Don’t ignore the shy ones.
That shy cat or kitten may be just the pet you are looking for.
Not all the cats and kittens that come into our care are from a happy and settled environment. Others just find moving into foster homes stressful and so try to hid away.
Then there are those who may have been shooed away by people when trying to find food, some may have been strays for so long they don’t want to interact.
Our team of fosterers work hard to gain the trust of these cats. They make them feel loved without rushing the process. One step at a time we help these cats to gain confidence.
New owners of a shy cat may have to give a bit more time and patience but the end result is so worth it. The bond you have when a shy cat grows in confidence and trusts you is one of the most rewarding feelings you can have as a pet owner.
Get knitting for Cats Protection.
Are you a keen crafter? Would you enjoy knitting items for Cats Protection to sell on their stalls throughout the year?
If so we've got a couple of patterns to get you started - cheeky catnip mice and sweet cat lavender bags. They're both easy patterns and don't take much in the way of materials. You can send us your handiwork, or we'll pick it up from you. And let us know if you've got other cat-related crafty ideas that you'd like to share with us.