Speaker’s Corner: Peterborough Cats Protection - A soothing message for the soul

Poppet, one of the cats being helped by Cats Protection in Peterborough
Poppet, one of the cats being helped by Cats Protection in Peterborough
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A cat’s purr is widely recognised as having a therapeutic benefit for us humans, helping to combat many of the stresses that our busy daily lives throw at us, whether that be a bad day in the office, a stressful job, relationship issues, general health ailments or even loneliness.

Spending time with a relaxed purring cat can be a very soothing message for the soul. Perhaps it is the sound of the reassuring hum vibration that is generally associated with calmness and gentle communication. Whatever it is, the effect that it is has is one of general wellbeing and happiness for both human and cat.

Sadly, the volume of stray and abandoned cats, pregnant cats and kittens across the Peterborough area is rising.

The Peterborough branch of Cats Protection work tirelessly to bring these cats into their voluntary run branch and work with them on a daily basis and get them ready to be rehomed.

Every cat has a different story, we wish they could tell us but they can’t so it is up to us to offer our time and patience and lots of tlc to restore their faith in humans and find them their purrfect forever home.

Last year, we helped over 250 cats and kittens and helped neuter a further 700 cats by offering financial assisted neutering for people on low income or benefits.

So why not welcome some feline company and calmness into your life and come along to our next homing show, this Sunday, April 24 at The Loxley Centre, Werrington, PE4 5BW between 2-3.30pm, where you can meet some of the cats looking for their forever homes.

If you are not able to make it but would like to find out more call our helpline on 0345 371 2750 or email us at cphoming@talktalk.net

Pictured is Poppet, aged under a year, who came into our branch as a stray some weeks ago with her kittens and a very poorly ulcerated mouth which she is undergoing treatment for.