Help St Albans CP to avoid a cat-astrophe!

Have you ever considered fostering a cat? I have just seen Poppy, a beautiful cat who needs a loving home. Poppy has been rescued by the St Albans Cat Protection and is just one of many stray cats who need a caring family.


However, as St Albans CP are dependant on volunteers, fosterers and financial help, they are now on ‘amber alert’ as they cannot take in any more cats. They say “All our foster pens are full up. We can only take in as many cats as we have volunteers with pens to take them in.”

Debra of CP St Albans states, “The more cats we have, the higher the vets bills.” Debra and collegues are holding a fundraising dinner to raise money for their heated pens.The dinner will be held in the Savanna Restaurant of the Black Lion Hotel on 28th September. Tickets are £35 and include a welcome drink, 3 course meal, coffee and entertainment, followed by a silent auction. Sounds good? Then phone Linda on 01727 825306 or email Their website provides a great deal of information including details of Poppy and other cats awaiting fosterers,

As a cat owner myself, I would say “Go for it!” We did and have never looked back since.

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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on