#EveryoneForEveryAnimalfundraiser will go towards their cat rehoming project

Will you ‘paws’ to support a project which has helped more than 150 cats in need in less than 12 months?

RSPCA Wyth Sir Branch

  • which covers Newport, Merthyr Tydfil, RCT, Monmouthshire, South Powys, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly, has launched a special

Crowdfunder – as part of the RSPCA’s #EveryoneForEveryAnimalcampaign which aims to create a better world for every animal, as animals face bigger challenges than ever.

The Crowdfunder, which will be running throughout March, aims to fund its ongoing cat rescue and rehoming project, which has so far helped more than 150 cats.

RSPCA Wyth Sir Branch Branch Manager Darren Oakley said: “Towards the latter part of 2022 Wyth Sir Branch saw a rising need for animal welfare within the eight counties we cover.

“In order to help with this growing crisis we employed two Animal Welfare Officers to work on the frontline to help owners and promote animal welfare in our communities.

“Predominantly due to the cost of living crisis, we have seen a huge increase in animals being dumped, abandoned and owners pleading for us to find new homes for their animals.

“We do everything we can to help these animals stay in loving homes by providing welfare visits for food donations, vet vouchers, help attending vet appointments and advice and guidance.

“Unfortunately, despite all our efforts, these animals often need to find new homes. So in April 2023 we started our local Cat Rehoming Project and since its launch we have so far helped more than 150 cats and kittens to help give them a second chance.”

The branch’s Crowdfunder will help fund this vital project.

“Boarding fees alone cost nearly £15,000 and vet fees have been more than £10,000 in total,” said Darren.

“So we hope this Crowdfundercan help fund this amazing project so we can continue to help more owners and cats in need. We appreciate everyone is stretched at the moment with the cost of living crisis, so we are extremely grateful for any donations.”

To support the Crowdfunder, please visit:https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/cat-rescue-rehoming-project

To see what cats are currently available for rehoming from RSPCA Wyth Sir Branch please visit their website.

Now – as the RSPCA enters its landmark 200th anniversary year – the charity wants to inspire a one million strong movement for animals, as the charity aims to “create a better world for every animal”.

Dermot Murphy, RSPCA inspectorate commissioner said:“For almost two centuries, the RSPCA has been changing minds, laws, industries and lives to create a better world for animals and people alike. We have come a long way in 200 years but there is still so much more to do.

“Animals are now facing bigger challenges than ever as a result of factory farming, climate change, war and a cost of living crisis. In our 200th year we want to inspire one million people to join our movement to improve animals’ lives.

“We are incredibly proud of our network of branches across England and Wales and their dedication to animal welfare in their communities. We hope this campaign and their individual fundraisers will ensure they are able to continue to help more animals across their regions.”

To find out how you can join our million-strong movement for animals visit www.rspca.org.uk/200