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Original Cat Action Trust - Lanarkshire Branch   

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We are a very enthusiastic cat charity based in Lanarkshire, Scotland and we rescue any type of cat in need of our help. If we have the shelter space, we help the cat, its as simple as that, whether they are domestic, abandoned, stray, as well as offering the help of neutering and returning/re-siting of feral cats too. We also run subsidised neutering and micro-chipping programmes, which can help some cat owners with their cats. Details of these can be seen in the help section here. 
The cat cases we deal with range widely and you can see some of the cats we have helped featured under Success Stories and Special Cases here, in which some kitties having been in very dire, near death critical situations. At CAT Lanarkshire we aim to be the home of happy contented cats. We are very passionate about our voluntary work here at CAT and strive to improve every cats quality of life going forward. For some we are their last hope and many come into care at such a low ebb. But finding that loving, forever home at the end of their stay and getting such positive feedback is thoroughly worthwhile and rewarding for us volunteers. It’s simply why we exist and gives us that sense of achievement and for some of the rescued cats it can be just like a “rags to riches” story sometimes. Which is just great.

We rescue about 550 cats and kittens per annum, we never put a healthy cat to sleep and every penny goes to the cats in care, as we are all volunteers giving our time freely. Although we are very much a self-funding branch, who are really struggling to survive right now. As we receive no government funding or financial help whatsoever. 

A Plea for help....We are really struggling to finance the re-roofing and refurbishment of our main cat shelters in Kirkfieldbank, Lanark. Our shelters have served their time well for us over the past 17 years, but now require urgent attention(leaking roof, rotten timbers, limited heating,etc) to enable each cats stay with us even more comfortable, whilst they are with us looking for that loving permanent, loving homes of their own. 

Yet another Plea for help...We are also very much struggling to deal with 3 large colonies of cats just now. 24 cats in Braehead/Forth, 20 cats in Draffan and about 15 cats in Grangemouth. Most cats are being found alternative good stable/farm type homes, once through the vets. But the friendlier ones are staying in care for rehoming and have had numerous expensive ailments..such as bad skin condition, needing built up, a soft pad foot problem, courses of steroids and/or antibiotics, ulcerated tongues, bad gingervitus, expensive dentals(two have now had all of their teeth out, other have had part extractions), one even had an infection in one of her ovaries(pyrametria) and would have become one very sick cat, if left the way she was in the colony with no treatment. This infection wasn't cancerous thank goodness for her. But these were just some of the things that were plaguing some of these colony cats, as well as getting the more routine things done while at the vets, such as worming/fleaing, ears cleaned, mouths checked, neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. 

So please spare a thought for these cats with no real owners to call their own. Someone has to help them. Can you help us help these cats? We need more good stable/farm outside homes to accommodate these cats after going through the vets and treated and more donations to be able to help these cat colonies better. It's a very expensive undertaking for a cat branch like us, but we are very passionate about what we do here at CAT Lanarkshire. If you can see it in your heart to help, please get in contact with us today or you can make a donation through our website here.

Apart from thinking about donating to us, you may wish to become a CAT volunteer instead to help with our fostering or trapping or indeed fundraising and to help grow our charity. If interested in this area and you could possibly help to man a stall at Pets at Home in Hamilton, we'd really be glad to hear from you(see our fundraise and donate section here too). 

Thanking you in advance for reading this from all the CAT team at Original Cat Action Trust for Lanarkshire. Tel:- 0871-890-3034. E-mail:-

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