Caring for stray & unwanted cats
“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
Jean Cocteau (Director, Orpheus)
Arran Cat Rescue is based on the Isle of Arran, just 15 miles off the coast of mainland Scotland.
(just 44 miles from Glasgow ).
We are an independent rescue which is currently in the process of setting up as a Scottish charity we rely totally on public donations to fund the rescue. Fosterers and volunteers alike are not paid and give their time freely.
As a volunteer based rescue it means that we all operate from our own homes. Foster volunteers set aside part of their home to care for the cats needing our help whilst we ensure they are fit and healthy prior to finding them a new home. Volunteers might be transporting food and supplies, working with social media, communicating with the public on cats lost and found, talking with owners on cat welfare advice or helping plan and hold fundraising events.
"....I have learned a lot since being a volunteer. Having previously had cats from childhood I thought I knew about cats . It is since I have volunteered and had to foster, trap and care for these strays that I realised I knew little...I feel much more confident now ..."
"....I love being a fosterer... but it can be hard as you do get attached and they become part of you. When they leave you do worry about them. We take a lot of care about the homes they go to so I know they will go on to such happier lives than when they came to us...."