The Purr project is our £2m capital appeal fundraising campaign. Over the past 30 years we have been caring for abandoned and unwanted pets in the region and in that time demand for our help and support has grown significantly. The reality is that we have now outgrown our current site and premises, and in order to help us continue our work we need to find a new home.
As well as caring for cats and kittens and rehoming them wherever we can, we want to expand and deliver new services so we’ve launched a capital appeal to help us achieve our vision.
Our big plan is to:
up to 10 acres of land near to our current rescue centre close to Shrewsbury
to a bigger site from our current base
a brand-new centre for our cats and kittens and create a wonderful and educational visitor experience for our human friends to visit
this will allow us to:
our rehoming and shelter facilities to help more cats and kittens in need
our animal welfare and call-out rescue support
our educational work on responsible pet ownership
more education and community programmes to promote mutual well-being, understanding, and respect between people and animals
OUR NEW CENTRE WILL COMPRISE:
MORE RESCUE SHELTERS for cats to stay safe and warm in while they are waiting for new homes
A BRAND NEW NURSERY to give the youngest cats the best possible start in life
A BRAND NEW PET HOSPITAL to provide on-site treatment facilities for visiting vets
A NEW RETIREMENT VILLAGE for our adored elderly and disabled cats to live comfortable lives in their twilight years’
A NEW EDUCATION CENTRE to deliver pet welfare workshops and pet care classes for school children, Duke of Edinburgh and post-16 students, adults, other agencies and charities
STAFF ACCOMMODATION for employees and volunteers to stay on-site so that our cats and kittens have support 24/7
A NEW COMMUNITY HUB providing space for community groups and fundraising events
NEW VISITOR FACILITIES including reception, shops, cafe, toilets, increased car parking, picnic area and peaceful landscaped gardens
FIELDS and ENCLOSURES for our other residents - rabbits, guinea pigs, ponies and sheep (who are just as popular with our visitors as the cats!)
Words from our Patron
“I am very touched to have been invited to become a Patron of Shropshire Cat Rescue’s Big PURR project.
It is a very exciting and, obviously, much-needed development of the wonderful work already being done by Shropshire Cat Rescue.
I know, too, that it it not only cats who are the fortunate ones – sheep, ponies and other species of animals are also taken in and cared for.
What I also admire about the project is the inclusive educational aspect. It is only through greater understanding of the animals, with their individual needs and feelings, that we can all – hopefully – treat them with compassion and respect. I look forward to learning more about this marvellous venture and wish it all the support it deserves.”
Virginia McKenna OBE