Mon-Fri). Local charities Caring for Cats, Cats Protection and Hull Animal Welfare are funding the actual costs.
People should contact their nearest Swanbridge practice to arrange an appointment: Swanland 01482 633888, Leconfield 01964 502111, Patrington 01964 630900, Brough 01482 669282, Market Weighton 01430 872700. Pedigree breeds are excluded.
Help with transport
Limited help with transport is available in and around the Hull area, subject to conditions – call Caring for Cats volunteers on 07967 627492 after 12pm to discuss your particular circumstances. Donations, however small, will be appreciated. Requests for help via email, text or Facebook cannot be answered – pls always telephone.
“We would like to assist people in genuine need – without their own transport, the elderly, isolated or vulnerable – particularly anyone living in and around HU9 – Marfleet, Hedon & Preston Road – where we know the need for cat neutering is great and many kind-hearted, caring people have called us for help in the past.” Rose Atkin, charity coordinator.
Appeal for volunteer drivers
To make this scheme a success the charity is appealing for volunteers to help transport cats from around Hull city to and from the vets in Swanland. So if you can drive and have access to your own transport, please consider donating a day (Mon-Fri) to make this project work where it’s needed the most.
“Caring for Cats would like to help excluded groups access this scheme, either because they do not have their own transport, are elderly , on low incomes, socially isolated or vulnerable in some way, who are living in Central, East and North Hull housing estates and neighbourhoods. We are the smallest participating charity and depend on volunteers and can therefore only offer limited assistance – the more people who can help us, the more cats we can help in areas of most need.” Rose Atkin.
Call 07967 627492 if you can volunteer even for half a day in October.
Can you help spread the word? Poster your street for us!
Not everyone is on the internet or Facebook. We would appreciate help by printing and distributing our awareness poster in target areas with stray cat populations – Central, East and North Hull, esp HU9 – and any other locations or low economic areas with stray cat problems