WHAT WE DO
is a National Feline Rescue and Welfare Charity, taking in lost and
unwanted cats, and finding new homes for them. We also encourage
neutering and advise on general feline welfare problems.
The Glastonbury & Wells Branch of
covers a largely
rural part of Somerset including
Shepton Mallet, Wells, Glastonbury, Street, Cheddar, Castle Cary and
surrounding area. All of our cats are
kept at the homes of volunteer fosterers because we have no central
2013 was another difficult year
when, during the long hot summer we received few enquiries to
home cats We actually homed 136 cats and kittens, which was 20 less
than 2012 We also reunited 16 cats with their
owners and trapped, neutered and returned over 53 ferals. We also
microchipped 256 at branch expense during our neutering campaigns.
In late November/early December
there was a sudden spate of enquires to re-home cats. This is
normally our quietest time of year. At the end of the year we had 18
cats in care and 10 on our waiting list.
have friendly cats
of all ages for re-homing and often 'feral' (semi-wild) cats for
farms. We often have
kittens in need of
homes, especially between May-September. Some cats are re-homed
quickly, whilst others need medical care or rehabilitation before
new homes can be found. Adults are always vet checked, neutered,
wormed, treated for fleas, microchipped and vaccinated, and - when
needed, the services of a pet behaviourist to sort any psychological
problems the cat may have. Please go to our
Contact Us page for details of our Welfare
Officer and other Committee Members.
If you would like to join us and help
cats in this area of Somerset, please go to the
page. We always need fosterers, home checkers, cat cuddlers and
fundraisers – all strictly volunteers, although reasonable expenses
will be reimbursed.