A new support service has just launched in the Midlands – Paws Protect, a specialist cat fostering service for anyone fleeing domestic abuse. As many refuges are unable to accept pets, this service offers a lifeline to people who are experiencing domestic abuse and want to ensure their pet will be safe too. To support the launch of Paws Protect in the Midlands, the team are now looking for volunteers to open up their hearts and homes to cats in need.
Paws Protect at Cats Protection is a specialist fostering service to support survivors of domestic abuse. They temporarily care for survivors’ cats whilst they flee to emergency temporary accommodation or refuge, with the view of returning the cat to them once they have been safely re-housed.
Volunteer foster carers are the backbone of the service and they are currently recruiting for new carers in the Midlands. They are recruiting people who live across the Midlands who may be looking for the companionship of a pet cat, without the lifetime responsibility and cost that comes with owning one. Having a pet in the home can bring a lot of joy to people as they can be excellent companions. Paws Protect find the service benefits their foster carers as much as it does the owners, it can be hugely rewarding for them to know they’re helping not just a cat but a person, or often a whole family, as well.
Paws Protect do ask that their foster carers have no free roaming pets in their home (such as cats or dogs). They will cover all the expenses of caring for the cat, whilst providing support to the fosterers with advice throughout the process. The placements typically start at around 5 months, but can be longer if support is extended. Paws Protect provide any holiday cover so foster carers still have that flexibility if needed.
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