Every registered charity in the UK must be governed by a Board of Trustees. Trustees can be almost anyone, they are members of the public who have been voted on to a committee to take responsibility for overseeing the effective running of the charity. This means they are responsible for ensuring it is financially sound, well run and delivers the charitable outcomes and goals that have been set.
Trustees must be 18 or over and must not be disqualified as a company director or have been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty, deception or animal cruelty/neglect.
In addition you need to become a member of the National RSPCA. Trustees are committed to the objectives of the RSPCA.
“To promote kindness and to prevent or supress cruelty to animals and to carry out all such acts as the RSPCA may consider to be conductive or incidental to the attainment of those objectives”
We welcome volunteers to help with socialising and grooming our cats. It is so rewarding to help cats who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or just unwanted.
Also, we would be delighted to hear from you if you could sponsor a cat pen at £5 a month. This will help our branch to continue taking in rescued felines most in need from the Worcestershire area.
It is Branch policy to a pre-home check on every animal re-homed by the branch. Every year our branch finds new homes for over 400 animals. To continue do this we are in desperate need of more home visitors. You need to be a car driver, with a clean licence. Training and support is given in this role prior to you first visiting on your own.
If you are interested in any of these voluntary roles, please contact the centre on 01905 821272
You may prefer direct involvement by organising your own event. A fete, a sponsored dress down day at the office or at school. We have information packs available for you to organise your own pub quiz or coffee morning.
We are always on the look out for alternative, rural homes which can provide an outdoor lifestyle for cats who have not been properly socialised with humans, where they are able to live more independently from people whilst still having the security of shelter, regular meals and veterinary care should they become injured or unwell. These homes must allow cats to roam freely without being confined and provide a sheltered environment where they can eat and sleep.
Some types of homes they may like to live at might include, but are not limited to, stables, farms, gardens (with outbuildings), garden centres etc.
You might consider yourself more of a 'guardian' than the owner of these cats but, in the same way that people enjoy feeding and helping the wildlife they live alongside, caring for one of these cats and allowing them to live independently yet safely can actually be very rewarding.
If you can give one of these cats their second chance and are able to offer them suitable accommodation and commit to their care, then please do get in touch - these kinds of homes are very much sought after and needed! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01905 821272 (option 2).
*Please note that all cats will be neutered, chipped and health checked prior to leaving our care.*