Cats Protection Belfast

Cats Protection's Belfast fundraiser for Alex

Fundraising for Cats Protection
raised of £500 target
by 104 supporters
Cats Protection

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We are here for every cat to keep them happy, healthy and safe.


On the 22nd September 2023, little 7-week-old kitten Alex was discovered cowering inside a car engine by a concerned member of the public. The good Samaritan fished Alex safely from the engine and immediately reached out to Cats Protection’s Belfast Adoption Centre for help. Once in Cats Protection’s vets it was discovered Alex had a nasty injury to his lower jaw, resulting in the skin becoming detached in what’s known as a ‘deglove’ injury. Alex underwent urgent surgery to stitch the wound together. Beyond his injuries, Alex was in poor condition overall. He was emaciated due to lack of food and was pot-bellied with a large parasitic worm burden. The team knew right away that Alex would need lots of TLC to get him back on the road to recovery. After treating for worms and fleas, providing nutritious kitten food, and sleeping in a warm bed, Alex was feeling and looking more like a healthy kitten should.

Before Alex can find his forever home, he will also be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We have calculated that the cost of his care will be in excess of £500 and that is where we are asking for your help. We appreciate times are tight and the minimum donation is £2.00. Your support today will help us get Alex back on his feet and into a safe and loving home. Any funds raised over and above our target to help Alex will go to help other cats and kittens in our centre and will help us achieve our vision where every cat has the best possible life because they are protected, cared for and understood by everyone. Thank you.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats:

Homing - Finding good homes for cats in need

Neutering - Supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats

Information - Improving people’s understanding of cats and their care

Achieving this vision is only made possible due to kind cat lovers who support our work. Visit for more information.

About the charity

Cats Protection

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 203644, SC037711
We share our lives with cats. They bring happiness to millions of us every day. Yet too many cats don’t get the care and kindness they deserve. At Cats Protection we stand up for every cat to make life better for cats and the people who care for them.

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+ £257.50 Gift Aid
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