Rescuing and rehoming stray and abandoned pet animals is a way of life for a small group of dedicated people in Ceredigion. Last year the county branch of the RSPCA, which is run entirely by volunteers, found homes for about 80 stray or abandoned animals – and that’s not all they do. All the statistics will be in the latest annual report, which will be presented at the branch AGM on Friday, May 15th, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Aberaeron, at 7.30pm.
Finding homes for strays
Hundreds of pets in Cardigan & the Teifi valley area have benefited from the work of the Ceredigion branch of the RSPCA, which is run by a small group of volunteers who do all of their own fundraising - http://www.rspca.org.uk/local/ceredigion-branch/ .
Last year more than 56 pet owners were helped with vet bills by the branch and more than 137 animals were neutered. Around 65 were microchipped.
The volunteer committee members deal mostly with stray and abandoned cats and kittens and more than 60 home visits were carried out before in excess of 80 cats were rehomed.
More than 3,000 calls about all kinds of animal welfare matters were dealt with by the branch in the year – and these calls come in every day of the week. There are no office hours in animal welfare.
Money is raised through the year by door to door and street collections as well as collections outside major foodstores, including Tesco and the Co-op.
After the AGM, an illustrated talk by Ceredigion RSPCA treasurer Frances Miller will show the work of Gambicats, which runs a programme to neuter stray dogs and cats in The Gambia.
Light refreshments will be available and there will be a raffle and cake sale. All are welcome.
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