Cat charity needs votes to get £5,000 in funding

HELPING OUT Otto the kitten who was cared for by Gosport Cats Protection
HELPING OUT Otto the kitten who was cared for by Gosport Cats Protection
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A CAT charity is asking the public to vote so it can launch its neutering campaign.

Gosport Cats Protection has applied for £5,000 funding from the Aviva Community Award.

But to be in with a chance of getting the money, it needs people back its bid by voting for it.

If successful, the charity will use the money to help neuter pets of people who might not be able to fund the procedure themselves.

Its aim with the campaign is to the lower the number of unwanted pregnancies by cat owners.

Kate Stapleford, a fosterer at the charity, said: ‘Each year, and throughout the year, the charity receives calls to take in pregnant cats, unwanted kittens and cats.

‘Gosport Cats Protection needs people to vote for us so we’ll be in with a chance of securing an award of £5,000.

‘The money would allow us to run a £10 neutering campaign to help cat owners on benefits or low income.

‘Neutering our pets is essential for responsible pet ownership.

‘The one-off cost of neutering would benefit cats, owners and animal charities alike and an Aviva Community Fund Award would go a long way to help us make a real difference to owners and their cats.’

Gosport Cat Protection is one of thousands of projects nationwide that have applied for funding from Aviva.

It allows different groups and organisations to set up or continue with projects which are important to the community.

Kate added: ‘We’d love people to show their support by registering to vote on the website where full details of the Gosport CP project can be seen.

‘If the Gosport Cats Protection project secures among the most votes and wows the judges, we’ll be in with a chance of securing those much-needed funds.’

To vote for the project visit the Aviva Community Award website at aviva.co.uk/community-fund.

For more information on the charity visit gosport.cats.org.uk